Use this resource as a starting point and inspiration for your own personal investigation.
Before choosing a topic you also need to read this page which gives very important guidance from the IB. IB Revision I’d strongly recommend starting your revision of topics from Y12 – certainly if you want to target a top grade in Y13.
) 30) Time travel to the future: Investigate how traveling close to the speed of light allows people to travel “forward” in time relative to someone on Earth. 31) Graham’s Number – a number so big that thinking about it could literally collapse your brain into a black hole.
32) RSA code – the most important code in the world?
27) Prime number sieves 28) Recurrence expressions for phi (golden ratio): Phi appears with remarkable consistency in nature and appears to shape our understanding of beauty and symmetry.
29) The Riemann Hypothesis – one of the greatest unsolved problems in mathematics – worth $1million to anyone who solves it (not for the faint hearted!
12) Magic squares and cubes: Investigate magic tricks that use mathematics. 13) Loci and complex numbers 14) Egyptian fractions: Egyptian fractions can only have a numerator of 1 – which leads to some interesting patterns. Can all fractions with a numerator of 2 be written as 2 Egyptian fractions?