The framework for MYP mathematics outlines four branches of
mathematical study.
1. Number
2. Algebra
3. Geometry and trigonometry
4. Statistics and probability
The study of mathematics is a fundamental part of a balanced education.
It promotes a powerful universal language, analytical reasoning
and problem-solving skills that contribute to the development of logical,
abstract and critical thinking. The MYP mathematics and extended
mathematics courses promote both inquiry and application, helping
students to develop problem-solving techniques that transcend the
discipline and are useful in the world outside school.
Mathematics in the MYP is tailored to the needs of students, seeking
to intrigue and motivate them to want to learn its principles. Students
should see authentic examples of how mathematics is useful and
relevant to their lives and be encouraged to apply it to new situations.
The aims of MYP mathematics courses are to encourage and enable
students to:
• enjoy mathematics, develop curiosity and begin to appreciate its
elegance and power
• develop an understanding of the principles and nature of
• communicate clearly and confidently in a variety of contexts
• develop logical, critical and creative thinking