Preparing for the Next 7 Years

The new IB Syllabus:
Preparing for the next 7 years

Dates: October 18-20, 2019
Location: TBA

Participation fee: €910
Register before may. 1 and receive a 10% discount
Room and Board: TBA

This workshop will address the differences and similarities to the present syllabus, including: structure, content, external assessment, internal assessment, delivery style and the role of technology. What happens to Math Studies students? Most importantly, what is expected of you, the teacher and how to best share experiences and resources for the new syllabus.

  • There are 2 new routes: Applications and Interpretations (AI) and Analysis and Approaches (AA).
  • Both are offered at SL and HL. How are they different and what has changed?
  • SL will be a subset of HL. What does that mean for the classroom? Can we have both levels in the same classroom all the time? Part of the time? Or, not at all? Where do Math Studies students fit in?
  • Technology. Analysis and Approaches will have papers with and without technology. Applications and Interpretations will allow/require the use of technology all the time. How is this going to change the way we teach?
  • Syllabus details I: There is one common core for all routes and all levels. Is it feasible to teach the common material to both SL routes together? Is it feasible to teach the common material to both HL routes together?
  • Data Science (special session) – This exclusive session will shed light on ways mathematics is helping to retrieve and analyse information from the masses of data available.
  • Syllabus details II – AA contains several new concepts in applied mathematics. What are they and how do they influence our teaching/learning environment?
  • AI now includes material from the old options. What are they and how do we integrate them?
  • HL no longer has options. How does that influence how we plan our courses? In the present syllabus, teachers had a choice of the option topic. Most of the time, we choose what we are most comfortable with. The new syllabus requires all topics be taught. How do we manage topics we are less comfortable with?
  • IA. Explorations will replace Math Studies projects. How feasible is that? Can Math Studies students do well in them? How do we assess students using the same criteria as the AI route?
  • Finding and sharing resources for activities and problems for the application/modelling approach.
  • Assessment. SL and HL paper samples, especially paper 3.
  • Dates: October 18-20, 2019
    Location: TBA

    Participation fee: €910
    Register before May. 1 and receive 10% discount
    3 nights B&B: TBA
Proudly presented by:

Senior Competition 2019

American International School – Vienna
March 16th – 17th, 2019
Schools arrive March 15th, 2019

Competition Information
AIS Vienna is looking forward to hosting this school year ISMTF Senior Math Competition. This information document gives you an overview of the competition and together with the supporting documents you will have everything you need to move forward.

Deadline: December 3, 2018 – For Roster, Questions & Payment

To be fully registered for this competition you must submit the completed roster document, submit your questions and pay the registration fee to AIS (80 Euros per participant/coach)

Schools can bring a max of 6 students (2 teams). The maximum number of participants for this tournament is 200.

The registration fee includes, among the usual cost for running the competition, lunch and snacks (Saturday/Sunday – at the school). Also included are transportation to and from AIS to the Hotel Kaiser Franz Joseph on Saturday and Sunday and transportation from AIS to the airport/train station after the competition. All dealings with the hotel must be by yourself

Hotel Kaiser Franz Joseph – Direct link to book hotel rooms: Deutsch and English
Single rooms €78 / Double rooms €42 / Triple rooms €38 / Quad rooms €38
All prices per person and that includes breakfast
Note: rooms have been reserved until the beginning of November. After which we need to try to open a new block of rooms. You do not need to stay at this hotel, but transportation will only be provided in the morning from this one.

Please see: GETTING TO THE HOTEL for more information
Please see: Dinner Options Around the Hotel for more information.

Please indicate your school name and “ISMTF 2019” on your transfer
American International School Vienna
IBAN AT971400007210046733

Please complete ISMTFSeniorMath_Roster_Travel2019 before the deadline

Please see ISMTFSeniorMath_Questions2019 for more information

Please see ISMTFSeniorMath_PreliminarySchedule for more information


Travel, logistics and general questions:
Nick DeForest

Math related questions and completion question submissions:
Cindy Harrison