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ANSWERING TECHNIQUES: SPM MATHEMATICS. ANSWERING TECHNIQUES 1.PREPARATION : AIM : UNDERSTAND : Structure of Paper Analysis of questions Target

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AIM :

UNDERSTAND :

Structure of Paper

Analysis of questions

Target

The grading system based on marks obtained.

A+ >90%

A

B3 – B4

C5 – C6

D7 – E8

F9 fail

80 – 89%

65 – 74%

40 – 64 %

20 – 39%

< 20%

A-

-75-79%

Topical

Overall syllabus

Skills required

Formulae

Common mistakes

Paper 1 : Objective Questions1. Answer questions you can do first.

2. Choose the most suitable answer ses

3. If need to make logical/clever guess tek

4. Substitute answer into the question. gan

2. Paper 2 :

Understand the questions :

By using the method …

Draw full size...

By using the scale of 2 cm to 5 units… ...

ANSWERING TECHNIQUESName, calculate the angle between...

Answer more than what is required.

Know the marking scheme.

EXAM FORMAT

paper 1 : jam4

11

Type: objective questions

40 questions

Total marks : 40

Every question NOT more than 2 min

EXAM FORMATStrategy :

Cover all the topics when studying for Paper1. Take note 25% of the questions are on chapters covered from Form 1 - 3

Cover all topics in Form 4 & 5

Level of difficulty :

R : S : T ( E : M : H) = 5 : 3 : 2

EXAM FORMAT

Paper 2 : jam2

12

Type: Subjective questions

Section A : (75 minutes)

11 questions (Answer all: each 7 min)

Total marks : 52%

Section B : (75 minutes)

5 questions (Choose 4: each 18 min)

Total marks : 48 %

EXAM FORMAT

Level of difficulty :

R : S : T (E : M : H ) = 5 : 3 : 2Use of scientific calculator :

Beginning from SPM 2003 all scientific calculator which is not programmable is allowed to be used for the Mathematics Papers.

QUESTIONS ANALYSIS

Form Paper 1 Paper 2

1, 2 ,3 33% 14%

4, 5 67% 86%

QUESTIONS ANALYSISPaper 1 :

Form 3 Topics

• Algebraic expression

• Algebraic formulae

• Linear equations

• Linear inequalities

• Indices

• Polygons

• Transformations

Form 4 Topics

8. Standard form

9. Sets

10.The straight line

11.Probability

12.Circles

13.Trigonometry

14.Angles of Elevation & Depression

15.Lines & Planes in 3-D

16. Statistics

QUESTIONS ANALYSIS

Form 5 Topics

19.Number Bases

20. Graphs of functions

21. Matrices

22. Variations

23. Bearing

24. Earth as a sphere

Topics NOT included in Paper 1 :

1. Transformation III

2. Gradient and Area under a graph

3. Probability II

4. Plans & Elevations

QUESTIONS ANALYSISPaper 2 :

1. Set

2. Solid geometry

3. Mathematical reasoning

4. Lines & Planes in 3-D

5. Simultaneous Linear Equations

6. The straight Line

8. Probability II

9. Matrices

10.Gradient & Area under a graph

11.Perimeter & areas of circle

Section A :

QUESTIONS ANALYSISSection B :

12.Graph of function II

13.Transformations III

14.Statistics III

15.Plans & Elevations

16.Earth as a sphere

All answers have to be written on the space given in the question paper.