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Similar to Singapore, China has different tiers of universities. The top tier in China is Tier 1 (一本). Within Tier 1, there is a further differentiation of “Project 985” and “Project 211” universities, the former being more selective. That is, … Continue reading
When students receive their PSLE Score, it is in the form of a 3digit number (e.g. 240, 252, etc.). Few people actually know that it is rounded off, and your actual PSLE score has decimal points! Source: Straits Times •First, … Continue reading
Should be good news for most Poly students. It is good to aim for a decent grade for key subjects like E maths and A maths though, as they may still be required for certain subjects in university. For example, a … Continue reading
Recently, this CNA (Channel News Asia) video is very popular on YouTube. Do check it out. Basically, due to the segregated nature of the education system, GEP, IP (Integrated Programme), Express, Normal Academic and Technical students rarely mix with each … Continue reading
I have added a poll to see what readers think of this new proposal? Actually midyear exams and assessments may have a role as a “buffer” to reduce the weightage of the final exam. Removing midyear exams actually has the … Continue reading
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
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
Seems like the declining population is quite serious indeed. Not too long ago there was another merger: 8 JCs to merge (i.e. 4 JCs to close down). “Merge” is just a nice way to say that the affected schools are … Continue reading
Quite an amazing story. The road from PSLE 181 to NUS Medicine is a long and arduous journey. Read how Mr Tan Jun Xiang, 22, managed to overcome the odds to enter the prestigious NUS Medicine faculty. NUS Medicine is … Continue reading
Wishing all readers a joyous Christmas ahead! Here are some ideas for a mathematical Christmas gift for your loved ones who are math lovers: 1) This Christmasthemed Math book is the perfect gift for your child. According to Amazon, it … Continue reading
Quite interesting term “Stemaritans”, referring to people who promote STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math). ‘Stemaritans’ help breathe life into maths and science The Straits Times “Parents think highly of the Singapore education system and like the fact that the bulk of our … Continue reading
From Baidu Baike: 知之者不如好之者，好之者不如乐之者: 对于学习，了解怎么学习的人，不如喜爱学习的人；喜爱学习的人，又不如以学习为乐的人。比喻学习知识或本领，知道它的人不如爱好它的人接受得快，爱好它的人不如以此为乐的人接受得更快。 Translation: He who knows how to learn, is not as good as he who likes learning. He who likes learning, is not as good as he who loves learning. (Confucius) I guess this applies to … Continue reading
More expat students catch the ‘tuition bug’ The Straits Times Singapore has gained a reputation for being a “tuition nation”, with surveys … Mr Shaun Lim, a partner at Quintessential Education, said the “kiasu” … SUSS to weave social impact into all courses … Continue reading
To increase your interest in mathematics, let me introduce the French mathematician PierreSimon de Laplace, also known as the “French Newton” or “Newton of France”. He helped to calculate projectile motion for Napoleon’s artillery. Laplace was also the examiner for Napoleon when … Continue reading
Source: https://preply.com/ It goes without saying that tech progress is moving at a rapid pace. Futurists point to Moore’s law – the idea that tech capabilities double every two years – as evidence for tech’s expansion into nearly every facet of … Continue reading
Source: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/education/sonoftaxidriveramongthisyearspresidentsscholars Mr Lee Tat Wei lives in a fourroom flat in Woodlands. He and his older brother went to neighbourhood schools. His father is a taxi driver and his mother works as a part time sales assistant. Despite his humble … Continue reading
Good news for those aspiring to be medical doctors. Med school places to rise to 500 by next year The Straits Times The National University of Singapore (NUS) has had more than 2,000 top students fight for the 300 spaces … Continue reading
Very good idea by NYGH. Sleep is important for students. SINGAPORE: For almost a year now, Nanyang Girls High (NYGH) students have been starting school at 8.15am – a good 45 minutes later than most secondary schools. And the results have … Continue reading
The latest education news in Singapore is that 4 pairs of JCs to merge as student numbers shrink; 14 primary and 6 secondary schools also affected. The effect on the primary and secondary schools is not that significant, due to the … Continue reading
Quite tough to be a primary school kid nowadays, even 97 marks is not enough to be admitted for Higher Chinese classes. From experience, the main underlying reasons behind this scenario could be: Due to intensive tuition starting from preschool, students … Continue reading
Source: http://people.com/humaninterest/nasakatherinejohnsonmathematicianadviceinterview/ Despite her age, Johnson isn’t slowing down anytime soon. “I like to learn,” she says. “That’s an art and a science. I’m always interested in learning something new.” As a young girl she’d stop by the library on her … Continue reading
The U.S. has some of the best universities in Math (think Harvard, Princeton, MIT), however the state of high school math is subpar and well below other developed nations. The main reason, according to this article, is the curriculum that … Continue reading
A very nice article against the philosophy of the bell curve, which is a prominent feature of examinations all over the world, including Singapore. I am sure that when Gauss invented the bell curve, he didn’t intend it to be … Continue reading
Sometimes, the highestranked school may not be the right school for every child. This issue is also discussed in Malcolm Gladwell’s book David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants. Source: http://www.straitstimes.com/opinion/isthehighestrankedschooltherightoneforyourchild Q Is the highestranked school the … Continue reading
Government’s plan to change current methods of assessment to reduce emphasis on academic achievement may be undermined by the fact that Singaporeans will adapt to compete on whatever terms they are given The winds of change are blowing hard against … Continue reading
Source: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/education/studykidsfromaffluentfamiliesmorelikelyinipgepschools Children from higher socioeconomic backgrounds are more likely to attend Integrated Programme (IP) secondary schools and their affiliated primary schools, as well as those that offer the Gifted Education Programme (GEP). – Straits Times Another related news is Students in … Continue reading
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Why Additional Maths (A Maths) is important for entering Medicine: Pathway: A Maths (O Level) –> H2 Maths (A Level) –> NUS Medicine Source: http://sgforums.com/forums/2297/topics/439605 Quote: While NUS and NTU Medicine does not (officially) require H2 Maths (ie. ‘A’ level Maths), … Continue reading
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singapore_math Singapore math (or Singapore maths in British English[1]) is a teaching method based on the national math curriculum used for kindergarten through sixth grade in Singapore.[2][3] It involves teaching students to learn and master fewer mathematical concepts at … Continue reading
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
Source: http://www.smh.com.au/datapoint/mathstutoringaddsupforstudentsoecdstudy201312062ywop.html Many of the world’s most mathematically gifted teenagers come from countries with the most lucrative tutoring industries. Figures released this week show tutoring in Asia’s powerhouses is widespread, with participation rates more than double those in Australia, though … Continue reading
Source: http://www.academictips.org/acad/physic/physics_study_skills.html Studying and practising Mathematics is one of the most useful things an O level student can do. Not only are the two Maths (E Maths and A Maths) highly intertwined, studying Maths can actually help the students’ Physics … Continue reading
Studying Mathematics is totally different from studying Humanities, this is the reason why humanities students often don’t do well in maths. But with the right studying techniques (i.e. practising doing mathematics), humanities students can be very good at maths. Together with … Continue reading
Source: http://sgforums.com/forums/8/topics/475066 Quote: I’m sure many secondary school/Junior College students have know some China scholars in your schools scoring results that are seemingly impossible to reach (90+ for H2 Maths etc.) But when asked what’s their secret to scoring so … Continue reading
Source: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/extra/features/us/julydec10/education_1210.html Math, Science, Reading Scores Show U.S. Schools Slipping Behind Posted: December 10, 2010 PRINTER FRIENDLY VERSION: PDF The United States received a stark wakeup call this week with the release of international test results showing students in other … Continue reading
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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Source: http://sg.news.yahoo.com/jurongwestsecondaryviceprincipaltakesissuewith%E2%80%98everyschoolisagoodschool–ideal103224519.html By Chiu Peace  Yahoo Newsroom “How many of our leaders and top officers who say that every school is a good school put their children in ordinary schools near their home? (Only) until they actually do so … Continue reading
Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jordanlloydbookey/gettingadinmathandth_b_4220609.html Recently, I read this article in The Atlantic about the myth of being innately “bad at math,” and how performing well in math is generally a result of hard work, not innate skill. By all accounts, I should … Continue reading
Here are some useful study tips for Mathematics. The key to acing Maths is to understand that practice is key for Mathematics! Sincerely hope these tips help. Please do not study Maths like studying History, Literature or Geography, the study … Continue reading
Source: http://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/sundaycommentary/20131108theimbadatmathmyth.ece?nclick_check=1 For high school math, inborn talent is much less important than hard work, preparation and selfconfidence. How do we know this? First of all, both of us have taught math for many years — as professors, teaching assistants … Continue reading
The secret to being good at Maths (or any other subject) is to like it and enjoy it. This would make working hard and practicing Maths easier and more efficient. 2 hours can easily fly past while doing Maths if … Continue reading
Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/mathsreform/9338540/NumeracyCampaignWhatwecanlearnfromChina.html ‘Above all, it is a cultural thing.” Professor Lianghuo Fan is reflecting on the differences he has noticed between maths education in China and Singapore, where he lived and taught for 40 years, and in Britain, where he … Continue reading
Source: http://toshuo.com/2007/chinesemathstudentsvsenglishmathstudents/ This is a recent test used in England: Here’s a Chinese math test: Now we know why students from China are so good at Maths!
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. Source: http://www.seab.gov.sg/oLevel/2013Syllabus/4038_2013.pdf AIMS The … Continue reading
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
Look out for this movie on Indian math genius Ramanujan starring Dev Patel from “Slumdog Millionaire”! Ramanujan was a selftaught maths genius from India who had little to no formal education. Yet he was able to come out with stunning … Continue reading
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
Thomas’ Calculus (12th Edition) Thomas’ Calculus is the recommended textbook to learn Undergraduate Calculus (necessary for Engineering, Physics and many science majors). It is used by NUS and can be bought at the Coop. Full of pictures, and many exercises, … Continue reading
Doctor and Lawyer are the top two favourite careers in Singapore. Do doctors need to use Maths? Read the below to find out. Even if Maths is not directly needed, the logical thinking skills learnt in Mathematics will definitely be … Continue reading