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Course Profile: Freshman Cempaka

Welcome to Freshman Cempaka Mathematics!

My name is Miss Tok Harn Yiing and I shall be your Mathematics

teacher this year.

i. Lesson Days (4.5 hours per week)

Our classroom shall be in M1/M2 and we shall meet every:


08:30 - 09:15

14:00 - 14:45

14:45 - 15:30

13:10 - 14:00

11:00 - 11:45

11:00 - 11:45

ii.Homework Days

Tuesday, approximately 2 hours of homework (submission on the Thursday ).

Wednesday, approximately 2 hours of homework (submission on the

Friday). This does not include studying time.


be covered this year
Unit 1: Integers

Using negative numbers

Adding and subtracting negative numbers
Factors and tests for divisibility
Prime numbers
Squares and squares roots

Unit 2: Sequences, expressions and formulae

Generating sequences (1)

Generating sequences (2)
Representing simple functions
Constructing expressions
Deriving and using formulae

Unit 3: Place value, ordering and rounding

Understanding decimals
Multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1 000

Ordering decimals
Adding and subtracting decimals
Multiplying decimals
Dividing decimals
Estimating and approximating

Unit 4:Length, mass and capacity

Knowing metric units

Choosing suitable units
Reading scales

Unit 5: Angles

Labelling and estimating angles

Drawing and measuring angles
Calculating angles
Solving angle problem

Unit 6: Planning and collecting data

Planning to collect data

Collecting data
Using frequency tables

Unit 7: Fractions

Simplifying fractions
Recognising equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages
Comparing fractions
Improper fractions and mixed numbers

Adding and subtracting fractions

Finding fractions of a quantity
Finding remainders

Unit 8: Symmetry

Recognising and describing 2D shapes and solids

Recognising line symmetry
Recognising rotational symmetry
Symmetry properties of triangles, special quadrilaterals and polygons

Unit 9: Expressions and equations

Collecting like terms

Expanding brackets
Constructing and solving equations

Unit 10: Averages

Averages and range

The mean
Comparing distributions

Unit 11: Percentages

Simple percentages

calculating percentages

Comparing quantities

Unit 12: Constructions

Measuring and drawing lines

Drawing perpendicular and parallel lines
Constructing triangles

Constructing squares, rectangles and polygons

Unit 13: Graphs

plotting coordinates
Lines parallel to the axes
Other straight lines

Unit 14: Ratio and proportion

Simplifying ratios
Sharing in a ratio
Using direct proportion

Unit 15: Time

The 12hour and 24hour clock


Real life graphs

Unit 16: Probability

The probability scale

Equally likely outcomes
Mutually exclusive outcomes
Estimating probabilities

Unit 17: Position and movement

Reflecting shapes
Rotating shapes
Translating shapes

Unit 18: Area, perimeter and volume

Converting between units for area

Calculating the area and perimeter of rectangles
Calculating the area and perimeter of compound shapes

Calculating the volume of cuboids

Calculating the surface area of cubes and cuboids

Unit 19: Interpreting and discussing results

Interpreting and drawing pictograms, bars charts, bar line graphs

and frequency diagrams

Interpreting and drawing pie charts

Drawing conclusions

ii. Resources & Materials

Textbook(hardcopy): Cambridge Checkpoint Mathematics Course book 7

Schoology (
Web Resources

Mac Book
Test pad
( Note in 2 exercise books )
Graph Paper

Geometry Set Scientific Calculator

iii. Assessment & Grading

10% - Homework completion on time 20% - Topical test

10% - Projects (Mathletics)

60% - Final Examinations

Optional: Extra Credit opportunities for project work are offered often
and I will be happy to entertain any ideas from students who are
willing to try something independently.

Grading Scale

80 and above
70 to <80
60 to <70
50 to <60

G: <50

We will be using these technology tools on an ongoing basis this year:

All class information and assignments will be posted on our Schools VLE
(Schoology) at This includes an idea about whats
happening in class as well as when all homework and assignments are
due as well as your marks and feedback. Additionally, we will be using this
for Discussions, where you will be answering prompts developed by each
other that reflect some of our learning as well as continuing a discussion
after the school bell has rung. We may also share materials on the VLE.

Many assignments and especially collaborative work will require the

use of Cempaka-Google Apps-Mail, Documents,
Spreadsheets/Forms, Presentation and Sites.

Sometimes, we may use other web tools, depending on what we are

trying to achieve: Geogebra etc.

Caring :

They show empathy, compassion and respect towards the needs and
feelings of others. They have a personal commitment to service, and act to
make a positive difference to the lives of others and to the environment.


They understand and appreciate their own cultures and personal histories, and
are open to the perspectives, values and traditions of other individuals and
communities. They are accustomed to seeking and evaluating a range of points
of view, and are willing to grow from the experience.


They develop their natural curiosity. They acquire the skills necessary to conduct
inquiry and research and show independence in learning. They actively enjoy
learning and this love of learning will be sustained throughout their lives.

Reflective :

They give thoughtful consideration to their own learning and experience.

They are able to assess and understand their strengths and limitations in
order to support their learning and personal development.

Knowledgeable :

They explore concepts, ideas and issues that have local and global
significance. In so doing, they acquire in-depth knowledge and develop
understanding across a broad and balanced range of disciplines.

Work Ethic
Arrive to class on time
Complete work on time. Heres a secret: If an extension for work is
necessary, approach me BEFORE THE DUE DATE and explain why.
If it is handled maturely, and not abused, I will work things out with
you. Again, this is a way to begin encouraging you, as a Secondary
School student, to take on your own responsibilities.
Be prepared for class, with all required pre-reading (if any) done.
Late for class or incomplete/late homework/project submission/if
you are not in your seat when the bell rings, you will be marked
Late in your VLE Attendance Record. If you are delinquent in
your work, you will receive Demerit Points for the delinquent
month. Please refer to the School Rules and Demerit System.


In Secondary School, you are expected to try solve your problems

independently (instead of relying on being spoon-fed by your parents
or teachers). You need to be willing to seek help from your teachers
when you need it.
First: Look for the solution yourself, eg Google

Then: Ask your friends, either in person or via commenting in the

Assignment page on the VLE.

Then: Ask me - I will be in the staffroom, or you may contact me at Alternatively, drop me a VLE message.

How you can help
Your child cannot succeed without your help at home. They must get their
work to school and to me on time. Keep track of their progress from the
VLE; be aware of when tests are and when assignments are due. Do take
note that the Report Card is an online one and is available on the VLE
at all times. Encourage them to come to me to ask questions BEFORE the
due date on an assignment. They must continually work hard and their
work must show their effort. I will not accept work done with only of their
effort. With your help at home and with my guidance at school, your child
will navigate beautifully through Cambridge Checkpoint Mathematics.

Remaining in touch

Feel free to contact me with any concerns as soon as possible (see

my contact information below) Also let me know if anything happens
that may affect your childs performance in class. I am here to demand
a lot from them, but I am also here to help them succeed. With their
effort, my guidance, and your support, I know that they will.

Miss Tok Harn Yiing

VLE Message: Miss Tok Harn Yiing