High School Mathematics

High School Mathematics

The SHSID High School Mathematics Group has about 30 teachers. More than 80% of the teachers have a master’s degree, four have their PHDs, and many teachers have overseas experience. Guided by modern and international ideologies, we have set various courses with different levels and extracurricular clubs to satisfy different requirements and fully develop the abilities of each student. At the standard level, students build a solid foundation; at S+ level, they appreciate the applications of Mathematics; and at the honors level, they develop logical and rigorous thinking. Motivated students who want to explore beyond regular honors curriculum could try the hybrid learning model. Those who have shown persistence and a keen interest can further challenge themselves in our A-level, AP, and IB courses, as well as in various math competitions. The SHSID High School Mathematics Group consistently achieves amazing results on the IB, AP and other exams, as well as in various math competitions.

1. Guiding Ideologies
  The general aims of Senior Section Mathematics Group are to enable the students to:
• develop logical thought.
• read and interpret information and data.
• develop skills in devising, using and presenting mathematical argument and critical analysis.
• communicate mathematically to a range of audiences.
• gain confidence in applying and using acquired mathematical skills.
• gain an appreciation of the beauty, power and usefulness of mathematics.
• become aware that mathematics is a dynamic subject closely related to cultural, social and technological changes.
• apply skills and knowledge acquired in mathematics to everyday situations and other subject areas.
  2. Teaching Aims
  Having followed the courses, students will be expected to:
• know and use essential notation and terminology in mathematics.
• know, use and develop mathematical knowledge, concepts and principles.
• use a calculator efficiently to do non-trivial numerical work accurately.
• represent a given situation in mathematical terms.
• select and use mathematical techniques that are appropriate to a given problem, develop creativity and persistence in the approach to problem solving.
• develop and use mathematical arguments and reasoning at an appropriate level of sophistication.
• express arguments in a clear, logical manner, both orally and in writing.
• organize, interpret and present information/data accurately in written, symbolic, tabular, graphical and diagrammatic forms.
  3. Teaching Principles
• Enable all the students to command the core of the mathematics courses.
• Offer appropriate optional contents based on different backgrounds and demands of different students.
• See students as the foundation of the teaching process. Mobilize their enthusiasm and initiative.
• Link mathematics to the real world. Guide the students to apply mathematics consciously.

• Combine education with teaching contents. Model their proper personality. Develop their proper ideology and behavior.

4. Contents and Courses


Courses and levels

Grade 9

Geometry (SL, S+, HL)

Grade 10

Algebra II (SL, S+, HL), Calculus (HL)

Grade 11

Calculus (SL, HL)

AP   Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Statistics, IB Mathematics: Analysis and   Approaches (SL, HL), IB Mathematics: Applications and interpretation (SL, HL)


Grade 12

Advanced Mathematics (SL, HL)

Further Mathematics (HL)

AP Calculus AB, AP Statistics, IB   Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches (SL, HL), IB Mathematics: Applications   and interpretation (SL, HL)


       And there are different math related academy and PBL courses in grade 9 and 10 each semester.