Welcome back ya’ll!

Another school year and another opportunity to learn and grow! I’m excited to have you in my class and this year is looking to be one of the best in decades! I’ll be updating this website frequently with information in all three of my classes. I am teaching:

IB Precalculus (IB Math Studies) – Periods 5 & 6 (join remind now, by texting 81010 the message “@ibpre1920”)

Geometry: Periods 2 & 8 (join remind now, by texting 81010 the message “@geome1920”)

Algebra 1 (S2): Periods 3 & 4.

I have a prep period 1st and 7th, where 7th is my PAT time for anyone to come in, second half of the period.

Just for fun, here is a picture of my daughter this summer. She is 1.6 years old. Have a good one and see you soon!

IB 2017 Exams and Markschemes

Here are the 2017 Exams for each time zone:

Paper 1:

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Paper 2:

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New Criterion and 4 Sample IA’s

Like I promised, here are the detailed criterion for the new IA vs the old IA. Make sure that you follow both 2 simple processes and 1 advance process to get full marks on the mathematical portion of the IA.

Original Criterion Handout

Here are 4 Sample IA’s That have been assessed. There is a score of 18, 17 and 6 for you to compare. Note that these are older version so you will have to do 2 simple mathematical processes and 1 advanced for full points.

Sample 1, Assessment Markup 1                              Score: 18   Type: Chi-Squared

Sample 2, Assessment Markup 2                              Score: 17   Type: Correlation

Sample 5, Assessment Markup 5                              Score: 17   Type: Chi-Squared

(Note sample 5 has 2 simple processes are carried out! This is a good example of what you can do)

Sample 14, Assessment Markup 14                          Score: 6   Type: Correlation

Let me know if you have any troubles with these. I had a small problem with #14 but I think its all good. Have a great snow day!!

Geometry and Algebra E-Book and ANSWERS!

Here is a link to the book online!

Select your book at:
https://bim.easyaccessmaterials.com/index.php?location_user=cchs. Then use the side menu to move to the right section.

For odd answers worked out do this:

Big Ideas Math Solutions
This is a great way for students to check their work on their homework. A sample of questions from each section are worked out completely, so students can see how to work out these problems.
Online access:
1. Go to http://www.bigideasmathsolutions.com/
2. Select “Common Core High School” in first pull down menu
3. Click on your book (Algebra 1, Geometry, or Algebra 2)
4. Use the pull down menus to select the chapter, section, and exercise
5. Click “View”

Tablet/Phone access: Free app
1. Go to Google Play or the App Store and search for “Big Ideas Math Solutions”
2. Download the app – it should have the icon shown at the left
3. Select your book (Algebra 1, Geometry, or Algebra 2 – Common Core High School)
4. Select the section you are working on, and then select from the list of sample exercises

Welcome back!

Hey ya’ll and welcome to another exciting year of academics! I’m your host for IB Pre-Calculus, three sections of Algebra 1 and two sections of Geometry and am thrilled to meet all of you. Contact me at andrew.saputo@bethel.k12.or.us if you have any questions, comments or concerns.

Exam Prep Links and Materials IMPORTANT!

Hello, THIS POST IS IMPORTANT: The exam is roughly 1 week away. I’ve told you about the other postings, I’ve shown you how to get there, and we will be holding study sessions all throughout this week. Here are some links to the other posts.

Here is the link to the Exam Topics 1- 7  With the mark schemes.


Here are some more Topic Specific Questions for extra prep.


This is Last years exams and the markscheme.

Mathematical studies paper 1

Mathematical studies paper 2

Mathematical studies paper 1 SL markscheme

Mathematical studies paper 2 SL markscheme

This is a Giant List of Exam questions from previous years.


Formula Booklet

If you would like any more resources, let me know and I can find more. I have a ton still so Let me know and I’ll accommodate.

Subject reports for 2014. TZ1 (See me, by request)

November subject report 2014 (See me, by request)


2013 Exams

May2013 TZ1 Paper 1
May2013 TZ1 Paper 2
May2013 TZ2 Paper 1
May2013 TZ2 Paper 2
Nov 2013 Paper 1
Nov 2013 Paper 2

Markschemes for 2013:

May2013 TZ1 Paper 2 MC
May2013 TZ2 Paper 1 MC
May2013 TZ2 Paper 2 MC
May2013 TZ1 Paper 1 MC
Nov 2013 Paper 1 MC
Nov 2013 Paper 2 MC

2012 Exams

May2012 TZ1 Paper 1
May2012 TZ1 Paper 2
May2012 TZ2 Paper 1
May2012 TZ2 Paper 2
Nov 2012 Paper 1
Nov 2012 Paper 2

Markschemes for 2012

May2012 TZ1 Paper 1 MC
May2012 TZ1 Paper 2 MC
May2012 TZ2 Paper 1 MC
May2012 TZ2 Paper 2 MCNov 2012 Paper 1 MC
Nov 2012 Paper 2 MC

2011 Exams

May2011 TZ1 Paper 1
May2011 TZ1 Paper 2
May2011 TZ2 Paper 1
May2011 TZ2 Paper 2Nov 2011 Paper 2

Markschemes for 2011

May2011 TZ1 Paper 1 MC
May2011 TZ1 Paper 2 MC
May2011 TZ2 Paper 1 MC
May2011 TZ2 Paper 2 MC
Nov 2011 Paper 2 MC

Good luck!!!