Mathematics

Mathematics Department

Department Mission:

Develop our students' reasoning & critical thinking skills through the learning and applications of Mathematics.

 

Department Goals:

  • To strive and achieve value-added results in the national examinations.
  • To nurture students' interest and passion in Mathematics.
  • To maximize students' potential through a rigorous Mathematics curriculum.
  • To incorporate Differentiated Instruction (DI) to cater to the students' learning interests and needs.
  • To create a conducive environment for teachers to collaborate, innovate and grow professionally.
  • To facilitate the sharing of best practices in the teaching and learning of Mathematics.

 

Innovative Programmes / Curriculum:

(a) Teaching and Learning Resources

Our teachers are equipped with electronic-textbooks and interactive applets to engage our students in the teaching and learning of Mathematics. We have an e-learning portal which enables students to learn anytime, anywhere via the interactive Self-Directed Learning (SDL) modules and students can also attain personal mastery of specific topics using the Progressive Mastery Programme (PMP). Moreover, we have customized baseline resources to ensure the delivery of a rigorous mathematics curriculum. 

(b) Teachers as Reflective Practitioners using the Lesson Study approach

Our teachers are actively involved in Lesson Study, i.e. a professional development process in which a group of Mathematics teachers collaborate to examine a number of mathematics topics, develop lesson packages and conduct 'live' lesson observations to look in depth from the learners' perspectives. The Lesson Study approach caused teachers to look at their teaching in a more analytical, focused and in-depth way, hence, deepening their content knowledge and developing higher level instructional expertise of the subject matter.

(c) Multi-disciplinary Project Work

Our Sec 1 students will undergo a rigorous 10-week Multi-disciplinary Project Work (MPW) which integrates Design & Technology, Art and Mathematics. The objective of MPW is to develop our students as independent learners with reasoning and critical thinking skills and who are confident and articulate. MPW entails the completion of an authentic task which incorporates constraints such as cost, time and resources. Students are expected to work with and around the constraints to come out with the "best possible" solution. We firmly believe that when students go through the process of completing the MPW, they would become more independent in their learning and better equipped to excel in their academic areas.

(d) Normal (Academic) Students taking GCE 'O' Level Elementary Mathematics

For Normal (Academic) students who show an inclination for Mathematics, they are selected to take their 'O' Level Elementary Mathematics (Subject Code: 4016) at Sec 4N. We prepare them for the GCE 'O' Level examinations by having a teacher to look after the needs of the students, for example, having extra lessons to give them the practices for 'O' Level type of questions.

 

Key Events / Activities:

(a) Local and International Competitions

  • University of New South Wales (UNSW) Mathematics Competition
  • Singapore Mathematics Olympiad (SMO)
  • Zonal Mathematics Competitions

(b) Math Trail

Math Trail is an annual event organised for the lower secondary students as a post-exam activity. The main objectives of the Math Trails are to instill interest in the learning of Mathematics and to enable students to experience Mathematics in their everyday lives. The Math Trails were designed in-house and run by our teachers and student leaders. While the students had fun participating in the event, the student leaders honed on their leadership skills to make excellent Station Masters. A game-based strategy, with the use of Amazing Race style, is employed to run the Math Trail. Students are divided into teams. Each team would be given a booklet and the team must complete all the Math questions and race to submit the booklet at the last station. The first few teams with all the correct answers would win attractive prizes of book vouchers or electronic items! 

 

Useful Links

(a) Ministry of Education

(b) Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board (SEAB)

(c) Examination Syllabi

Complete Secondary Mathematics Syllabus

  • GCE 'O' Level - Elementary Math (Subject Code: 4016)
  • GCE 'O' Level - Additional Math (Subject Code: 4038)
  • GCE 'N' Level - Elementary Math for N(A) (Subject Code: 4042)
  • GCE 'N' Level - Additional Math for N(A) (Subject Code: 4039)
  • GCE 'N' Level - Elementary Math for N(T) (Subject Code: 4043)


(d) GCE 'N' & 'O' Examination Timetables

(e) Approved Calculators List

(f) Frequently Asked Questions (linked to SEAB website)