Monday, 16 September 2013

Assessment in Term 4 2013

Dear SSTudents,

1. Performance Task 2 (in lieu of Elementary Mathematics)

As mentioned earlier the deadline of the PT2 is 16 September 2013 @ 2359. To date many students have submitted their products with high quality questions and 'proof's.  Effective use of ICT tools (google, Blog, Geogebra, Keynote, Powerpoint, Pretzi etc) have further enhanced the final product.

2. Paper 3 (in lieu of Additional Mathematics)

The assessment information will be as follows:
Date:    23  September  2013 (Monday)
            (Please be punctual and ensure you have a heavier meal in the morning)
Time:   3.00 pm to 4.00 pm
Venue: Auditorium
Note that you are required to sit according to your classes and index numbers. The teachers will supervise you on this.

Logistic:
TI84 Graphic Calculator (or other approved GC model)
(no other calculator will be allowed)
Stationery - pen and ruler

3. Information on EOY
Please refer to your class math blog or google site earlier entries on this.


All the best - you can do it because we have faith in you but do you!

Saturday, 31 August 2013

Update on Assessment (i) PT2 (ii) P3 (iii) EOY


(1) Performance Task 2
This constitutes the Elementary Mathematics component of Assessment.
The performance task focuses on the topic of Geometrical Proof - Circle Properties. (please refer to Blog entry on Mathematics Performance Task 2)
Deadline for submission is Term 4 Week 1 (first lesson)

(2) Paper 3
This constitutes the Additional Mathematics component of Assessment.
This will be conducted in Term 4.
Students are expected to familiarise themselves with GC-TI84+.
(please refer to your Math teacher on information on use of GC-TI84+)


(3) End-of-Year Examination: Mathematics

Information pertaining to the Maths exam has been communicated to the students in the GoogleSite (as well as the Maths blog).

Elementary Mathematics paper 1
Date: 27 September 2013 (Friday)
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Elementary Mathematics paper 2
Date: 30 September 2013 (Monday)
Duration: 2 hours

Additional Mathematics
Date: 4 October 2013 (Friday)
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Table of Specification
A. Elementary Mathematics
•   Numbers and the four operations (moe 1.1)
•   Algebraic representation and formulae (moe 1.5)
•   Functions and graphs (moe 1.7)
•   Algebraic manipulation (moe 1.6)
•   Solutions of equations and inequalities (moe 1.8)
•   Properties of circles (moe 2.3)
•   Coordinate geometry (moe 2.6)
•   Trigonometry
•   Mensuration

B. Additional Mathematics
(A1) Equations and inequalities 
       Conditions for a quadratic equation
       Solving simultaneous equations in two variables with at least one linear 
equation, by substitution
       Relationships between the roots and coefficients of a quadratic equation
       Solving quadratic inequalities, and representing the solution on the number line
(A2) Indices and surds
       Four operations on indices and surds, including rationalising the denominator
       Solving equations involving indices and surds
(A3) Polynomials and Partial Fractions
       Multiplication and division of polynomials
       Use of remainder and factor theorems
       Factorisation of polynomials
       Partial fractions
(A4) Binomial Expansions
(A5) Power, Exponential, Logarithmic, and Modulus functions
(G1)  Trigonometric functions, identities and equations.
  • ·       Six trigonometric functions for angles of any magnitude (in degrees or radians)
  • ·       Principal values of sin–1x, cos–1x, tan–1x
  • ·       Exact values of the trigonometric functions for special angles  
(30°,45°,60°) or (π/6,  π/4,  π/3)
  • ·       Amplitude, periodicity and symmetries related to the sine and cosine functions 

  • ·       Graphs of  = asin(bx) ,      = sin(x/b + c),     = acos(bx) ,      = cos(x/b + c) and          = atan(bx) , where a is real, b is a positive integer and c is an integer.
  • ·       Use of the following
  •    (BASIC TRIG RULES)
  •      sin A/cos A=tan A,
  •      cos A/sin A=cot A,    
  •      sin2A+cos2A=1,
  •      sec2A=1+tan2A,
  •      cosec2A =1+cot2A
  •      (DOUBLE ANLES)
  •      the expansions of sin(A ± B), cos(A ± B)  and tan(A ± B)
  •      the formulae for sin 2A, cos 2A and tan 2A
  •      (R-FORMULA) - the expression for acosu +  bsinu in the form Rcos(u ± a) or R sin (u ± a)
  •      Simplification of trigonometric expressions
  • ·    Solution of simple trigonometric equations in a given interval (excluding 
general solution)
  • ·    Proofs of simple trigonometric identities
(G2) Coordinate Geometry
       Condition for two lines to be parallel or perpendicular
(G2) Linear Law
       Transformation of given relationships, including   y = axand y = kbx, to linear form to determine the unknown constants from a straight line graph


Resource and References
The following would be useful for revision:
  • Maths Workbook
  • Study notes
  • Homework Handouts
  • Exam Prep Booklets (that was given since the beginning of the year)
  • Ace Learning Portal - where they could attempt practices that are auto-mark
  • Past GCEO EM and AM questions (students were recommended to purchase these at the beginning of the year)

(4) General Consultation and Timed-trial during the school holidays

During the school holidays, there would be a timed-trial on Monday 9 September 2013 (Monday). The focus would be on Additional Mathematics and students are strongly encouraged to attend.
Duration: 0800 - 1030 (2 hours 30 minutes) 

Mathematics Performance Task 2

Due Term 4 Week 1 (first Mathematics Lesson)
the file could be downloaded from google site.



Please fill-up this form once you have submitted the work.



Thursday, 29 August 2013

Essential GC Skills for Paper 3



View each video carefully and learn these fundamental GDC skills.

1. Basic Graphing Controls
a. Zoom Options
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7DWbhWd9zE&list=PLB1A524363687A860

b. Setting the Window
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_uJpI6LXr4

2. Graphing Basics

a. Graph a line and find the table of values:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WctC2xCnI0

b. Finding coordinates of turning points of a graph:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXRbQv8gauI

c. Finding intersection between two graphs:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-1QUYQbYHM
(comes with exercises)

d. Finding roots and y-intercept of a graph:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGWrsnPNfnM

3. PlySmlt2
a. Using PlySmlt2 for Solving Quadratic Equations
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBRzvsJ6ros

b. Using PlySmlt2 to Solve a System of Equations
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dyox4aNR0Zc

c. Using PlySmlt2 to Solve Polynomial Equations
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CoNcxnVbtY

Saturday, 13 July 2013

5 THINGS WE NEED TO KNOW WHEN DRAWING A GRAPH :D

1) SCALE

Example :
Horizontal axis 
 8cm: 1 unit

Vertical axis :
2cm to 1 unit

*sometime the scale is given in the question*
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2) Accuracy
-> How accurate the graph is
eg.
 Accuracy =1/2 square
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3) FOR LINEAR LAW
->> Vertical intercept must be shown in the graph

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4) Size of graph
The graph should fill up 2/3 of the graph paper
~ which means we have to choose the scale properly.
> For accuracy purpose
>> Less error

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5) Table of values must be shown
example



Saturday, 6 July 2013

Semester 2 Update


1. Scheme of Work (Syllabus for Semester 2)

Term 3
Wk 1       (AM)  LINEAR LAW
Wk 2-3    (EM) TRIGONOMETRY
                        - Sine Rule, Cosine Rule, bearings, Angle of Elevation, 3D problems (EM)
Wk 4-6    (AM) TRIGONOMETRY (AM)
Wk 7   (EM) PROPERTIES OF CIRCLES 
Wk 8       (AM) CIRCULAR MEASURE
Wk 9-10  (AM) BINOMIAL THEOREM 
Term 4
Wk 1 Revision
Wk 2 EOY Exam

Self Directed Learning (AM) URVES & CIRCLES

2. Assessment 

Level Test 2 (10%) 
Wk 7-8
format:   1 hour
Marks:    40 marks
Topics
EM
     Coordinate Geometry
     Trigonometry
AM
     Coordinate Geometry
     Trigonometry
     Linear Law

Paper 3 - AM (10%) 
PT2       - EM (10%)

Sunday, 21 April 2013

AM and EM Assessment Book (GCE O format)


To assist students in their revision and preparation for GCE 'O' Level, the Mathematics Department has made arrangement with the bookshop to order the following 2 books for the students.
The information is as follows:
  • Additional Mathematics by topic $7.00
  • Mathematics by topic $5.50
Both will include solution booklet
Please make arrangement with your Math teacher on the procedures for purchases.

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Tuesday, 5 March 2013


Introduction:

For a quadratic equation \( a{x}^2+bx+c=0 \):

Discriminant
\( {b}^2-4ac \)
Nature of roots
Characteristics of curve
> 0


2 real and distinct roots

The curve cuts the x-axis (\(y=0\)) at 2 different points
Perfect square

2 real and rational roots
Not a perfect square
2 real and irrational roots
= 0
2 real and equal roots
The curve touches the x-axis at \(x=-\frac { b }{ 2a }  \).  The x-axis is a tangent to the curve.
< 0
No real roots
The curve does not cut or touch the x-axis.
It lies entirely above (a > 0) or below
(a < 0) the x-axis.

From the first 2 points, we conclude that

                                      \({ b }^{ 2 }-4ac\ge 0\Longleftrightarrow \) the roots are real


Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Surds: Question Creating

Find the value, in simplest form, of


\(\sqrt{5+2\sqrt{6}}-\sqrt{5-2\sqrt{6}}\)



Answer:\(\sqrt{8}=2\sqrt{2} \)

Surds: Question Creating :D

Find the value, in simplest form, of

\(\sqrt{8+3\sqrt{7}}-\sqrt{8-3\sqrt{7}}\)

Answer = \(\sqrt{14}\)
Ming Yi Tay (06)
Find the value, in simplest form, of
\(\sqrt{9+4\sqrt{5}}-\sqrt{9-4\sqrt{5}}\) .


Answer=4.
Dean Ang(00)

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Long Division Method Summary

LONG DIVISION METHOD

Steps


1. The rule of LDM is :

and..



So here is an example:

Step 1



Step 2 Multiply (In this case : x^3(x-3))


Step 3 : Bring down the answer


Step 4 : subtract


Step 5 : Repeat the steps with the other Variables


Step 6 : Repetition of steps 2 -4 


Final answer !


Since Dividend = Quotient x Divisor + Remainder




Things to take note of:

Dividend MUST be in descending index form (x^4,x^3,x^2,x,constant)

IF the equation is similar to e.g. x^5-1 / x-3,

then the dividend used in LDM should be 

( x^5 + 0x^4 + 0x^3 + 0x^2 + 0x - 1 ) / ( x - 3 )

So that dividend is arranged in descending index form

THATS ALL!!! :D