In Assumption English School, we would like to expose our students to as many rich learning experiences as possible to inspire students to enjoy the learning of Mathematics.
Currently, we have Mathematical Modelling projects that our Secondary 1 to Secondary 3 students will participate in in order to experience the reallife applications. The projects also help our students to develop critical thinking skills as they work in their groups to solve the problems given to them. The project spans a few weeks so that our students have the opportunity to explore various ways of solving the openended problem. This further tests their decisionmaking skills and allows the students to showcase their different talents as they work together as a group.
Apart from the project, we also look at how best to support low progress learners. From 2014 onwards, our school is working closely with MOE Curriculum Planning and Development Division (CPDD) for a project known as, “Intervention Framework to Improve Confidence and Achievement in Numeracy (ICAN)”. The aim of ICAN is to support low progress learners in Mathematics and raise confidence as well as improve Mathematics achievement of Normal Technical and weaker Normal Academic students. Through the training, the teachers’ capacities are built to help low progress learners through effective and sustainable strategies to help the students learn better.
Apart from the project, we also have the Mathematics Trail for the secondary 2 students. This serves as another platform for the students to express their creativity in solving problems as they move around the school campus. The students would be exposed to authentic situations when Mathematics would be needed to help them overcome a problem. The Mathematics Trail would enable the students to experience Math in an environment other than in the confines of their classroom.
The AES Mathematics Department came up with our own Mathematics C.S.I. Competition for the Secondary Three students this year. Using knowledge and concepts taught in class from Sec 1 to Sec 3 Mathematics, each team has to solve Mathsrelated puzzles to find the key to escape from the room in a limited amount of time and limited help from teachers. So that our students can also find Mathematics to be fun and interesting too.
Apart from our internal programmes, we also actively participate in external Maths competitions. Congratulations to the following students for having to achieve in Mathematics!
Name of Competition

Achievement

Mathematics W6 Cluster Project ACE Normal Competition (Mathematics)
 Normal (Academic) Level

• 1st (Jacinda Permata Tanny)
• 2nd (Kelly Chin Xin Yi)

All Singapore Secondary Mathematics
Competition for Normal Course
Students 2014

• Upper Secondary NT Team Award – 1^{st} (1st (Lange Matthew Martin,
Shannon Moothi S/O
Saravanan, Tan Wei Jun)
• Upper Secondary NT Individual Award (7th (Lange Matthew Martin) , • 19th (Shannon Moothi S/O Saravanan)
• Lower Secondary NA Individual Award
• 14th (Gervas Godfrey Chew)
