In Singapore, Additional Mathematics (also known as A-Math) is an optional subject for secondary school students. Students from both the Normal Academic (NA) stream and Express stream who have an aptitude for math will be subjected to this offer. The syllabus covered in A-Math is slightly more in depth, compared to Elementary Mathematics (E-Math), focusing on algebra, geometry and trigonometry, and calculus. This subject is a prerequisite for students who are intending to take H2 Math at A-Levels if they choose to pursue their further studies in Junior College. Students who do not have any A-Math background will usually be offered H1 Math for their first year of studies in a Singapore junior college.
Importance of A-Math
It is true that studying A-Math is challenging and rigorous for many. However, it is a practical subject that will support students in their tertiary education after secondary school. Learning A-Math teaches students to think logically and rationally. This mindset can greatly influence other areas and help students excel in their future careers. Therefore, opening doors to many job opportunities.
The A-Math syllabus is aimed to allow secondary students to:
- Appreciate the power and nature of math
- Acquire math skills and concepts for higher studies in math
- Develop reasoning, thinking and meta-cognitive skills in using a math approach to solving problems
Why Take A-Math Under Andrew Yap Education Centre
At our education centre, in each A-Math lesson, we conduct in-depth discussions and practices, touching on various types of questions which will cover the depth and width of each topic. Our tutors will ensure every student clearly understands each key concept and correctly apply to the question in accordance with the requirement of the GCE O-Level standards. Concise notes for each topic will also be given in addition to their school’s learning materials to aid them during revisions. In relation to topical exercises, they are specially selected from past schools’ prelim and examination papers, as well as O-Level papers.
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