NCLS Course Description
Last updated on October 2014
NCLS Math program
Description:
NCLS Math program provides
different levels of math courses for students from 4^{th} grade at
public elementary schools up to 11^{th} 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 6 |
Course Name |
Singapore Math |
Suggested to the students in public school |
Grade 6-8 |
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Course Length |
1 year |
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Pre-requisite |
Please download the following placement test sheets and
take the test at home. A score of over 80% is required on this placement
test: http://www.singaporemath.com/v/vspfiles/assets/images/pl_nem1test.pdf |
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Reference Textbook |
Singapore Math, discovering Mathematics Common Core 7A,?? ISBN: 978-981-4250-52-8 |
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Course Content |
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1.
Review exponents and powers 2.
Review rates, ratios, and percent 3.
Adding and subtracting matrices 4.
Introducing functions 5.
Introducing real number line 6.
Addition and subtraction of real numbers 7.
Multiplication and division of real numbers 8.
Solving linear equations 9.
Introducing coordinates 10.
Slope and intercepts 11.
Graphing linear equations 12.
Writing linear equations in Slope-Intercept form 13.
Fitting a line to data 14.
Point-Slope form of a linear equation 15.
Standard form of a linear equation 16.
Solving linear inequalities 17.
Solving absolute-value equations and inequalities 18.
Graphing linear inequalities 19.
Stem-and-Leaf plots |