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Mathematics

Vision


Excellence & Passion for Mathematical Success


Mission


Nurturing YTzens to be Confident and Competent Problem Solvers

Philosophy


The Mathematics Department of Yishun Town Secondary School firmly believes that a spirit of excellence and a passion for the learning and exploration of Mathematics will generate mathematical success.  That, in itself, is the essence of the Mathematics Department, encapsulated as the department’s vision that drives and motivates us as Mathematics Educators.  Guided by that belief, we place our focus on nurturing YTzens to be confident and competent problem solvers who, equipped with essential Mathematical problem-solving skills and 21st century competencies, will possess the ability to tackle challenges now and in the future.

A Confident and Competent Mathematical Problem Solver will be able to:
• accurately identify the Mathematical tools, reasoning and proofs to solve problems
• recognise patterns and make connections between Mathematics and other disciplines
• identify links to real world Mathematics and to make sense of these links via Mathematical modelling
• confidently communicate and explain Mathematical ideas
• appreciate the beauty of Mathematics

Specific Desired Outcomes


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In our quest to nurture and develop YTzens as confident and competent problem solvers, the Mathematics Department continues to explore new strategies and to innovate, putting in-place several platforms to create opportunities for YTzens to develop their conceptual understanding of the various Mathematics topics, and to make connections and applications to Mathematics in the real world.

Learning, Exploratory and Experiential Platforms


The following are some of the learning, exploratory and experiential platforms available for all or selected YTzens to enhance and deepen their learning of Mathematics.

Level

Platforms

Lower Secondary

Mathematics Trail @ Changi Airport

Australian Mathematics Competition

1 High Distinction

3 Distinctions

18 Credit

6 Proficiency

International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS)/University of New South Wales (UNSW)

2 High Distinctions

21 Distinctions

54 Credit

31 Merit

Singapore Mathematical Olympiad

7 Bronze

9 Honourable Mention

Upper Secondary

Australian Mathematics Competition

5 Distinctions

9 Credit

3 Proficiency

Texas Instruments Graphing Calculator Competition

8 Bronze

School Ranking:

3rd out of 10 schools (Local and Overseas)

All Singapore Secondary Maths Competition for Normal Course Students


Mathematics Team Professional Development


There is great synergy and excitement whenever the team comes together to explore, share, think and debate about Mathematics.  We understand the importance of the continuous pursuit of Mathematics knowledge, concepts and pedagogies, and we value and embrace the different insights and shared knowledge. This year, besides working on crafting tasks that infuse critical thinking skills, teachers also worked together to craft various Problems in Real-World Context and the insights gained will be shared with the school during the Learning Festival.