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 9 |
Course
Name |
Singapore Math |
Suggested
to the students in public school |
Grade 8-9-10 |
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Course
Length |
1 year |
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Pre-requisite |
Please
explore 4A and 4B content as the following link http://www.starpub.com.sg/product-discovering-
mathematics.php |
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Reference
Textbook |
Textbook:
discovering Mathematics 4A, ISBN: 981-4176-72-9 and 4B, ISBN: 978-4176-73-7 Workbook:
discovering Mathematics 4 Workbook, ISBN: 978-981-4249-29-4 |
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Course Content |
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12. Standard deviation 13. Probability 14. Matrices 15. Vectors in two dimensions 16. Mathematics in practical situations 17. Graphs on practical situations 18. Algebraic manipulation and formulae 19. Functions and graphs 20. Set language and matrices 21. Geometry (angles, polygons, circles,
etc.) 22. Trigonometry 23. Mensuration 24. Coordinate geometry and vectors in two
dimensions 25. Statistics |