Analysis and Approach HL for IBDP Maths – Study Resources

## Analysis and Approach HL for IBDP Maths

Students Analysis and Approach at higher level (HL) expected to demonstrate a greater body of knowledge, understanding and skills at higher level. Analysis and Approach  HL aims for students who wish to pursue mathematics as a major component of their university studies . MAA HL  requires strong interest in Math.

Subject brief for MAA HL can be found at below link.

# Exam Style Practice Questions, Notes and Past Paper for IBDP Maths -Analysis and Approach HL

IBDP  Maths Analysis and Approaches SL

IBDP Maths Analysis and Approaches HL

#### Analysis and Approach HL Paper 1

Duration: 2 hour

Weighting: 30%

• This paper consists of section A, short-response questions, and section B, extended-response questions.
• Students are not permitted access to any calculator on this paper.

Formula booklet

Each student must have access to a clean copy of the formula booklet during the examination.

Syllabus coverage

Knowledge of all  SL topics is required for this paper. However, not all topics are necessarily assessed in every examination session.

Mark allocation

• This paper is worth 110 marks, representing 30% of the final mark.
• Questions of varying levels of difficulty and length are set. Therefore, individual questions may not necessarily each be worth the same number of marks. The exact number of marks allocated to each question is indicated at the start of the question.

Section A

• This section consists of compulsory short-response questions based on the whole syllabus. It is worth approximately 55 marks.
• The intention of this section is to assess students across the breadth of the syllabus. However, it should not be assumed that the separate topics are given equal emphasis.
• Question type
• A small number of steps are needed to solve each question.
• Questions may be presented in the form of words, symbols, diagrams or tables, or combinations of these.

Section B

• This section consists of a small number of compulsory extended-response questions based on the whole syllabus. It is worth approximately 55 marks.
• Individual questions may require knowledge of more than one topic.
• The intention of this section is to assess students across the breadth of the syllabus in depth. The range of syllabus topics tested in this section may be narrower than that tested in section A.
• Question type
• Questions require extended responses involving sustained reasoning.
• Individual questions will develop a single theme.
• Questions may be presented in the form of words, symbols, diagrams or tables, or combinations of these.
• Normally, each question reflects an incline of difficulty, from relatively easy tasks at the start of a question to relatively difficult tasks at the end of a question. The emphasis is on sustained reasoning.

Full marks are not necessarily awarded for a correct answer with no working. Answers must be supported by working and/or explanations.

#### Analysis and Approach SL Paper 2

Duration: 2 hour

Weighting: 30%

• This paper consists of section A, short-response questions, and section B, extended-response questions.
• A GDC is required for this paper, but not every question will necessarily require its use.

Formula booklet

Each student must have access to a clean copy of the formula booklet during the examination.

Syllabus coverage

Knowledge of all  SL topics is required for this paper. However, not all topics are necessarily assessed in every examination session.

Mark allocation

• This paper is worth 110 marks, representing 30% of the final mark.
• Questions of varying levels of difficulty and length are set. Therefore, individual questions may not necessarily each be worth the same number of marks. The exact number of marks allocated to each question is indicated at the start of the question.

Section A

• This section consists of compulsory short-response questions based on the whole syllabus. It is worth approximately 55 marks.
• The intention of this section is to assess students across the breadth of the syllabus. However, it should not be assumed that the separate topics are given equal emphasis.
• Question type
• A small number of steps are needed to solve each question.
• Questions may be presented in the form of words, symbols, diagrams or tables, or combinations of these.

Section B

• This section consists of a small number of compulsory extended-response questions based on the whole syllabus. It is worth approximately 55 marks.
• Individual questions may require knowledge of more than one topic.
• The intention of this section is to assess students across the breadth of the syllabus in depth. The range of syllabus topics tested in this section may be narrower than that tested in section A.
• Question type
• Questions require extended responses involving sustained reasoning.
• Individual questions will develop a single theme.
• Questions may be presented in the form of words, symbols, diagrams or tables, or combinations of these.
• Normally, each question reflects an incline of difficulty, from relatively easy tasks at the start of a question to relatively difficult tasks at the end of a question. The emphasis is on sustained reasoning.

Full marks are not necessarily awarded for a correct answer with no working. Answers must be supported by working and/or explanations. Solutions found from a graphic display calculator should be supported by suitable working. For example, if graphs are used to find a solution, you should sketch these as part of your answer. Where an answer is incorrect, some marks may be given for a correct method, provided this is shown by written working. You are therefore advised to show all working.

#### Analysis and Approach HL Paper 3

Duration: 1 hour

Weighting: 20%

• This paper consists of two compulsory extended-response problem-solving questions..
• A GDC is required for this paper, but not every question part will necessarily require its use

Formula booklet

Each student must have access to a clean copy of the formula booklet during the examination.

Syllabus coverage

Where possible, the first part of each question will be on syllabus content leading to the problem-solving context. Therefore, knowledge of all syllabus topics is required for this paper..

Mark allocation

• This paper is worth 55 marks, representing 20% of the final mark.
• Questions may be unequal in terms of length and level of difficulty. Therefore, each question may not be worth the same number of marks. The exact number of marks allocated to each question is indicated at the start of each question.

Question type

• Questions require extended responses involving sustained reasoning.
• Individual questions will develop from a single theme where the emphasis is on problem solving leading to a generalization or the interpretation of a context.
• Questions may be presented in the form of words, symbols, diagrams or tables, or combinations of these.
• Normally, each question reflects an incline in difficulty, from relatively easy at the start of a question to relatively difficult tasks at the end of the question. The emphasis is on problem solving.
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