PDF: Matrices Notes
Includes Important Matrices Often Tested!
Do you know how to add up two numbers using Matrix Multiplication?
Read the above notes to find out how!
PDF: Matrices Notes
Includes Important Matrices Often Tested!
Do you know how to add up two numbers using Matrix Multiplication?
Read the above notes to find out how!
Distance = Speed x Time
Time = Distance / Speed
Speed = Distance / Time
Speed = gradient
Remember Formula Using Units E.g.
Units of speed = km/h
Units of gradient = km/h
Distance travelled = Area under graph
Acceleration = gradient
Remember Formula using Units: E.g.
Units of distance = m
Units of area under graph = (m/s)s=m
Units of acceleration =
Units of gradient = (m/s)/s=
Useful Formula:
Area of trapezium = 1/2 x height x (sum of parallel sides)
The formula rhymes! 🙂
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Answers:
Q1) chickens=16
cows=19
Q2) ducks=20
horses=25
Q3) chickens=2
cows=4
Q4) chickens=13
horses=11
Q5) chickens=24
horses=9
Q6) ducks=3
rabbits=20
Q7) chickens=14
cows=17
Q8) ducks=3
cows=23
Q9) chickens=10
rabbits=15
Q10) ducks=16
horses=13
Q11) chickens=17
horses=7
Q12) ducks=18
cows=10
Q13) chickens=2
cows=25
Q14) chickens=12
cows=22
Q15) chickens=16
cows=23
Q16) ducks=28
rabbits=7
Q17) chickens=22
rabbits=8
Q18) chickens=18
rabbits=15
Q19) ducks=28
cows=3
Q20) ducks=7
cows=23
Q21) ducks=9
horses=2
Q22) chickens=2
cows=29
Q23) ducks=17
cows=29
Q24) chickens=9
horses=12
Q25) ducks=28
horses=27
Q26) ducks=28
rabbits=16
Q27) ducks=25
cows=11
Q28) chickens=16
rabbits=4
Q29) ducks=10
cows=27
Q30) ducks=13
rabbits=2
Q31) chickens=5
cows=20
Q32) ducks=1
rabbits=11
Q33) ducks=19
cows=28
Q34) ducks=13
cows=7
Q35) ducks=24
rabbits=21
Q36) ducks=12
horses=6
Q37) chickens=2
horses=15
Q38) ducks=19
rabbits=29
Q39) chickens=21
horses=16
Q40) ducks=23
horses=0
Q41) chickens=22
cows=12
Q42) chickens=11
rabbits=9
Q43) ducks=3
cows=28
Q44) ducks=4
rabbits=22
Q45) ducks=4
horses=19
Q46) chickens=28
horses=6
Q47) ducks=24
cows=27
Q48) chickens=11
horses=7
Q49) chickens=7
horses=1
Q50) ducks=28
cows=17
Q51) chickens=6
horses=22
Q52) ducks=9
cows=12
Q53) ducks=3
rabbits=16
Q54) ducks=24
cows=21
Q55) chickens=10
rabbits=7
Q56) chickens=13
cows=15
Q57) chickens=21
cows=20
Q58) ducks=8
rabbits=13
Q59) chickens=7
rabbits=4
Q60) chickens=0
horses=29
Q61) chickens=22
cows=2
Q62) chickens=13
rabbits=26
Q63) ducks=19
rabbits=4
Q64) ducks=8
cows=22
Q65) ducks=16
horses=0
Q66) chickens=13
rabbits=6
Q67) chickens=26
cows=26
Q68) chickens=12
rabbits=21
Q69) ducks=26
rabbits=29
Q70) chickens=20
horses=18
Q71) ducks=29
rabbits=13
Q72) ducks=22
horses=4
Q73) ducks=26
rabbits=13
Q74) chickens=29
rabbits=7
Q75) chickens=9
cows=5
Q76) chickens=10
cows=27
Q77) ducks=27
cows=12
Q78) ducks=29
cows=25
Q79) chickens=3
rabbits=17
Q80) ducks=27
rabbits=20
Q81) chickens=15
rabbits=10
Q82) ducks=16
horses=26
Q83) ducks=18
rabbits=23
Q84) ducks=10
cows=0
Q85) ducks=10
horses=24
Q86) chickens=17
cows=11
Q87) ducks=8
rabbits=4
Q88) chickens=11
horses=15
Q89) ducks=5
cows=15
Q90) ducks=20
cows=22
Q91) ducks=9
cows=6
Q92) chickens=26
horses=20
Q93) chickens=23
horses=0
Q94) ducks=5
cows=22
Q95) ducks=13
horses=27
Q96) chickens=9
horses=26
Q97) chickens=0
horses=24
Q98) ducks=4
rabbits=18
Q99) chickens=4
cows=7
Q100) chickens=22
horses=4
Today, we will recap the four basic rules of Differentiation:
(Power comes down, and the remaining power reduced by 1)
(Keep the first term X differentiate the second, PLUS keep the second term X differentiate the first)
(Keep the bottom term differentiate the top MINUS keep the top differentiate the bottom, whole thing over )
Source: http://nanyangjc.org/index.php/jointadmissionsexercise2014/
Cut Off & Bonus Points
Applicants applying to enter NYJC must meet the entry criteria based on the L1R5 aggregate.For JAE, this aggregate is calculated from results obtained in the previous year’s SingaporeCambridge GCE ‘O’ Level Examinations.Please note that the entry criteria changes from year to year and the following table should only be used as a guide.
MINIMUM L1R5 AGGREGATE [after bonus points deduction]
FACULTY  ARTS  SCIENCE 
JAE 2013  8  8 
Source: http://www.ajc.edu.sg/admission/admission_jae.html
AJC Cut Off Points:
FACULTY  ARTS  SCIENCE 
JAE 2013  8  10 
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This is a list of websites related to NUS Past Year Paper:
1) Official NUS Past Year Exam Paper website: http://libguides.nus.edu.sg/content.php?pid=227106&sid=1896904
2) NUS Physics Society Past Year Paper: http://physics.nus.edu.sg/~physoc/pyp.html
3) NUS Maths Society Past Year Paper: http://www.nusmathsociety.org/pyp.html
Applications of Math in Real Life: COE Quota
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Certificate_of_Entitlement
The Formula for COE Quota is:
Quote: In the formula above, the subscript denotes calendar year and the subscript denotes quota year (May to April). Initially, projected deregistrations for (calendar) year were simply taken to be equal to actual deregistrations in but from quota year 19992000 onwards, a projected number of deregistrations has been used.
Each year, the quota is set to allow for a targeted percent growth in the total motor vehicle population, plus additional quota licenses to cover the number of motor vehicles that will be deregistered during the (calendar) year, plus any unallocated quota licenses from the previous quota year.
Read more at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Certificate_of_Entitlement
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King Octopus has servants with six, seven, or eight legs. The servants with seven legs always lie, but the servants with either six or eight legs always tell the truth.
One day, four servants met. The blue one says, “Altogether, we have 28 legs.” The green one says, “Altogether, we have 27 legs.” The yellow one says, “Altogether, we have 26 legs.” The red one says, “Altogether, we have 25 legs.”
What is the colour of the servant who tells the truth?
Read the discussion at: http://math.stackexchange.com/questions/677495/logicpuzzlewhichoctopusistellingthetruth?newsletter=1&nlcode=97485%7cd140
The snooze button – one of life’s luxuries. But is it really helping you out, or making you more tired?
Due to too many secondary schools, we can only list a few here at the start. There may be other secondary schools that can be the best in Singapore. Do feel free to add your own school and vote for it below!
Also feel free to leave any comments as to why the secondary school you choose is the best in Singapore. (We are not just looking at academic results, any valid reason like CCA, school atmosphere can be accepted.)
Also, check out: Which JC is the best in Singapore?
Feel free to leave any comments as to why you think your JC is the best in Singapore 🙂
Also, check out: Which Secondary school is the best in Singapore
Check out this site on Math games: http://www.coolmathgames.com/
It has a lot of free Math games to help you work on your arithmetic skills.
A recommended game is “Count Cubes”: http://www.coolmathgames.com/0countcubes/index.html
This game really helps in visualisation skills, further more Counting Cubes is a legitimate question that can come out in PSLE.
Hope you have fun trying out the game.
Check out this site on How to Get First Class Honours at:
http://anythingthatinterestsme.blogspot.sg/2010/05/howtogetfirstclasshonoursin.html
I agree with most of the points in the post. I actually read this post before I even graduated, and it motivated me a lot. Hope that you will find it motivational too.
Most importantly, do not be overly stressed out by your goals. Life is a marathon, not a sprint, university is just a small aspect of your entire life. Enjoy your studies while in university, and it is more useful to develop life long skills like independent learning, teamwork and time management skills.
Meanwhile, you may like to check out the following posts:
The Lesson of Grace in Teaching (Motivational Post about Learning and Teaching)
Check out our posts related to JC Subject Combination:
1) What is the Difference between H1 Mathematics, H2 Mathematics and H3 Mathematics?
2) Maths Skills to be a Good Lawyer
3) Maths Skills to be a Doctor
4) The ideal Singapore JC subject combination for applying to Medicine
Two page helpsheet and formula list regarding Logarithm rules and Indices rules, with common mistakes to avoid:
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Personally crafted free Maths practice Question Sets for all students/educators (A Level Maths Resource Site)
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JC H2 Maths Prelim Free Exam Papers
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A treasure trove of E Math Prelim Papers (very recent papers)
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10 Sets of Prelim Free Exam Papers (A Maths)
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Siglap Secondary Maths Free Exam Papers
Click on “Test Paper Database ” on the Left Navigation Panel. Many exam papers in PDF format. Login is necessary though.
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Excellent website for downloading free exam papers for primary level. Highly recommended.
After receiving PSLE results, the next question would be: Which Secondary School to Choose?
Choosing the right secondary school is a big decision that will impact the next 4 (or more) years of life. And, the school with the highest PSLE Cut Off Points, may or may not be the best fit. Most important is to choose a school with a conducive learning environment so that the student can excel and perform to his/her fullest potential.
Read more information about that on the following websites:
1) PSLE: Top 3 things to remember when choosing a secondary school
2) Guide to Selecting a Secondary School for your child
(http://www.kiasuparents.com/kiasu/content/guideselectingsecondaryschoolyourchild)
Check out this challenging O Level Probability question at:
https://mathtuition88.com/2013/06/28/xinminsecondary2010prelimpaperiq24solution/
Regarding Secondary Cut Off Point for PSLE Scores, please refer to our post at:
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Check out the following websites to determine the PSLE Cut Off Point for various secondary schools.
1) Source 1: http://www.post1.net/biow/entry/2012_psle_cutoff_points_to_2013_secondary_1
2) Source 2: http://forums.sgclub.com/singapore/secondary_school_ranking_453171.html
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S/N  Planning Area  PSLE cutoff for NonAffiliated Schools Secondary School (Aggregate Range of 2012 Primary 6 pupils posted to 2013 Secondary 1)  Type  2013 Sec1 Express (Lower)  2013 Sec1 Express (Upper)  2013 Sec1 Express (Median)  2013 Sec1 Normal (A) Lower  2013 Sec1 Normal (A) Upper  
.  1  BUKIT TIMAH  NANYANG GIRLS’ HIGH SCHOOL *  GIRLS  265  280  –  –  – 
.  2  CENTRAL  RAFFLES GIRLS’ SCHOOL (SECONDARY)  GIRLS  263  280  –  –  – 
.  3  BISHAN  RAFFLES INSTITUTION  COED  263  284  266  –  – 
.  4  BUKIT TIMAH  HWA CHONG INSTITUTION  COED  261  277  264  –  – 
.  5  BUKIT TIMAH  NATIONAL JUNIOR COLLEGE  COED  259  272  261  –  – 
.  6  KALLANG  DUNMAN HIGH SCHOOL  COED  256  278  260  –  – 
.  7  JURONG WEST  RIVER VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL  COED  256  282  259  –  – 
.  8  ANG MO KIO  CHIJ ST. NICHOLAS GIRLS’ SCHOOL *  GIRLS  253  268  254  –  – 
.  9  BUKIT TIMAH  METHODIST GIRLS’ SCHOOL (SECONDARY) *  GIRLS  252  267  255  –  – 
.  10  TOA PAYOH  CEDAR GIRLS’ SECONDARY SCHOOL  GIRLS  251  272  253  –  – 
Check out our article about NUS Cut Off Point at https://mathtuition88.com/2013/11/13/alevelmarksgraderequiredtoenternus/
How to Remember Special Angles easily using Calculator
Step 1: Type the expression into calculator, eg. (in radian mode, for this case)
Step 2: You will get 0.8660254038. Square the Answer. (Ans^2)
Step 3: You will get 3/4. That means
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Chinese word of the day: 心静自然凉 (“When the mind is still, you will be calm, cool and collected.”)
Source: http://baike.soso.com/v4170229.htm
Using this online javascript program (written by me a long time ago), we can convert a number to any base we desire.
Hope you have fun playing with this app!
For instance, let choose the number 88, and see what it is in different bases
In base 2: 1011000
Base 3: 10021
Base 4: 1120
Base 5: 323
Base 6: 224
Base 7: 154
Base 8: 130
Base 9: 107
Base 10: 88
Base 11: 80
Base 12: 74
Base 13: 6A
Base 14: 64
Base 15: 5D
Base 16: 58
Also, Learn how to convert bases manually
Source: http://www.moe.gov.sg/media/press/2014/01/postingresults2014jaeandjpsae.php
1The Ministry of Education (MOE) will release the posting results for the 2014 Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE) and the Joint Polytechnic Special Admissions Exercise (JPSAE) on Wednesday, 5 February 2014, at 8.00 am.Applicants can obtain their posting results via the following channels:
2JAE
3JPSAE
4Applicants posted to a Junior College (JC) or the Millennia Institute (MI) should report to these institutions on Thursday, 6 February 2014, at 7.30 am. Applicants posted to a Polytechnic or Institute of Technical Education (ITE) course will receive further instructions via an enrolment package from the respective institutions by mail.
5Appeals
6Applicants who wish to appeal for a transfer to another JC or the MI should approach the institution of their choice directly.
Source: http://www.seab.gov.sg/calculatorList/GuidelinesCalculators.pdf
Personally, the calculator I like most is the TI84 series. There is no big difference between the different TI84 models, all are good to use.
Buying from school is the best option, as often there is a discount. Otherwise, you can buy from a distributor at Bras Basah Complex: Learning InterActive Pte Ltd The Resource Centre Blk 231 Bain Street #0439 Bras Basah Complex Singapore 180231 (http://li.com.sg/html/li_contactus_details.html)
If your calculator is damaged, do not throw it away, as there is a chance of a trade in (pay around $90 to trade in the old calculator for a new one).
Source: http://www.math.nus.edu.sg/aslaksen/calendar/chinese.shtml
If you are curious about the Mathematics behind the Chinese Calendar, do check out this website by Professor Helmer Aslaksen.
Excerpt: One rule of thumb is that Chinese New Year should be the new Moon closest to the beginning of spring (立春, lìchūn). This rule is correct most of the time, but it can fail if Lìchūn falls close to halfway between two new Moons. It failed in 1985 and will fail again in 2015. Since Lìchūn falls around February 4, this helps explain why Chinese New Year will always fall between January 21 and February 21. It also helps explain why Chinese New Year is called the spring festival. If you have a Western calendar that indicates the phases of the Moon, this will give you an approximation of the date of Chinese New Year. But notice that the Chinese calendar uses the time of new Moon in China.
As explained above, Chinese New Year will always fall between January 21 and February 21. The tropical (or solar) year is about 365.25 days, while a synodic (or lunar) month is about 29.5 days. Hence a lunar year consisting of 12 months will be about 12 x 29.5 = 354 days. So a lunar year is about 11 days shorter than a solar year.
The second rule of thumb is therefore that most of the time Chinese New Year will fall 11 (or sometimes 10 or 12) days earlier than the previous year, but if that would take us outside of the Chinese New Year range of January 21 to February 21, we must add a leap month, so Chinese New Year jumps 19 (or sometimes 18) days later. If this rule takes you close to January 21, you can end up being one month wrong, otherwise you will be at most one day off.
Read more at: http://www.math.nus.edu.sg/aslaksen/calendar/chinese.shtml#CNY
From a tutor’s point of view, my favourite tuition agency website is Startutor.sg (http://startutor.sg/)
Firstly, the website has a great design, the best I have ever seen. They even have dedicated queries regarding their design. (http://startutor.sg/design)
Secondly, they do check and verify all the tutor’s certificates. Hence, parents can be assured that the tutors do have the relevant certificates that they claim to have.
Thirdly, they do have SMS notifications for tutors, which is good since tutors may not check the website everyday.
I am listed as a tutor on Startutor.sg, however nowadays most of the students contact me through my website.
Overall, Startutor.sg is an excellent tuition agency, with good website interface, and stringent certification checking on tutors.
For other subjects besides Mathematics, request for a tutor at Startutor! Startutor is Singapore’s most popular online agency, providing tutors to your home. There are no extra costs for making a request. (Website: http://startutor.sg/request,wwcsmt)
We can learn some mathematics from the popular game, Clash of Clans!
Lets look at the Building Cost and Production Rate of the Gold Mine.
Source: http://clashofclans.wikia.com/wiki/Gold_Mine
We see that the Build cost actually follows a geometric progression(approximately) as each time, the build cost approximately doubles.
The formula for the nth term of a geometric progression is , where a is the first term, and r is the common ratio.
The above formula works well for the first 2 terms, for example the second term is .
However, the Production Rate follows an arithmetic progression, as per level, the production rate increases by 200/hr.
The formula for the nth term of an arithmetic progression is , where a is the first term, and d is the common difference. The formula works for all the 5 levels: for instance at level 5 the production rate is .
Thanks for reading, and do “like” this post if you enjoy reading it! Hope you learnt some mathematics along the way.
Source: http://www.moe.gov.sg/media/press/2014/01/postingresults2014jaeandjpsae.php
1The Ministry of Education (MOE) will release the posting results for the 2014 Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE) and the Joint Polytechnic Special Admissions Exercise (JPSAE) on Wednesday, 5 February 2014, at 8.00 am.Applicants can obtain their posting results via the following channels:
2JAE
3JPSAE
4Applicants posted to a Junior College (JC) or the Millennia Institute (MI) should report to these institutions on Thursday, 6 February 2014, at 7.30 am. Applicants posted to a Polytechnic or Institute of Technical Education (ITE) course will receive further instructions via an enrolment package from the respective institutions by mail.
Read more at: http://www.moe.gov.sg/media/press/2014/01/postingresults2014jaeandjpsae.php
Secrets of Mental Math: The Mathemagician’s Guide to Lightning Calculation and Amazing Math Tricks
Source: http://math.stackexchange.com/questions/651823/isthereamathematicalreasonwhychocolatechipcookieshave371echocola?newsletter=1&nlcode=97485%7cd140
Someone once briefly explained to me why it is that chocolate chip cookies have 37% chocolate in them. To the best of my memory it has to do with the way trying to place dots in a circle in a random and scattered way behave, which turns out to be 1/e or ≈37.
Interesting article for chocolate lovers!
Source: http://www.math.hmc.edu/funfacts/
Check out this website by Professor Francis Su!
Math Fun Facts are ideas and puzzles that will change the way you think.
This archive is designed as a resource for enriching your math courses and nurturing your interest and talent in mathematics! Each Math Fun Fact is a math puzzle or short article that contains a cool mathematics idea. You’ll can learn about the mathematics of things like card shuffling to poker to computer vision to fractals to music, just to name a few. This makes great enrichment material for gifted math students or problemsolving groups.
Source: http://mathyawp.blogspot.sg/2013/01/thelessonofgraceinteaching.html
Excerpt:
The Lesson of Grace in TeachingFrom weakness to wholeness, the struggle and the hope


Francis Edward Su MAA Haimo Teaching Award Lecture Joint Math Meetings, January 11, 2013 An audio file is available: bit.ly/W4gyD0. 
“We know truth, not only by reason, but also by the heart.” —Blaise Pascal
I’m honored but I’m also really humbled to be giving this talk to a room full of great teachers, because I know that each of you have a rich and unique perspective on teaching. I had to ask myself: could I really tell YOU anything significant about teaching? So I decided instead to talk about something else, that at first may appear to have nothing to do with teaching, and yet it has everything to do with teaching. I want to talk about the biggest life lesson that I have learned, and that I continue to learn over and over again. It is deep and profound. It has changed the way I relate with people. It has reshaped my academic life. And it continually renovates the way I approach my students. And perhaps it will help you frame your own thoughts about teaching. The beginning of that lesson is this:
Your accomplishments are NOT what make you a worthy human being.
It sounds easy for me to say, especially after having some measure of academic ‘success’ and winning this teaching award. But twenty years ago, I was a struggling grad student, seeking validation for my mathematical talent but flailing in my research, seeking my identity in my work but discouraged enough to quit. My advisor had even said to me:
“You don’t have what it takes to be a successful mathematician.”
It was my lowest point. Weak and weary, with my identity and my pride stripped away and my PhD nearly out of reach, I realized then that my identity and selfworth could NOT rest on whether I succeeded or failed to get my PhD. So *IF* I were to continue in mathematics, I could not do it for any acclaim that I might receive or for the trappings of what the academic world would call success. I should only do it because math is beautiful, and I feel drawn to it. In my quiet moments, with no one watching, I still found math fun to think about. So I was convinced it was my calling, despite the hurtful thing my advisor had said. So did I quit? No. I just changed advisors. This time, I chose differently. Persi Diaconis was an inspiring teacher. More than that, he had shown me a great kindness a couple of years before. The semester I took a class from him, my mother died and I needed an extension on my work. I’ll never forget his response: “I’m really sorry about your mother. Let me take you to coffee.” I remember thinking: “I’m just some random student and he’s taking me to coffee?” But I really needed that talk. We pondered life and its burdens, and he shared some of his own journey. For me, in a challenging academic environment, with enormous family struggles, to connect with my professor on a deeper level was a great comfort. Yes, Persi was an inspiring teacher, but this simple act of kindness—of authentic humanness—gave me a greater capacity and motivation to learn from him, because we had entered into authentic community with each other, as teacher and student, who were real people to each other.
Continue reading this inspirational article at: http://mathyawp.blogspot.sg/2013/01/thelessonofgraceinteaching.html