Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Reflection: What did the class say...

Based on the returns from you,

TimestampNameRegister number
5/15/2014 21:40:44Bhojwani Ria Manoj1
5/15/2014 20:18:54Jaishree2
5/17/2014 16:40:12Everi3
5/17/2014 13:08:07Sophia4
5/15/2014 16:19:17Nishtha Gupta5
5/16/2014 20:29:25Durwa7
5/15/2014 22:17:41Chiu Chen Ning8
5/19/2014 15:16:39Joshua Wee11
5/15/2014 18:16:23Kaung Htet Wai Yan12
5/17/2014 22:15:19Keith tang13
5/13/2014 16:40:29Yew Chong14
5/15/2014 19:40:47Lucas Obe15
5/20/2014 12:54:54Noel Lim16
5/15/2014 18:56:28Roy Tay18
5/19/2014 20:45:31Xavien Teo19
5/15/2014 17:24:58Wagle Prateek Shantanu21
5/15/2014 20:29:26Clement Yap23

Updated 2014, 20 May, 2. 30 pm

here's what you (as a class) have said about...
Your Learning Gaps and Challenges

What you would do more (from now)...

What you would do less (from now)...

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Support Programme during June Holiday

Based on the Common Test performance, 
The following are to turn up for the Maths Support Programme on
  • 3 June 2014 (Tuesday)
  • 8 am to 10 am
  • Info Hub (Level 4)

For those who are not in the Support Programme, but would like to turn up.
You may do so, but would be good to let me know so that enough materials are prepared for everybody.

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Reflection - After Common Test & Planning for Next Steps

Dear S1-01

Please complete the following Reflection Form by this Friday (16 May 2014).
It will take you about 10 minutes to complete the reflection exercise.

By answering to the questions presented in the form, you would have a better idea on your learning gaps, and identify areas that you should work on, to make better progress. You may also find some tips on learning the subject as you answer to some of the questions, in particular, the section on "Resources" and "Habits"

Click HERE to access the form.
Remember to enter your email address correctly in the survey so that you will receive a copy of the response submitted.

Monday, 12 May 2014

Content Page (update) & Submission of File for Checking

Dear S1-01

Please update the Content Pages as follows (click at the link t find the content for each page):
You have been given the SUMMARY SHEET to check that you have all the required copies that are to be filed.

Please submit your files at the side bench of your class by next Tuesday (21 May 2014).

Saturday, 10 May 2014

Self-Directed Learning (T2W8 to June Holiday): Percentages

Dear S1-01

The following were issued to all on Thursday (8 May):
  • Study Notes: Percentages
  • Question paper - Homework: Percentages
We are going to adopt the self-directed learning approach for this topic:
  • You will go through the study notes on your own
  • You are strongly encouraged to go through all the pages and activities in the Study Notes
  • You may refer to additional resources in the AceLearning Portal and the textbook; some relevant materials will also be posted in the Maths blog for reference
  • Pace your learning
  • If you need help/ clarification in the topic, you may contact Ms Loh via email/ GChat, etc.
For the Homework:
  • Attempt all questions
  • Do all questions on writing papers
  • Need not copy questions; however, you need to label the questions and parts clearly
  • Show are working clearly
For Submission:
  • Term 3, 1st Maths lesson
  • Staple Question paper (on top) and writing papers (below) together

Summative Assessment on Percentages

  • A summative assessment on Percentages will be administered in Term 3 Week 1.
  • This will surface the students who would be involved in the Remedial programme in Term 3 Week 2

Linear Graphs: Investigating m and c

On Thursday, we explored revisited the basics of the topic; and we explored how m and c determine the behaviour of the linear graph.

This video clip summarises the investigative activity.

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Enquiry (8) from one of you - Algebra: Factorisation by Grouping

Enquiry (7) from one of you - Real Numbers: Relationships

The relationship between the numbers system is as follows:

Amongst the 4 types of numbers,

  • NATURAL NUMBERS is the smallest of all - starts from 1, followed by 2, 3, 4, 5, ... basically, it's positive integers
  • INTEGERS is made up by negative integers (-1, -2, -3, .... ), zero (0) and positive integers (1, 2, 3, ...)
  • RATIONAL NUMBERS are numbers that can be expressed as a fraction a/b such that both a and b are integers and b is non-zero. Integers and natural numbers are rational numbers since we can express them with denominator = 1.
  • REAL NUMBERS are numbers include natural numbers, integers and rational numbers. It also includes numbers that cannot be expressed as a fraction, e.g. pi, square root of 2

Use the following exercise to check your understanding:

Enquiry (6) from one of you - Real Numbers: Fractions Manipulation

"Evaluate" means find the final value of the expression given.
In this case, we are to find the final answer of the fraction given.

Usually, we can use the calculator to compute the answer; it's quite rare that we need to work out all the steps (as shown below).

However, once in a while, we might be asked to shown the working so that we can observe some 'patterns', to be applied to other parts of the question.

Take note the working on the right.

  • Do not skip step, rewrite the "complex" fraction to what's shown (with the divide sign in-between).
  • Then "convert" the divide sign to multiplication sign; hence we have the reciprocal of the fraction (which is after the "multiplication" sign now)

Enquiry (5) from one of you - Algebra: Inequality & Number Line

Enquiry (4) from one of you - Algebra: Substitution/ Equation solving

Enquiry (3) from one of you - Algebra: Factorisation

Enquiry (2) from one of you - Algebra: Simplify as a single fraction

Enquiry (1) from one of you - Algebra - finding unknowns

One of you made an enquiry on how to do solve this question. 
There are 2 ways presented below, using algebraic method: