Mathematics Interest & Talent (MIT) Development Programme
The MIT Development Programme (MITDP) aims to develop students who are talented in Mathematics to become creative problem solvers and to pursue their passion in Mathematics.
DSA and qualified high performing students talented in mathematics can be developed via our Mathematics Interest & Talent (MIT) Development Programme (MITDP). Many of our students may be in both MITDP as well as the science talent development programme, CΩERGY.
It also challenges students intellectually with advanced mathematical concepts and provides opportunities for them to participate in various experiences such as:
Mathematics Research – This programme challenges students intellectually with advanced mathematical concepts and provide opportunities for them to participate in mathematics research, e.g. use of self-directed learning approach to investigate a math topic, Research module (Math-REACH).
Mathematical Modelling – This programme allows students to use mathematics to solve real world problem, e.g. in math-related independent study projects
Statistical Research – Students work collaboratively to conduct research based on their interest, use statistics to analyse their data and present their findings in a poster.
Mathematics Competitions – Competitions emphasised on problem solving, creativity and develop students’ interest in the learning of mathematics. Through some of these competitions, students can assess their problem-solving skills and mathematics knowledge. Some examples of competitions are Singapore Mathematics Olympiad, Australian Mathematics Competition, Singapore Statistics Poster competition and Singapore Mathematical Society Project Festival.
External Collaboration – In close collaboration with Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA), the Young Defence Scientists Programme (YDSP) is part of Catholic High School Mathematics Interest Talent (MIT) Development Programme that aims to nurture students’ passion in areas such as data analytics, artificial intelligence, YDSP Science and Technology Camp and Python Programming. Through this collaboration, students are able to gain valuable insights and be inspired to apply the knowledge that they learnt on real life engineering, infocomm technology and cybersecurity.
“The CHS Mathematics Interest & Talent (MIT) Development programme is, at its core, a path towards excellence, nurturing one’s passion and ability… The programme has exposed me to broad fields within mathematics; while at the same time, replete with opportunities to pursue a passion in one field…. One good example is the MIT Research Project which offers a research programme that stretches for nearly a year. We were allowed to choose our topic of research, as well as how to expand upon it. This freedom to explore is one of the core principles of the project. The participation allowed us to explore the field that my group were passionate about, in addition to allowing us to connect it to the world around us. ”
– Lee Keng Yan, (4-5/2018)
(Below: MITDP students at a training session)
(Below: MITDP students at the Hong Kong Science Park during an immersion trip)
(Below: MITDP students at a workshop on exploring the relations and applications of mathematics in magic)
(Below: Students competing in the Singapore Mathematics Project Festival)