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In NV, we want our students to be excited about doing Mathematics. NV mathematics curriculum recognizes the diversity that exists among students and the belief that all students can learn mathematics. We want our students to understand Mathematics and become competent problem solvers who appreciate how Mathematics is applied in the real world. Our school’s Applied Learning Programme (ALP) – Investigative Science in Health & Sports provides students with opportunities to apply mathematical concepts to authentic situations. Students are guided to make detailed observation, analyze evidence by examining real data derived from a variety of fitness contexts and interpret data collected.

The Mathematics department aims to
      1. engage students through providing a differentiated academic curriculum and a learner-centred environment, harnessing the strengths of ICT and curriculum innovations,

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    2. excite students through the use of experiential learning and technology that allows them to see the relevance of Mathematics,

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    3. enrich students by creating learning opportunities for students to analyse, interpret, formulate, make connections and apply                      mathematical concepts to real situations.

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Mathematics Trail 2018

To enhance learning and nurture the joy of learning, the Secondary 2 Express and Normal (Academic) students took part in the Mathematics Trail, an organised race where students use creative thinking skills to solve real-life problems at five different stations. To ensure learner engagement, a competitive element was introduced as students used the Surface Pro tablets to navigate the race and unlock different stations in the shortest time possible.

The trail was a great opportunity for students to experience the relevance of Mathematics around us and work together as a team.

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ICAS 2018 (International Competitions and Assessments for Schools) Mathematics

In July, selected Secondary 1 and 3 Express students participated in the ICAS Mathematics Competition conducted by the University of New South Wales. This competition develops independent diagnostic assessments with a competition element, in which students will have an opportunity to gain a measure of their own strengths and areas for improvement in an external testing situation. Our students achieved a total of 11 Distinction and 49 Credit awards.

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Singapore Mathematical Olympiad Training & Competition 2018

A 10-week Math Olympiad Training was organised for a selected group of Secondary Two Express students. The SMO training was one of the platforms for differentiated learning under the school's Talent Development Programme. It was designed to provide high ability student an area to develop their cognitive process in Mathematics. The training further enhanced the students' problem-solving skills and mathematical knowledge. 

In the Singapore Math Olympiad competition 2018, a total of 21 student represented our school in the SMO competition held in May. 

The participants of the competition did well with one honourable mention (Angelia Ang 2E2).

Math Challenge 2018

On 29th March 2018, three groups of Secondary Four students participated in the Maths Challenge organised by Ngee Ann Polytechnic. The activities were designed to expose the participants to interesting and engaging aspects of Mathematics. The students applied their mathematical knowledge through participating a series of stations. They also participated in the Mathematical quiz segment by solving challenging mathematical questions online within a time limit.

The team consisting of Chan Helda, Teo Wen Hui, Tan Jing Qing, Nico Tee, Manesh Lingham, Andre Goh, Kelvin Ng and Phyo Thant Kyaw from 4E1 emerged as champion in the Game Segment as well as clinching 2nd runner up position in the quiz segment. Another team comprises of Dylan Kang, Lydia Rozita, Chan Teng Hui, Pwa Kieron from 4E2 and Ryan Foo, Peng Rui Biao, Solomon Koh and Merrill Yen from 4E5 also did the school proud by emerging as the 1st runner up in quiz segment.

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