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I know for US universities you get the same credit for AP courses as IB courses at HL, so AP math is probably HL math.

Has anyone done their english orals yet? I have mine in a few weeks and am starting to get nervous...
IB math HL is much harder than AP... They can't be compared really. IB exams are harder in general cuz you have so little time.
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hi
andie

2nd year ib

bio chem and hist higher
french maths methods and eng standard

my strongest is chem
weakest french without a doubt

EE topic- Are there any long term health impacts if the atkins diet is followed long term?

tok essay- can we know something before it has been proven true?
presentation- euthanasia, the right to chose
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Well, I'm not actually from the UK, but I figure Maths is the same all over, isn't it?
Maybe some of you can help me. From what you say, Maths HL seems to be about what I'm doing at school, but it's a real headache. We are doing trig proofs using complex numbers, and I can't make hide nor hair out of them. One question said: "Show that sin(4q) = 4 sin(q) cos(q)[cos2(q)-sin2(q)] using de Moivre's theorem.", where q = theta. I understand de Moivre's theorem, more or less, but I fail to see the applications here. If anyone can help, it'd be greatly appreciated.
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Why I have never seen this thread b4... :confused:

Originally I have decided to study with IB.
'Cause I have heard that IB system put more strength on
Critical Thing
It is not for me to be critical...

But I changed my idea at last...
I can't accept the society of America...
Maybe it's my fault.

A-level in counter now...

Question:
Does IB maths exam work harder than Chinese maths exam ?
Wondering anyone from China that studying IB maths can answer it.
(If does...I would rather not to say anything about it. :eek: )
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Why I have never seen this thread b4... :confused:

Originally I have decided to study with IB.
'Cause I have heard that IB system put more strength on
Critical Thing
It is not for me to be critical...

But I changed my idea at last...
I can't accept the society of America...
Maybe it's my fault.

A-level in counter now...

Question:
Does IB maths exam work harder than Chinese maths exam ?
Wondering anyone from China that studying IB maths can answer it.
(If does...I would rather not to say anything about it. :eek: )
?????????????????????
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Does IB maths exam work harder than Chinese maths exam ?
Wondering anyone from China that studying IB maths can answer it.
(If does...I would rather not to say anything about it. :eek: )
IB math HL is hard!!!!
Here's the syllabus for you...
http://www.cis.edu.hk/sec/math/ib/IBH.htm
look at the first chapter for instance, "Numbers and Algebra". Seems nice enough. Well little did you know that it includes the binominal theorem (ok that is easy compared to the rest of it), complex numbers and the infamous De Moivre's theorem.
Well actually the theory isn't that hard, but the exams are still difficult because you have so little time.
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(Original post by Funshine)
IB math HL is hard!!!!
Here's the syllabus for you...
http://www.cis.edu.hk/sec/math/ib/IBH.htm
look at the first chapter for instance, "Numbers and Algebra". Seems nice enough. Well little did you know that it includes the binominal theorem (ok that is easy compared to the rest of it), complex numbers and the infamous De Moivre's theorem.
Well actually the theory isn't that hard, but the exams are still difficult because you have so little time.
hmmm...
maybe you would not answer,
anyway, I want to ask:
"Are you Chinese ?"

'cause they are quite common theorems in China...
(anyway, I have already finish calculus b4 a-level) :cool:
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hmmm...
maybe you would not answer,
anyway, I want to ask:
"Are you Chinese ?"

'cause they are quite common theorems in China...
(anyway, I have already finish calculus b4 a-level) :cool:
I'm native American. Get your hands on an IB math HL exam and see if you can do it. Are you doing A-levels now?
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Allan - Not to sound blunt or sarcastic, (funny, though) but as my math teacher once said:

I once spent several hours trying unsucessfully to prove something. Then I found out the reason I couldn't prove it: it wasn't true.
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I'm native American. Get your hands on an IB math HL exam and see if you can do it. Are you doing A-levels now?
apologize for my rudeness.
I am only trying to illustrate that no system is better or harder than the others.
Depends on the marks you wish to get...

I have fully read the syllanus of IB higher level maths.
Indeed, There are several theorems which are not mentioned in a-level maths.
But, A-level & IB are the same in my opinion.
'cause they both don't illustrate the definition of limit
without clear definition of limit, we could not say we have completely understood calculus.

yes, I am doing as-level now.
but I am not afraid of doing a mock test of IB HL maths.
(I am glad if you can give me a copy of that. I would like to see what IB HL maths have in test. )
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Errr... I don't think they are IB classes .
They are.

Pre-Calculus is the first year of Math Methods.
IB/AP Lang and Comp is the required English Class for all IB juniors at my school. It's an IB Class, but we all take the AP test in May so that we can get AP credit and kill two birds with one stone. Just IB kids in there, and we just follow the guidelines for IB and do a lot of extra AP practice.
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Just IB kids in there, and we just follow the guidelines for IB and do a lot of extra AP practice.
Don't you have enough work to do with straight IB?
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You don't do an A1 language?
My mistake I do Swedish A1... I was so tired when I wrote taht, worked with my TOK essay in the middle of the night
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Don't you have enough work to do with straight IB?
Actually a lot of my friends who do IB took APs last year.
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Don't you have enough work to do with straight IB?
I always thought that you studied more for the IB and along the way you just took the AP exams....?
Are the SAT 2s a good way to judge the standards of AP exams?
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Hi everyone!
Is any one is doing Option Eistory of Physics? If anyone has any notes it would be great because even though we have checked out plenty of books, none of them really have enough about the 'history' that the IB examiners seem to want...
Thank you!
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For physics notes, go to this site . I don't take history of physics, but I found this guy's notes really useful for everything else. It's for IB, too, so sticks to the syllabus.
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For physics notes, go to this site . I don't take history of physics, but I found this guy's notes really useful for everything else. It's for IB, too, so sticks to the syllabus.
You're a star!!!
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http://www.geocities.com/useful_ib_websites/humour.html

although it is a bit strange humour it made me laugh, some is true in a way
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The Sun is too loud.
After watching hours and hours of videos about it in physics, can't disagree with that.

You've consulted tarot cards for hints on a History test.
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