without it, you can't do stuff like economics, physics, chemistry, statistics, calculus, blah blah blah.. the list goes on..
it is the foundation of all the math you will ever need
Can't handle it, no interest than give it up.
You will have a harder time grasping additional maths on top of the maths in JC. A maths at O levels is very very easy, because if you do your practice religiously, you'll realise the exam paper only consist of this this this, and this question. Easy peasy to score an A1 or A2. Getting an A1 or A2 is a very good advantage as it lowers your aggregate score for JC entry. Consider that.
E maths is the one that requires you to think, A maths is just dead.
i never looked at them as separate subjects.. math was math..
and since it was 2 subjects, it was 2 for the price of 1
just like in JC, i did Math and Further Math.. again, 2 for the price of 1
i have difficulties in maths and i have no time to study a maths because there are a lot of homeworks waiting for me and i cannnot guarantee i can pass it, getting A1 is tough for me because i am not hard working in the past. now i am practising maths but not a maths and i tend to forget the formula often. i do not know this means if i did not practice enough.but counting the subject i already have 7 subject. i didnt taken so many subject before.
When I first previewed F maths in JC despite having A maths base. Wow, it made quantum physics seem like ABC.
Originally posted by dangerboi:Ok, i wanted to know what are the benefits of additonal maths because i think i have too many subject to take. i got mother tongue,english,a maths,e maths,principle of account , combine science and combine humanities.I am considering should i give up additonal maths and ask for refund for examination fees because i cannot handle 7 subject. i know that additonal is useful for engineer course but i do not wish to go to engineer. i know jc need additonal maths but i can't possibly get in jc anyway because i heard JC also can learn A maths. I am thinking should i am really not good with e maths, so my A maths i find it hard because i do not have foundation for e maths. Actually i didn't study much about A maths too but i really is thinking should i just give up because too many subject and i do not have enough time. the refund date ends at 30 june for any subject. i need help urgently, i need to view some suggestions.
if your future studies doesn't require a maths base and you feel that you confirm won't score in a maths, then i don't see harm in dropping it.
7 subjects was like the minimum during my time, I was in express course. There were 2 classes in front of me taking 9 subjects.
You must also take into account that if you do well for MT earlier in the year, you got 1 less at the end.
For me, I did crap for my MT, and had to do it again. So I took 7 papers, and A maths was the easiest paper among all of them. Up to sec 3 my maths, E and A were just crap. Till I went for tution and found the secret to being good in it was to just practice sums over and over. For me, mastering maths now is just to recognise its pattern. And O level maths is just dead maths, you only get this this this or this.
If you feel you cannot cope with the additional subjects, then drop one. However since your intention is to get to JC, remember you are trying your best to lower your aggregate score. One less subject, one less chance to lower your score. So if you drop one, you had better do well for the rest.
SO U can count ur pay, if u get one tht is.
Why choose to take amaths and POA when you didnt study before? Do you have tuition outside? I mean you cant possibly study all this yourself what, at least must have a teacher to teach you. Amaths is good, like ditzy said, I tell you, if you practise amaths everyday and do past years papers, you can see amaths quite okay one. During my secondary school years i felt that emaths more difficult than amaths.
If you are a private candidate, did you take Olvl before? I mean like when you're in secondary school. Or you home schooling one?
POA quite easy also.
Or you can just pay the fees what, if you pay already but on that day you dont want go take exam also can right ?
What course you decided to take after this examination ? Poly or JC ?
Originally posted by Yami king2005:so ditzy what do i think i should do ? continue to take a maths and all 7 subject? actually i never studied a maths and principle of account last years i didnt studied them in sec 3.i took food & nutrition for my 6th subject and no more than 6. recently, then i decided to take principle of account and a maths. thats why i am afraid i do not have enough time.
Originally posted by the Bear:without it, you can't do stuff like economics, physics, chemistry, statistics, calculus, blah blah blah.. the list goes on..
it is the foundation of all the math you will ever need
econs can mah, physics got pure physics can already, chem who says need a math, i use e math can already, statistic e maths more relevant
BUT CALCULUS YES!!!!!!,
in fact, in H2 maths, almost all is A maths continued, only statistics can be of emath stuff, so if no A math, you will get a super hard time touching on differentiation, maclaurin expansion, functions eg (For J1 lah)
Hence, give up POA and go for A maths, is more important
Originally posted by SBS n SMRT:econs can mah, physics got pure physics can already, chem who says need a math, i use e math can already, statistic e maths more relevant
BUT CALCULUS YES!!!!!!,
in fact, in H2 maths, almost all is A maths continued, only statistics can be of emath stuff, so if no A math, you will get a super hard time touching on differentiation, maclaurin expansion, functions eg (For J1 lah)
Hence, give up POA and go for A maths, is more important
I'm guessing that you have not ventured any further than A Levels. Otherwise you would not have said what you just said.
Advanced economics at university level requires some advanced mathematics for mathematical models in economics. And that includes calculus. No joke.
Advanced physics requires a good grasp of maths as well. Einstein didn't create general relativity without the use of tensors. And much of Physics is impossible without your wonderful calculus.
All disciplines of Engineering requires both advanced Physics and Mathematics.
I did not go beyond A Level Chemistry, but dollars to donuts say that advanced maths is still needed for that. Oh wait, I did take a couple of uni modules in this - you need some heavy-duty differential equations in some cases.
Add maths is important in poly some courses need a maths like engineering and JC also need a maths.
POA is an advantage/benefit if u nextime go study poly accountancy.
Originally posted by fudgester:I'm guessing that you have not ventured any further than A Levels. Otherwise you would not have said what you just said.
Advanced economics at university level requires some advanced mathematics for mathematical models in economics. And that includes calculus. No joke.
Advanced physics requires a good grasp of maths as well. Einstein didn't create general relativity without the use of tensors. And much of Physics is impossible without your wonderful calculus.
All disciplines of Engineering requires both advanced Physics and Mathematics.
I did not go beyond A Level Chemistry, but dollars to donuts say that advanced maths is still needed for that. Oh wait, I did take a couple of uni modules in this - you need some heavy-duty differential equations in some cases.
yes, but since A levels will be more relevant to TS, hence, i am stating the benefits of A maths to A level subjects
Originally posted by SBS n SMRT:yes, but since A levels will be more relevant to TS, hence, i am stating the benefits of A maths to A level subjects
Then stop being myopic and start looking beyond the A Levels.
If your future only consists of the A Levels, you'll get yourself into trouble later.
Originally posted by fudgester:Then stop being myopic and start looking beyond the A Levels.
If your future only consists of the A Levels, you'll get yourself into trouble later.
ok.....i apologies for the myopic view.....
in fact, i have a career plan already !
Okay then good luck to you then for your Olevels :)
can see u dun like maths at all....but u must know maths if u want to have a degree..even a business degree would stress on statistics....which is quite fun and simple...with those regressions and sophisticated graphs that would make u look "smart"....
dun force yourself to go intensely into maths if u have distaste for it...in fact, math concepts are all interrelated ..u can't proceed with a missing link..
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Hi yami king, i think i remb u posted before. i m actually quite shocked that u hav yet found out wad u actually want.
i think the best way to ur qn to which to drop POA or Amaths is that u need to know where u wana go. poly or JC.
If poly --> what course? Does the course need amaths or POA?
if JC --> science or arts?
u said, "i got mother tongue,english,a maths,e maths,principle of account , combine science and combine humanities"
My opinion is Amaths will give u more benefit compared to POA unless u intent to go for courses like accounting or banking.
Good luck. =)