- Bicultural Studies Programme
- Humanities Programme
- Aesthetics Programme
- Mathematics Programme
- Sciences Programme
- Knowledge Skills Programme
The Mathematics programme in Dunman High School spans across six years. Our content is aligned to ensure that students move from Junior High to Senior High seamlessly and the content coverage extends beyond the basic syllabus in breadth and depth.
In Junior High, we emphasize on the importance of problem solving, making connections across mathematics topics and bringing out the real-life application of Mathematics. We seek to bring out the interconnectivity between Mathematics and the other disciplines. The curriculum is differentiated and caters to the students’ learning needs, readiness and interests. Students develop the skills to reason logically, to communicate mathematically, and to learn cooperatively and independently through oral presentations and mini projects. In their mini projects, students look at the connection between mathematics and other disciplines, such as Geography, Physics and Chemistry. Students are also exposed to mathematics research to equip them with skills to pursue research work in the future. We include “History of Mathematics” to allow students to appreciate how mathematical knowledge is created by mathematicians and to develop a deeper understanding and appreciation of the beauty of the subject. Talks by mathematicians are held annually to keep students updated on new developments and applications of mathematics in real life.
At Senior High, our students have the option to offer H1 Mathematics or H2 Mathematics for their GCE ‘A’ Level examinations. The curriculum continues to develop our students’ mathematical thinking and problem solving skills, with an emphasis on conceptual understanding and skills in reasoning, applications and modelling with the use of technology. Students will have opportunities to conjecture, discover and reason in mathematics. For those who show passion and the aptitude to go further in Mathematics, they can choose to offer MOE-H3 Mathematics, NUS Linear Algebra or NTU Numbers and Matrices. These programmes allow students to further develop their mathematical modelling and reasoning skills. Students will also learn the process of mathematical modelling for real-world problems, which involves making informed assumptions, validation and prediction.
Through our collaborations with the Gifted Education Branch, Ministry of Education, National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University and our overseas partners, students have opportunities to undergo tailored training programmes and participate in various international and nation-wide mathematics competitions, such as the Singapore Mathematics Olympiads, American Mathematics Competition, Australian Mathematics Competition, Singapore Mathematical Society Project Festival, CHAOS and Master Classes.
Apart from curriculum time, students are exposed to various aspects of Mathematics such as Competition Training and other Mathematical electives. Being a Special Assistance Plan (SAP) school, students are immersed in a rich Chinese culture. The Mathematics Department also aims to bring out this unique feature of our school in our choice of electives. Students are given the choice to pursue Ancient Chinese Mathematics as their elective, so that they can once again link the interdisciplinary knowledge that they have acquired and gain a deeper understanding of the Chinese culture.
Apart from the Mathematics Curriculum, our students also attend Financial Literacy lessons. Through these lessons, students learn about the importance of financial literacy. They will be taught good financial habits and these invaluable life skills can prepare the students to acquire sound values which will take them through life as responsible adults and active citizens.