New mathematics resources and curriculum screencasts

Screencasts explaining curriculum changes

The Group 5 academic team has developed some useful screencasts to help explain the changes in the new mathematics curriculum (first teaching September 2012). The first screencast details general changes in the mathematics courses (mathematical studies SL, mathematics SL, mathematics HL and further mathematics HL). The second discusses changes to internal assessment in mathematics SL and HL.

These screencasts are currently available on the OCC.

Group 5 courses overview

Group 5 mathematics overview of new IA

Excellent new publications for mathematics

Supporting the existing course

A 3rd edition IB Questionbank will be available in February to support the current course. Find out more information.

Supporting the new course

Three new Course Companions supporting the new course curriculum are available from OUP (Oxford University Press), published in collaboration with the IB.

These new Course Companions contain comprehensive syllabus coverage and lots of practice exercises. They are developed with the IB and written by experienced authors, teachers and examiners. They take an inquiry-based approach, provide mathematical theory framed in a meaningful context, thoroughly integrate international-mindedness and TOK and ensure that study is fully aligned with the Learner Profile.

To buy:




Mathematics SL
Available: January 2012

Mathematical Studies SL
Available: January 2012

Mathematics HL
Available: March 2012

Download a leaflet of information about these new course companions and share with your friends and colleagues.

For a full list of the course companions available, visit the OUP website where you can download sample pages or request inspection copies.






  1. Nam Keng Lim
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 2:25 pm | Permalink

    I have a question regarding the new Math curriculum. My daughter is in 1st year of IBDP taking Math SL. Will the change in curriculum and textbook affect her in her 2nd and final year of IBDP starting Aug 2012 (USA)? If so, what are the differences between the current and new curricula – in terms of rigor, course details, format etc?

    Thank you.
    NamKeng LIM
    Houston USA

  2. katet
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 3:01 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for your query.

    I can confirm that the new Math curriculum won’t affect your daughter in her 2nd / final year of IBDP starting Aug 2012 (USA).

    I hope this helps but if there is anything else, please do not hesitate to contact us at

    Best regards

  3. Crystal Shen
    Posted June 19, 2013 at 11:27 pm | Permalink

    I wonder where can I buy a textbook covering the curriculum of the new further mathematics HL course?
    I could only find the Cambridge one published in 2008 which does not include the linear algebra topic.

    Thank you,
    Crystal Shen

  4. katet
    Posted August 5, 2013 at 1:43 pm | Permalink

    Hi Crystal,
    Thanks for your post. We will be publishing a new resource for further mathematics HL in a couple of months – an online Questionbank dedicated to this level. We do not have any other publications for this level I’m afraid.

  5. adeola
    Posted August 8, 2014 at 8:29 pm | Permalink


    I am a student who will take my final IB exams this May in 2015. Would you recommend IBO 2nd or 3rd edition of the questionbank and what is the difference? Do I need a specific edition for the content of questions I should be able to answer for my exams this coming May?

    Many thanks
    Adeola Adebiyi

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