*Paige Wehr*

Carmel High School

Carmel Clay Schools

520 East Main Street (Map It!)

Carmel, IN 46032

(317) 846-7721 ext. 7368

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Welcome to a different kind of math!

IB math studies is a survey course that is designed with two goals in mind. The first goal is to give students a sampling of several math courses that are available after completing algebra 2. The second goal is to help students learn how to learn math in a more independent environment than is traditional in other math courses.

Each semester will consist of several unit assessments and a project (with presentation) that will be the final exam. These projects will be built thoughout the semester, however they are completely student driven. This is an opportunity to really shine and see how mathematics could apply in your frame of reference.

There will be some labs thoughout the first semester, which will allow us to practice skills necessary for the first semester final exam.

For those students that are working towards their IB diploma, the first semester final exam project will serve as your internal assessment and will likely be sent to IB to be graded. Show how awesome you are!

First Semester:

This semester you will be creating and completing a project on a topic that interests you. You will be required to have a driving question. Then, you will use at least 2 simple and 2 sophisticated mathematical process to analyze and answer your driving question.

Your textbook is yours to keep! Please mark in it, highlight, and ask lots of questions. It is your responsibility to read and prepare each night. Class time is reserved for class discussion, help when you are stuck, and project time.

Be present in class discussions. Offer CONSTRUCTIVE criticism. Do not take offense to constructive criticism. Use your brain in unusual ways for math class. Question anything that does not make sense or you do not see a purpose for!

Your goals in this class are: 1. Learn how to learn math 2. Find how math does or does not apply in areas that interest you.