Our Philosophy

The CHS Mathematics Department aims to develop creative and effective problem solvers who reason and communicate logically.

Many of the department programmes are offered in tandem and in collaboration with the Science Department iSTEP curriculum, under the broader Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) umbrella and distinctive programmes such as our Space and Flight Science Programme.

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.

(Below from left to right: students at a TDP lessons; students using computer simulation and mathematical modelling to develop problem-solving skills)

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Department’s Vision & Mission

  • Vision: Inquisitive gentlemen with analytical minds, and who appreciate mathematics theories and apply them in life.
  • Mission: Develop students with creative minds and a positive attitude towards Mathematics, who can reason and communicate logically to solve real-world problems.

Department Framework

The department stresses on building strong conceptual understanding, skills proficiency and positive attitudes. This is achieved by providing students the opportunity to learn through self-exploratory, mathematical discourse and independent learning. For example, students work independently and collaboratively to solve problems in authentic real-world setting. Presentations in class and other platforms allow students to use mathematical terms to communicate and reason logically. Students are also encouraged to think about their learning through alternative assessments such as journal writing.

Talent Development and Enrichment Programmes:

Mathematics Research – This programme challenges students intellectually with advanced mathematical concepts and provide opportunities for them to participate in mathematics research.

Mathematical Modelling – This programme allows students to use mathematics to solve real world problem.

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 Math Project Festival.