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Mathematics

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Mission

To enable our students to acquire a sound foundation in mathematical knowledge and skills for continuous learning in mathematics and related disciplines, and for application to the real world; 

 

To nurture in our students the ability to think logically and communicate mathematically, as well as to appreciate the beauty and power of mathematics and its role as a fundamental mode of human thought;

 

To stimulate students’ intellectual curiosity and encourage the practice of Habits of Mind.

Head of Department

Mr Goh Thye Heng

Subject Head

Additional Mathematics

Ms Toh Pui Yhing


Department Brief

The Mathematics Department is committed to providing high-quality learning experiences and supporting our students in developing excellence in Mathematics. Mathematics teachers adopt the “Connecting the Dots using the 3E + P approach” to deepen the joy of learning in students. Teachers build on and emphasise the connections in different mathematical concepts and processes to bring about deeper meaning and appreciation of mathematics. The 3E represents Engage, Explore, Explain to bring about conceptual understanding; while the P represents Practice, ensuring procedural understanding.

 

Teachers facilitate student learning of mathematical concepts and processes, thinking skills and heuristics, and create opportunities for students to undertake problem solving with confidence and enjoyment. We encourage self-directed and reflective learning through varied teaching and assessment strategies, and infuse Habits of Mind into lessons to enhance content learning and foster meta-cognition. To inspire deeper insight and greater interest, students who have higher potential are also encouraged to take up challenges in representing the school in various national and international competitions such as the Singapore Mathematical Olympiad and the ICAS Mathematics Competition.


Achievements

No

Year

Competition Title

Award/Achievement

1

2018

Singapore Mathematical Olympiad

1 Silver, 4 Honourable Mention 

(42 participants)

2018

ICAS Mathematics Competition 

3 High Distinction, 28 Distinction

(99 participants)

2017

Singapore Mathematical Olympiad

1 Gold, 3 Bronze, 4 Honourable Mention 

(45 participants)

4

2017 

ICAS Mathematics Competition 

6 High Distinction, 17 Distinction, 38 Credit, 17 Merit 
(100 participants)

2016

Singapore Mathematical Olympiad 

1 Gold, 4 Bronze, 6 Honourable Mention 
(45 participants) 

2016

ICAS Mathematics Competition 

5 High Distinction, 19 Distinction, 42 Credit, 7 Merit 

(100 participants) 

7

2015

Singapore Mathematical Olympiad

2 Gold, 4 Bronze, 7 Honourable Mention 
(40 participants)

2015

ICAS Mathematics Competition

2 High Distinction, 18 Distinction, 42 Credit, 12 Merit 
(100 participants)

2014

Singapore Mathematical Olympiad

1 Silver, 3 Bronze, 2 Honourable Mention 
(45 participants)

10

2014

ICAS Mathematics Competition

2 High Distinction, 21 Distinction, 46 Credit, 14 Merit 
(100 participants)

11

2013

Singapore Mathematical Olympiad

1 Silver, 3 Bronze, 5 Honourable Mention 
(48 participants)

12 

2013

ICAS Mathematics Competition

1 High Distinction, 7 Distinction, 56 Credit 
(100 participants)

13

2012

Singapore Mathematical Olympiad

2 Bronze, 3 Honourable Mention (49 participants)

14

2012 

ICAS Mathematics Competition 

22 Distinction, 47 Credit (100 participants) 


Key department Programmes and Activities

No

Programme/Activity Title

Brief Description

1

e-Learning programmes

Interactive multi-media online lessons to engage learners.

2

Mathematics Talent Development Programme

Math Olympiad preparatory programme for students with interest and aptitude

3

Singapore Mathematical Olympiad

National Schools Maths Competition organised by NUS.

4

ICAS (UNSW) Math Competitions

International Maths Competition organised by University of New South Wales.

5

All Singapore Secondary Mathematics Competition for Normal Course Students

An online Mathematics Competition for Normal Course students to showcase their talent in mathematical knowledge and skills through solving competition questions.

6

Inter-School Sudoku Challenge

Sudoku Challenge for Sec 2 students. 

7

Pi Day (March 14)

Teachers prepare activities related to Pi to stimulate students’ curiosity, increase general knowledge and appreciation for mathematics.

Lower Sec Math Day 

Station games prepared by Sec 2 students for Sec 1 participants, for students to learn Math in a fun way.

9

Mathematics Trail 

The Mathematics Trail is a school-based activity that is conducted after the year-end examination for the Sec 2 students to help pupils develop an appreciation and enjoyment of Mathematics in everyday situations. 

10

Individualised Self-Paced Learning (ISPL) for Upper Secondary levels 

A programme to promote self-directed learning & collaborative learning. 

11

Bridging Lessons for Normal Academic students 

To strengthen student’s foundation to meet the demands of higher academic levels. 

12

Remedial and Supplementary Lessons 

Structured remedial/supplementary lessons to help weaker students. 

13

Prep Exam & Consultation for graduating students

To prepare students well for N level and O level Exam.


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