|Name of Head of Department:|
|Mr Mazri Bin Misawar|
|Name of Subject Head:|
|Mr Ashar Ahmad|
|Name of Senior Teacher:|
|Mdm Tan Li Leng Agnes|
|Names of Members of the Department:|
|Mdm Lee Weiqi||Mdm Ho Woan Shay|
|Miss Phang Ka Leng||Mrs Krishna|
|Mdm Tan Li Ping, Magdalene||Mdm Lim Sy Hing Felicity|
|Mr Tan Chun Leng, Leslie||Mr Boo Jia Liang|
|Mdm Tan Cheng Cheng, Angela||Mdm Seah Hwee Bing|
|Miss Lina Ho||Miss Lynn Kwek Co Hui|
To facilitate the learning of basic numeracy, thinking and problem solving skills in pupils through the careful planning and design of learning activities, encouragement and the use of different alternative assessment mode.
To integrate character building in our pupils through inculcating Habits of Mind in our Math Curriculum.
2T / 3T Mathematics Trail
We went for the NT Mathematics trail to HortPark. We used an app and participated in a game like a scavenger hunt, where we needed to decipher the location of various stations based on the pictures in the app. It was interesting as we had never done anything similar before and we had to find the places to solve difficult, real-life mathematics questions. It was fun working with friends as we could communicate easily. The trail was also helpful to help us apply mathematics concepts in our daily lives, and helped people who struggled with mathematics to appreciate the subject a bit more.
- Renuga Devi Lucy A Loganathan, Chin Yi Teng, Serena Chong (3T1)
Sec 1 Mathematics and Humanities Trail
The Sec 1 iPad trail was about solving mathematics questions at various stations within the allocated time. To find the questions, we needed to find the QR codes scattered around the school and Pang Sua pond. Throughout the trail, my team worked together and we learnt that Mathematics is important and also applicable to our everyday life. I really think that this trail is beneficial to the students and hope that the school can continue with it in the future.
- Qaisara Binte Azman (1N1)
The competition was an interesting expereince. We were tasked to solve the mathematical problems online in a game format. It was challenging because we needed to be both fast and accurate. I enjoyed the game because it was exciting and I got to level up when I finish all the questions. I also had to make use of what I learned in Sec 1 and the process made me become more aware of the topics that I am weak in. I am happy and proud to have come in third in the competitors among all the schools in the cluster.
- Yeo Shi Ting (2N2)
Mathematics Learning Symposium
When I was told that my group mates and I had to present at the Cluster West 6 Mathematics Learning Symposium, I thought that it would be a piece of cake as I assumed that I only had to plan out an itinerary for an Australian family and calculate the total cost. However I later realised that it was more complicated than expected, as we had to use Mathematical Modeling to formulate the problem into a real world problem. In the process, we had to understand the problem, make assumptions, solve the problem mathematically, and think of how factors in the real life can affect our problem and to reflect on our solution.
Subsequently, my team and I went to Assumption English School to present our project to the other schools in our cluster. As we presented our project to other schools, we received some feedback from them. There were also other schools there to present their mathematical model for a different real world problem and we learnt a lot from their presentations as well. Overall, we really benefited from this project as this was something that we did not usually do in class. This project really helped me understand the importance of mathematics and learn to apply mathematical concepts when solving real world problems.
- Poh Yawen (2E4)
Mathematics Inter-class Competition
The Mathematics Inter-class Competition was an annual event for Secondary 1 to Secondary 3 students to compete in a series of fun and challenging questions which are out of syllabus. The first segment of the competition comprised of multiple-choice questions, thus my team members and I split the work to find the best and most fitting answers. For the second part of the competition, we worked on different solutions and then discussed them to spot any mistakes. I thought that this was a great activity as we got a bit of out-of-class fun but at the same time benefited from the rich learning. The questions were challenging but fun to solve, and I would love to take part in such activities again.
- Valerie Chua Jie Qi (3E3)
I went for a game-design workshop as part of the STEM post-exam activity. The workshop was about creating a game using a coding software called Scratch 2.0 that allowed beginners to understand and apply basic coding. Each of us created our own game but was grouped in pairs to help each other if needed. I feel that the school should organise more of these programmes as they provide students with a different kind of learning experience and environment.
- Cheam Chung En (2E2)
Project Ace – 1st Place and 3rd Place (2NA), 2nd Place (2NT)
Mathematics Rumble – 3rd place
“In November 2016, 20 of us were privileged to join the Mathematics Department on a school immersion trip to Bangalore, India. It was a memorable experience as we were able to visit museums, schools and even sat in some of the lessons. We interacted with the local students and learnt more about their school, as well as their day-to-day life. Visiting India has benefited all of us as it cleared many of our misconceptions we have of the country. We forged new friendships that we will always treasure.”
- Jaime Chiong Wei Ting (4E3)
2T / 3T Maths Trail
“It was fun solving questions with my classmates at the Marina Bay Sands Maths trail. We had a fun walk from Marina Bay Sands to the Esplanade. The Maths questions were creative and interesting. Although we felt tired from all the walking, we still enjoyed this year’s Maths trail.”
- Nathan Soh Jia Wei (3T1)
Sec 1 Maths Trail
“In the first semester of the year, our school organised a learning journey to Marina Barrage. Each group was given a tablet to decipher the clues that led us to our various destinations; we learnt about distance, speed and time. We enjoyed the whole process and also bonded with our classmates really well. Now, I feel we can work together better in groups.”
- Wong Yoke Shan Bridget (1N2)
“The Ace-Learning game was very exciting as I got to learn mathematics concepts in a fun way. I think that we should have more of these events as they are very fun and meaningful.”
- Jazleena Bte Johari, 2N1
“My teammates Rupert, Jean Shuen, Xuan Jin and I were chosen to present at this year’s Mathematics symposium. It was a very good experience as we could apply the Mathematical concepts that we have learnt in class in the real world and share our project with the other students within the Cluster. The days leading up to the Mathematics Symposium were very tough as we had to ensure that our presentation was informative yet entertaining. However, our perseverance and determination pulled us through. In the end, it was an exciting experience for all of us as we had the opportunity to learn from students from the other schools. My teammates and I enjoyed this whole experience and we hope to have more of such events to showcase our talents.”
~ Haziq Zhafran B Zin Annua (2E3)
Mathematics Inter-class Competition
“This event was great not only because it exposed us to different types of questions outside our syllabus but it also strengthened the bond among classmates through active discussion on these questions. The competition was exciting and it was indeed a meaningful activity for all of us.”
- Glenn Ang Yuk Fong (3E3)