Printer-friendly view |

Oxford IB Diploma Programme: Mathematics Standard Level Course Companion

The only DP resources developed with the IB

Paul La Rondie, Ed Kemp, Laurie Buchanan, Jim Fensom, and Jill Stevens

Suitable for:  IB Diploma Mathematics SL students

Price:  £50.99 +VAT

ISBN: 978-0-19-839011-4
Publication date: 12/07/2012
Pack: 800 pages
Dimensions: 255x195mm

Also available as an ebook

Evaluation copies must be ordered on a school account.
More information on school accounts

SuccessAdded. View basket

You can use the basket to:

  • pay by credit card
  • order on account
  • forward to a colleague


With unrivalled guidance straight from the IB, over 700 pages of practice and the most comprehensive and correct syllabus coverage, this course book will set your learners up to excel. The only resource developed directly with the IB, it fully captures the IB ethos, connecting mathematical applications with relevant, real examples.


  • Full syllabus coverage - the truest match to the IB syllabus, written with the IB to exactly match IB specifications
  • Complete worked solutions - a full set of worked solutions is included online now updated
  • The most practice - more practice than any other resource, with over 700 pages of support plus a CD
  • Up-to-date GDC support - take the confusion out of GDC use and help students focus on the theory
  • Definitive assessment preparation - exam-style papers and questions will build confidence
  • The Exploration - supported by a full chapter, to guide you through this new component
  • Real world approach - connect mathematics with human behaviour, language, morality and more

This page was last updated on 23 February 2020 at 04:30 GMT


  • I highly recommend this book to anyone, teacher or student, embarking on the new 2012 Maths Standard Level syllabus. While there is no one correct order for teaching a maths syllabus, I am a keen advocate of teaching from the start to the end of a book when it presents topics in a suitable order. This book may certainly be used in this manner. Everything is well explained, with plenty of examples, well-chosen exercises, and good use of colour. Students and teachers will also appreciate the GDC examples that use the modern TI-Nspire calculator. Finally I should mention the CD, which among other things contains the whole book and instructions for using Casio and TI-84 calculators. - David Getling, Mathematics Teacher, Amazon Review
  • The book looks amazing! I can't wait to get the inspection copy. It looks very user friendly and complete. It is so ironic to see the GDC section with steps outlined as I was working on my own handout for the students. This is wonderful! - Melani Decelles, IB Mathematics Teacher, Kelvin High School, Canada
  • The book is great. I'm an IB Standard Level Maths teacher and I've already recommended it to my students as it is so much better than the out-of-date text book provided by the school! - Mathematics SL Teacher, Amazon Review
  • The committee thinks the books are well written, easy to follow, and they like the TI-NSpire technology throughout - Education Ministry, Canada
  • We have ordered the Mathematics SL and Mathematical Studies books, and we love them. - Padmini Nadar-Japal, IB Coordinator, Windhoek International School, Namibia
  • The Oxford IB course books are the best ever resource for both teachers and students. They are practical, insightful and fully in line with the IB Course outcomes. - Pat Hanson, IB Coordinator, Academy of the Holy Cross, USA
  • We have adopted most of the Oxford course books for our school. We find them well written, well linked to TOK issues and age appropriate. - Sheta Saha, IB Coordinator, Chatsworth International School, Singapore
Read more

Table of Contents

1: Functions
2: Quadratic functions and equations
3: Probability
4: Exponential and logarithmic functions
5: Rational functions
6: Patterns, sequences and series
7: Limits and derivatives
8: Descriptive statistics
9: Integration
10: Bivariate analysis

11: Trigonometry
12: Vectors
13: Circular functions
14: Calculus with trigonometric functions
15: Probability distributions
16: Exploration
17: Using a graphic display calculator
18: Prior learning
19: Practice papers