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Teaching Staff

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Head of Department (Mathematics)
Ms Sharron Chiam Sze Hui

                                             

Mr Dennis Chia
HOD ICT

Ms Low Swee Ling Angeline
Subject Head (Student Development) 
(Covering HOD CCE)
 
Ms Lee Si Jie Amanda
Assistant Year Head (Secondary 3)
                      
Mr Beh Yong Hua 
                    
Mr Mark Chee Kong
                      
Ms Neo Shu Mei
 
Mr Ng Boon Yong
 
Mr Seoh Soon Peng
 
Mr Yaw Kah Weng

Mr Huzaini

Ms Goh Han Yu

Mr Chan Bin Chuan

Mr Yeo Si Jin Bervyn

Mr Seah Kai Ming Joel

Mr Lee Jun Wei

Mdm Chew Kiat Lian

Mdm Kor Kwang Sing, Lily

Mathematics


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Subject Offered

  • Mathematics


Curriculum


The syllabus is organised along 3 content strands with a listing of mathematical processes that cut across the 3 strands.

3 Content + 1 Process Strand
Numbers and AlgebraGeometry and MeasurementStatistics and Probability

Mathematical Processes


T & L Framework

 

 
The Mathematics Framework has been a feature in the mathematics curriculum in Singapore. The central focus of the framework is mathematical problem solving, that is, using mathematics to solve problems. The framework stresses conceptual understanding, skills proficiency and mathematical processes, and gives due emphasis to attitudes and metacognition.

Additional Mathematics


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Subject Offered

  • Additional Mathematics


Curriculum


The syllabus is organised along 3 content strands with a listing of mathematical processes that cut across the 3 strands.

3 Content + 1 Process Strand
AlgebraGeometry and TrigonometryCalculus

Mathematical Processes


T & L Framework

 

 
The Mathematics Framework has been a feature in the mathematics curriculum in Singapore. The central focus of the framework is mathematical problem solving, that is, using mathematics to solve problems. The framework stresses conceptual understanding, skills proficiency and mathematical processes, and gives due emphasis to attitudes and metacognition.

Programme

2018


Mathematics Learning Journey (24 May)

The mathematics learning journey is specially designed to have structured and customised programme content which involves 
problem solving heuristics to improve pupils' perceptions towards mathematics and provides opportunities for them to use thinking skills to acquire, extend, refine and apply their knowledge.

Through the learning journey, we have achieved the objectives of
- allowing the students to experience bowling and see the relevance of Mathematics in bowling.
- helping to develop logical reasoning and provide a sense of achievement.
- providing students with a learning experience that will allow them to appreciate the usefulness of Mathematics skills in everyday life.

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National ArithmetEQ Challenge (21 May)

ArithmetEQ is a Mathematics board game which won the Innergy Award in 2005. The ArithmetEQ Challenge subsequently became a national competition. As part of the Mathematics JeWel Programme, Jurong West Secondary School sent three teams of students to compete in the 6th National ArithmetEQ Challenge 2018. 

Through the competition, we achieved the objectives of
- cultivating our students’ interest in Mathematics through challenging, exciting and fun board games and
- providing our students with opportunities to apply their numeracy skills and knowledge in Mathematics learned in school.

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JWSS team of students for the 6th National ArithmetEQ Challenge 2018
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Our students in action during the competition!
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Team Bonding after the competition

2017

Math Magic for Frontier Primary School (20 June)

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Meng Lingyan (top left) from 3E1 was showing the use of pattern in numbers to deduce the outcome of a complicated operation. Evelyne Jonathan (top right) from 2E3 was performing a card trick for the P6 students.


Sec 1 Mathematics Trail to the Singapore Sports Hub (24 October)


The students get to know more about the Sports Hub, find geometric shapes at the location, visit the Shimano Cycling World gallery, apply concepts of angles and polygons at OCBC Square, and have a go at the giant chess set.

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Students in action @ Mathematics Trail
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Students experiencing the giant chess set
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At the Shimano Cycling World gallery



Sec 2 Bowling and Supermarket Trail

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During the activities, the students were taught not just how to pick and hold the bowling ball but were given the task to calculate the bowling rate, bowling ball speed and time taken as well as drawing graphs and applying statistics in the game of bowling.

In the supermarket, students learned how to plan for a daily food budget for a family of five. They also learn to calculate GST and appreciate that GST goes towards the funding of government expenditure.




Sec 3 Post Exam Activity (24 October)


Students need to show resilience in the process of arriving at the solutions to each problem and at the same time display excellent team spirit to become the fastest group to win.

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At the end of activity, students need to do a presentation to summarize their findings and convince the audience of the credibility of their Mathematical findings. 

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       Australian Mathematics Competition

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                      Singapore and Asian School Math Olympiad

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Singapore Mathematical Olympiad    ↓ Meng Lingyan from 3E1 was awarded Bronze.

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Math and Science Week

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Magic show with Mathematics and Science

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For two consecutive days, different group of students undergone critical thinking and creative problem solving in building the tallest tower and building the most sturdy bridge. 


2016 

Mathematics Week (7 - 11 March)

 

Objectives:

1.     To build up students’ confidence in using mathematics;

2.     To make learning of mathematics fun, meaningful and relevant for the students.

    

A variety of activities which included assembly programme, “Amazing Race”, “Math Sprinter” and “Counting Stars” were conducted for the students throughout the week.

 

One of the teams comprising of Sec 1 to 5 students getting ready for the assembly program. This was the first time Kahoot App was used via iPad to conduct the mathematics quiz. Responses from the participants were good as they found the whole experience engaging.

Sec 1 students participating in the amazing race around the school. Seen in the photo were the Sec 4N(T) students facilitating the activity.

Sec 2 students racing against time to solve problems in the Math Sprinter activity by using their mathematical concepts and skills.

Sec 3 students attempting to solve mathematics puzzles in the Counting Star activity in a creative way using materials such as strings, scissors, glue and papers. 

Zoopedition (24 May)

(Collaboration between the Mathematics & Science Departments)

Objectives: 

  1. To provide students with an opportunity to see and make linkages among mathematical ideas, between mathematics and science, and between mathematics and the real world; 
  2. To learn about the threats faced by wildlife, and how these are being overcome;
  3. To develop students into self-directed learners, independent thinkers and active contributors.

Throughout the learning journey, students were seen at the various habitats to find out more about the animals and, at the same time, solve mathematics tasks.


At the end of the Zoopedition, students were tasked to either create a conservation poster or devise an interactive game related to the animals or biodiversity.

 

2015 

Mathematics Week

Objectives:
  1. To build up students’ confidence in using mathematics; 
  2. To make learning of mathematics fun, meaningful and relevant for the students.
A variety of activities which included “Amazing Race”, “Fast & Furious” and Logic Quizzes were conducted for the students daily during the Mathematics Week.

 

 

Zoopedition (25 May)

(Collaboration between the Mathematics & Science Departments)

Objectives:

1.    To provide students with an opportunity to see and make linkages among mathematical ideas,

        between mathematics and science, and between mathematics and the real world;

2.    To learn about the threats faced by wildlife, and how these are being overcome;

3.    To develop students into self-directed learners, independent thinkers and active contributors.

 

NYP Science & Technology Challenge (14 October)

This year, 6 teams comprising of Secondary 3 Express students participated in the Science &Technology Challenge organised by Nanyang Polytechnic.

This annual event offers secondary school students an opportunity to apply their knowledge of science, mathematics and technology meaningfully.

Some of the categories which the students participated in included “Design & Build a Bridge”, “Hybrid Boat” and “Vortex Ring Air Cannon”.

 


Secondary 2 Mathematics Trail at Jurong SuperBowl (22 October)

Objectives:

       1.  To provide students with a learning experience that will allow them to appreciate the

             usefulness of Mathematics skills outside the walls of a classroom, and at the same time

             learn a new sport;

       2.  To provide the opportunity for students to work collaboratively with their peers to solve

             mathematical problems.

 

 

Past  Enrichment Programmes for Lower Secondary Pupils

Mathematics Trails

Objectives: 

     1. The trails aim to add value to the pupils’ curriculum by providing an environment for team building,

          relating knowledge with reality and developing their social skills.

     2. Through fun and interesting trail activities with contents that are in line with the school syllabus,

          the department seeks to improve pupils’ perception towards Mathematics and make learning enjoyable.

 

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