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Kids of pushy parents ‘face higher risk of depression’: NUS study
Recently there are two articles on “Tiger Moms” and “Kiasu (translated as “overly afraid of losing”) Parents” in Singapore. Interesting to read. Parents in Singapore are indeed at a dilemma, overly pushing their child will lead to negative consequences (as … Continue reading
Better To Try And Fail Than Never To Try At All – Poem by William F. O’Brien
Source: http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/bettertotryandfailthannevertotryatall/ Some say risk nothing, try only for the sure thing, Others say nothing gambled nothing gained, Go all out for your dream. Life can be lived either way, but for me, I’d rather try and fail, than never try … Continue reading
7 Cardinal Rules in Life
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SAJC Retain Rate (JC 1)
SAJC Retain / Retention Rate (Estimate) Just heard from a reliable source (cousin who is in the school) that SAJC’s tentative retention rate for 2015 is around 10%. On average, for a class of 25, around 2 or 3 are … Continue reading
Motivational Quotes and Stories (for students)
Motivational Quotes and Stories (Life / Education / Math) Just to share some motivational quotes and stories, including those that are relevant to life, education and math. Do also check out Motivational Books for the Student (Educational). If you have any other quotes / … Continue reading
Finding E Maths or A Maths Difficult?
Are you finding Elementary Maths (E Maths) or Additional Maths (A Maths) Difficult? Do not be discouraged if you find E Maths or A Maths difficult. The main reason why you are finding it to be difficult is that it is new. … Continue reading
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The Mathematics of Chinese New Year (How to calculate its date)
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 … Continue reading
Clash of Clans Mathematics: Arithmetic Progression & Geometric Progression
Clash of Clans Mathematics: Arithmetic Progression & Geometric Progression 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 … Continue reading
Recommended Algebra Books
Algebra Survival Guide: A Conversational Guide for the Thoroughly Befuddled Description from Amazon: If you think algebra has to be boring, confusing and unrelated to anything in the real world, think again! Written in a humorous, conversational style, this book … Continue reading
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The best tip to not procrastinate (Maths Tuition at Bishan)
Source: http://www.thedutchphdcoach.com/timemanagement/thebesttiptonotprocrastinate/ The best tip to not procrastinate It is incredibly easy, but as with anything, it takes a little practice. Try it now: Identify the most important thing you have to do today. Decide to do just the first … Continue reading
On the road to make math fun: An army major who quit to become a mathematics teacher
Source: http://www.telegraphindia.com/1120625/jsp/calcutta/story_15629755.jsp#.Uq7JOJVDGDk On the road to make math fun MITA MUKHERJEE Madanlal Baldevraj Ghai during the city leg of his tour. Picture by Sayantan Ghosh An army major who quit to become a mathematics teacher has embarked on a selffunded … Continue reading
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Comic about Pi
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Study Tips from MIT
Source: http://web.mit.edu/uaap/learning/study/breaks.html Tooling and Studying: Effective Breaks Even as an MIT student, you can’t study all the time. In fact, we learn better by switching gears frequently. Here are some tips for breaking up your study time effectively. Approach the … Continue reading
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Shifts must be made in education system to prepare young for future: Heng Swee Keat
Source: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/shiftsmustbemadein/879902.html SINGAPORE: Education Minister Heng Swee Keat has said that two important shifts must be made in the education system in order to prepare the young for the future. In a Facebook post on Friday evening, Mr Heng said … Continue reading
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Study Strategy: THE POMODORO TECHNIQUE
Try out this simple and effective time management and study strategy, named the Pomodoro Technique. It helps to break up big tasks into smaller tasks, so that we don’t feel so overwhelmed by the task. Sometimes, students feel overwhelmed by … Continue reading
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Formula to guess Month of Birthday from Singapore NRIC
Latest Update: We have created a JavaScript App to Guess Birthday Month from NRIC Website: http://mathtuition88.blogspot.sg/2014/12/javascriptapptocalculatebirthdate.html Here is a Math Formula trick to have fun with your friends, to guess their Month of Birthday given their NRIC, within two tries. (only … Continue reading
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O Level Maths Tutor — Practice Makes Perfect Article
Source: http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/sportingscene/2013/08/psychologytenthousandhourrulecomplexity.html Complexity and the TenThousandHour Rule by Malcolm Gladwell Forty years ago, in a paper in American Scientist, Herbert Simon and William Chase drew one of the most famous conclusions in the study of expertise: There are no instant … Continue reading
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The Most Famous Tutor – Aristotle
A tutor is an instructor who gives private lessons. The most famous example of a tutor is Aristotle, who tutored Alexander the Great. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aristotle Aristotle (Ancient Greek: Ἀριστοτέλης [aristotélɛːs], Aristotélēs) (384 BC – 322 BC)[1] was a Greek philosopher and … Continue reading
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NUS Maths Alumnus Dr Yeo Sze Ling mentioned in National Day Rally 2013
Ad: Maths Group Tuition available in 2014 Dr Yeo Sze Ling is sincerely a good example of perseverance for all Maths students, including myself! (Go to 01h18m50s) Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06PdmOSrboU#t=01h18m50s Quote: http://sg.news.yahoo.com/pmleetearsupatemotionalnationaldayrallywith–heart–160531376.html But perhaps the most memorable moment of all was … Continue reading
Rote learning has to make way for digital literacy: Heng Swee Keat
Source: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/rotelearninghastomake/779680.html Education Minister Heng Swee Keat has said that with information readily available, rote learning has to make way for digital literacy. SINGAPORE: Education Minister Heng Swee Keat has said that with information readily available, rote learning has to … Continue reading
Studying at NUS Mathematics Department
Maths Group Tuition to start in 2014! Source: http://ww1.math.nus.edu.sg/ The history of the Department of Mathematics at NUS traces back to 1929, when science education began in Singapore with the opening of Raffles College with less than five students enrolled … Continue reading
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Academic grading in Singapore: How many marks to get A in Maths for PSLE, O Levels, A Levels
Maths Group Tuition Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Academic_grading_in_Singapore Singapore‘s grading system in schools is differentiated by the existence of many types of institutions with different education foci and systems. The grading systems that are used at Primary, Secondary, and Junior College levels are … Continue reading
Stanford University Research: The most important aspect of a student’s ideal relationship with mathematics
Source: Taken from Research by Stanford, Education: EDUC115N How to Learn Math This word cloud was generated on August 9th based on 850 responses to the prompt “Please submit a word that, in your opinion, describes the most important aspect … Continue reading
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong Truly Outstanding Mathematics Student
Just to share an inspirational story about studying Mathematics, and our very own Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. 🙂 Source: http://www2.ims.nus.edu.sg/imprints/interviews/BelaBollobas.pdf (page 8/8) Interview of Professor Béla Bollobás, Professor and teacher of our Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong I: Interviewer … Continue reading
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Geometry and Abraham Lincoln; O Level Maths Tuition Group
Source: http://www.mathopenref.com/euclid.html At age forty, Abraham Lincoln studied Euclid for training in reasoning, and as a traveling lawyer on horseback, kept a copy of Euclid’s Elements in his saddlebag. In his biography of Lincoln, his law partner Billy Herndon tells … Continue reading
NUS Top in Asia according to latest QS World University Rankings by Subject
Source: http://newshub.nus.edu.sg/headlines/1305/qs_08May13.php Top in Asia according to latest QS World University Rankings by Subject 08 May 2013 NUS is the bestperforming university in Asia in the 2013 QS World University Rankings by Subject. With 12 subjects ranked top 10, NUS … Continue reading
“I hear, I forget. I see, I remember. I do, I understand.” (Chinese proverb that was a favorite of Moore’s. Quoted in Halmos, P.R. (1985) I want to be a mathematician: an automathography. SpringerVerlag: 258)
“I hear, I forget. I see, I remember. I do, I understand.” (Chinese proverb that was a favorite of Moore’s. Quoted in Halmos, P.R. (1985) I want to be a mathematician: an automathography. SpringerVerlag: 258) The Moore method is a … Continue reading
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Carl Friedrich Gauss
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Friedrich_Gauss Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss (/ɡaʊs/; German: Gauß, pronounced [ɡaʊs] ( listen); Latin: Carolus Fridericus Gauss) (30 April 1777 – 23 February 1855) was a German mathematician and physical scientist who contributed significantly to many fields, including number theory, algebra, statistics, … Continue reading
Gotthold Eisenstein (Mathematician)
Gotthold Eisenstein (Mathematician) *Not Einstein! Ferdinand Gotthold Max Eisenstein (16 April 1823 – 11 October 1852) was a German mathematician. He specialized in number theory and analysis, and proved several results that eluded even Gauss. Like Galois and Abel before … Continue reading
Advice to Students
Source: http://www.math.union.edu/~dpvc/courses/advice/welcome.html Advice to Students: Over the years, I have collected some information that I hope will help students, particularly beginning math students, to improve their study and learning habits. An important part of what you learn at college is … Continue reading
There’s more to mathematics than grades and exams and methods
Source: http://terrytao.wordpress.com/careeradvice/there%E2%80%99smoretomathematicsthangradesandexamsandmethods/ When you have mastered numbers, you will in fact no longer be reading numbers, any more than you read words when reading books. You will be reading meanings. (W. E. B. Du Bois) When learning mathematics as an … Continue reading
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Mathematics and 3D printing
Source: http://samuelcavazos.com/2013/07/12/mathematicsand3dprinting/ Nice post on Mathematics and 3D printing! 3D printing is the latest advance in technology, that will possibly revolutionise the world! Quote from source: Below are some images of some of the mathematical structures he and Carlos Salinas … Continue reading
The Key To Career Success
Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/brooksmccorcle/thekeytocareersuccess_b_3511254.html “The essence of mathematics is not to make simple things complicated, but to make complicated things simple.” ~ Stan Gudder, Mathematician Math, at its core, is about solving problems — about breaking a challenge into its basic elements … Continue reading
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