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    Hi, ive seen that for ib there are further maths papers, maths methods and mathematical studies, what's the difference??
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    (Original post by spy007)
    Hi, ive seen that for ib there are further maths papers, maths methods and mathematical studies, what's the difference??
    They are different in terms of difficulty.
    Mathematical Studies: This is the easiest Math course offered by IB, it's intended for people that don't really enjoy Math and it's applied to real life situations.
    Mathematical Methods / now called Mathematics SL: This is harder than studies but still an standard level subject, it integrates some topics not seen at studies level like logarithms, etc...
    Mathematics HL: Is the harder one and thus a Higher Level subject, it's said to be really difficult but I don't personally know anyone taking it.
    Further Maths: It's just all the option from the Math HL syllabus, this is an Standard Level subject.

    Universities don't like studies, and I wouldn't take HL unless I would go on to study something like engineering at university, Math SL is enough for things like Economics.
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    (Original post by MiaV)
    Math SL is enough for things like Economics.
    Not necessarily. I thinks some unis want HL for Economics- maybe it's not directly specified, but my friend is having trouble because he tok Maths SL and wants to take Economics at uni.
 
 
 
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