 # SEAB O Level 4048 E Maths Syllabus

Excelling in O level E math

O level E math tests student’s basic understanding of mathematical concepts. We provide students and parents with a convenient platform for them to easily access help and materials for them to raise proficiency in the subject. Our tutors are trained to identify student’s weak areas and to immediately focus on rectifying their conceptual errors and misunderstandings while focusing on further strengthening their other areas as well. # SEAB O Level 4048 E Maths Syllabus 2017

Excelling in O level E math O level E math tests student’s basic understanding of mathematical concepts. We provide students and parents with a convenient platform for them to easily access help and materials for them to raise proficiency in the subject. Our tutors are trained to identify student’s weak areas and to immediately focus on rectifying their conceptual errors and misunderstandings while focusing on further strengthening their other areas as well.

## Examination Format

How will students be tested for O Level E Math papers?

Students have to complete Paper and Paper 2. For Paper 1, there are 25 short answer questions that must be attempted in 2 hours. Paper 1 holds 50% of the total grade, which also means 80 marks. Paper 2 consists of 10 to 11 questions that must be done within 2 hours 30 minutes. Paper 2 holds 50% of the overall grade, which is 100 marks.

##### Numbers & Algebra There are three themes covered in the study of the E Math syllabus. One such theme is Numbers and Algebra, in which students will learn build up their numeracy skills by applying them to questions set in the context of real world scenarios.

Students are introduced to the following chapters:

• Numbers and their operations
• Ratio and proportion
• Percentage
• Rate and speed
• Algebraic expressions and formulae
• Functions and graphs
• Equations and inequalities
• Set language and notation
• Matrices
• Problems in real-world contexts
##### Geometry & Measurement Similar to the A Math syllabus, the second theme covered is Geometry and Measurement, in which students will learn how to build up their proficiency in the comprehension of different measurements. The understanding of measurement is useful and important in daily life contexts and for industrial purposes. Complemented with the knowledge of geometry, students will refine their observational skills by visualizing the different forms and shapes.

Students are taught the following areas:

• Angles, triangles and polygons
• Congruence and similarity
• Properties of circles
• Pythagoras’ theorem and trigonometry
• Mensuration
• Coordinate geometry
• Vectors in two dimensions
• Problems in real-world contexts
##### Statistics & Probability The third theme is the study of Statistics and Probability, in which students will learn how to compute with the given data and draw appropriate conclusions from the results. The mastery of this theme will be important for those who are advancing to the Junior College level as A Level Mathematics requires a strong foundation in this theme.

Students will learn the following topics:

• Data analysis
• Probability

In view of the three themes covered at the E Math syllabus, students must pay attention to other specific instructions stated, such as the fact that they are permitted to use the calculator for Paper 1 and Paper 2. A formulae sheet will be given to students for the examination. It is highly advised for students to bring along their geometrical instruments for Paper 1 and Paper 2.

For more information, students can visit the SEAB website to learn more about the 2017 E Math(4048) syllabus.

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#### Solve real world problems with Mathematics

The trend in E math examinations have revealed that examiners are looking beyond student’s ability to merely apply whatever they have learnt in the paper. They are testing students on how mathematical concepts can be used to solve real world problems and how students are able to overcome it using mathematics.

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