IJC Mathematics Department aims to equip students with:
- Conceptual knowledge, mathematical skills and the ability to apply these knowledge and skills
- Thinking and process skills in problem solving
- Ability to reason and communicate mathematical ideas effectively
- Interests in teaming Mathematics
H1 Mathematics, H2 Mathematics and H2 Further Mathematics are offered in IJC to cater to the different needs, interests and abilities of students. The suite of syllabuses provide students with the options to team mathematics at different levels and to varying breadth, depth or specialisation so as to support their progression to their desired choice of university courses.
Independent Mathematics learners Programme (IMLP)
In IJC. an active learning approach is adopted in the teaching and learning of Mathematics. This approach provides students the opportunities to think critically, work collaboratively in teams, to solve problems and to be engaged in mathematical discourse with their peers. Students' learning progress are also constantly assessed in class in a formative manner. As students’ engagement increases in classrooms, they take greater ownership of the teaming and hence able to achieve deeper understanding and better retention of the course materials.
IJC Mathematics Department seeks to continually improve our instructional strategies to benefit the ever-changing profile of students. Over the years. the department has embarked on the use of flipped classrooms, team-based learning and productive failure in the teaching of mathematics. Through the various teaching methodologies adopted, the quality of learning and student engagement is greatly improved and students become more self-directed in their own teaming. This prepares them adequately for future learning modes in universities.
At IJC, the Mathematics Department aims to stretch students who are proficient in mathematics by further developing their mathematical capacity via the Infinity Programme. The Infinity Programme aims to stretch students by providing them with opportunities to develop their interests in the subject. Students who are keen to take up further challenges and enjoy solving problems beyond the syllabus confines are encouraged to participate in various mathematics competitions, such as the Singapore Mathematics Olympiad, Australian Mathematics Competition etc. To take learning beyond the classrooms, learning journeys such as the visit to Changi Meteorological Station are organised to expose students to the applications of Mathematics, data and statistical thinking in real-life situations.
Maths. I Can Apply (MICA) Programme
The Maths. I Can Apply (MICA) Programme is an additional support structure for JC2 students who have difficulty coping with the rigour of the H2 Mathematics curriculum in preparation for the GCE A-Level examinations. Under this programme, students receive after-school tutoring from an experienced adjunct tutor, who works closely with the student and his classroom tutor to develop a customised strategy to address his teaming needs. Students who do well in the major assessments in JC2 eventually graduate from the programme as they would have the competencies to work independently towards their goals for the A-Level examinations.
lJC Mathematics Department also taps on the use of innovative lCT tools to enhance the learning experience of our students. In particular, all mathematics lectures are recorded with the use of Camtasia studios and are made available on the LMS for students. This allows them to re-learn and review the lecture contents at their own pace and time, supporting their needs for teaming of mathematics. To further promote active and student-centred learning in IJC, teachers make use of customised educational tools such as the classroom response system on the LMS to gather immediate students' responses, allowing teachers to identify and address students' learning gaps. Google classroom serves as an online platform for teachers and students to interact and share resources. Through this platform, teachers are able to provide individualised feedback for students effectively. Independent learning modules on selected topics are also created by teachers. where students are able to access a wide range of comprehensive learning materials such as notes, instructional videos, applets and quizzes to learn a particular topic. This is always followed by focused discussions during tutorial lessons. Java applets are also often employed during lessons to help students visualise the geometrical significance of mathematical concepts.