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Term 1: 10 Weeks (Orientation and Chinese New Year)

Term 2: 5 Weeks (Remaining weeks for revision and Mid Year Examination)
Term 3: 10 Weeks
Term 4: 3 Weeks (Remaining weeks for revision and Mid Year Examination)

Week Topic/Objectives Strategies/Learning Experiences Activities Resources Websites

Term 1 Chapter 1 Proportion
Week 1 Displaying some maps and
1.1 Map Scale and Calculation comparing their scales
of Area
 understand the scale of a Demonstrating the method of p.2-12 Textbook http://www.be
map finding the actual distance and area g.utexas.edu/G
from the measurements on a map E-book IS/tools/scale2.
 calculate the actual and vice versa p.3 Class Activity 1 htm
distance between two Teacher’s Guide
points and the area of a http://www.csg
region from the readings LE N2(a): Interpret the various http://www.mapblast.com, network.com/
on a map scales used on maps, floor plans http://www.maps.google.com mapscalcalc.ht
and other scale drawings and ml
 use ratio to solve calculate the actual
problems involving scales distances/lengths and areas. Chapter 1 opener, NE Msg 1;

To make a scale drawing of an p.10, Ex 1.1 (Qn 13) NE Msg 1;

existing or a dream
classroom/bedroom and explain p.11, Ex 1.1 (Qn 17) NE Msg 1;
the choice of the scale used.
p.12, Ex 1.1 (Qn 20) NE Msg 1;
LE N2(b): Work in groups to make
a scale drawing of an existing or p.8 Class Activity 2
dream classroom/bedroom and
explain the choice of the scale

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Term 1 1.2 Direct Proportion

Week 1 Discussing some situations where p.13-23 Textbook
 Explain the concept of two quantities vary with respect to http://www.bb
direct proportion each other E-book c.co.uk/skillsw
 Solve problems involving Identifying some cases that involve Teacher’s Guide holenumbers/r
direct proportion direct proportion atioandproporti
Illustrating the features of direct eet.shtml
proportion using equations and

Applying properties of direct

proportion to solve problems

LE N2(c): Examine and make p.13 Class Activity

sense of direct proportion concepts 3
using tables
Term 1 1.3 Inverse Proportion
Week 2  understand the idea of Identifying some cases that involve p.23-34 Textbook
inverse proportion inverse proportion http://www.ma
E-book thwords.com/i/
 determine whether two Illustrating the features of inverse inverse_variati
quantities are in inverse proportion using equations and Teacher’s Guide on.htm
proportion from a graph, a graphs
table or an equation
connecting the two Applying properties of inverse
quantities proportion to solve problems

 solve practical problems LE N2(c): Examine and make p.24 Class Activity
on inverse proportion sense of direct proportion concepts 4
using tables

Revision Exercise 1 p.35-36

Journal Writing p.38

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Term 1 Chapter 2 Expansion And

Week 2 Factorisation Of Algebraic

2.1 Quadratic Expressions

2.2 Expansion of the Products of
Algebraic Expressions
 expand and simplify Recognise quadratic expressions p.39 Class Activity p38-45
quadratic expressions 1
p.40 Class Activity
p42 Class Activity 3

Extending the distributive law to

expand expressions such as
(a + b)(x + y) p.49 Class Activity p.46-53 Textbook
LE 5(a): Use algebra manipulatives
such as algebra discs to make sense
of the process of expanding the E-book
product of two linear expressions
to obtain a quadratic expression of Teacher’s Guide
the form ax2+bx+c where a, b and
c are integers.

Term 1 2.3 Factorisation of Use a multiplication frame to p.58 Class Activity p.53-64 Textbook
Week 3 ax2 + bx + c factorise quadratic expressions 5

LE5(b): Use AlgeDiscTM

application in AlgeToolsTM to
factorise a quadratic expression of
the form ax2+bx+c into two linear

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Term 1 2.4 Special Products of Algebraic

Week 4 Expressions
2.5 Factorisation by Using
Special Products of Algebraic
Expressions, Recalling the idea of factorisation p.45-49 Textbook http://www.tea
 factorise an algebraic Applying the special products of p.65 Class Activity p.50-59 Textbook m.au/sample_h
expression using special algebraic expressions to factorise 6 elp_1_alg.htm
products of algebraic algebraic expressions E-book
To identify and explain common Teacher’s Guide
errors in the expansion of perfect p.68 Class Activity
squares. 7

To identify and explain common p.73 Class Activity

errors in algebraic manipulation. 8
LE 5(c): Work in groups to
identify and explain common
errors in algebraic manipulations.
Term 1 2.6 factorise an algebraic Factorise algebraic expressions by p74-76 Textbook
Week 5 expression by grouping terms grouping.

Teacher’s Guide

Journal Writing p.78

Term Chapter 3 Simple Algebraic
Week 6 Fractions

3.1 Simplifying Simple Algebraic

 express an algebraic Demonstrating the simplification p.80-82 Textbook
fraction in its simplest of algebraic fractions
form E-book

Teacher’s Guide

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Term 1 3.2 Multiplication and Division

Week 7 of Algebraic Fractions
 perform multiplication Drawing the analogy between the p.82-85 Textbook http://www.the
and division on algebraic multiplication and division of mathpage.com/
fractions fractions and algebraic fractions E-book alg/multiply-
Introducing the multiplication and Teacher’s Guide fractions.htm
division of algebraic fractions by
using examples

Term 1 3.3 Addition and Subtraction of

Week 8 Algebraic Fractions
 perform addition and Demonstrating the addition and p.85-88 Textbook http://www.ma
subtraction on algebraic subtraction of algebraic fractions thsteacher.com
fractions using linear denominators first E-book .au/year10/ch1
Reinforcing the concepts by using Teacher’s Guide addition_and_s
algebraic fractions with quadratic ubtraction/adds
denominators ub.htm


Term 1 3.4 – 3.5 More about Formulae,

Week 9 Changing the Subject of a
 change the subject of a Demonstrating the technique of Class Activity 1 p.88-97 Textbook http://www.tea
formula, including those finding the value of an unknown p.90 cherschoice.co
involving square root quantity in a given formula m.au/Maths_Li
E-book brary/Algebra/

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 find the value of an Illustrating the need to change the Alg_13.htm

unknown quantity in a subject of a formula in some cases Class Activity 2 Teacher’s Guide
given formula p.95 http://www.syv
Describing the usual um.com/cgi/on
transformations required for Revision Exercise line/fillin.cgi/s
changing the subject of a formula p.97-99 quizzes/algebr
Journal Writing p.98 l

Term 1 Revision/Test
Term 2 Chapter 4 Quadratic
Week 1 Functions And Equations

4.1 Graphs of Quadratic

 understand the idea of
quadratic function Explaining the meaning of a p.109 Textbook
function http://nlvm.usu
 draw the graph of a .edu/en/nav/fra
quadratic function Discussing the different ways a E-book mes_asid_109
function can be represented _g_3_t_1.html
Teacher’s Guide ?open=activitie
 state the properties of the
LE N6(a): Show graphically the p.102 Class Activity s
graphs of quadratic
relationship between the area of a 1
square and the length of its side,
and explain that the relationship is
 draw the graph of a
a function, but not a linear
quadratic function
LE N6(b): Use a spreadsheet or p.105 Class Activity
 Solve mathematical and graphing software to study the 2
real-life problems
graph of y  ax  bx  c
involving quadratic
equations graphically Changes when either a, b or c

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Defining a quadratic function

Demonstrating the technique used

to draw a quadratic graph

Guiding students to explore the

properties of quadratic graphs,
 positive and negative
coefficients of x2
 maximum and minimum
 symmetry

Term 2 4.2 Solving Quadratic Equations
Week 7 by Factorisation
 solve quadratic equations Introducing the zero factor theorem
in one unknown by http://lgfl.skoo
factorisation Applying the theorem to solve p.111-114 Textbook ol.co.uk/viewd
quadratic equations by etails_ks4.aspx
 formulate quadratic factorisation ?id=390
equations in one unknown E-book
to solve problems Developing the skill in problem
solving involving quadratic Teacher’s Guide
Term 2 4.3 Applications of Quadratic
Week 1 Equations

 formulate quadratic Developing the skill in problem p.117-118

equations in one variable solving involving quadratic
to solve word problems equations
Revision Exercise p.120
 Solve mathematical and
real-life problems Journal Writing p.150
involving quadratic

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Term 2 Chapter 5 Linear Equations

Week 2 In Two Variables

5.1 – 5. 2 Linear Equations in

Two Unknowns,
Solving Simultaneous Linear
Equations in Two Unknowns by
Graphical Method
 understand the properties Defining the solution of a linear p.124 Class Activity p.128-133 Textbook http://lgfl.skoo
of a linear equation in two equation in two unknowns ol.co.uk/viewd
unknowns p.125 Class Activity p.123-136 Textbook etails_ks3.aspx
Showing that the collection of 2 ?id=544
 draw the graph of a linear solutions form a straight line graph E-book
equation in two unknown in a Cartesian plane http://www.tea
Teacher’s Guide cherschoice.co
 understand the idea of Guiding students to discover that m.au/mathemat
simultaneous equations the solution of two simultaneous ics_how-
and their solutions linear equation is given by the to_library.htm
coordinates of the point of
intersection of their corresponding
 solve simultaneous linear
equations in two
unknowns using the
Demonstrating the graphical
graphical method
method of solving simultaneous
linear equations in two unknowns

LE N7(a): Use Graphmatica p.131 Class Activity

applets or other software to draw 3
the graph of ax  by  c (a
straight line) and explain why the
solution of a pair of simultaneous
linear equations is the point of
intersection of two straight lines

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Term 2 5.3 – 5.4 Solving Simultaneous

Week 3 Linear Equations in Two
Unknowns by Substitution
Method, Elimination Method
 recognise the approximate Demonstrating the substitution p.137-138 Textbook http://lgfl.skoo
nature of the graphical method and the elimination method ol.co.uk/viewd
method of solving simultaneous linear p.139-143 Textbook etails_ks3.aspx
equations in two unknowns ?id=544
 solve simultaneous linear E-book
equations in two http://www.tea
unknowns using the Teacher’s Guide cherschoice.co
substitution method m.au/mathemat
 solve simultaneous linear to_library.htm
equations in two
unknowns using the
elimination method

Term 2 5.5 Solving Problems Using

Week 3 Simultaneous Equations
 apply simultaneous linear Elaborating on how to formulate a p. 143-148 Textbook http://lgfl.skoo
equations in two pair of linear equations in two ol.co.uk/viewd
unknowns to solve unknowns using given information E-book etails_ks3.aspx
practical problems ?id=544
Demonstrating the steps used to Teacher’s Guide
solve practical problems that http://www.the
involve simultaneous linear mathpage.com/
equations in two unknowns alg/word-

Revision Exercise p.149-150 http://library.th

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Term 2 Chapter 6 Congruence And
Week 4 Similarity

6.1 Congruence
 understand the idea of Introducing congruent figures as
congruence figures that are identical in shape
and size
 match the sides and
angles of two congruent LE G2(a): Examine pictures of two p.155-156 Class p.152-164 Textbook
polygons congruent figures and check if one Activity 1
figures can be obtained from the E-book
other by a sequence of translations, p.157 Class Activity
rotations and reflections. 2 Teacher’s Guide

Exploring congruency using p.158-159 Class http://www.math.nus.edu.sg/asl

translation, rotation, and reflection Activity 3 aken/teaching/flag.shtml
of objects
p.160 Class Activity http://www.shodar.org/interacti
4 vate/activities/quadtess/index.ht

LE G2(c): Identify and suggest Using the link http://www.starpub.com.sg/dm/

applications of congruence and provided to explore s2e/weblinks_2a.html
similarity in real-world contexts, interactive
e.g. photo-copying, tessellation tessellation patterns
patterns etc

Applying the properties of

congruence to solve simple

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Term 2 6.2 Similarity

Week 4
 understand the idea of Introducing similar figures as p.167 Class Activity p.165-175 Textbook
similarity figures that have the same shape 5
but different sizes E-book
 state the properties of
similar triangles and LE G2(b): Identify similar p.169 Class Activity Teacher’s Guide
polygons triangles/rectangles from cut-outs 6
of triangles/rectangles and explain
why they are similar p.171-172 Class
Activity 7

Exploring similarity using

enlargement of objects

Discussing the properties of similar


Applying the properties of similar

figures to solve simple problems
Term 2 6.3 Scale Factors Introducing the term scale factors p.176-179
Week 5  enlarge or reduce a plane by using real-life examples E-book
figure by a scale factor Teacher’s Guide

Term 2 6.4 Scale Drawings

Week 5
 draw a simple scale Illustrating the calculation of actual p.180-1185 Textbook
drawing dimensions from measurements in
scale drawings and vice versa
 solve simple problems
involving similarity and Teacher’s Guide
p.178, Eg 5, NE Msg 1;

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p.185, Ex 6.4 (Qn 9) NE Msg 1;

p.188, Rev Ex 6 (Qn 11) NE

Msg 4.

Journal Writing p.188

Term 2 Revision/Mid Year Exam

Term 3 Chapter 7 Pythagoras’
Week 1 Theorem
7.1 – 7.2 Pythagoras’ Theorem, ol.co.uk/viewd
Applications of Pythagoras’ etails_ks3.aspx
Theorem ?id=538
 state Pythagoras’ Exploring Pythagoras’ Theorem p.3 Class Activity 1 p.2-7 Textbook
Theorem using Sketchpad (GSP) http://sunsite.u
p.7-11 Textbook bc.ca/LivingM
 apply Pythagoras’ athematics/V0
Theorem to solve E-book 01N01/UBCEx
problems involving right- Demonstrating the applications of amples/Pythag
angled triangles Pythagoras’ Theorem Teacher’s Guide oras/pythagora
andrews.ac.uk/Biographies/Pyth http://www.reg
agoras.html; entsprep.org/R
http://www.cut-the- yth/PracPyth.ht
knot.org/pythagoras/index.shtml m
Term 3 7.3 Converse of Pythagoras’
Week 2 Theorem
 determine whether a Describing the concept of converse p.12-18 Textbook http://lgfl.skoo
triangle is right-angled of a theorem ol.co.uk/viewd
given the lengths of its E-book etails_ks3.aspx
three sides Establishing the converse of p.12 Class Activity ?id=538

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Pythagoras’ Theorem using an 2 Teacher’s Guide

intuitive approach

LE G4(a): Use a string of length 12

units (e.g. 1 unit = 10cm) to form a
right-angled triangle with sides of
whole-unit lengths (e.g. 3 units, 4 Revision Exercise 7 p.19-20
units and 5 units) and find out if
there is a relationship involving the Journal Writing p.21
three sides.
Term 3 Chapter 8 Trigonometric
Week3 Ratios of Acute Angles

8.1 Trigonometric Ratios of

Acute Angles
 State the definitions of
trigonometric ratios (sine,, Explain what trigonometric ratios p.23 Class Activity p.23-34 Textbook
cosine and tangent) of of acute angles are 1
acute angles E-book
 Use trigonometric
LE G4(b): Discuss examples of Teacher’s Guide
ratios to find unknown using trigonometric ratios in real p.30 Class Activity
sides of right-angled life, e.g. finding the height of a 2
triangles tree/building by measuring the
angle of elevation with a
Tem 3 8.2 Finding Unknown Angles in
Week 4 a Right-angled Triangle p.35-42 Textbook
 Use trigonometric ratios Find the unknown angles in right-
to find unknown angles of angled triangles E-book
right-angled triangles
 Applications of Apply trigonometric ratios to solve Teacher’s Guide
Trigonometric Ratios in problems in real world contexts
Real-World Contexts
Revision Exercise 8 p.43-44

Journal Writing p.44

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Term 3 Chapter 9 Mensuration Of

Week 5- Pyramids, Cones And
6 Spheres

9.1 Pyramids
 sketch pyramids
Using nets to build the models of http://www.ma
 use nets to visualise the pyramids p.46-56 Textbook thsisfun.com/g
surface areas of pyramids eometry/triang
Deriving the formulae for the E-book ular-
surface area and volume of a pyramid.html
 state the formulae for the
pyramid using the models Teacher’s Guide
volume and surface area
of pyramids
Demonstrating the technique of http://www.touregypt.net/featur inkquest.org/2
finding the surface area and estories/greatpyramid1.htm; 0991/geo/solid
 apply the formulae to
volume of composite solids s.html#pyrami
solve problems
http://www.infinitetechnologies. ds
LE G5(a): Visualise and make co.za/articles/thegreatpyramid.h
 find the surface areas and connections between the volumes p.51 Class Activity tml
volumes of composite of pyramid and prism 1
solids involving prisms,
cylinders, pyramids

Term 3 9.2 Cones

Week 5-  sketch cones Using nets to introduce the formula p.58 Class Activity p.56-66 Textbook http://www.ma
6 for the surface area of a cone 2 thsisfun.com/g
 use nets to visualise the E-book eometry/cone.h
surface areas of cones Using GSP to show how a regular tml
polygon becomes a circle when its Teacher’s Guide
 state the formulae for the number of sides is infinite http://argyll.ep
volume and surface area sb.ca/jreed/mat
of cones Using GSP to show how a right h9/strand3/310
polygonal pyramid becomes a cone 7.htm
 apply the formulae to when the number of sides of its
solve problems base is infinite http://library.th
 find the surface areas and Deriving the formula for the 0991/geo/solid

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volumes of composite volume of a cone s.html - cones

solids involving cylinders
and cones Demonstrating the use of the
formulae for finding surface area
and volume of cones using real-life

LE G5(a): Visualise and make p.60 Class Activity

connections between the volumes 3
of pyramid and cone

Term 3 9.3 Spheres

Week 5-  sketch spheres Discussing the ways to derive the p.66-73 Textbook http://www.ma
6 formulae for the surface area and thsisfun.com/g
 state the formulae for the volume of a sphere E-book eometry/sphere
volume and surface area .html
of spheres Demonstrating the technique of Teacher’s Guide
finding the surface areas and http://library.th
 find the surface areas and volumes of composite solids http://www.answers.com/topic/a inkquest.org/2
volumes of composite involving basic geometric solids rchimedes 0991/geo/solid
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cylinders, pyramids, LE G5(c): Make sense of the p.67 Cass Activity 4 spheres
cones and spheres formulae for the volume and Revision Exercise 9 p.75-77
surface area of a sphere, e.g. by p.69 Class Activity
relating to the formulae for the 5 Journal Writing p.77
volume and curved surface area of
the related cylinder.
Term 3 Chapter 10 Data Analysis
Week 7
10.1-10.3 Dot Diagrams, Stem-
and-leaf Diagrams
 analyse and interpret dot Displaying dot diagrams and p.87 Class Activity p.82-86 Textbook
diagrams discussing their features 1 http://www.sta
p.87-96 Textbook ndards.dfes.go
 analyse and interpret Guiding students to analyse and v.uk/primary/te
histograms interpret dot diagrams p.96-105 Textbook achingresource

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 analyse and interpret Construct and interpret data from p.88 Class Activity E-book nns_itps/data_
stem-and-leaf diagrams histograms 2 handling/datah
Teacher’s Guide andling_3_0.s
LE S1(a): Construct histograms p.91 Class Activity
(including equal and unequal class 3 http://www.ma
intervals) from given data thsrevision.net/
Displaying stem-and-leaf diagrams ?page=10
and discussing their features
Guiding students to analyse and s.gla.ac.uk/step
interpret stem-and-leaf diagrams s/glossary/pres
To discuss the advantages and p.103 Class Activity ml - dot
disadvantages of dot diagram, 4
histogram and stem-and-leaf
Term 3 10.4 Measure of Central
Week 8- Tendency: Mean
9  understand the idea of Introducing the idea of measure of p.106-111 Textbook
measure of central central tendency http://math.abo
tendency E-book ut.com/library/
Defining mean weekly/aa0205
Teacher’s Guide 02a.htm
 calculate the mean of Demonstrating the calculation of
ungrouped and grouped mean for ungrouped data and
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Term 3 10.5 Measure of Central

Week 8- Tendency: Median
9  calculate the median of a Define median p.112-116 Textbook
set of data
Demonstrating the method of E-book
locating the median for ungrouped
data Teacher’s Guide

p.115, Ex 10.5 (Qn 8) NE Msg


Term 3 10.6 Measure of Central

Week 8- Tendency: Mode
9  calculate the mode of a Define mode p.116-121 Textbook
set of data
LE S1(b): Predict, observe and p.117 Class Activity
explain how the different measures 5 Teacher’s Guide
of central tendency are affected by
extreme data values (or outliers) Journal Writing p.126

Making a comparison among the Revision Exercise 10 p.124-126

three measures of central tendency
p.119 Class Activity
LE S1(c): Discuss the appropriate 6
use of the measure of central
tendency in different context
Term 3 Revision/Test
Term 4 Chapter 11 Probability
Week 1
11.1 The Meaning of Probability
 understand probability as Describing the meaning of

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a measure of chance probability and its related terms p.128-137 Textbook http://nlvm.usu
LE S2(a): Discuss the concept of p.129 Class Activity E-book mes_asid_305
probability (or chance) using 1 _g_3_t_5.html
everyday events, including simple Teacher’s Guide
experiements such as tossing a p.130 Class Activity http://nlvm.usu
coin, and use of language such as 2 .edu/en/nav/fra
‘certain’, ‘likely’ and ‘unlikely’. mes_asid_186
Illustrating the basic concept of ?open=activitie
finding the probability of a single s
event by counting

LE S2(b): Compare and discuss the p.134 Class Activity

experimental and theoretical values 3 (Excel)
of probability using computer
Term 4 11.2 Probability of Single Events
Week 2  define the terms sample Introducing the concept of sample p.137-142 Textbook
space, outcome and event space
E-book http://cnx.org/c
 list the sample space for a Discussing the basic properties of ontent/m13472
simple chance situation probability Teacher’s Guide /latest/
http://www.aseansec.org http://nlvm.usu
 find the probability of a Demonstrating the calculation of .edu/en/nav/fra
single event probability using real-life Revision Exercise 11 p.146-147 mes_asid_305
examples _g_3_t_5.html
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Term 4 Revision
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Term 4 End of Year Examination