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How to Study for Secondary, JC Maths Exam
Understand the concepts
Memorising the problem solving process is not a productive method to learn maths.
Understanding the logic behind the processes is much more important.
This will enable you to handle such problems during secondary school exams, JC exams and test (papers can be download free).
Complex maths concepts are built on basic ones, so it is important that you have a good understanding of the prerequisite topics before working on to the advanced ones.
Visualise the problem
Pictorial representation of a problem is most suitable not only for complex formulae like in trigonometry,
calculus and 3D integrals but also for basic math or algebra. Sketch out the problem’s schematic diagram even if it is a simple one.
The process of drawing the picture helps the mind to internally digest and dissect the problem.
For basic math problem such as John gives Mary 2 erasers and Mary gives 1 eraser away, you can draw the word problem using bar models which you have
learnt during your primary school years.
Do not attempt algebra questions mentally
Many smart students tend to solve the problem in the head before writing anything down.
It is very common for people to be tempted to do that. It is alright for primary school multiple choice questions.
The questions in secondary exam papers, JC exam papers, test papers (free on this site) are more complicated and the mind does not have the capacity
to accommodate and manipulate so many maths terms.
If students do it the mental way, there is a tendency that some steps may be wrong and there is no way to check it.
The first step to do the maths question is to write down the problem in point form,
then begin to solve it step by step on paper. When you are adding “5” to both sides of an equation, write down the comment “Add 5”.
When you multiple both sides by “2” write it down.
In this way, there is a paper trail to check your workings.
When checking each step, make sure that the operation is permissible so that you won’t get into trouble later down the line.
The technique is to break down the problem into bite size chunks that is manageable.
Make it a point to write neatly line-by-line.
The workings should progress vertically down the page, as it is easier for you to follow.
The teacher will also be able to follow your workings and understand your thought process and your strategy in solving the problem.
Clear Any Doubts
Most students skip a question when they got stuck in one part of it.
You should spend more time trying to understand the problem solving process so that it can become a stepping stone to the rest of question.
Of course, when sitting for secondary school exam, test papers or JC exam papers, you can be more flexible.
Practice, Practice, Practice
Mathematics is neither a reading nor listening subject.
Whether you like it or not, studying maths require you to get your hands dirty cracking the puzzle.
There is no escape. The more you practice the more skillful you become.
Checking for mistakes
When doing the free secondary exam papers, JC exam papers or test papers, it is essential to check through each step of the solution you have done. When you found errors, you should find out why the mistakes were made. Understanding where the solution went wrong is a good way to avoid repeating the same mistakes.
Study Tips for Secondary, JC Physics Exam
Master the Basics
Physics evolves from a set of core theories on which other theories are built.
It is essential to be familiar with these central theories.
A good way to show the relationships between these theories is to draw a mind map.
Do not memorise
It is better to understand than fall into temptation to just memorise the formula.
For example The equation F=ma may be easy to memorise, but it may be hard to use and more difficult to understand.
So understand the concept first then the application of the formula will be easier.
Physics is not just about plugging numbers into equation that you find appropriate.
Be skillful in Maths
Physics incorporates many maths elements and formulae. By strengthening your math skills, you will be more proficient in solving formulae and problems.
Physics problem may appear difficult the first time you read it. When you simplify the situation and analyse it, you will find that it is simpler than you thought.
Whenever possible, use drawings to define the problem. From the graphics, a mental model is created which helps in problem solving.
Write down key words, units of measure, principles, concepts or even formulae on flashcards.
The method helps students walk through the syllabus topic by topic. It is a good tool for problem solving and revising.
Old school exam, test papers provide lots of past year questions for students to practice
How to Study for Secondary, JC Chemistry Exam
Read textbook before Class
This technique is called ‘Fipped Classroom’ or ‘Class Reversed’.
The method requires students to study before going to class. In this way, the lesson becomes much easier to follow.
With the background knowledge students can then ask intelligent questions and integrate the sub-topics knowledge.
Simply taking down notes facilitate understanding of the concepts.
It also lets you know what you do and don’t understand, so that you can focus on the weaker areas during revision.
Understanding instead of Memorising
There is no need to memorise everything. Instead, efforts should be made to understand the concepts.
Students can then select the important facts or formulae to memorise.
The subject requires students to be able to interpret chemical symbols, formulae and periodic table.
Writing these down on flashcards helps to organize and store the facts and memorization will become easier.
On a regular basis, use free secondary exam papers, JC exam papers or test papers to test your knowledge.
The past papers will prepare you for your GCE ‘O’, 'A' level papers at the end of the year.
Do not underestimate the importance of hands on experience in lab practice as it strengthens your knowledge in a real environment.
It is alright to be confused at times
To be confused in chemistry is normal as professors are sometimes puzzled too.
When in doubt, reread notes and read sample answers in free secondary exam papers, JC exam papers, test papers.
These may throw some light to your problem. In the process, reason your way out of confusion.
If this still does not work, consult other students or teachers.
Secondary, JC Mathematics Learning Guidelines - Secondary 1 to GCE 'O', 'A' Level
Mathematics helps develop the students’ intellectual competence, providing strong grounding in Science and Technology,
thereby producing a competitive workforce. It is also valuable in everyday living and gives enjoyment and excitement when students managed to crack a difficult numerical puzzle.
Objective of Mathematics Education in Schools
Mathematics education helps students to develop process skills, problem solving skills, logical reasoning skills, IT skills,
creative skills, positive attitude to apply on other disciplines like science and technology and everyday life.
The five interrelated components in mathematics framework are, Concepts, Skills, Processes, Attitudes and Metacognition.
Numbers, algebra, geometry, statistics, probability, and analysis are the different types of mathematical concepts.
Mathematical skills cover procedural skills for numerical computation, algebraic simplification, 3D visualisation, data evaluation,
measurement, mathematical tools, and approximation. Reasoning, communication,
analytical skills and trial and error, and application and modelling are mathematical processes. The choice and use of problem-solving strategies is called Metacognition, or
“thinking about thinking”. Attitudes refer to the affective aspects of mathematics learning such as beliefs,
interest and enjoyment, appreciation, confidence, and perseverance in mathematical problem solving.
Mathematics learning requires lots of practices. Free secondary exam papers, JC exam papers, test papers are good assessment materials for practices and mock exams.
Secondary, JC English Learning Guidelines - Secondary 1 to GCE 'O', 'A' Level
Students will attain a good level of competence in English, in both speech and writing.
Students should attain foundational skills, especially in grammar, spelling and basic pronunciation.
Some will be highly proficient in English.
Philosophy of Language Learning
Language is a system with its own set of rules and conventions.
It is a means of communicating meaning where cognitive and effective engagement and interaction are involved.
The students should understand the purpose, audience, context and culture in which the communication takes place.
This guides them in their language use. Students should practise English in a multilingual context.
Students will be able to listen, read and view critically and with accuracy.
They will speak, write and represent in international acceptable English.
They should be able to understand and use internationally acceptable English grammar and vocabulary.
These are goals by the end of the secondary education.
Students are encouraged to use free secondary exam papers or JC exam papers for practices and mock exams.
Secondary, JC Science Learning Guidelines - Secondary 1 to GCE 'O', 'A' Level
The goals of the Secondary Science are threefold.
Firstly, it cultivates students’ perception of Science as a collective effort and a way of thinking rather than just a body of facts.
Secondly, it engages students in Science-related issues. Some of these issues concern their lives, the society and the environment.
Lastly it helps students develop the domains that are integral to the conduct of Science Inquiry.
Science secondary exam papers and JC exam papers are available for free download.