New Syllabus Additional Mathematics is specially written for students preparing for the
GCE "O" level examinations. The book covers the Ministry of Education, Singapore Syllabus for Secondary Mathematics implemented from 2007.
The distinctive qualities of this book are its simple and direct treatment of each topic and its emphasis throughout
on examples and practices. New concepts and principles are introduced using short, concise explanations which serve to lay the groundwork for advance students. The language used
throughout is simple and theoretical explanations are kept to a minimum.
Four sets of revision (review) exercises are provided for students to recapitulate
what they have learnt.
The more difficult questions are marked with an *.
This book (first published in 1979) has been carefully revised to cover the
complete syllabus for the Singapore-Cambridge G.C.E. 'O'
Level Examination in Additional Mathematics. There is some reorganisation in the sequence of presentation in order to better prepare pupils for learning
more difficult concepts. For example, in calculus, pupils are taught simple differentiation and its application before dealing with the differentiation of
trigonometrical functions. We hope that pupils will find this approach easier to handle.
Problem Solving Tips to enhance thinking skills
IT activities to encourage computer-based leaning
Your Attention to remind students of common errors
Self-assessment to incite active learning and independent thinking
Awareness of problem-solving strategies is systematically enhanced
Thinking Time to provide opportunities for creative and individual thinking
Revision (Review) exercises to recapitulate previously covered mathematic concepts
Real-life situations to demonstrate the relevance of mathematics to everyday life
Graded exercises and challenging problems to cater to different learning abilities
Exploration activities to promote applications in inter-disciplinary and real life situations
Above is an extract from the preface of the New Syllabus Additional Mathematics Series.
There is an optional workbook for this series.