Standard mathematics aims to give all students a sound knowledge of basic mathematical principles while allowing them to develop the skills needed to meet the objectives of MYP mathematics.

Extended mathematics consists of the standard mathematics framework supplemented by additional topics and skills. This level provides the foundation for students who wish to pursue further studies in mathematics: for example, mathematics higher level (HL) as part of the IB Diploma programme. Extended mathematics provides greater breadth and depth to the standard mathematics framework.

During the final two years of the programme, separate classes for standard mathematics and extended will be given. In MYP years 1 to 3, students often take a common differentiated mathematics course or pursue an accelerated course.

There are four assessment criteria:

  • A: Knowing and Understanding
  • B: Investigating Patterns
  • C: Communicating
  • D: Applying mathematics in real-life contexts

More details of the curriculum can be seen here:


Grade 6:

Whole numbers
Number: Its order and structure machines
Directed numbers
Components of a number plane
Operations with Sets

Patterns and Algebra

Geometry and Trigonometry:
Using geometrical instruments


Length and Time
Area and Volume

Grade 7:

Rational numbers
Percentage & simple interest

Ratios, Rates and Scale Drawings

Algebraic Expressions (Grouping symbols, factorizing, algebraic fractions)
Solving Linear equations and in-equations
Reading maps
Graphing linear equations
Slope and y-intercept

Geometry and Trigonometry:

Angle bisector
Perpendicular bisector
Medians and heights
Parallel and perpendicular lines
Angle relationships
Parallel lines and transversals
Angle sum of triangles and quadrilaterals
Area of special quadrilaterals
Surface area of rectangular and triangular prisms
Perimeter and area of composite figures
Volume of right prisms

Statistics and Probability:
Represent, Analyze and Interpret Data: Data Plots, Scatter Diagrams and Stem-and-Leaf Plots
Probability of simple events
Predicting outcomes

Grade 8:

Index laws and properties
Number systems
Radicals/ square roots/ surds

Algebraic expressions
Algebraic factorization
Equations: Linear with applications

Linear inequalities:
Graphics calculator introduction
Algebraic fractions

Geometry and Trigonometry:
The Geometry of Polygons
Midpoint theorem
Transformations, congruence and introduction to similarity
Pythagoras’ theorem

Statistics and Probability:
Quantitative Statistics: measures of central tendency

Grade 9:

Number systems

Algebraic expressions:
-Algebraic expansion and Simplification
    -Quadratic Factorization
Linear Equations, Inequalities, and Formulae
Systems of Linear equations
Systems of Inequalities
Geometry and Trigonometry:
Coordinate Geometry
Deductive Geometry:
-Lines and circles
-Similar triangles
Trigonometric relations in right triangles

Statistics and Probability:
Statistics: measures of central tendency and measures of spread
Probability: dependent and independent events, outcomes of compound events

Grade 10:

Index laws

Linear function
Quadratic function
Exponential function
Quadratic equations of the form x2 = k
Solution by factorization
Completing the square
Quadratic formula
Conditions for complex solution

Geometry and Trigonometry:
Trigonometric problem solving
The unit circle
Area of triangle
The sine and cosine rules
Problem solving using sine and cosine rules

Statistics and Probability:
Statistical terminology
Quantitative data
Grouped discrete data
Continuous data
Cumulative data
Probability review
Counting principles
Factorial notation
Counting with combinations