Friday, 28 February 2014

Review: Level Test

Your Level Test (Math) is scheduled on TUESDAY.

To do well, you are to ensure that:
- Revise the topics, past assignments and practice papers.
- Avoid your mistakes.
- The required presentation style is shown.
- Neat and proper mathematical statements are written.
- Know the difference between equality sign and arrow sign.

Make sure that you have your calculator (attached with 2014 SST sticker) with you.

I have allocated the following time slot for you to clarify their doubts before your Level Test on Tuesday. This session is OPTIONAL.

Date: 3 March (Mon)
Time: 2.30 pm - 4.00 pm
Venue: Info Hub

If I have yet to check your file OR you did not pass the file check, please bring it along with you. I will only check your file ONCE, so ensure that everything is in place.

For those of you who have yet to do your target setting, please do so via email.

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Math-ters: Week 8

Your files will be checked by SH Maths on TERM 1 WEEK 10. You are to ensure that:
- All content page are updated with dates written.
- Worksheets are filed in sequence.
- Corrections are duly completed and stapled together with respective worksheets.

The assignment on Topic 3 Review is due TOMORROW BEFORE RECESS.

Results for Level Test 2013 has been emailed to you. You are to review through your grades and think about what you could do to improve.

The paper will be returned to you the next lesson.

Solutions for Quiz and Level Test 2013 are uploaded in your GoogleSite and are placed under Tests & Exams.

There is an error in the solution for Level Test 2012. I will go through with the class the next lesson.

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Recap: Importance of Brackets

The following post is relevant to the workbook question which I talked about. Look through on how the questions are solved and understand the importance of brackets.

How we can approach this question (as a typical 'substitution' question)

How it should look like:

Monday, 24 February 2014

Assignment: Level Test (Solutions)

This is going to be a very hectic week but we will make it through together!

The solutions for the workbook assignment has been uploaded in GoogleSite. It is placed under Homework Solutions > T1W7 Algebra 2 (Solutions). You are reminded to complete the corrections and file it in.

The suggested solutions for the practice paper has been uploaded on GoogleSite. It is placed under Tests & Exams > Level Test 2012 (Solutions).

Do mark your assignment (and be strict) and complete your corrections beside it. If time allows, I will go through a few important questions at the end of the week.

File this paper in Topic 3 and label it as Level Test 2012 (Practice).

Complete the quiz paper which is placed on the teacher's desk. Allow yourself 30 minutes to complete the paper. You are to submit TOMORROW.

Class test is scheduled TOMORROW. You will be given 45 minutes to complete a 30-mark paper. Calculator is allowed.

Saturday, 22 February 2014

Assignment: Level Test (Practice)

Level Test Practice Paper has been uploaded on your GoogleSite. Completion of the paper is COMPULSORY, and will be collected on MONDAY.

To gauge yourself better, ensure that you:
- do not use calculator if the questions state.
- keep to the time limit of 1 hour.

This is the "surprise" that all of you are looking forward to. Please key in the necessary details and set your targets APPROPRIATELY.

Friday, 21 February 2014

Investigation: Algebra

There are two questions for you to attempt over the weekend.

Question 1 - To be done on a piece of writing paper.
Question 2 - To be answered in Comments section.

Investigate the following question and prove that they are similar / different.

Which is larger, 5 + n or 5n?

Thursday, 20 February 2014

Math-ters: Week 7

There are a few important announcements here, so do pay close attention.

Your Viva Voce Assessment submission is due TOMORROW BEFORE 2359 H. I hope that you have already uploaded your video (with the correct settings).

You must submit via Google Form here. Other methods of submission will not be accepted. I will close the submission form exactly at 12 midnight. I will not extend or re-open the form as a 2-week period was given.

Your written assignment is due TOMORROW BEFORE RECESS. I will not expect any reasons, less excuses, in any form.

The weekend assignment (2 questions) will be posted here tomorrow. You are required to complete them on the various platforms by MONDAY.

The review class will be conducted in one of the lessons during school hours.

I will be sacrificing two lessons next week for a quiz and a level test practice next week. If everyone can work fast enough during lessons next week, I will be able to let you experience these papers under examination conditions. At the same time, you can have a feel of how well you will do.

I urge you to revise through the topics covered for Level Test.
- Topic 1: Primes, HCF and LCM
- Topic 2: Numbers
- Topic 3: Approximation & Estimation

And to help you achieve your targets, I will be sending out a "surprise" email tomorrow.

For your level tests,

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Assignment: Algebra

The following questions are extracted from your Math Workbook . You are expected to complete them and submit on FRIDAY.

Mathematics Workbook (Intermediate)
Page 34

Question 14 b, d
Question 16
Question 17 c
Question 20
Question 23
Question 26 b, f, h, k, n
Question 28
Question 29
Question 33 a, c, f, i

There are a few important things I like to emphasise.

1) This homework is to be submitted on FRIDAY, BEFORE/DURING RECESS.
2) All necessary workings are to be shown.
3) Do your work neatly.

You are to note that the HOMEWORK POLICY STILL APPLIES.

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Answer: Approximation & Estimation

This is to inform you that the answer for T1W5 Approximation & Estimation (Solution) is updated.

You can find the updated solution in Mathematics GoogleSite in your class link. It should be labelled as VERSION 3.

Sorry for the confusion.

Friday, 14 February 2014

Investigation: Algebra

I have posted a question for you to investigate.

You have a task over the weekend to complete, and that is to WRITE OUT THE FOLLOWING QUESTION and IDENTIFY ERRORS PERFORMED.

I will be collecting this on MONDAY.

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Assessment: Viva Voce (Question)

Viva Voce Assessment 1

This is the actual alternative assessment task (Term 1 Week 7).
The submission date for the actual Viva Voce is Friday 21 Feb 2359 hours.

The task is compulsory, and you are to submit your work via the platform instructed by your teacher.

Topic: Number systems

Objective of Task: 
To demonstrate your understanding of the concepts and calculations through clear articulation and presentation of problem solving.

Instructions (I):
·                     This is an individual task. Complete the viva voce practice on your own.
·                     This is a reinforcement of similar questions based on the topic covered in class.
·                     It will also help you to seek and articulate your understanding of concepts as you attempt to explain your approach and solution to the problem.
·                     You should not take more than 1 hour to complete the entire task.
For this practice, you will need to record your work and post it on the designated platform.

Instructions (II):
·                     Add up the last 5 digits of your NRIC number. This 2 digit number “XX” is what you will convert from a decimal system to a binary system.
·                     DO NOT RECITE OUT YOUR ENTIRE NRIC NUMBER ON THE VIDEO FOR SECUITY REASONS. You only need to state the last 5 digits on video.
·                     Using your birthdate “YY” as another 2 digit number, explain how you will perform the simple arithmetic operation “XX + YY” in binary system.
·                     Research on how to count in binary system using the digits “0” and “1”.
·                     Explain briefly, in your own words, on how a binary system works. You may choose to use any visualization tools to help explain yourself.
·                     Work out and explain the solution clearly. You may choose to write it out, or use various software like Numbers to write your own script.
·                                             Do not simply read out the lines of the working. Instead, inform the audience: 
1.    how you identify the key information
2.    why you choose a particular method to solve the problem
3.    explain how the method works

4.            Recording
a.            In this practice, learn to use QuickTime Player to record your viva voce. 
b.            Here are some ways that you can present your worked solution:
i.                You may sit in front of the computer and show the working (on papers) as you explain how you solve or problem using the "movie recording" feature in QuickTime Player.
1.            Click HERE to view sample
ii.                You may present your work in KeyNotePages, PowerPoint Presentation, etc and use the "screen recording" feature in QuickTime Player to do the video recording.
1.            Click HERE to view sample
iii.                You may also use explain the problem on a whiteboard and have your classmates to help record using a camera or any other methods that you could think of
c.            Remember to keep the file size small.
d.            For technical consultation, please approach Mr Jonathan Chua, your ICT Teacher.
5.            Submission of work
a.            Post your video clip in YouTube
i.                Under "Private Settings", select "Unlisted"
ii.                Copy and paste the URL in the GoogleForm below
b.            For students who are unable to activate the YouTube account (due to age limit, as you need to activate your Google+ account at the same time), you may seek help from your Parents to upload your work via their YouTube account

Assignment: Algebra

As I understand that you are still trying to understand Algebra (up to Expansion) well, the following questions are designed to help you.

page 32 - 34 (Basic)

Question 1 c, d
Question 2 h, k, l
Question 4 d, i, j, l
Question 5 g
Question 6 a, d, e
Question 9 a, d
Question 11 b, c
Question 12 b, d, f

There are a few important things I like to emphasise.

1) This homework is to be submitted on FRIDAY, BEFORE 1.15 PM.
2) All necessary workings are to be shown.
3) Do your work neatly.

You are to note that the HOMEWORK POLICY STILL APPLIES.


Review: Approximation & Estimation

You may now sign up for the topic review on Approximation & Estimation via the Google Form below.

The registration will close tomorrow at 7 am sharp.

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Math-ters: Week 5

As the week comes to a closure, I thought it will be good to remind everyone of your assignment submission.

You are required to submit it by TOMORROW, 2359 h. Make sure that you meet the requirements as stated in the email/previous post.

Ensure that you complete ALL questions in Tier A and submit TOMORROW, before 1 PM.

Ensure that you complete ALL questions in Tier B and Tier C and submit on MONDAY, before 2.30 PM.

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Assignment: ACE Learning Quiz 2

Hello everyone!

Your much anticipated moment has arrived! The quiz portal has been set up for you and you are given the opportunity to do it at home.

But before the quiz starts, I like to briefly mention some important instructions to you. Ensure that you read them properly!

1. Practice quiz is titled "S1 Numbers". This quiz will not be graded.
2. Actual quiz is titled "Numbers - DP". This quiz is graded.
3. Quiz will be open between 7 pm and 10 pm.
4. You are given 30 minutes to attempt. Once the time is up, the quiz ends automatically.
5. Write your workings on pieces of writing papers and submit tomorrow.
6. Failure to submit your workings tomorrow will result in ZERO marks.

Attempt the practice quiz on ACE Learning and topic review attached in your email.

For more information, refer to your email.

I hope you enjoy the quiz!

Tuesday, 4 February 2014