IB Mathematics Higher Level
Mrs. Amy Leonard Room 5 - 345
2009 - 2010
Welcome to IB Math HL! You are now enrolled in a higher level International
Baccalaureate course designed for you to earn college credit and fulfill your IB Diploma
requirements. This is a rigorous class and attendance is extremely important if you
want to pass the IB exam.
You are expected to be in the classroom when the bell rings. If you are
late, it will affect your employability skills grade.
We will be using the textbook Mathematics HL & SL by Peter Smythe. We
will be covering 24 chapters plus additional material that appears on the
IB exam. In addition to the core requirements, you will each need to
choose a higher level option for paper 3 – either Statistics or Analysis.
Homework will be assigned daily whether the topic is covered in class or
not. It will be due during the following class.
If you are absent, it is your responsibility to find out what work you have
missed and to make it up. You will have one day for every day you were
absent to make up the homework. You will be able to access assignments
on my teacher web page at:
Any test missed must be taken after school within 5 days following your
return to school. It will be done AFTER school from 2:20 P.M. to 3:30
P.M. by appointment.
Grades will be weighted 80% for tests and quizzes and 20% for
employability skills. Employability points consist of 15% toward homework
and 5% toward attendance and the code of conduct. An unexcused
absence, tardy, dress code violation, or misconduct will result in a loss of 5
points. Semester one will include a midterm exam worth 20% of the first
semester grade, and semester two will include a "mock" exam worth 20%
of the second semester grade.
Cheating in any way will not be tolerated. Cheating on a test will result in a
grade of zero. If you are caught copying another student's paper, both
will be confiscated. Working together is encouraged - copying another's
work is not.
A graphing calculator (TI-83 or TI-84) is required for this class. If this
is a problem, see me immediately. The TI-89 is NOT permitted by the
There will be NO food or drinks allowed in the classroom. Cell phone and
laptop usage during class is also not permitted.
Two papers of the mock IB Math HL exam will be administered on
Saturday April 17, 2008 from 7:30A.M. until approximately noon. The
third paper will be given during a regular school day to be announced at a
later date. This test is mandatory. Please do not schedule any other
activities for this Saturday morning.
Please don't hesitate to ask questions as needed. I will be available after school most
days to help with any concepts you don't understand. This course is fast passed and
rigorous. I am always willing to help. I am looking forward to an enjoyable and
rewarding year together!
Mrs. Amy Leonard
Riverview High School
One Ram Way
Sarasota, FL 34231
(941) 923-1484 Ext. 64149
IB Math HL
Your first homework assignment is to complete this page, signifying that you have
read and understand the expectations for this class. You must also have a parent or
guardian read and sign this form. Keep the first two pages of this letter for your
information throughout the year and return this page tomorrow.
Parent's e-mail address ___________________________________