Choose a topic that interests you and that you can investigate in depth. It is important to select a topic that you are passionate about, as it will make the research and writing process more enjoyable and rewarding.
Make sure your topic is clearly defined and that you have a clear research question. Your research question should be specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound (SMART). This will help you focus your research and make it easier to evaluate your findings.
Use a variety of sources to gather information, including textbooks, academic journals, and online resources. Be sure to use reputable sources, and make sure to cite your sources properly.
Use appropriate mathematical notation and symbols to clearly present your work. This will help you communicate your ideas effectively and demonstrate your understanding of the mathematical concepts you are using.
Include a detailed explanation of your methodology, including any formulas or equations used. This will help the reader understand how you arrived at your findings, and it will also demonstrate your understanding of the mathematical concepts you are using.
Present your findings in a clear and organized manner, using tables, charts, and graphs as appropriate. This will make it easier for the reader to understand your findings and will demonstrate your ability to effectively communicate complex ideas.
Show how your findings relate to the broader mathematical concepts you studied. This will demonstrate your understanding of the broader context of your research and will also help you connect your findings to the larger field of mathematics.
Proofread your work carefully and have someone else review it before submitting it. This will help you catch any errors or inconsistencies in your work and will also help you improve the overall quality of your IA.
Make sure you have a good balance of theory and practical work. Your IA should have a good balance of mathematical theory and practical application. A good balance of both will show your understanding of the subject in a wider range.
Show your work to your teacher and get feedback. This will help you identify any areas where you need to improve and will also help you ensure that you have met all the requirements for the IA.
Remember that the key to a good maths IA is to demonstrate your understanding of the mathematical concepts and their application in real-world problem-solving. By following these tips, you will be well on your way to earning a 7 on your maths IA.
Best of luck with your IA’s everyone and I hope you found this guide useful!
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