NCLS Course Description

Last updated on October 2014



NCLS Math program


NCLS Math program provides different levels of math courses for students from 4th grade at public elementary schools up to 11th grade at public high schools, covering arithmetic, pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, PSAT and SAT. Along with the main ?horizontal? mathematic courses, we open ?Math contest? class as a ?vertical? exploration for students who love challenging themselves. This class helps students to look at mathematic problems in different aspect of views and develop effective approaches to the solutions.

Starting the year of 2012, NCLS math program adopts Singapore math system as a core in classes.? Instead of pursuing a placement of public school education or gifted students training, this system primarily focuses on the fundamentals and skills in mathematics learning and problem solving, and emphasizing on learning mathematics effectively.

Suggestions to the parents:

When you help your child to choose class, you need to read the course syllabus carefully and clearly understand the content in each course, then, find out a class which is proper to your child. For Math 4, 5, and 6, please let your child take the placement test at home and grade it yourself; a score of over 80% on the placement test is required for taking the related class.

When you think about ?math contest? class for your child, please keep in mind that this class is not suitable for all students. A certain level pre-requisite is necessary in order to ensure everyone in this class to meet their goals after several years studying. It is highly suggested to speak to class teacher for the details before you and your child make decision.

 The course syllabus:



Class Name

 Math 11

Course Name


Suggested to the students in public school

 Grade 8 to Grade 11

Course Length

 1 year

Reference Textbook

1. Barron?s? SAT Math workbook 2009 edition

2. College board: Official SAT Study Guide 2009 Edition

Course Content

1. Percent, fraction, ratio and rate problems

2. Mean, mode, median and range

3. Solving linear equations and inequalities

4. Solving equations with more than one variable and equation systems

5. Polynomials, and basic operations of polynomials

6. Factoring and simplify polynomial by factoring

7. Solving quadratic equations by factoring, by formula and by graphing

8. Word problems including rate, percent, mixture and translating words into

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9. Angles, triangles, quadrilaterals and polygons

10. Circles, perimeter, and area

11. Solid geometry, coordinate geometry

12. Counting problems including combination and permutation

13. Probability concept and application

14. Sequences and series

15. Graphs and tables

16. Integer and rational exponents

17. Special functions, simple transformations of functions