IAIS Mathematics Syllabus 2023
Exams conducted by IAIS Foundation are contrasting to what most other Olympiads conduct. The exams are investigative rather than competitive and help assess students in skill areas. These skills vary from subject to subject.
IAIS Mathematics 2023 Syllabus
Subject areas where students are tested are given below. The difficulty and the depth of questioning for each area vary for each class.
Algebra and patterns: Algebra is a branch of mathematics that deals with the relationship of multiple quantities. These quantities might be numbers, variables, symbols, or set elements. Patterns are sets of information in which a sample is repetitive and give a better understanding of the data.
Chance and data: This involves probability and statistics where you are given in data to understand and questions about standard deviation, mean, median, average, etc.
Measures and units: Involves the use of numbers to represent things in the physical world. Units are used to classify things into their respective groups and to differentiate between different physical and chemical quantities. It also involves converting between two units classified into the same group.
Number and arithmetic: Numbers and arithmetic are the basic building blocks of any branch of mathematics. It deals with numbers, its types, and operations performed on them.
Space and geometry: Shapes and geometry deal with shapes, from simple two-dimensional shapes such as triangles and squares to three-dimensional shapes such as a cube, a cone, or a cylinder. Properties such as surface area, volume, the center of mass are points you need to remember.
Exam Pattern for IAIS Mathematics 2023
ICAS questions require students to fully understand mathematical concepts. The content differs throughout the papers to ensure they are suitable for year levels.
Introductory Papers A, B, C, D, and E:
- The emphasis here is put is on pattern, structure, and puzzles.
- Formal geometry is not tested (with the exception of a few items in Paper E). There is also an emphasis on spatial abilities.
- Calculators are not allowed.
Papers: F, G, H, I, J.
- Formal algebra is put to the test. Students are expected to be familiar with certain algebra conventions.
- It tests formal geometry. Students are expected to know some geometry conventions.
- Calculators are needed.
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