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Beyond School Mathematics

  • Weng Kin HoEmail author
  • Pee Choon Toh
  • Kok Ming Teo
  • Dongsheng Zhao
  • Kim Hoo Hang
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Part of the Mathematics Education – An Asian Perspective book series (MATHEDUCASPER)

Abstract

In this chapter, we unfold a two-sided painting of the tertiary mathematics education landscape in Singapore. One side displays how the education system in Singapore prepares her students for further learning of mathematics at university, while the other portraits how mathematics is taught at the tertiary level in the mathematics department of some Singapore-based universities. Regarding the pre-university mathematics education at ‘A’-level, we examine some of the major syllabus changes for Mathematics, making sense of these changes through the analytical lens of curriculum orientation. In passing, we also looked at the H3 Mathematics curriculum and its implementation, and the niche school NUS High School of Mathematics and Science. For the tertiary mathematics education, we rely on the collective wisdom of seven mathematics professors who have rich experience in teaching undergraduate mathematics from the top four local universities. The story of what goes beyond school mathematics in Singapore brings forth an important message, that is, tertiary mathematics education is responsive to shifts in educational policies occurring at schools—one which is unique of Singapore.

Keywords

Tertiary mathematics A-level mathematics syllabi Curriculum orientation H3 Mathematics Niche-area schools Undergraduate mathematics courses 

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© Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  • Weng Kin Ho
    • 1
    Email author
  • Pee Choon Toh
    • 1
  • Kok Ming Teo
    • 1
  • Dongsheng Zhao
    • 1
  • Kim Hoo Hang
    • 2
  1. 1.National Institute of EducationSingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.Jurong Junior CollegeSingaporeSingapore

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