## MATHEMATICS: Applications & Interpretation (Higher and Standard Level)

Mathematics: Applications and Interpretation is for students who are interested in developing their mathematics for describing our world and solving practical problems. You will also be interested in harnessing the power of technology alongside exploring mathematical models. This course is for students who enjoy mathematics best when seen in practical contexts.

This course recognizes the increasing role that mathematics and technology play in a diverse range of fields in a data-rich world. As such, it emphasizes the meaning of mathematics in context by focusing on topics that are often used as applications or in mathematical modelling. To give this understanding a firm base, this course also includes topics that are traditionally part of a pre-university mathematics course such as calculus and statistics. This course makes extensive use of technology to allow students to explore and construct mathematical models. It develops mathematical thinking, often in the context of a practical problem and using technology to justify conjectures.