How to Approach Optimization Questions in Calculus

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A quick look at applying optimization in calculus. This process is common in both AP and IB syllabi.

The Pursuit of Fission

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A profile of the discovery of Nuclear Fission by the pioneering scientist Lise Mietner, the first woman to be appointed a Professor of Physics in Germany.

Golden Ratio: Math or Art?

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The Golden Ratio is a Mathematical concept that dates back centuries and has been widely studied by many renowned mathematicians. Over the course of time, it is no longer just applied in Math but can now be seen in virtually all fields, especially the Arts.

Setting your Sights on Success

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Many students approach Paper 1 with only one goal in mind, analysing the text’s stylistic devices. But there’s more to it. Fifty-percent of the task is analysing the text’s structural features. So, come exam day, if you're analysing for both structure and style, you're sure to increase your score.

How to Use Chi Square Test on Raw Data

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In any experiment, raw data has to be converted to something scientifically significant. One of the ways being taught in IB is chi-square, which is confusing to many students. Here is a 4-step example that turns raw data into a conclusion.

New IB Literature vs Language & Literature 2020

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2020 IB Lit and LangLit are aligned this time around. Both programs share the same assessment components and assessment criteria. Where they differ is in the number and type of texts studied. Read more...

Beginner’s Guide to Mathematical Proofs

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For students who are new to proving in Mathematics, here is a quick guide to help you get started.

COVID-19: Year One

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It has been a year since the world learned about SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the COVID-19 pandemic. While we are in the midst of it, there are some interesting findings throughout the year : Why is Italy hit more badly in the first wave? Is the virus getting less deadly?

Text by Text or Theme by Theme

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What’s the best structure for the IOA and Paper 2? Both the IOA and Paper 2 assessment components share the same choices when it comes to structure, the text by text approach and the theme by theme approach. What’s the best structure for your style? Let’s take a look!

Introduction to Oxbridge Entrance Tests

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One does not merely walk into Oxbridge. Acceptance is restricted to more than just high predicted grades ... difficult and complex entrance exams will await you to weed out the few from the many. If you think you are worthy of Oxbridge, The Edge will be your Samwise Gamgee.

The Bernoulli Equation

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Perhaps one of the most important laws of the natural world is the law of conservation energy, which in essence states that energy can neither be destroyed nor created. This fundamental principle helped the great Daniel Bernoulli first to deduce a relationship between pressure decrease and the corresponding fluid flow increase.

10 Expert Tips – Paper 1 Language and Literature

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Got a 4 and want a 6? Got a 6 and can’t seem to achieve that elusive 7? Grab the examiner’s attention with these 10 expert tips designed to get you that higher score on your Paper 1.

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