I have already written a post on how to score 7 in IB Maths HL. Besides this, many articles and posts on the same topic are available online. But I know many students who spoil their grades because of Paper 2 or Paper 3. Our IB Maths Tutors have written this post, especially about excellently preparing for IB Maths HL Papers 2 and 3.

## How to score Seven IB Maths HL Paper 1, 2 and 3-

Papers one and two have the same weight, 120 marks (30% of the total). Students should finish both papers in 120 minutes each. Paper 3 has only a 20 % weight of 60 marks. Students should finish paper 3 in 60 min. No calculators are allowed on paper 1, while students can use a Graphic display calculator (GDC) on papers two and three, but every question is not necessary to use GDC. Every problem has a different difficulty level, so they may have various weight marks. The weight of each question is mentioned in front of the question.

### Sections and Time Limits-

There are two sections with 60 marks each on paper. Two sections, section A, test the student’s knowledge and understanding of the syllabus. Section B is intended to test the student’s knowledge of the core in depth. Almost all the questions in this section show an inclination in difficulty level. They are accessible initially, but it becomes difficult as students proceed with them. Paper three consists of a small number of compulsory extended-response questions based on the option. Students choose an optional topic for paper three, such as calculus, probability, etc. 20% of the total weight is assigned to the IB Internal Assessment.

#### Be ready with your calculator and IB Maths HL formula booklet-

Your book states which question is calculator-based and which is not. When you study in your school or with your IB Online Tutors, you should solve each paper’s two questions using your GDC. Remember to set its unit properly, like degrees or radians. You must be familiar with every function of your calculator, like- finding the Normal Distribution z value from probability, Finding the local minimum and maximum from a graph, Finding the intersection between 2 curves, and Solving equations using graphs. Our IB Maths Tutors organize free online workshops to help students with their GDC. You can fix your seat by commenting on this post.

#### Don’t ignore the material you don’t understand-

You should never take anything lightly. Every part of the syllabus should be at your fingertips. If you lag in some topics, you must seek help from IB home tutors or Online Tutors. We can help you with every small thing you need help understanding.

Complete your syllabus as soon as possible so that you get plenty of time to review everything. Do more and more complex questions from outside the book. Do practice past year papers. Please write to us for free to get past-year papers and their explanations.

##### Challenging questions-

It doesn’t matter how well prepared or how much practice you have done. You will always find a few questions which are grueling for you. Don’t involve yourself in an inoperable fight with them. Solve the rest of your paper calmly and then get back to them. There must be a way to unriddle them. You can start them. You must at least know the formula to solve them. If you can take a start, you might get the solution. Write your answers in the correct form and up to the correct number of decimal places. Be clear with graphs and coordinates. Show proper results with your GDC. You can also go through my previous post here-