Saturday, August 19, 2017

6 AM Quiz: Squeeze squeeze... what's your size?

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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Geometrical Construction: For Discussion - Parallel Lines

Let's hear what Paul and Pauline say... Do you agree with them?

Ponder over what they said. We'll discuss this in the next lesson.

Geometrical Construction (1) Spot the Errors


1. Watch the clips and spot as many errors as possible.
2. Describe the error in "Comments" (e.g. What is wrong with the way the person did the construction? What should he do instead.)

Complete the task by Saturday (29 July 2017), 10 pm so that we can review your work and discuss in the next lesson.

Watch the clip and try to spot as many errors as possible.

Watch the clip and try to spot as many errors as possible.

Geometrical Construction (2) Little Red Riding Hood needs help!

Task to be completed by next Saturday (29 July 2017, 10 pm).

Additional Information:
Shortest distance between Grandma's house (G) and her house (H) is 10 km.
Draw a straight line on a plain paper with the scale, 1 cm to represent 1 km.
From there, construct the suggested path.

Take a photo of the constructed diagram and post it in the padlet below:

Direct LINK to the padlet.

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Geometrical Construction (3) Where Shall We Meet?

Task to be completed by next Saturday (29 July 2017, 10 pm).

The location of the houses of three friends, Antonio, Benedict and Celine happened to form an equilateral triangle. They meet quite often to catch up with each other; however, none of them want to invite their friends home. To be fair, they decided to meet at a place that is most 'central' to all.

Point to ponder...
  • What would you suggest? 
  • How would you do it if you have their houses marked on a map already?

Note: There is a typo-error in the above diagram, it should be "Benedict"

Your Task: 

Assume that each house is 8 km from the two other houses.
(i.e. the length of the equilateral triangle is 8 km).
Taking the scale, 1 cm to represent 1 km, construct the equilateral triangle on a sheet of paper.

On this diagram, construct the relevant "some lines" to help you find the centre meeting point.
Hint: Perpendicular Bisectors, Angle Bisectors

Take a photo of your diagram (make sure it is clearly labelled) and post it in the padlet.

Direct LINK to access the padlet.

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Monday, June 5, 2017

June Holiday and Semester 2 preparation

The Math folder that was given to your just before the June holiday contains the following:
  1. Common Test paper (corrections should have been completed)
  2. Common Test paper review (this is an error analysis paper based on the mistakes made by the students - they have to identify the mistakes made by circling them in green ink and stating the source/cause of errors.
  3. 2 timed practice papers (they have re-attempted the paper for selected questions) (these papers have been graded)
  4. Personal Reflections (Post Common test 2017) (They should review what they have written and have been told to set a feasible strategy for semester 2)
  5. Bridge to Algebra (Practice puzzles for essential skills) (set of worksheets to test their fundamental concepts of Arithmetic and Algebra - to be written in their exercise book with full working shown.)
  6. S1 June Holiday Engagement - sample questions from OECD's PISA ASSESSMENTS (refer (B))
  7. Practice Questions based on GCE papers (suggest timed practice: 1mark = 1.5 minutes) (will be graded by teacher)
  8. Geometrical constructions (note) (refer to (C))
  9. Geometrical constructions (assignment 1) 
  10. Geometrical constructions (quiz)

June Holiday Engagement - Consolidation and Revision

Through the lessons and assessments, your child would have realised by now that, all the knowledge and skills learned are inter-connected and they lay the foundation to subsequent topics. It is, therefore, important for them the master new skills and strategies though sometimes they could apply skills and strategies they already know to (in primary school). They have to recognise the need to expand their repertoire of skills.

During the June holiday, we hope that students could take some time to unwind and rest. 
On the other hand, we would also like them to keep in touch with what they have learned so that it would be easier for them to pick up the momentum when the new term starts in 5 weeks' time.

Based on the analysis of their test performance as well as global trends, we have put together selected questions from the sample questions from the OECD's PISA assessment (which are related to the S1 topics) as the June Holiday Engagement Challenge. 
  • The questions will require students to apply reasoning skills and articulate their train of thought clearly in the written form, which are competencies that 21st-century learners need to develop. 
The set is included in the Holiday work folder. On the whole, the task should not take more than 4 hours. They are advised not do all questions in a single attempt. They may stagger the tasks over a few days and attempt the tasks in any order. 
  • Submission: Term 3 Week 1 (to be attempted on the PISA paper provided and may use own paper where necessary)
  • Softcopies of the handout is available via the GoogleSite (login required). 
Please advise your child to manage his/ her time well as it could be very stressful if he/ she is going to cramp all the work to be completed just before the school reopens.

Planning Ahead

In Term 3, the following topics will be covered:
  1. Geometrical Construction
  2. Functions and Linear Graphs
  3. Data Handling
To prepare ahead, students can refer to the textbook for the above topics to read ahead.
Reading resources from the Ace-Learning will be assigned (optional) - for those who would like to preview the topics before Term 3 starts.

For Geometrical Construction
  • The topic was introduced last week when the class was briefed on the expectations and preparation needed before school reopens.
  • Study notes for this topic were given last week. 
  • Softcopy of the notes and resource materials are available at the GoogleSite.
  • This is a partial-Self-Directed Learning (SDL) topic. Video clips to guide construction skills are available in the GoogleSite.
For Data Handling and Functions and Linear Graphs
  • Study notes for this topic will be given in Term 3.
  • Data Handling begins with solving simple problems with 4 statistical representations that they learned in Primary School.
  • Functions and Linear Graphs will require them to apply knowledge and skills learned in Algebra, and they are required to plot graph.
  • No task on this topic is assigned.

Thursday, April 20, 2017



This topic is on Rate, Ratio and Percentage.
Attempt the task on papers.
Remember to label the parts and show your working clearly.
you may refer to additional resources for support.

Allocation of Task