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School System Video (Do not make a fish climb trees)

Singapore is being mentioned around 4:54. Very nice video. The truth is that the classroom of today is still nearly the same as the classroom of 150 years ago. There needs to be a “Educational Revolution” parallel to that of … Continue reading

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11-year old math and chess prodigy in Singapore

Source: Channel News Asia Aarushi Maheshwari solved the famous “Cheryl’s Birthday Problem” when she was only 9. She is also a chess champion and can play blindfold chess. Watch the video below to learn more! Also read our previous post … Continue reading

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Basics of Partial Differential Equations Summary

PDE: Separation of Variables 1) Let . 2) Note that , , , , . 3) Rearrange the equation such that LHS is a function of only, RHS is a function of only. 4) Thus, LHS=RHS=some constant . 5) Solve … Continue reading

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5 Good Habits to Develop for College

As soon as you start your freshman year in the university, you’ll be faced with countless challenges. Getting accepted into college is an accomplishment, but it is only one of the many steps you’ll need to take in order to … Continue reading

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The Most Accomplished 10-Year-Old (Gifted pupil)

Pan Annan is probably the most accomplished 10 Year-old student in Singapore, or perhaps even in the world. Her list of accomplishments: International rhythmic gymnastics champion Youngest member of the Singapore National Youth Chinese Orchestra (SNYCO), where she plays the Pipa … Continue reading

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Population Differential Equations and Laplace Transform

Malthus Model : Total population : Birth-rate per capita : Death-rate per capita Solution to D.E.: where . Logistic Equation Logistic Case 1: Increasing population () The second expression can be derived from the first: divide by in both the … Continue reading

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Free Money from PayLah (Quick! Before it is fully redeemed)

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Hey! You can get S$5 when you register for PayLah! with my Referral Code WILDOF087 (last 3 digits are numbers zero-eight-seven) by 31 December 2018. Download PayLah! from http://www.dbs.com.sg/paylah now and enter the above Code during…

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NTUC Fairprice Receipt Number

For those participating in lucky draws, often it requires you to SMS the NTUC Fairprice Receipt Number. However, the latest version of NTUC receipts, upon closer inspection contains many numbers but none that are explicitly specified as “receipt number”. What … Continue reading

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100 Changi Rewards points for you

Sign up here! Changi points are quite useful, can be used to redeem the following: Attraction Passes Exclusive Items Exclusive Events Travel and Airline Miles Changi Rewards e-Vouchers 1-for 1 Deals Hotel Stays and other Changi Rewards’ Partners Deals URL … Continue reading

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Free Money from PayLah (Quick! Before it is fully redeemed)

Hey! You can get S$5 when you register for PayLah! with my Referral Code WILDOF087 (last 3 digits are numbers zero-eight-seven) by 31 December 2018. Download PayLah! from http://www.dbs.com.sg/paylah now and enter the above Code during sign-up before this offer is fully … Continue reading

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110 Nanyang Girls’ High students fall sick during boarding school programme

Quite worrying. Based on my personal experience and online research, food in Singapore cannot be left in room temperature for more than 4 hours, due to our hot and humid temperature. To be safe, food needs to be put in … Continue reading

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Second Order Linear ODE Summary

Second Order Linear D.E. Summary Homogenous D.E. . Solve the Characteristic Equation: . Case 1) Two real roots : Case 2) Real double root : Case 3) Complex Conjugate root , where : Non-homogenous D.E. General solution of non-homogenous D.E.: … Continue reading

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10 Things You Don’t Know About Albert Einstein

Source: Thoughtco Some of the 10 facts are: He Loved to Sail Einstein’s Brain Einstein and the Violin Presidency of Israel For those interested in the theory of relativity (special and general), which is the main core of Einstein’s research, … Continue reading

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Drawing Chemistry Diagrams in LaTeX

The web application “mol2chemfig” is very amazing. (http://py-chemist.com/mol_2_chemfig). Especially the search function, where one can just type the name of the chemical and out comes the chemfig code where it can be pasted to LaTeX. The mol2chemfig package needs to … Continue reading

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Linear First Order ODE, Bernoulli Equations and Applications

Linear First Order ODE DE of the form: . Integrating factor: . (Remember to have a constant when integrating the numerator .) Integration by parts Acronym: LIATE (Log, Inverse Trig., Algebraic, Trig., Exponential), where L is the best choice for … Continue reading

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How to draw polygons with angles (LaTeX Tikz)

Just learnt some amazing angle-drawing techniques using LaTeX Tikz. Although cumbersome to code, the benefit of using LaTeX to draw diagrams is that it matches the font of your document, and is easier to customize and edit. Also, it is … Continue reading

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Bukit Batok / Hillview Maths Tuition

Please contact us for one-to-one Maths Tuition at Bukit Batok / Hillview area. Nearby areas such as Clementi / Jurong East are also suitable. Patient and dedicated Maths Tutor.

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NS Overseas Notification SMS Number (NOT 36767)

The new number to SMS is no longer 36767. SMS to 82411633 instead. The format is still the same (separated by space): MNC NRIC DestinationCountry DepartureDate (DD/MM/YYYY) ReturnDate YourHPNumber Notification for NSmen Overseas Trip is only needed if you travel … Continue reading

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Creator of ‘Grand Unified Theory of Mathematics’ Wins Prestigious Math Prize

Professor Langlands is very famous in the field of Number Theory. Congratulations to Prof. Langlands for winning the very prestigious Abel Prize. Source: LiveScience A mathematician who developed what some consider the “grand unified theory of mathematics” has won one of … Continue reading

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How to help gifted children deal with hyper-sensitivity

This should be useful for parents of gifted kids. Also read: Books for Gifted Children Book by Truly Gifted Kid (GEP Book) Source: Aleteia Gifted children can be challenging and exhausting: unable to handle frustration, finding it difficult to accept … Continue reading

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Linear Algebra Online Calculator (Matrix Calculator)

Just came across this online tool (http://matrix.reshish.com/). Probably one of the nicest online matrix calculators that can do most stuff like calculating determinant, inverse, rank, Gauss-Jordan Elimination, etc. Very intuitive and easy to use. Recommended to bookmark it for further … Continue reading

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Cannot Login to SP Services

The SP Services website (https://services.spservices.sg/#/login) seems to be down as of 21 March 2018. The error message received is: Error: We’re currently facing issues communicating your request, please try again in a few minutes. SP Services Utilities for Resale Flat … Continue reading

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Trigonometric Identities and Differential Equations

Trigonometric Identities Reduction to Separable Form Equations of the form Set . Then and . Thus the original equation becomes which is separable. Linear Change of Variable can be solved by setting . Newton’s Law of Cooling Rate of change … Continue reading

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Funniest Math Video

This is probably one of the funniest Math video I have watched: Another one that is very humorous is: Mr Bean Calculus and Trigonometry Math Exam.

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Best “Do-nothing” Saving Accounts in Singapore (Better than Fixed Deposit)

Albert Einstein once said that “Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it … he who doesn’t … pays it.” In E Maths, students will learn that the formula for Compound Interest is … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary with WordPress.com! You registered on WordPress.com 5 years ago.

Just received this nice message from WordPress. 🙂 Happy Anniversary with WordPress.com! You registered on WordPress.com 5 years ago. Thanks for flying with us. Keep up the good blogging.

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When religion (Pope Francis) met science (Stephen Hawking)

Also interesting is that the founder of the “Big Bang” theory was a Catholic priest! A Catholic priest, Fr. Georges Lemaître, is “Father of the Big Bang Theory” Source: https://aleteia.org/2016/12/03/when-religion-pope-francis-met-science-stephen-hawking/ The meeting was cordial, in spite of their diametrically opposed views … Continue reading

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Happy Pi Day!

Happy Pi Day to all readers of Mathtuition88.com! Check out our previous posts on Pi: Did you know, Pi day is also Einstein’s Birthday? How to get Pi on Calculator – Without pressing the Pi Button The Mystery of e^Pi-Pi … Continue reading

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Zuji Promo Codes

Zuji is a famous flight and hotel booking service. By using the below Promo Codes, you can save some money from their cheap and good bookings. (Please use the links provided below to enter the official Zuji website!) Product: Flights Period: 19 … Continue reading

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Stephen Hawking dies aged 76

RIP Stephen Hawking. Source: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-43396008 The British physicist was known for his work with black holes and relativity, and wrote several popular science books including A Brief History of Time. “We are deeply saddened that our beloved father passed away today,” … Continue reading

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Researchers studying the Flynn effect have found that scores on IQ tests have actually improved over time.

This is an interesting read for parents and students. Basically, IQ is a complex notion that is dependent on various factors, including environment and educational factors. Source: ThoughtCo You’ve probably heard someone lament the state of “kids today”: that current … Continue reading

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Singapore’s Only Live Turtle And Tortoise Museum Is Closing This March & Here’s How You Can Help

I have visited the Turtle Museum around 2015/2016. It was a very impressive collection of turtles and tortoises, right in the middle of the Chinese Gardens. Even includes rare species like the Alligator Snapping Turtle. Quite sad to hear that … Continue reading

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Poll Results: Which JC is the Best?

62 people have voted for the best JC in Singapore. (Poll is at: Which JC is the best in Singapore? At top place is Nanyang Junior College 12.9% (8 votes), tied with Raffles Institution 12.9% (8 votes). Visit the poll to see the … Continue reading

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Stolen A-Level scripts: 75 of 238 affected students will re-sit Chemistry Paper 3

Sincerely wishing good luck to those retaking their exams. It is certainly not easy, especially for boys who by that time will be in National Service. Also, for a fact-intensive course like Chemistry, with each passing month it gets harder … Continue reading

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The magic (and math) of skating on thin ice without falling in

Very interesting video. Do try to imagine the sound of the ice and check out the video to confirm your guess. Very surprising sound! It is a pity that not many countries have such ice to skate in. The main … Continue reading

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Brand’s Essence of Chicken Effectiveness

Students studying hard for exams may often feel mentally tired, though technically they are sitting on the chair most of the time. This is because the brain actually uses around 20% of the body’s energy despite the brain only being … Continue reading

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Free Entry into Science Centre (In Conversation with … John Edmark)

Students interested in the fusion of math, science and art may be interested to attend this wonderful event. Note: Pre-registration is needed for your free entry into the Science centre. URL: http://www.science.edu.sg/events/Pages/EventDetail.aspx?ID=1251@event?ID=1251 24 March 2018   10:30 – 12:00 Location: Maxwell Auditorium The … Continue reading

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Wakin Chau 周华健 was a Math Major at University

Something interesting that not many people know? Also see Famous Nonmathematicians who studied Mathematics. Wakin Chau was born in a rice store owned by his family in Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong. Growing up as the fourth son in his seven-member family, … Continue reading

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Latest SG Education News

Policies In Brief: Tuition fee subsidies The Straits Times Income eligibility criteria for the Mendaki Tertiary Tuition Fee Subsidy scheme will be revised upwards from August. … Students previously unable to take part in Outward Bound Singapore adventure training or overseas volunteer programmes organised by Youth Corps Singapore may get … Continue reading

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Wanton Noodles

Originally posted on Cooking For Fun:
As a Chinese born and grew up in northern part of China, I’m very familiar with noodles. Yet, its very difficult for me to cook southern pattern noodles well, like rice noodle, Hokkien mee.…

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Speak Mandarin Campaign Activities

Just to share, for those who are interested. Two theatrical works, Four Horses Road, and Legend of the Monkey King, are happening this month/next month.

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Chinese Competition (Total Prize of $20,000 SGD)

Quite a good deal if you are also interested in obtaining the HSK (Hànyǔ Shuǐpíng Kǎoshì) Grade 6 Qualification (HSK六级成绩报告), which will be useful if you study/work in China in the future. Entry fee is S$90 for test takers at … Continue reading

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Royal Caribbean Promotion – Free Stuff to be won

Royal Hunt QR Codes The first two tiers of rewards are Polar and Ya Kun $2 vouchers. The final tier is a chance to win the top prize (worth $15,000); a seven-night Mediterranean Cruise for two on board Royal Caribbean’s … Continue reading

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Malcolm Gladwell Masterclass Review

Masterclass: Malcolm Gladwell Teaches Writing Malcolm Gladwell is one of my favorite authors. He is very famous in the US, since his books have hit the bestsellers list in America multiple times. I have written the following reviews on books/articles … Continue reading

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No homework, full-day school curriculum to help level playing field (Proposal, not implemented yet)

Full-day school is quite a drastic measure to combat tuition. Also, unless full-day means 7am to 7pm, it is unlikely to be different from the status quo. Any parent with children in secondary school or JC is aware that school … Continue reading

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NUS to offer veterinary medicine

Good news to those who want to be a vet! (Previously the usual option is to study in Australia). The veterinary medicine programme looks very rigorous, taking a total of 5.5 – 6.5 years, more than the duration of NUS … Continue reading

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Singapore Math Free Resources for Homeschool

Singapore Math is a popular resource for homeschooling children in the United States and many countries. Due to its challenging questions and unique methodology, Singapore Math prepares children for real math at higher levels. We have curated some of the … Continue reading

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SOSD Flag Day (Help Stray Dogs)

If you are free do go support SOSD in their Flag day! Sign up here: https://sosd.org.sg/?post_type=dd_events&p=11275 FLAG DAY 2018! FLAG COLLECTORS NEEDED! DATE: 04 MARCH 2018 SUNDAY VENUE: YOUTH PARK TIME: 9am to 6pm In a few months, we will be moving to our … Continue reading

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6 Fascinating Periods In Music History

Source: http://www.karaokechamps.com/history-of-music/

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Higher paying job than Doctor / Lawyer

We encourage top students to look beyond the traditional Singaporean jobs of Doctor / Lawyer as there are new emerging jobs that can equal or even surpass the pay of Doctor/Lawyer. At the end of the day, do also consider … Continue reading

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