The ‘O’ Level Series: Mathematics (Part 2)

Practice Makes Perfect (Maths)

Mathematics is a subject you can score well if you practice A LOT. Before you start your practice, you would need to understand the basics of Maths first. Topics such as BODMAS and arithmetic will allow you to understand the elementary rules of Mathematics and apply to more complex topics such as algebra, graphs, differentiation, integration etc. Therefore, improving on Mathematics is a progressive thing whereby the simpler topics will be building blocks for future topics. Read more “The ‘O’ Level Series: Mathematics (Part 2)”

The ‘O’ Level Series: Mathematics (Part 1)

For the Love of Maths

Mathematics is a subject that students either love or hate. In my opinion, this subject is the cornerstone for every student’s education. Having a foundation in Maths is vital to progress in the education level such as in JC, Poly, ITE and university. Whatever you study or do in future, Maths concepts will be needed. Read more “The ‘O’ Level Series: Mathematics (Part 1)”

Removing Distraction Does Not Equate Increased Engagement for Your Child

Several years ago when I was a Subject Head of Physical Education (PE), we were spear-heading a pilot test to be offered as a new examination subject for the GCE ‘O’ Levels in Singapore. I recall discussing with my colleagues an incident that shows how learning and engagement must be seen in a broader perspective i.e. subjects like PE, Art, Design & Technology, should not be seen as ‘filler’ subjects that are of lesser importance; rather as complementary portions of the total curriculum that nurtures the whole child. Read more “Removing Distraction Does Not Equate Increased Engagement for Your Child”