Cambridge Math - a mandatory class
At the beginning of the year the students are tested, and divided into levels.
At a certain point during the school year the student is placed (based on their academic performance) in core or extended Mathematics. The Core content is intended for learners targeting grades G–C, and the Extended content is intended for learners targeting grades D–A*. All of the Core content is in the Extended content.
All students study the four main components:
3. Shape and space
4. Probability and statistics
- Develop an understanding of mathematical principles, concepts and methods in a way which encourages confidence, provides satisfaction and enjoyment, and develops a positive attitude towards mathematics.
- Develop a feel for number and understand the significance of the results obtained.
- Apply mathematics in everyday situations and develop an understanding of the part that mathematics plays in learners’ own lives and the world around them.
- Analyse and solve problems, present the solutions clearly, and check and interpret the results.
- Recognise when and how a situation may be represented mathematically, identify and interpret relevant factors, select an appropriate mathematical method to solve the problem, and evaluate the method used.
- Use mathematics as a means of communication with emphasis on the use of clear expression and structured argument.
- Develop an ability to apply mathematics in other subjects, particularly science and technology.
- Develop the ability to reason logically, make deductions and inferences, and draw conclusions.
- Appreciate patterns and relationships in mathematics and make generalisations.
- Appreciate the interdependence of different areas of mathematics.
- Acquire a foundation for further study of mathematics or for other disciplines.
All students are allowed to use calculators!
Exams and Assessment
Everybody has two exams at the end of the year!
The objectives for assessments are:
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of mathematical techniques.
- Reason, interpret and communicate mathematically when solving problems.