The most popular Secondary Series in Singapore
New Syllabus Mathematics is the most popular series in Singapore and follows the Singaporean secondary school syllabus. The books are in English, they use the metric measurement system and the currency used in the books is Singaporean Dollars.
Choice of series
You have a choice of books which reflect Singapore’s two streams; Express and Normal Academic. The Normal Academic stream is a five-year programme and maps most neatly into the English system. The Express series is essentially the same programme condensed to four years and is for more advanced students.
Note that the final book in the Normal Academic Series (the equivalent of year 11) is not yet available.
The New Syllabus Express and Normal Academic textbooks offer interesting stories about mathematicians, real-life examples and applications which arouse students’ interest and curiosity. To make learning more interactive, they use ICT to help students visualise and manipulate mathematical objects more easily.
Both series are broken down into:
Problems in Real-world Contexts
Maths journal writing
As with our Primary Maths Series, there is ample opportunity for students to reflect on their learning and to communicate mathematically using their maths journals.
The workbooks provide students with ample practice to apply the various skills and concepts learnt for solving problems in both examination and real-life situations. They include revision notes at the start of each chapter and practice questions classified into three levels of difficulty. Finally, the workbooks include exam-style questions to help students to gain confidence and be fully equipped for their forthcoming examinations.
Each textbook is accompanied by a comprehensive teaching guide for teachers. The Teacher’s Resource book suggests a teaching approach for each chapter and suggestions for differentiated learning. In addition to step-by-step solutions for all practice and exercise questions, the guide contains suggested solutions to all activities (Investigation, Class Discussion, Thinking Time, Journal Writing and Performance Task).