Aims of the Mathematics Education KLA Curriculum

Students need mathematics to meet the dynamic challenges of their future studies, careers or daily life in an information-rich society with rapid development in technology. The overall aims of the Mathematics Education KLA curriculum are to develop in students:
(a)    the ability to think critically and creatively, to conceptualise, inquire and reason      mathematically, and to use mathematics to formulate and solve problems in      daily life as well as in mathematical contexts and other disciplines;
(b)    the ability to communicate with others, express their views clearly and logically      in mathematical language;
(c)    the ability to manipulate numbers, symbols and other mathematical objects;
(d)    number sense, symbol sense, spatial sense, measurement sense and the capacity to appreciate structures and patterns; and
(e)    a positive attitude towards mathematics learning and an appreciation of the   aesthetic nature and cultural aspect of mathematics.

Values and Attitudes

In the Mathematics Education KLA, values education can be carried out through relevant topics and appropriate learning and teaching activities that help students apply and reflect on the priority values and attitudes, or other relevant ones, which permeate the curriculum in different key stages. The following objectives illustrate how mathematics learning is related to the development of positive values and attitudes and aim at facilitating the planning of relevant learning experiences in the Mathematics curriculum.

  • Display perseverance in solving challenging mathematical problems.
  • Show respect for and acceptance to others in seeking different solutions to a mathematical problem, or in comparing strategies for completing a mathematical project/task.
  • Understand and take up one’s responsibilities in group work and develop a sense of commitment by taking up different roles for completing group tasks.
  • Foster a sense of integrity in discussing the misuse of statistics in different social contexts.
  • Think independently in solving mathematical problems.
  • Share ideas and experience, and work co-operatively with others in accomplishing mathematical tasks and solving mathematical problems.
  • Be open-minded, willing to listen to others in the discussion of mathematical problems, respect others’ opinions, and value and appreciate others’ contributions.
  • Develop interest in learning mathematics.
  • Show keenness to participate in mathematical activities.
  • Show confidence in applying mathematical knowledge in daily life, clarifying one’s argument and challenging others’ statements.
  • Appreciate the preciseness, aesthetic and cultural aspects of mathematics and the role of mathematics in human affairs.

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Junior Form Syllabus



  • Basic Computation
  • Directed Numbers
  • Basic Algebra
  • Linear Equations in One Unknown
  • Basic Geometry
  • Mensuration
  • Percentages
  • Polynomials
  • Introduction to the Rectangular Coordinate System
  • Angles and Parallel Lines
  • Congruent Triangles
  • Approximate Values and Numerical Estimation
  • Statistical Charts
  • Identities and Factorization
  • Estimation and Approximation
  • Measurement and Errors
  • Simultaneous Equations
  • Congruent and Similar Triangles
  • Square Roots and Pythagoras’ Theorem
  • More about Statistical Graphs
  • Inequalities
  • Algebraic Fractions and Formulae
  • Areas and Volumes
  • Trigonometric Ratios
  • Polygons
  • Measures of Central Tendency


Junior Form Syllabus


  • Laws of Integral Indices
  • More about Factorization
  • 3-dimensional Figures
  • Mensuration
  • Theorems Related to Triangles
  • Probability
  • More about Percentages
  • Properties of Quadrilaterals
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • Applications of Trigonometry
  • Use and Misuse of Statistics


Senior Form Syllabus



  • Number Systems
  • Quadratic Equations in One Unknown
  • Functions
  • Equations of Straight Lines
  • Graphs of Quadratic Functions
  • Variations
  • More about Polynomials
  • More about Inequalities
  • Linear Programming
  • More about Trigonometry
  • Exponential Functions
  • Logarithmic Functions
  • More about Equation
  • Basic Properties of Circles
  • Measures of Dispersion
  • Permutations and Combinations
  • More about Probability
  • Locus
  • Equations of Circles
  • More about Graphs of Functions
  • Transformation of Graphs of Functions
  • More about Applications of Trigonometry


Senior Form Syllabus


  • Arithmetic Sequences
  • Geometric Sequences
  • More about Use and Misuse of Statistics