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Mathematics

Mission

The department aims to make the learning of Mathematics fun and applicable to real life as well as cultivate responsible and self-directed learners.

Goals

To build a firm foundation for Mathematics at lower secondary levels to complement the upper secondary levels through
(i)     instructional programmes that are aimed at consolidation of their concepts and addressing misconceptions with a variety of assessment modes to provide feedback on students’ learning
(ii)    generating students' excitement for Math through experiential learning and/or real life tasks,
(iii)   deepening students' understanding and making connections
(iv)   explicit teaching and training of Self-Directed learning skills in Math to equip students for the 21st Century Skills and Competencies.

To enable upper secondary school students to meet their aspirations in life by entering the tertiary educational courses of choice through a strong foundation of Mathematical excellence in the National Examinations.

To develop teachers who can innovate and grow professionally through training, sharing and mutual collaboration through inter-level coordinator-ship and dialogue sessions.

Innovative Programmes / Curriculum

LEVEL FOCUS
Secondary 1 : Foundation Building 
Secondary 2 : Exploration and Discovery 
Secondary 3 : Discovery and Preparation 
Secondary 4 : Intensive Preparation and Consolidation

ICAN
This programme aims to equip teachers with knowledge, skills and resources so that they can provide better support to students in learning mathematics. The programme also targets to tackle the following challenges encountered by students
1) Learning gaps
2) Weak command of the language
3) Low motivation
4) Poor memory retention

CURRICULUM
a) Strengthen students' mathematical processes (reasoning, representing and communicating, applying and modelling)
b) Develop students' metacognition (monitoring of own thought processes)
c) Bring coherence and show connections across different topics and levels
d) So as to appreciate the nature of mathematics

Key Events / Activities

SINGAPORE MATH KANGAROO CONTEST
(All secondary one express students)
- content that is similar to Singapore's Mathematics Curriculum
- problems require creativity, logical thinking
- challenge students to look at problems form a different perspective

ALL SINGAPORE SECONDARY MATHEMATICS COMPETITION FOR NORMAL COURSE STUDENTS
(Students from normal academic and normal technical across all levels)
- stimulate greater interest and enrich students' knowledge in mathematics