Category Archives: A. Math Tips

O-LEVEL ADDITIONAL-MATH JUNE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS INTENSIVE REVISION 2017

Dates: 5th, 6th and 7th June 2017 (3 days of 4 hrs each day) Time: 10.30am-12.30pm (Morning session), 1.30pm-3.30pm(Afternoon Session). Location: Blk 825, Tampines St.81, #01-48. S(520825) Focus: Conceptual Understanding & Application of Skills Format: Teaching + Worksheets + Discussions … Continue reading

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Sec 4 A. Math Reflections 02/02/13 – Higher Derivative

Today I taught them the Higher Derivatives, using displacement, velocity and acceleration as real-life examples. I chose not to introduce the 2nd derivative as a means to test whether a turning point is a maximum or minimum, as I preferred … Continue reading

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Sec 4 A. Math Reflections sat1415 19/01/2013 – Differentiation

This was our third lesson in Jan. We did the Product Rule for Differentiation after spending the last two sessions doing the Basic Rule and the Power Rule (a subset of the chain rule). I told students to differentiate directly, … Continue reading

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Is metacognition part of the mathematics curriculum in Singapore?

One of the aims of mathematics education in schools in Singapore is to enable students to acquire thinking and problem solving skills and to make effective use of these skills to formulate and solve problems (MOE, 2007). The existing curriculum … Continue reading

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Metacognition and mathematical problem solving

Metacognition is a crucial element in problem-solving, which is itself a key component in mathematics learning. To monitor and regulate one’s cognitive processes in problem-solving, Polya (1945) describes a four-step method: first, one has to comprehend the problem by sub-dividing … Continue reading

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A. Math Reflections & Study Tips

(1) Simultaneous Equations Generally an easy topic, but beware of certain kinds of questions such as: (a) Questions involving reciprocals of x and y, such as Solve  3(1/x) + 1/y = 1;  1/(x^2) + 1/(y^2) = 5 Ans: x = … Continue reading

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