Mathematics
Introduction
The Mathematics Department aims to enthuse and empower students to learn and use mathematics in future engagements. We seek to develop confident and competent, selfdirected learners and users of mathematical problem solving in the 21st Century. Acquire mathematical concepts and skills for higher
studies in mathematics and to support learning in the other subjects,
in particular, the sciences;
 Develop thinking, reasoning and metacognitive
skills through a mathematical approach to problemsolving;
 Connect ideas within mathematics and between
mathematics and the sciences through applications of mathematics; and
 Appreciate the abstract nature and power of
mathematics.
 Acquire mathematical concepts and skills for continuous learning in mathematics and to support learning in other subjects;
 Develop thinking, reasoning, communication, application and metacognitive skills through a mathematical approach to problemsolving;
 Connect ideas within mathematics and between mathematics and other subjects through applications of mathematics;
 Build confidence and foster interest in mathematics.
 Acquire mathematical concepts and skills for real life, to support learning in other subjects, and to prepare for vocational education;
 Develop thinking, reasoning, communication,
application and metacognitive skills through a mathematical approach
to problem solving; and
 Build confidence in using mathematics and appreciate its value in making informed decisions in real life.
Assessment Criteria
Level/Stream 
Duration 
Marks Allocation 
Sec 1 and 2 Express 
Paper 1 (No Calculator) 1 hour Paper 2 1hour 30 min 
40 marks 60 marks 
Sec 1 and 2 N(A) 
Paper 1 (No Calculator) 1 hour Paper 2 1hour 30 min 
40 marks 60 marks 
Sec 1 and 2 N(T) 
1 hour 15 mins 
60 marks 
Upper Sec Math
Level/Stream 
Duration 
Marks Allocation 
Sec 3 Additional
Mathematics 
2 hours 
80 marks 
Sec 3 Express Mathematics 
2 hour 30 min 
100 marks 
Sec 3 N(A) Mathematics 
2 hour 30 min 
100 marks 
Sec 3 N(T) Maths 
1 hour 30 mins 
60 marks 
Sec 4 and 5 Express Maths 
Paper 1 (2 hours) 
80 marks 100 marks 
Sec 4 and 5 Additional
Maths 
Paper 1 (2 hours) 
80 marks 
Sec 4 N(A) Maths 
Paper 1 (2 hours) 
80 marks 
Sec 4 N(T) Maths 
Paper 1 (1 hour 30 mins) 
50 marks 
GCE Exam Format
Strands 
Paper 1 
Paper 2 
EM 
There will be about 25
short answer questions. Candidates are required
to answer all questions. 
There will be 10 to 11
questions of varying marks and lengths. Candidates are required
to answer all questions. 
NM 
There will be about 25
short answer questions. Candidates are required
to answer all questions. 
There will be 2
sections: · Section A will contain 9 to 10 questions of varying lengths. Candidates are required to answer all questions. · Section B will contain 2 questions of which candidates will be required to answer only one. The questions in Section
B will be based on the underlined content and there will be one question from
the ‘Geometry & Measurement’ strand and one from the ‘Statistics &
Probability’ strand. Each question carries the
same number of marks, that is, either 7 or 8 marks. 
TM 
There will be 11 to 13
short questions carrying 2 to 4 marks, largely free from context, testing
more on fundamental concepts and skills, followed by 2 longer questions
carrying 6 to 8 marks, developed around a context. Candidates are required
to answer all questions which will cover topics from the following strands · Number
and Algebra · Geometry
and Measurement · Realworld
Contexts related to Number and Algebra and Geometry and Measurement 
There will be 11 to 13
short questions carrying 2 to 4 marks, largely free from context, testing
more on fundamental concepts and skills, followed by 2 longer questions
carrying 6 to 8 marks, developed around a context. Candidates are required
to answer all questions which will cover topics from the following strands · Number
and Algebra · Geometry
and Measurement · Realworld Contexts related to Number and Algebra and Geometry and Measurement 
AM 
There will be 11 to 13
questions of varying marks and lengths. Candidates are required
to answer ALL questions. 
There will be 9 to 11
questions of varying marks and lengths. Candidates are required
to answer ALL questions. 
ICAN
Online Resources
SN  The Links  What You Will Find  The Maths 
1.  Antarctica  Bundle up tight! This hunt takes you to icecovered regions where key information needs to be excavated before you can crack challenging math problems. 

2.  Creepy Crawlies  Roaches! Beetles! Bloodsucking leeches! Grab your bug spray for this hunt! And try not to crush the critters as you crunch the numbers to solve each question. 

3.  Early America  Hold on to your tentacles  we're going back in time. From Columbus to the founding of America, we'll track down facts about our forefathers to solve historic math problems. 

4.  Earth Day  How can you help preserve the planet? Find out as we unearth facts to solve environmentally themed math questions  and rack up wild scores! 

5.  Endangered Animals  Do you realize that many species are in danger of becoming extinct? Meet some of these exceptional animals as we hunt down information to solve math word problems. 

6.  Extreme Weather  Brave the elements with me to investigate wild Web sites. Learn about meteorology while tracking down clues to blow away challenging math problems. 

7.  Human Body  This hunt will get under your skin! Find out about your own amazing body on this factfinding mission. Then use your extraordinary brain power to solve math problems. 

8.  Natural Disasters  Our true problemcrunching powers are put to the test in this volcanoblasting, earthquaking, oceancrashing hunt. Stay alert as we search for solutions to math questions. 

9.  Outer Space  Shoot for the stars as you push your math skills to the limits. Search the cosmos for answers to outofthisworld math problems and watch your score blast off. 

10.  Rainforest  Deep in the earth's fertile ecosystems lurk the facts we need to solve our next hunt. Dig up the data you need to correctly calculate answers to these math challenges. 

11.  American Government  Go inside politics and learn about the three branches of government, U.S. laws, and important leaders while finding clues to help you solve some tough calculations. 

12.  Ancient Civilizations  Psst...it's Number Cruncher. We're going undercover to hunt down clues to math riddles from ancient worlds. Wrap up your toga, grab that Egyptian headdress, and let's go! 

13.  Black History  Meet extraordinary leaders and learn about AfricanAmerican culture on this historic hunt. You'll master an array of skills as you earn points for each correct calculation. 

14.  Holidays Around the World  Joyeux Noel, Feliz Navidad, Merry Christmas, and Happy Chanukah! Let's travel the globe to celebrate international holidays and seek out some festive math solutions. 

15.  National Parks  Time to view America's great sites. As you enjoy the scenery, keep an eye out for facts that will help you solve math problems and earn majestic amounts of points. 

16.  Sports  Get in the game  or in this case, a bunch of games. Hunt down the rules, stats, and facts you need. Then show your math mastery by scoring points for each right answer. 

17.  U.S. Presidents  Learn important and interesting facts about United States' leaders. Then apply your skills and prove your math leadership by correctly solving monumental questions. 

18.  Western Frontier  Settlers, explorers, gold prospectors  meet them all on a journey through the frontier! Along the way, scout out clues to solve some tough and rough math problems. 

19.  Winter Olympics  Lace up the ice skates, wax those skis, and meet the world's elite athletes on a trek to find answers to math problems that will earn you a goldmedalworthy score. 

20.  Women's History  Discover the women who shaped history. Each story of an astronaut, athlete, or leader holds key information that will help you solve a math question and earn points. 

21.  World Explorers  Get your compass ready. We're trekking to exciting lands in search of clues. Gather the facts you need to start solving extraordinary math problems. 
