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Mathematics

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Head Of Department 
Mrs Yee - Lua Sin Nee 
Miss May O (Year Head) 
Mrs Sharon Goh (Senior Teacher) 
Mrs Yeo - Ng Siok Hoon (Senior Teacher) 
Members
Mdm Siti Azaliyah 
Mrs Vikirawati Choo 
Mdm Jean Lim 
Mrs Ivy Ho 
Mrs Wong Keng Tzu 
Mdm Intan 
Mrs Chua Lian Hoe 
Mdm Arveen 
Ms Joy Tan 
Mrs Ong Cai Ling 
Ms Rae 
Mrs Serlene Cheong 
Ms Nancy Chia 
Mr Bernard Lee 
Mrs Gan Ping Li

Philosophy/ Rationale

Mathematics is an excellent vehicle for the development and improvement of a person’s intellectual competence in logical reasoning, spatial visualisation, analysis and abstract thought. Mathematics education in Temasek aims to enable pupils to acquire the necessary mathematical concepts and skills for everyday life, and for continuous learning in mathematics and related disciplines. It seeks to develop in pupils an appreciation of mathematics as an important and powerful tool in everyday life.

Vision

Every pupil is a self directed and competent problem solver who is effective is thinking and mathematical communication.

Learner Outcomes

At the end of the 6-year programme, pupils would be able to:-
  • Use their knowledge of mathematical concepts to reason logically and communicate mathematically
  • Apply their mathematical thinking and problem solving skills to formulate and solve problems
  • Select and use effective strategies to solve closed, open-ended and non-routine problems and evaluate their solutions
  • Seek alternative ways of solving the same problem
  • Present elegant solutions to problems and check the appropriateness and reasonableness of the answer
  • Recognise connections between mathematical ideas, and between mathematics and other disciplines, and between mathematics and everyday life
  • Develop positive attitudes towards mathematics.

Key Understanding

Every Temasekian will understand that
  • Mathematical problem solving is central to mathematics learning.
  • Mathematics is a language consisting of clearly defined terms and symbols.
  • Mathematics is the study of data, patterns and relationships
  • Mathematics is an integrated whole, not merely isolated pieces of knowledge
  • Mathematics is a tool used to solve real- world problems

Approach/ Framework

Mathematics is a hierarchical subject. Higher concepts and skills are built upon the more foundational ones and have to be learnt in a logical sequence. A spiral approach is adopted to build up the concepts and skills across the strands and up the levels. Pupils develop mathematical concepts and skills progressively from the concrete and pictorial levels to the abstract level.

Programmes

Programmes 
Level Type 
SPACE (School-Parent Acing Children's Experience) P1 - P4 Core
STEMS ( Striving Towards Excellence in Mathematical Skills) P1 - P6 Core
2 Problems a Day P1 - P6 Core
Speed Tests P5 - P6 Core
Mathematical Olympiad Training Programme P3 - P6 Enrichment