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Maths Competitions – A Real Plus for the Subject

Put down the textbook, pick up a buzzer, and enter the world of mathematics competitions. This lively, fast-paced and above all fun test of students’ maths ability and teamwork is increasingly making traditional perceptions of the subject numbered. Since its inception, Australian International School (AIS) has supported the introduction of fun and inventive ways to engage students into the subject and its participation in maths competitions has continued to multiply. In Vietnam, while generally it is considered as a foreign concept, maths competitions are alive and well in Ho Chi Minh City. The two main series in the city are

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IB Spotlight: Visual Arts

IB Visual Arts is put under the IB Spotlight this week, as we continue to uncover a deeper understanding of what studying an IB Diploma is like for students at AIS. IB Visual Arts looks to encourage students to challenge their own creative and cultural expectations and boundaries, and engage them to read, write, think, and question what they do as artists, showing evidence of analytical research, critical comparison and reflective investigation. To gain a student’s perspective into what studying the subject is like, we sat down and spoke to Bui Phuong Anh, a Year 13 student at AIS. She

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IB Spotlight: The Extended Essay

This week we shine the AIS IB Spotlight on the IB Diploma’s Extended Essay (EE) to discover from a student’s perspective what studying it is like. As an overview, EE is a 4,000-word research paper, written under the supervision of an IB teacher. It is a completely independent, self-directed piece of research, and in combination with Theory of Knowledge (TOK), can contribute to up to three additional bonus points towards a student’s overall diploma score. Sharing on her experience completing the IB EE, AIS Year 13 student, Do Hoang Kim Thu, reveals some important advice for upcoming IB Diploma students as

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IB Spotlight: Mathematics

A student’s experience studying IB Mathematics is this week’s IB Spotlight focus. IB Mathematics is designed to not only develop mathematical knowledge, concepts and principles, but also foster logical, critical and creative thinking. It also aims to give students an appreciation of the international dimensions surrounding the subject and the multiplicity of its cultural and historical perspectives. Sharing his thoughts this week is AIS Year 13 student, Bao Khanh. He reveals the ups and downs of studying IB Mathematics at higher level, his reasoning for choosing the subject, and what interests him most about it. One…Two…Three…Four…. That was how mathematics

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