## What is math HL Paper 3?

Paper 3: Graphically understanding complex roots Students explore graphical methods for finding complex roots of quadratics and cubics. The mathematics used here is complex numbers (finding roots), the sum and product of roots, factor and remainder theorems, equations of tangents.

**How long is the IB math exam?**

Remember the timings for Maths studies and SL are 1.5 hours for both papers and for HL are 2 hours for papers 1 and 2 and 1 hour for paper 3. A small but useful piece of advice for HL/SL paper 1 is that an integer or fraction as an answer is often a good sign.

### How do I write an IB history paper 3?

For Paper 3 you need to answer three of the 24 questions. The questions are not divided up by section but just run 1-24 and are usually arranged chronologically. When the exam begins, you will have five minutes in which to read the questions. You are not allowed to use a pen or a highlighter during the reading period.

**When are the specimen exams for IB Maths AA SL published?**

Prior to the first examination session of a new curriculum, the IBO publishes a set of ‘Specimen Exams’. These papers are used as example practice exams for the course. The Specimen Exams above were published in 2020, prior to the first examination session (May 2021). Where can I find more IB Math AA SL Practice Exams?

#### How can IB Math Analysis and approaches SL past papers help students?

Utilising IB Math Analysis and Approaches SL Past Papers is an effective strategy to prepare for final exams, as it provides students with guidance on the types of questions they will encounter, and the length and difficulty of the exam papers.

**Can I use exams from the old IB Math courses?**

Exams from the old IB Math courses (Math Studies, Math SL, Math HL) can be a good study resource for exam revision, however the new IB Math courses (AA & AI) do not directly line up with the old courses. Therefore, there will be exam questions and topics in the old courses that may not be in the new courses.

## What is the timezone for IB maths exams?

IB Math examination sessions are held in May and November each year. For the May examination session, there are two different Timezones (with different exam papers): Timezone 1 (TZ1) for Latin America & North America, and Timezone 2 (TZ2) for Africa, Europe & Middle East & Asia-Pacific. The November examination session is Timezone 0 (TZ0).