Here is an outline of the basic Mathematics syllabus for lower secondary students attending Ministry of Education’s (MOE) Secondary Schools in Singapore.
For students attending IP, IB and international schools, the topics are generally similar, although the sequence and depth of coverage may vary.
Mathematics |
Secondary One |
1. Factors and Multiples – HCF, LCM – prime factorisation, index notation – square root and cube root |
2. Real numbers |
3. Approximations and Estimations |
4. Algebraic expressions and formulae – simplify, factorize |
6. Simple equation with 1 variable – solve |
7. Algebraic manipulation |
8. Ratio, Rate, Speed (2nd half of year from this topic onwards, usually) |
9. Percentage |
10. Number patterns |
11. Coordinates & linear graphs |
12. Simple inequalities |
13. Perimeter and Area of plane figures |
14. Volume & Surface Area of solids |
15. Statistics – data handling |
Secondary Two |
1. Proportion – length and area scales – direct and inverse proportions |
2. Expansion and factorisation of algebraic expressions |
3. Solving quadratic equations |
4. Graphs of quadratic equations |
5. Simple algebraic fractions |
6. Linear equations with 2 variables |
7. Pythagoras’ Theorem |
8. Trigonometric ratios of acute angles – sine, cosine, tangent |
9. Congruence and similarity |
10. Measurement of pyramids and spheres – surface area and volume |
11. Data analysis – mean, median and mode – dot diagrams – histograms – stem and leaf diagrams – grouped data |
12. Probability |
Mathematics is one of the easiest subject to get an A1 in the O-Level. So, if you are not performing up to par, you may want to get guidance ASAP.