Back to Basics with IB Math Studies

Yesterday, my schedule was changed to replace one of my Advanced Math/ Pre-Calculus classes with my 1st International Baccalaureate (IB) course, Mathematical Studies. I have absolutely no knowledge or experience in teaching IB courses, so this is going to be a challenge for me and my students. I have heard “IB” used interchangeably with “AP” (Advanced Placement) as a college-preparatory curriculum for “advanced” students. However, from what I have seen so far, these are two very different curricula based on differing pedagogy. Continue reading Back to Basics with IB Math Studies