Mathematics

 

Aims

The aims of mathematics department are enable students to

  • Encourage interest and curiosity in mathematical thinking and development;
  • Apply mathematics in everyday situations;
  • Get prepared for the national and international curricula;
  • Learn mathematics with the integration of technology;
  • Follow the philosophy of the academic honesty.

Courses

Mathematics: Prep

This course consists of 3 hours per week.  The main goal of this course is to make our students get prepared for the national and international curricula which they will study from 9th grade till 12th grade. In accordance with this goal, students are taught Mathematical terms in English. In addition, in order to enable our students to develop their analytical thinking skills, individual and group projects and presentations are assigned.

Mathematics: Grade 9

This course consists of 6 hours per week and it includes national and international curricula at the same time. In our school IGCSE mathematics is given in two different programs: “Additional Mathematics” and “International Mathematics”. IGCSE Mathematics is helpful for our students when they will be 11th and 12th grade International Baccalaureate Diploma Program students. The national curriculum is also given efficiently in our school.

The students are expected to use calculator effectively which is the way to integrate technology in mathematics. The aim is to make students use mathematics with technological tools and make connection with real life applications of mathematics.

Mathematics: Grade 10

This course consists of 6 hours per week. In this course, national and international curricula are covered at the same time. Students start to study IGCSE math course in Grade 9, continuing in Grade 10. The students enter IGCSE Exams at the end of 10th grade that is prepared by IGCSE Program and they are expected to be successful on the exams at the end of 2-year program. National curriculum is also given efficiently to make students knowledgeable about also national mathematics curriculum.

Grade 11

High Level Mathematics (HL Math)

This course is taught 5 hours in a week. National and International Baccalaureate curricula are both covered in this course. Syllabus content is as follows: Complex Numbers, Exponential and Logarithmic Functions, Sequences and Series, Binomial Theorem, Vectors, Induction, Quadratic Equations, Trigonometry, Statistics and Probability.  The use of Graphical Displayed Calculator (GDC) is a crucial element of the course. Our students complete their first draft of IB Internal Assessment in this grade.

Standard Level Mathematics (SL Math)

This course is taught 5 hours in a week. National and International Baccalaureate curricula are both covered in this course. Syllabus content is as follows: Functions, Transformations of Functions, Complex Numbers, Exponential and Logarithmic Functions, Binomial Theorem, Sigma and Product Notation, Sequences and Series, Trigonometry, Vectors, Limit, Differential and Integral Calculus. The use of Graphical Displayed Calculator (GDC) is a crucial element of the course. Our students complete their first draft of IB Internal Assessment in this grade.

Mathematics: Grade 12

Higher Level (HL)

The course consists of 5 lesson hours per week. In this grade, the core topics ‘function graphs, limit, differentiation, and integration’ are taught. For the optional topic, we teach ‘Sets, Relations and Groups’. The use of graphics calculators is also a part of our lessons. Our students complete their internal assessment tasks (explorations) at the beginning of grade 12.

Standard Level (SL)

The course consists of 5 hours per week. In this grade, the topics ‘probability and statistics’ are taught. International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP) Mathematics-SL past-questions are solved in our classes and mock exams are conducted time to time. The use of graphics calculators is also a part of our lessons and students are taught how to use a wide range of mathematics software such as Geometric Sketch Path (GSP), Logger Pro etc. Our students complete their internal assessment tasks (explorations) at the beginning of grade 12.