Mathematics

Department Vision

To inspire in pupils a passion for Mathematics so that they become lifelong, self-directed learners with their teachers as a beacon of light. 
 

P=eT


P = Passion of pupils in learning Mathematics, T = Passion of teachers teaching Mathematics

Desired Outcomes of Cedar's 4-Year Mathematics Curriculum

  • Excellent Maths & A Maths Results.
  • Self-Directed & Passionate Learners.
  • Appreciate the applications of Mathematics in the real world.
  • Well-equipped with mathematical knowledge, concepts & skills

Department Programmes/Highlights

Academic

  • 4048  Mathematics
  • 4047  Additional Mathematics

Aims


The general aims of the mathematics syllabuses are to enable students to:

  • acquire the necessary mathematical concepts and skills for continuous learning in mathematics and related disciplines, and for applications to the real world;
  • develop the necessary process skills for the acquisition and application of mathematical concepts and skills;
  • develop the mathematical thinking and problem solving skills and apply these skills to formulate and solve problems;
  • recognise and use connections among mathematical ideas, and between mathematics and other disciplines;
  • develop positive attitudes towards mathematics;
  • make effective use of a variety of mathematical tools (including information and communication technology tools) in the learning and application of mathematics,
  • produce imaginative and creative work arising from mathematical ideas,
    develop the abilities to reason logically, to communicate mathematically, and to learn cooperatively and independently.


Assessment Objectives


The assessment will test candidates' abilities to:

  • understand and use mathematical concepts and skills in a variety of contexts;
  • organise and analyse data and information; formulate problems into mathematical terms and select and apply appropriate techniques of solution, including manipulation of algebraic expressions;
  • solve higher order thinking problems; interpret mathematical results and make inferences; reason and communicate mathematically through writing mathematical explanation, arguments and proofs.

 

Scheme of Assessment

 

Paper

Description

Durtion

Marks

Weighting

4048/1

There will be about 25 short answer questions testing more on the fundamental skills and concepts. Candidates are required to answer ALL questions.

2 h

80

50%

4048/2

There will be 10 to 11 questions of varying marks. The last question focuses specifically on applying Math to a real-world scenario. Candidates are required to answer ALL questions.

2 h 30 min

100

50%

4047/1

There will be 11 to 13 questions of varying marks and lengths testing more on the fundamental skills and concepts. Candidates are required to answer ALL questions.

2 h

80

44%

4047/2

There will be 9 to 11 questions of varying marks and lengths. Candidates are required to answer ALL questions.

2 h 30 min

100

56%