CRACKING THE Math IA
Let me ask you a few questions..
•Are you struggling with your Math IA?
•Are you finding it hard to connect the Math Theory to your Real-Life Idea?
•Are you at a loss of where to even begin this thing?
•Are you flooded with other IAs, Coursework, and Extracurricular Activities?
THE NUMBER ONE PROBLEM ib STUDENTS FACE:
Our survey showed that more than 80% of students were concerned about their Math IA.
This was puzzling; I mean, shouldn't your IA be a safety net?
deconstructing the problem
IAs take way too long to get done, and are the easiest of things to procrastinate on. Think about it: You can literally leave a blank word document open for days and justify to yourself that you're doing more important stuff. Like all that coursework you actually have to do.
The Math IA is the king of this procrastination. It seems so irrelevant amidst your science DCP and CEs, your Written Tasks, and ALL your actual coursework.
You’ve always been used to writing English essays, when was the last time you ever wrote a Math Essay? Utilizing the correct terminology and applying it effectively to a real-life example requires a new framework for thinking, one that has to be learnt from scratch.
If your Math IA doesn't accomplish the following, I think you might have a problem:
It should not take you hours and hours to write. You have better things to do, and if it's consuming your weekends, you're doing something wrong.
It should be bringing your grade up. There is no excuse for your IA to be the reason you don't get the grade you need. It needs to be your lifeline.
Proof that It works:
Arthur wasn’t the best at Math; he received a 28% on his mocks. However, using the strategies outlined in this book, he was able to receive a solid 7 on his Math IA.
All you need is the right preparation, the proven tactics, and a mindset shift. You got it: ANYONE can ace the Math IA if they put in adequate effort and use this eBook as a template.
Arthur was literally the ONLY person in his HL Math Class that got a 7 on his Math IA. This Math Class included two current UC Berkeley Students, an Oxford pupil, and a UPenn undergrad.
His Math IA grade was the reason he got accepted into his top-choice university. Why not also make it your lifeboat?