Year 6 Words: Freedom & Responsibility
Year 7 Words: Mentoring & Cooperation
Year 9 Words: Stretching & Consolidating

EXPERT TOPICS
Year 6: Polynomial Derivatives (Core), Binary Operations (Sets Option), Complex Arithmetic (Core)
Year 7: Tangent Lines (Core), Implicit Differentiation (Core), Complex Algebra (Core)
Year 8: Modular Arithmetic (Sets & Discrete Options), Transformations & Conic Sections (HL Further Math)

CAS CREDIT - According to Mr. Wong, ATYP "actively engages students to use their creative thinking skills and intellectual abilities and runs for more than 3 months on a regular basis, it is considered as MAJOR CAS (creativity)."

HOMEWORK TIME - Smythe is a wonderful textbook which exposes you to the theory of mathematics. There are quite a few homework problems, so I will draw my examples primarily from the homework questions--take good notes and you will have less homework. If you get pressed for time, remember the priorities: 1) regular class homework always comes first; 2) while it is best to complete each assignment, it is better that you get some practice from each section than that you complete one section but skip another; 3) don't spend more than 3 hours per week on ATYP work: one hour on what you learned this week, one hour on what you learned last week, and one hour on what you learned two weeks ago; 4) don't go back--because we spend 3 weeks on each section, if you missed something one week you will pick it up the next week--if you try to make up past assignments, that can create a snowball effect where you are more and more behind each week, and that is what I want to avoid.

COMPETITIONS - There are 4 NAT competitions and 6 ASMA competitions this year. You are expected to attend 9/10 of the competitions. If you are in soccer, you are expected to attend 6/6 ASMA competitions.

Homework Schedule

Year 6 Words: Freedom & Responsibility

Year 7 Words: Mentoring & Cooperation

Year 9 Words: Stretching & Consolidating

EXPERT TOPICS

Year 6: Polynomial Derivatives (Core), Binary Operations (Sets Option), Complex Arithmetic (Core)

Year 7: Tangent Lines (Core), Implicit Differentiation (Core), Complex Algebra (Core)

Year 8: Modular Arithmetic (Sets & Discrete Options), Transformations & Conic Sections (HL Further Math)

CAS CREDIT - According to Mr. Wong, ATYP "actively engages students to use their creative thinking skills and intellectual abilities and runs for more than 3 months on a regular basis, it is considered as MAJOR CAS (creativity)."

HOMEWORK TIME - Smythe is a wonderful textbook which exposes you to the theory of mathematics. There are quite a few homework problems, so I will draw my examples primarily from the homework questions--take good notes and you will have less homework. If you get pressed for time, remember the priorities: 1) regular class homework always comes first; 2) while it is best to complete each assignment, it is better that you get some practice from each section than that you complete one section but skip another; 3) don't spend more than 3 hours per week on ATYP work: one hour on what you learned this week, one hour on what you learned last week, and one hour on what you learned two weeks ago; 4) don't go back--because we spend 3 weeks on each section, if you missed something one week you will pick it up the next week--if you try to make up past assignments, that can create a snowball effect where you are more and more behind each week, and that is what I want to avoid.

COMPETITIONS - There are 4 NAT competitions and 6 ASMA competitions this year. You are expected to attend 9/10 of the competitions. If you are in soccer, you are expected to attend 6/6 ASMA competitions.