Under National Education Policy, mathematics curriculum is developed to promote mathematical knowledge and cultivate positive attitudes towards the subject among students.

The basics of mathematics provide relevant knowledge to help prepare students to cope and encourage problem solving skills in facing everyday life challenges. On the other hand, additional mathematics curriculum is slightly different from the basics of mathematics as the curriculum is designed up to a level deemed suitable for science and technology fields.

Similar to any other subjects taught in secondary school level, additional mathematics is designed to help foster noble values and positive attitudes among the students in an effort to help to contribute towards a harmonious country.

## This is an elective subject offered for upper secondary level students

English is used as the medium of instruction since 2006. However, just few years after this implementation, it is expected that the medium of instruction would revert back to national language in near future. Additional mathematics syllabus is designed by taking mathematics curriculum into consideration.

The subject emphasizes on problem solving skills and the ability to apply concepts in different situations to be able to solve problems. Besides day-to-day classroom learning, students are required to complete a project paper by applying relevant knowledge and skills into real-life situations or scenarios given.

And of course students are expected to pass a series of tests and examinations as it helps to determine your overall progress. Students will also be assessed based on their understanding of concepts and theories and how they apply the principles to solve problems. Additional mathematics are organized into two packages namely core and elective. Under core package, students must be able to master five components which are geometry, calculus, trigonometry, statistics and algebra. Meanwhile, elective package consists of science and technology application as well as social science application.

### Under each of these components, students have to learn the themes and concepts in-depth

For instance, under geometry, students must be able to distinguish coordinate geometry and vectors. In this chapter, students will be exposed to equation of straight lines, parallel and perpendicular lines, addition and subtraction of vectors as well as vectors in Cartesian plane.

Meanwhile, under Algebra component, students will learn functions, quadratic equations, quadratic functions, simultaneous equations, indices and logarithms, progressions and linear law. Calculus component comprises differentiation and gradients of curves, integration by substitution and integration as a sum, area and volume.

Trigonometry component is where you learn circular measures such as radians, areas of sectors, trigonometric functions from different angle, sine, cosine and tangent functions as well as several basic formulae. Meanwhile, statistics allow students to learn about central tendency such as mean, mode and median, dispersion such as range, interquartile range and variance, permutations, probability, and combinations.

Last but not least, under elective package, students will learn solutions of triangles, motion along a straight line, velocity, displacement, acceleration, index number and linear programming. By the end of the subject, students should be able to use the knowledge and skills learnt in class and apply it to real-life situations. And hopefully, students can practice intrinsic mathematical values from time to time.