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H2 Mathematics JC1 2013 Assessment, Expectations and Tips to do well in Examinations Assessment 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% Assessment 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 class – Lecture Test (5%) (Term 3) Structure 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) Structure of H2 Mathematics • Statistics (30%)(JC 2): – Permutations and Combinations – Probability – Binomial & Poisson Distributions – Normal Distribution and Approximations – Sampling and the Central Limit Theorem – Hypothesis Testing – Linear Regression What 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 levels • We 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. Lectures • Read your lecture notes before the lecture – View the Videos for the lecture (on Ask and Learn) – Note down the questions that need to be answered • During the lecture – Be an Active Learner • Listen out for the answers to the questions that you asked before the lecture • Do the Hands-On Exercises! • Jot Questions during lecture and ask tutors later • After the Lecture – Consolidate your learning by re-reading your notes before attempting your tutorial sheets Conduct During Lectures • Please visit the toilets before lectures – Ask for permission from tutors if you need to move out of the lecture hall • Be 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. Conduct During Lectures • Do not discuss among your friends when the lecture is on. Discuss only when permission is granted, e.g. during hands-on exercises • Handphones and other electronic devices will be confiscated if used during lectures. Tutorial Lessons (Flipped Classroom) Preparation of Tutorial Lessons • Start 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. Preparation for Tutorial Lessons • Preparation for tutorial lessons is IMPORTANT – Tutors 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 Tutorial Lessons (Flipped Classroom) During Tutorial Lessons • You 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. Writing 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 consultations • Examples include – – – – Concept/Mind maps of the topic Frequently used formulas Important concepts and explanations Mistakes made by you that you want to revise before examination Example of A Topic Summary Consultations • Always read your notes and check with your friends before asking your tutor • Book a slot with your tutors through your Maths Rep • Bring your Topic Summary Notebook and other materials • Prepare your questions/doubts – You 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. Preparation for Exams • Go through your Summaries & Lecture Notes • Practice Revision Packages – Given out every major exam • Practice 10 Year Series (topical) • Work towards 1.5 min/mark (2.5 hrs for doing 3 hr paper and 0.5h for checking) • Practice at least two full papers Tips • Do NOT procrastinate! – 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 Learning – Mathematical Thinking/skills are sequential and it will affect your mastery of other topics adversely if you neglect some topics – You cannot mug at the last minute and expect to pass (let alone do well) Tips • Self Direction/Initiative is Required – Be active in asking questions and consultations – Learn from one another • Be Organised – File all assignments – Keep a record of mistakes/things to revise before the exams Tips • Personal Learning is Important – You must be able to solve problems using the material taught – You must assimilate/understand the methods and tricks taught – You 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. Recommended Textbooks/Guidebooks Textbooks: • A Level Mathematics H2 (Volume 1 & 2) – Author: Alfred Low – Publisher: James Collins Asia Guidebooks: • A Complete Guide to H2 Maths Guide (Pure Mathematics & Statistics) – Author: Lois Chee – Publisher: Educational Publishing House Pte Ltd • A Level H2 Mathematics Topical Practice – Author: Lois Chee – Publisher: Educational Publishing House Pte Ltd Term 1 Maths Notes • Buy Math notes from the photocopy shop ($5.75 per person) • Math Rep to buy for the class • Due 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 Temporary Website for Videos http://sajcmath.wordpress.com/ Lecture Seating • LT CC – 13A05, 13S01, 13S02, 13S07, 13S11, 13S15, 13S18, 13S19, 13S20, 13S20, 13S23, 13S26, 13S27, 13S28 • LT 1 – 13A07, 13S06, 13S10, 13S14, 13S16, 13S17, 13S21, 13S22, 13S24, 13S25 • LT 2 – 13A03, 13A04, 13A08, 13S03, 13S04, 13S05, 13S08, 13S09, 13S12, 13S13 Have a Wonderful and Successful Year Ahead!