Mark Twain International School

Mathematics Course Description

From August 2019 the following courses, with first assessment in May 2021, will be available:
Mathematics: analysis and approaches SL
Mathematics: analysis and approaches HL
Mathematics: applications and interpretation SL
Students can only study one course in mathematics.

All DP mathematics courses serve to accommodate the range of needs, interests and abilities of students, and to fulfill the requirements of various university and career aspirations.

The aims of these courses are to enable students to:
• develop mathematical knowledge, concepts and principles
• develop logical, critical and creative thinking
• employ and refine their powers of abstraction and generalization.

Students are also encouraged to appreciate the international dimensions of mathematics and the multiplicity of its cultural and historical perspectives.

The aims of all DP mathematics courses are to enable students to:
• develop a curiosity and enjoyment of mathematics, and appreciate its elegance and power
• develop an understanding of the concepts, principles and nature of mathematics
• communicate mathematics clearly, concisely and confidently in a variety of contexts
• develop logical and creative thinking, and patience and persistence in problem solving to instil confidence in using mathematics
• employ and refine their powers of abstraction and generalization
• take action to apply and transfer skills to alternative situations, to other areas of knowledge and to future developments in their local and global communities
• appreciate how developments in technology and mathematics influence each other
• appreciate the moral, social and ethical questions arising from the work of mathematicians and the applications of mathematics
• appreciate the universality of mathematics and its multicultural, international and historical perspectives
• appreciate the contribution of mathematics to other disciplines, and as a particular “area of knowledge” in the TOK course
• develop the ability to reflect critically upon their own work and the work of others
• independently and collaboratively extend their understanding of mathematics.

Syllabus component
• Number and algebra
• Functions
• Geometry and trigonometry
• Statistics and probability
• Calculus

Duration of Course?

2 years


Our students achieved excellent results in Mathematics since the first session in 2010.

Who’s Teaching?

Floriana Florea • Academic Deputy Director | MYP Coordinator, Secondary & IB Diploma Math Teacher
Ramona Marcu-Badescu • Secondary & IB Diploma Math Teacher