The Aims of Additional Maths (New Syllabus)

Additional Mathematics is kind of important, if your child is intending to pursue any studies related to Mathematics in university. Business, Accounting, Economics, and of course Engineering and Physics are examples of courses requiring some Mathematics.


The syllabus is intended to prepare students adequately for A Level H2 Mathematics and
H3 Mathematics, where a strong foundation in algebraic manipulation skills and
mathematical reasoning skills are required.
The O Level Additional Mathematics syllabus assumes knowledge of O Level Mathematics.
The general aims of the mathematics syllabuses are to enable students to:
acquire the necessary mathematical concepts and skills for continuous learning in
mathematics and related disciplines, and for applications to the real world
• develop the necessary process skills for the acquisition and application of mathematical
concepts and skills
develop the mathematical thinking and problem solving skills and apply these skills to
formulate and solve problems
recognise and use connections among mathematical ideas, and between mathematics
and other disciplines
develop positive attitudes towards mathematics
make effective use of a variety of mathematical tools (including information and
communication technology tools) in the learning and application of mathematics
produce imaginative and creative work arising from mathematical ideas
• develop the abilities to reason logically, to communicate mathematically, and to learn
cooperatively and independently


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4 Responses to The Aims of Additional Maths (New Syllabus)

  1. bsjv56 says:

    Hi. Sorry to say. Why not you include some jobs that require Additional Mathematics? Thank you.


  2. zackumar says:

    Hi I’m a parent who has some queries regarding A Math.
    I was hoping, based on your expertise, that you can clarify my doubts.
    I understand from SEAB website that there is a new A Math syllabus (4047).
    Is this for students starting A Math in 2014? And any difference from the old syllabus (4038)?

    Appreciate it, thank you.


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