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      The SHSID Senior Section Mathematics Group has about 30 teachers. More than 80% of the teachers have Master degrees, 10% have PHD, and 5 teachers have overseas experience. Guided by modern ideologies, we have set many different levels and courses to satisfy different requirements and fully develop the abilities of each student. In standard level, students build a solid base. In honors level, they appreciate the applications of Mathematics. In AP and IB courses, they enjoy the beauty of the subject. In the last few years, the SHSID Senior Section Mathematics Group has built amazing records in IB and AP exams. In recent IB and AP exams, almost all students got full marks.


1. Guiding Ideologies
   The general aims of Senior Section Mathematics Group are to enable the students to:
• develop logical thought.
• read and interpret information and data.
• develop skills in devising, using and presenting mathematical argument and critical analysis.
• communicate mathematically to a range of audiences.
• gain confidence in applying and using acquired mathematical skills.
• gain an appreciation of the beauty, power and usefulness of mathematics.
• become aware that mathematics is a dynamic subject closely related to cultural, social and technological changes.
• apply skills and knowledge acquired in mathematics to everyday situations and other subject areas.


2. Teaching Aims
   Having followed the courses, students will be expected to:
• know and use essential notation and terminology in mathematics.
• know, use and develop mathematical knowledge, concepts and principles.
• use a calculator efficiently to do non-trivial numerical work accurately.
• represent a given situation in mathematical terms.
• select and use mathematical techniques that are appropriate to a given problem, develop creativity and persistence in the approach to problem solving.
• develop and use mathematical arguments and reasoning at an appropriate level of sophistication.
• express arguments in a clear, logical manner, both orally and in writing.
• organize, interpret and present information/data accurately in written, symbolic, tabular, graphical and diagrammatic forms.


3. Teaching Principles
• Enable all the students to command the core of the mathematics courses.
• Offer appropriate optional contents based on different backgrounds and demands of different students.
• See students as the foundation of the teaching process. Mobilize their enthusiasm and initiative.
• Link mathematics to the real world. Guide the students to apply mathematics consciously.
• Combine education with teaching contents. Model their proper personality. Develop their proper ideology and behavior.
 

4. Contents and Courses

 

Level

Grade

Standard level (SL)

Standard plus level (S+)

Honored level (HL)

AP Calculus AB

AP Statistics

IB Mathematics SL/HL

A Level

Grade 9

Geometry

 

Grade 10

Algebra II

Grade 11

Advanced Mathematics

 

Advanced Mathematics

AP Calculus AB

AP Statistics

IB Mathematics SL/HL

A Level

Grade 12

Calculus

Calculus

 

AP Statistics

IB Mathematics SL/HL

A Level

 
 

      And there are different math related academy and PBL courses in grade 9 and 10 each semester.