Mathematics

In the Mathematics Department, students are encouraged to pursue the subject beyond the syllabus. Beyond the role of a knowledge seeker with intellectual curiosity, students are learners who reflect and initiate their own learning process. Leveraging on various platforms to integrate their knowledge and skills, students are able to fully realise and apply their imagination and conceptions. The Mathematics curriculum aim to imbue in students the traits and the development of skills which are aligned with our desired outcome of a self-regulated learner, a problem solver, and an effective communicator.

A Self-Regulated Learner who adopts a positive learning attitude, reflect, initiate and direct his own learning to foster the 21st Century Competencies. One also seeks to take pride and joy of learning in acquiring knowledge and skills beyond the syllabus.

A Problem Solver who challenges himself to uncertainties, possesses a strong foundation of conceptual understanding and skills to think critically and solve the problems with alternative perspectives.

An Effective Communicator who is able to express and reason his Mathematical ideas in both speaking and writing out his thought process confidently.

With the complete set of mathematical skills and good metacognitive ability, students will be able to think strategically to solve problems in their GCE ‘A’ Level Higher Mathematics examinations as well as solving real life problem via Math Modelling approach. Students enhanced their critical-thinking, analytical and problem-solving skills when faced with abstract and numerical problems. They learnt to assess the accuracy of methods used in mathematical tasks and also the soundness of conclusion drawn; an awareness of their own conceptual and numerical errors is also cultivated.

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In upper Junior High, students are exposed to higher-order thinking questions to foster their analytical and critical-thinking skills – skills essential to having a good understanding of the subject at the Senior High level. In Junior High 4, they will get to apply inter-discipline skills via the Design Thinking Framework.

Students who want to challenge themselves further in Mathematics can take a selection test for enrolment in the Advanced Inquiry in Mathematics (AIM) Programme in JH1. Through the programme, students get the opportunities to deepen knowledge in Mathematics, deepen curiosity through research and competitions, and also to display confidence through presentations in exhibitions, overseas exchanges and symposiums, but also pick up computing and mathematical modelling skills. Subsequently in upper Junior High, they also embark on Independent Study Modules on topics including graph theory and game theory.

In lower Junior High, students learn the foundational algebraic concepts and skills on which the upper JH Mathematics programme is built. In addition, an appreciation of the application of Mathematics in Art and computational thinking is cultivated in students’ learning.