Posting results of the subject combination would be released next week for many schools. It is a transitional period of the Secondary 2 to Secondary 3 (Grade 8 to Grade 9), from juniors, they become seniors of the schools.
Today, I'm going to talk about how you can prep yourself (mentally & physically) for an "additional" math subject, assuming you have selected to take up Additional Math as one of your 'O' level subject. If you are thinking of the consequences of not taking A-Math, you may want to read about it here.
Myths of A-Math (My seniors said A-Math ...)
A-Math is very tough, very difficult, very hard to understand, always fail, very different from Elementary Math (E-Math).., lots of formula to remember ... don't understand the concepts
Truths of A-Math
- Just like E-Math, you just need to know the right strategies and constantly apply them.
- It all boils down to linking up the basic concepts and sometimes cross topics (there are some topics which will require you to bring in the tools you have learnt previously)
- There would be new topics which you will see it 1st time in your life, pay more attention to them. After all,just like when we meet someone new, we need more time to warm up to them compared to old friends ;-)
- There are cross-over between E and A Math. So learning A-Math is advantageous to you as some of the basic concepts are already taught in E-Math
Topics You Must Prep Yourself (before school starts)
By familiarizing yourself on these topics, you will have a smoother transition of having another Math subject.
I would love to hear from the Sec 4s (2009) on 'What advice would you give your seniors on preparing for A-Math?' Leave your comments in the section below. I'm sure your juniors would appreciate your opinions.