Secondary Math: Coordinate Geometry Formulae And Exam Tips

08

Feb

Coordinate geometry is a topic which combines concepts from algebra, graphs and geometry. Recall how you can describe a line on a graph in terms of y=mx+c ? Coordinate geometry involves describing shapes and their properties in terms of algebraic functions which are plotted onto a graph. In some of our IP Math Tuition classes [...]

Revision Tips For Mastering Probability in Secondary Math

07

Feb

Probability is a mathematical way to describe the likelihood of something happening. For example, when we say that someone has a 1 in 10 chance of contracting an illness, or when there is a 30% chance of rain in the evening, we are using probability. In your math class or secondary math tuition class, students [...]

Trickiest Math Topics Students Face in Upper Secondary

08

Jun

Students in Sec 3 and 4 know just how difficult mathematics becomes at the upper secondary levels. Even students who found themselves doing alright at math in lower secondary often find themselves suddenly struggling to understand the new topics and challenging problems introduced in Sec 3 and 4. If you want to get ensure you [...]

Common Challenges Students Face in Sec 3 and 4 Math

21

Nov

Sec 3 is a challenging transition year for students. From sec 2 to sec 3, they will have new classmates, new teachers, new subjects, and possibly new commitments in their CCAs. All of these happen while they only have less than 2 years left to prepare for their O Levels or IP year 4 exams, [...]

Find Out What’s In The MGS Sec 1 Science Syllabus

01

Jul

Lower secondary combined science is one of those subjects for which you won’t find tuition easily. Being in the Integrated Programme make things even more difficult. Why? Due to the nature of combined science, it requires tutors to have knowledge of all three sciences taught in school, namely, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. While some tutors [...]

A Glimpse Into An HCI Student’s Sec 4 Math Syllabus

30

Jun

Sec 4 for an IP student looks starkly different to a Sec 4 student who is taking the O levels that year. While O Levels students will find that a bulk of the time will be dedicated to finishing up the syllabus and entering revision mode, IP students still have some time to pick up [...]

Sneak Peek At An RI Year 3 Student’s Math Syllabus

24

Jun

Parents, do you want to understand what your child is learning in school? Or perhaps you want to check that your child’s tuition schedule matches well with their school topics? Most schools are quite standard in the order and timing of teaching topics. However, IP schools like RI have more variations as they may include [...]

What RGS Sec 3 Students Learn: Math Syllabus & Scheme Of Work

21

Jun

Being an IP student from RGS means going through a different curriculum from your peers in the mainstream schools. For the most part, the topics are quite similar. However, the sequence, depth, and pace of topics can vary quite significantly from school to school. If you are a parent or student just trying to keep [...]

Methods and Applications of Differentiation: A Summary Guide

28

Mar

When we’re talking about major topics in secondary school math, we can’t leave out: Differentiation. It is that giant topic that you can’t avoid in the exams, as there will surely be at least a few questions on differentiation. Whether you like it or not, how well you perform in math partly hinges on how [...]

A Quick Guide To Must-Know Sec 1 Linear Graph Concepts

04

Mar

Linear graphs may be one of the first few topics you learn in secondary school math, but that doesn’t mean it’s always easy! To beginners at algebra and graphs, this topic can prove to be a little tricky, especially when doing it for the first few times. If you’re still at the stage of trying [...]

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