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Physics Matters Textbook
Physics Matters Textbook
Price $38.50
Publisher Marshall Cavendish Education Pte Ltd
ISBN 9789810116750
pp 465
Grade G9-10

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Product Code: MAPHYTX

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Physics Matters textbook is written in line with the 2013 GCE Ordinary Level Physics syllabus from the Ministry of Education, Singapore. Designed for effective concept development and reinforcement, this textbook presents Physics in an engaging manner through the use of infographics, graphic organisers and real-life examples. The textbook also aims to equip students with the necessary knowledge and 21st century competencies for their journey of lifelong learning.
  • Physics made simple and yet interesting
- Captivating chapter openers with attractive photos and though-provoking questions spark off the inquiry process.
- Concepts presented within authentic contexts make Physics relevant, useful and interesting.
- Step-wise presentations with infographics and flow charts break down difficult concepts into easy-to-understand bites.
- Illustrations and photographs and visualisation of abstract concepts. Links to online animations and videos provides dynamic visual learning support.

  • Promotes learning with understanding and hones critical thinking
- Engaging hands-on activities enable the experiential learning that strengthens conceptual understanding.
- Links between chapters and end-of-chapter concept maps highlight interconnected concepts.
- Worked examples guide students on how to apply concepts.
- Regular test questions prompt immediate checks on understanding, providing opportunities for assessment for learning.
- Ample practice questions, including challenging and data-based questions, nurture higher-order thinking skills and agile minds that are able to apply concepts in novel situations.

  • Develops 21st century competencies
- A diagnostic checklist for every chapter surfaces flaws in conceptual understanding and promotes self-directed learning by guiding students to the relevant sections for revision.
- Group and online learning activities that require students to evaluate, process and communicate information, foster independent learning, problem-solving, ICT, interpersonal and collaborative skills.

Above extract from Preface of Physics Matters Textbook (reproduced with the permission of the publishers).

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Components of Physics Matters:

The Textbook can be used in a school or home setting for 10th or 11th grade students. It can be read independently; although there are numerous questions given in the margin for discussion. There is a lot of math. Students should have a basic understanding of algebra, how to work with formulas and measurement units, and basic trigonometry. The textbook contains many investigations many of which are not in the Practical Book, but do require basic laboratory apparatus. Expected observations and conclusions are included. There are clear links to the practical book and workbook,

The Practical Book is meant for a school setting. The experiments require laboratory apparatus, and some require data loggers. Homeschoolers could do many of them at home if they buy any necessary material. The Practical is a separate course and does not follow the textbook lesson by lesson but rather complements the textbook.

The Teacherís Edition of the Practical Book is a copy of the Practical studentís edition with answers printed on the pages.

The Workbook can be easily used in a school or home setting. There are one or two worksheets for each chapter. The worksheets are structured like the exams in Singapore and include a multiple-choice section, a structured answer section, and a free response section.

The Teacherís Edition of the Workbook is a copy of the Workbook studentís edition with answers printed on the pages.

The Teacherís Planning Guide is a good resource for teachers with scheme of work, detailed lesson plans, numerous links to internet sites, additional activities, and handouts, as well as a list of material used for the investigations. The guide includes full solutions for the problems in the textbook. (Please note that The Solutions to Textbook Questions provides full solutions to textbook questions).

The Solutions to Textbook Questions provides solutions to textbook questions only. (The same solutions are in the Teacher's Planning Guide).

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