# What do you learn in IB Math HL?

## What do you learn in IB Math HL?

In Mathematics HL, a student is required to perform an in-depth study of the Core curriculum topics of algebra, functions and equations, circular functions and trigonometry, matrices, vectors, statistics and probability, and calculus.

### Is IB HL Math calculus?

General Description: IB Math HL 1 is the first of two years that prepare students to take the IB Higher Level (HL) Math exam. The course covers all topics typically covered during the first two quarters of college calculus. In addition, it also covers additional IB required topics.

#### What are the IB math levels?

The IB currently offers four math courses, all of which will be phased out: Mathematical Studies Standard Level, Mathematics Standard Level, Mathematics Higher Level and Further Mathematics Higher Level.

**How difficult is IB HL Math?**

Only 14% of IB students take IB HL, an incredibly low take up. Even more remarkably half of this group will only get a level 2-4. Looking at the top end, to get a level 6 or 7 at HL you probably need to have a maths ability in the top 3.5% of all global IB students.

**Is IB HL math hard?**

Like almost all high school math courses, Math HL doesn’t focus on proof and is very calculation heavy. This means that having a lot of practice (“grind”) can get you a good mark, like a 6 or 7. It was relatively easy for me. I completed AP Calculus BC before IB HL.

## How hard is IB HL Math?

### What are the two types of math in IB?

Mathematics: applications and interpretation SL. Mathematics: applications and interpretation HL. Mathematics: analysis and approaches SL. Mathematics: analysis and approaches HL.

#### Do universities prefer A levels or IB?

Do universities like the IB? Universities respect both the IB and A levels as academically challenging qualifications, so generally speaking it doesn’t matter which you have as long as you’ve studied the right subjects at the right level.

**Why is IB so hard?**

The intensity of IB is one of the factors which makes it appear ‘difficult’. Students, to a large extent, have to perform as all-rounders. With the help of CAS, IB ensures that student’s education is not only limited to their classrooms. This can be both a good and a bad thing.