Tag Archives: Singapore math

Student Achievement in Mathematics – TIMSS Ranking

East Asian countries continue to lead the world in student achievement in mathematics. Singapore, Korea, and Hong Kong SAR, followed by Chinese Taipei and Japan, were the top-performing countries in TIMSS 2011 at the fourth grade. Similarly, at the eighth grade, Korea, Singapore, and Chinese Taipei outperformed all countries, followed by Hong Kong SAR and… Read More »

A challenging complex number problem with solution

This complex number problem was selected on the basis of its uniqueness in terms of phrasing things within the Argand diagram/locus context. While my proposed solutions might be short, bear in mind this question truly demands/challenges the student to think unconventionally in order to formulate a viable solving approach.   Problem A complex number is… Read More »

Differentiation problem in parametric context with solution

This is hot off the press-a question taken from the recently concluded 2011 September Preliminary Examinations of a school in Singapore. It deals with applications of differentiation in the parametric context. Extensive trigonometry is employed here together with the manipulation of surd forms. I have personally worked out everything for your (the student’s) reference. If… Read More »

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