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1Assessment, Expectations and Tips to do well in Examinations H2 Mathematics JC1 2013Assessment, Expectations and Tips to do well in Examinations
2Assessment for JC 1 Promotion to JC 2: 2H2 passes and 2 H1 passes (excluding H1 PW and H1 MT)Promotional Marks consist of:MSA (Term 2 Week 3): 5%Continuous Assessment: 10%Common Test (End June- term 3):20%Final Exam ( From 23 Sept to Oct): 65%
3Assessment for JC 1 Continuous Assessment consist of: Math Task (3%) Attitude marks (2%) – Based on completed assignments and the quality of assignments handed up and learning attitude displayed in classLecture Test (5%) (Term 3)
4Structure of H2 Mathematics The Big Five of Pure Mathematics (70%):Graphing & Functions (JC1) (4 Chapters)Calculus (JC1) (6 Chapters)Summation, Sequences & MOD (JC 1) (3 Chapters)Vectors (JC 2) (2 Chapters)Complex Numbers (JC 2) (2 Chapters)
5Structure of H2 Mathematics Statistics (30%)(JC 2):Permutations and CombinationsProbabilityBinomial & Poisson DistributionsNormal Distribution and ApproximationsSampling and the Central Limit TheoremHypothesis TestingLinear Regression
6What does all these mean? Aim high“A” at A Levels require perfect solutions for a number of questions/topics.You must score “A” or at least a “B” at the A levelsWe can only go through each topic only ONCE.You need to learn it right the first time round.Review your own gaps and mistakes in particular topics through the worksheets/exams/tests.Keep a record of these to help you revise before the Examinations/A Levels.
7Lectures Read your lecture notes before the lecture During the lecture View the Videos for the lecture (on Ask and Learn)Note down the questions that need to be answeredDuring the lectureBe an Active LearnerListen out for the answers to the questions that you asked before the lectureDo the Hands-On Exercises!Jot Questions during lecture and ask tutors laterAfter the LectureConsolidate your learning by re-reading your notes before attempting your tutorial sheetsLecturer has to keep the flow and pace of the lecture.
8Conduct During Lectures Please visit the toilets before lecturesAsk for permission from tutors if you need to move out of the lecture hallBe punctual for lectures and settle down quickly.Bring Lectures Notes and GC.Maths Rep to take attendance and ensure proper conduct (non disruptive behaviour) for the class during lectures.
9Conduct During Lectures Do not discuss among your friends when the lecture is on. Discuss only when permission is granted, e.g. during hands-on exercisesHandphones and other electronic devices will be confiscated if used during lectures.
10Tutorial Lessons (Flipped Classroom) Preparation of Tutorial LessonsStart working on your tutorials as soon as you can (immediately after the lecture)If you get stuck, please view the relevant videos (on Ask and Learn)If you are still unsure, please ask your tutor AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
11Preparation for Tutorial Lessons Preparation for tutorial lessons is IMPORTANTTutors will NOT be answering questions that you can simply look up in your lecture notes for the information or hear on the videos.Tutors will concentrate on INTEGRATING/IMPROVING your knowledge and skills
12Tutorial Lessons (Flipped Classroom) During Tutorial LessonsYou will be given one assignment in class which you are expected to work on during class time. It is usually similar but harder than the tutorials given.You will be required to hand it in at the end of the lesson.
13Writing of Topic Summaries You are encouraged to get ready a notebook to write down important formulas and things that you have found useful in solving problems.Keep it with you always and refer to it when doing questions and for consultationsExamples includeConcept/Mind maps of the topicFrequently used formulasImportant concepts and explanationsMistakes made by you that you want to revise before examination
14Example of A Topic Summary Point out the following:Concept/Mind maps of the topic (general presentation of the topic)Frequently used formulas (See standard formulas on the right)Important concepts and explanations (See notes)Mistakes made by you that you want to revise before examination
15ConsultationsAlways read your notes and check with your friends before asking your tutorBook a slot with your tutors through your Maths RepBring your Topic Summary Notebook and other materialsPrepare your questions/doubtsYou should NOT be asking basic information. This shows a lack of effort on your part.Be clear on what you do NOT understand and need help in.Imagine you have time with Michael Jordan/Lionel Messi (or the best person in any field that you are interested in).You must ask him/her things that matter that you cannot get from anyone else.If you come to class unprepared without the basics, you will gain very little as Michael Jordan/Messi can only teach you the basics of the game.e.g. you don’t know how to pass the ball, so he has no choice but to teach you that.However, if you prepare for the session, e.g. you learn how to pass the ball, then Jordan/Messi can teach you the finer tricks of passing the ball, e.g. the chip etc.That way you become much better and improve a lot more from your session with Jordan/Messi.
16Preparation for Exams Go through your Summaries & Lecture Notes Practice Revision PackagesGiven out every major examPractice 10 Year Series (topical)Work towards 1.5 min/mark(2.5 hrs for doing 3 hr paper and 0.5h forchecking)Practice at least two full papers
17Tips Do NOT procrastinate! Be Consistent in your Learning JC is a very hectic and stressful period.Work builds up very quickly.Once work is assigned, do it immediately. Do not leave what can be done today for tomorrow.Be Consistent in your LearningMathematical Thinking/skills are sequential and it will affect your mastery of other topics adversely if you neglect some topicsYou cannot mug at the last minute and expect to pass (let alone do well)
18Tips Self Direction/Initiative is Required Be Organised Be active in asking questions and consultationsLearn from one anotherBe OrganisedFile all assignmentsKeep a record of mistakes/things to revise before the exams
19Tips Personal Learning is Important You must be able to solve problems using the material taughtYou must assimilate/understand the methods and tricks taughtYou cannot copy your peers’ work or read through solutions and assume you can solve problems.The test is to do an unseen problem yourself and see how far you can solve the problem.
20Recommended Textbooks/Guidebooks A Level Mathematics H2 (Volume 1 & 2)Author: Alfred LowPublisher: James Collins AsiaGuidebooks:A Complete Guide to H2 Maths Guide (Pure Mathematics & Statistics)Author: Lois CheePublisher: Educational Publishing House Pte LtdA Level H2 Mathematics Topical Practice
21Term 1 Maths NotesBuy Math notes from the photocopy shop ($5.75 per person)Math Rep to buy for the classDue to movement of classes, please inform the photocopy lady if there is an increase/decrease in the number of students doing H2 Math in your class