Mathematics

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Learning outside classroom – Puzzling with puzzles

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES

 

Objectives
Objectives of the various courses are included in the syllabuses for secondary schools prepared by the Curriculum Development Council. Topics to be taught in different teaching groups are designed and reviewed from time to time to meet the needs of individual students.

 

To enable students to cope confidently with the mathematics needed in their future studies, workplace or daily life in a technological and information-rich society. This course aims at developing students’:

 

  • ability to conceptualize, inquire, reason and communicate mathematically, and to use mathematics to formulate and solve problems in daily life as well as in mathematical contexts;
  • ability to manipulate numbers, symbols and other mathematical objects;
  • number sense, symbol sense, spatial sense and a sense of measurement as well as the capability in appreciating structures and patterns;
  • positive attitude towards mathematics and the capability in appreciating the aesthetic nature and cultural aspect of mathematics.

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YEARLY DEPARTMENTAL MAJOR CONCERNS:

 

  • To enhance teaching effectiveness through sharing
  • To cultivate students’ interest in mathematics and hence uplift their learning effectiveness

 

CURRICULUM

 

Mathematics Curriculum S1-S3

 

Course Objectives

To enable students to cope confidently with the mathematics needed in their future studies, workplaces or daily life in a technological and information-rich society, this course aims at developing students:

 

  • the ability to conceptualize, inquire, reason and communicate mathematically, and to use mathematics to formulate and solve problems in daily life as well as in mathematical contexts;
  • the ability to manipulate numbers, symbols and other mathematical objects;
  • the number sense, symbol sense, spatial sense and a sense of measurement as well as the capability in appreciating structures and patterns;
  • a positive attitude towards mathematics and the capability in appreciating the aesthetic nature and cultural aspect of mathematics.

 

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 Hands-on activity – Using mini white board

 

Curriculum S1-3

S.1

  • Basic Computation
  • Directed Numbers
  • Basic Algebra
  • Linear Equations in One Unknown
  • Basic Geometry
  • Mensuration (I)
  • Percentages
  • Polynomials
  • Introduction to Rectangular Coordinate System
  • Angles and Parallel Lines
  • Congruence Triangles
  • Approximate Values and Numerical Estimation
  • Statistical Charts

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Mathematics Olympiad Team

 

S.2

  • Identities and Factorization
  • Rates, Ratios and Proportions
  • Algebraic Fractions and Formulae
  • Linear Equations in Two Unknowns
  • Similar Triangles
  • Angles Related to Polygons
  • Pythagoras’ Theorem and Irrational Numbers
  • Mensuration (II)
  • Errors in Measurement
  • Trigonometry
  • More about Statistical Charts

 

S.3

  • More about Factorization of Polynomials
  • Laws of Indices
  • Percentages (II)
  • Linear Inequalities in One Unknown
  • Measures of Central Tendency
  • More on Deductive Geometry
  • Quadrilaterals
  • More about 3-D Figures
  • Area and Volumes (III)
  • Applications in Trigonometry
  • Coordinate Geometry of Straight Lines
  • Introduction to Probability

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 Mathematics Olympiad Team

 

Mathematics Curriculum S4-S6 Compulsory Part

 

Course Objectives
The Compulsory Part serves as a foundation for all students and at the same time provides flexibility to cater for the diverse needs of individual students. Its contents are categorised into Foundation Topics and Non-foundation Topics. The Foundation Topics constitute a coherent set of essential concepts and knowledge while the Non-foundation Topics cover a wider range of content.

 

The topics in the Compulsory Part emphasise the relevance of mathematics to various human activities. Students are expected to engage in different activities to foster their awareness of the worldwide use of mathematical terminology, notation and strategies to solve problems. Also, to enable students to recognise and appreciate the interconnection between the different parts of mathematics they have learnt at both the junior and senior secondary levels, a “Further Applications” learning unit is incorporated into the Compulsory Part.

 

This course aims to:

  • further develop students’ mathematical knowledge, skills and concepts;
  • provide students with mathematical tools for their personal development and future career pathways;
  • provide a foundation for students who may further their studies in Mathematics or related areas;
  • develop in students the generic skills, and in particular, the capability to use mathematics to solve problems, reason and communicate;
  • develop in students interest in and positive attitudes towards mathematics learning;
  • develop students’ competence and confidence in dealing with mathematics needed in life; and
  • help students to fulfil their potential in mathematics.

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 Independent Learning – Sharing Findings with Classmates

 

Curriculum S4-6

 

S.4

  • Number Systems
  • Equations of Straight Lines
  • Quadratic Equations in One Unknown
  • Basic Knowledge of Functions
  • Quadratic Functions
  • More about Polynomials
  • Exponential Functions
  • Logarithmic Functions
  • Rational Functions
  • Basic Properties of Circles
  • More about Basic Properties of Circles
  • Basic Trigonometry

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 Mathematics Olympiad Team

 

S.5

  • More about Equations
  • Inequalities in One Unknown
  • More about Graphs of Functions
  • Permutation and Combination
  • More about Probability
  • Variations
  • Equations of Circles
  • Locus
  • Solving triangles
  • Applications in Trigonometry
  • Measures of Dispersion
  • More about Dispersion

 

S.6

  • Arithmetic Sequences
  • Geometric Sequences
  • Linear Inequalities in Two Unknowns and Linear Programming
  • Uses and Abuses of Statistics
  • Further Applications of Mathematics

 

Mathematics Curriculum S4 – S6 Extension Modules 1 and 2

 

Course Objectives
The Extended Part is designed for students who need more mathematical knowledge and skills for their future studies and careers, and for those whose interests and maturity have been developed to a level that enables them to benefit from further mathematical study in different areas. The Extended Part aims at extending students’ mathematics horizon beyond the Compulsory Part. Students have to handle more complicated problems in the Extended Part than in the Compulsory Part.

Module 1 (Calculus and Statistics) is intended to cater for those students who will be involved in disciplines or careers which demand a wider scope and deeper understanding of mathematics, and for those who would like to learn more mathematical applications at the senior secondary level.

 

It aims to:

  • provide students with skills and concepts beyond the Compulsory Part;
  • emphasise applications rather than mathematical rigour with a view to widening students’ perspectives on mathematics; and
  • provide students with intuitive concepts of calculus and statistics, related basic skills and useful tools for their future studies and careers.

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Curriculum S3 - S6

Extension Module 1: Calculus and Statistics

  • Binomial Expansion
  • Exponential Functions and Logarithmic Functions
  • Limits and derivatives
  • Differentiation
  • Application of Differentiation
  • Indefinite Integrals and its Applications
  • Definite Integration and its Applications
  • Further Probability
  • Probability Distribution, Expectation and Variance
  • Discrete Probability Distribution
  • Continuous Random Variable and Normal Distribution
  • Sampling Distribution and Parameter Estimation

 

Extension Module 2: Algebra and Calculus

  • Mathematical Induction
  • Binomial Theorem
  • Trigonometry (I)
  • Trigonometry (II)
  • Limits and the Number e
  • Differentiation
  • Applications of Differentiation
  • Indefinite Integration and its Applications
  • Definite Integration
  • Applications of Definite Integration
  • Matrices and Determinants
  • System of Linear Equations
  • Introduction of Vectors
  • Scalar Products and Vector Products

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Video Production – Producing Department Video

 

ASSESSMENT

 

Continuous Assessment

  • Minor Assignments & Quizzes
  • Chapter Review                 
  • Tests
  • Uniform Test                              
  • Independent Learning / Presentation
  •  Examination

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Department Members

 

Name

Class/Subject

Responsibilities

Yaqub MOHAMMAD

S4 Compulsory Part

S5 Compulsory Part

S6 Compulsory Part

S6 Module 2

Head of Department

Kenneth LO

S4 Compulsory Part

S5 Compulsory Part

S6 Compulsory Part

S6 Module 1

Senior Form Coordinator

Teacher i/c of IT support

Dora CHAN

S2 Maths

S3 Maths

S5 Compulsory Part

Junior Form Coordinator

S5 Remedial Class

Dr LO Wai Lok

S1 Maths

S4 Compulsory Part

S5 Compulsory Part

S5 Module 2

S4 Curr. Coordinator

Enrichment Programme Advisor

John KO

S6 Compulsory part

S5 Module 1

 

Sharon TAI

S2 Maths

S3 Maths

S4 Compulsory Part

S3 Curr. Coordinator

S4 Remedial Class

Ivan MAK

S1 Maths

S3 Maths

S5 Compulsory part

Teacher i/c of Enrichment Programme

S5 Curr. Coordinator

Stem / Steam Coordinator

Nicholas Yue

S2 Maths

S3 Maths

S4 Compulsory part

S4 Module 1

Enrichment Programme Advisor

Gary Lau

S1 Maths

S3 Maths

S6 Compulsory part

S6 Curr. Coordinator

S6 Remedial Class

Wilson Leung

S2 Maths

S6 Compulsory part

S4 Module 2

S2 Curr. Coordinator

Teacher i/c of Student of the Month Prog

Hino Cheung

S1 Maths

S2 Maths

S3 Maths

MTR Teacher i/c

Enrichment Programme Advisor

S1 Curr. Coordinator

Tommy Ho

S1 Maths

 

Tracy Liu

S1 Maths

 

Tam Wai Him (Teaching Assistant)

Maths

Remedial Support