Every seven years, the IB reviews its subject curriculums to ensure that students are equipped with the right skills for their time.
Most recently, IB has undertaken a restructuring of its math curriculum in which the previous categories of Math Studies, Math Standard Level (SL), Math Higher Level (HL) and Further Math have now been replaced by Math Analysis and Approaches (AA) and Math Application and Interpretation (AI), each offered at Standard Level (SL) and Higher Level (HL).
These changes are applicable for the May 2021 assessment cohort and beyond.
The purpose of these changes is to provide students with more flexibility in their choice of mathematics pathways while also improving practically relevancy of the curriculum in this digital age.
So, what are the differences between Math AA vs AI?