MYP Mathematics

In IB MYP Mathematics both inquiry and application are promoted, helping you to develop problem solving techniques that transcend the discipline and that are useful in the world beyond school.

MYP Mathematics skills are useful in a wide range of arenas, including social sciences and the arts:

  • Representing information
  • Exploring and modelling situations
  • Finding solutions to familiar and unfamiliar problems

The MYP mathematics objectives and criteria have been developed with both the internal and external assessment requirements of the IB in mind. During the MYP Years 4 & 5, the following general topics will be explored:

  • Number
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Statistics & Probability

 The depth of each topic studied will depend on the course.

MYP Mathematics Assessment Criteria

 Knowing and understanding

 Investigating patterns


Applying mathematics in real-world contexts


  1. Each of the MYP Mathematics courses is designed to prepare students for the rigors of the IB Diploma Mathematics courses of Mathematical Studies Standard Level (SL), Mathematics SL or Mathematics Higher Level (HL) respectively as well as prepare them for the MYP e-Assessments in MYP Year 3.
  2. Placement in MYP Mathematics Extended is based on teacher recommendation supported by an MYP Grade of 6 at the end of MYP Year 3 with a minimum of Level 7 for Criterion A.


MYP Mathematics Pathways

MYP Mathematics 

This is the main Mathematics Course offered in the MYP that provides a rigorous base for further mathematical study in IB Mathematics. This course is suitable for students who intend to study Mathematics SL or Mathematical Studies SL in DP.

MYP Mathematics: Extended 

This Mathematics pathway is an extended course designed to stretch the most able students in Mathematics. This course is an ideal preparation for DP Mathematics HL.

Student achievement in MYP Mathematics and MYP Extended Mathematics is assessed as an Onscreen examination at the end of MYP5