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How to study for IB Math? Here are 4 tips

Updated: Apr 17, 2023

In our 10 years of teaching IB students, the majority of students that enroll to For You Education tutoring have asked us for tips for the IB Mathematics course. Today, we have collected from all of our tutors to give you 4 tips on how to study IB Mathematics, these will help you succeed:

1. Understand the IB Curriculum

One of the most important things you can do to prepare for the IB Math examination is to have a clear understanding of the curriculum. Depending whether you are taking the Standard Level or High Level, you should have a deep understanding of the papers that you are required to do, as well as the mark scheme. This way, you will know what is expected of you and how to structure your answers accordingly.

2. Do Past Papers Under Timed Conditions

A great way to prepare for the IB Math examination is to do past papers under timed conditions. This will help you get used to answering questions under pressure and will also allow you to see what types of questions are typically asked. Not only that practicing under timed conditions allows you to understand your strengths and weaknesses; but also you will have an understanding on how to allocate your time for each particular question, this takes practice and practice, getting an early start will definitely benefit you.

3. Understand How to Use Your Calculator

Many students underestimate the importance of understanding how to use their calculator effectively. This is especially important for paper 2 of the IB Math examination, where a significant portion of the marks are awarded for calculation. Make sure you know all the features of your calculator and practice using them before the exam. You should also master some calculator techniques, such as memorizing each individual key and also one hand use, as both of these techniques will decrease the amount of time which could be potentially lose due to calculator error.

4. Get Tutoring from an Experienced IB Math Tutor

Getting tutoring from an experienced IB Math tutor can make a big difference in your performance. At For You Education, we have been teaching students for almost 10 years, and our tutors have a deep understanding of the IB Math curriculum. We can help you identify your strengths and weaknesses, and focus on the areas that will make the biggest difference in your performance. Contact us today to learn more about our services.

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