The first skirmish in this Week of Mathematical Armageddon occurred this afternoon, and since then the Battle Control Centre that is The Temple has gone into overdrive with reports from the battlefields across Singapore.
Thank you Ms Loi. Today’s paper was relatively easy.
Paper one went relatively well =)
2day was easy!
I found the paper very manageable. I had time to re-check.
Ms Loi!! The paper hard siak!!!!!!! (Miss Loi: Aiyooo … *shakes head*)
Interspersed among these frantic messages were more frantic messages and calls from unknown students who allegedly “couldn’t stand the uncertainty anymore” and kept
pestering asking Miss Loi when would the EMaths Paper 1 solutions be posted up.
Unfortunately, since the answers were written on and handed in together with the question paper, the ‘O’ Level EMaths Paper 1 question paper tends to be a bit of a holy grail of exam papers these days.
And since The Temple does not have the evil policy of asking its students to steal, smuggle or even copy out the questions during the exam itself (obviously, ANY spare time is better spent on checking the answers more than anything else), Miss Loi unfortunately couldn’t produce any solution without the questions.
But as fate would have it, just as Miss Loi was letting out a sigh of resignation, a student strode into The Temple, held a couple of pieces of paper high in the air and exclaimed “MY SOLUTIONS!!!!!!!!!”
And so in order the pacify the anxious callers, this is what Miss Loi can offer here for now as far as 2010 EMaths Paper 1 goes (in the absence of the question paper):
Please understand that these solutions have NOT BEEN CHECKED BY ANYONE AT ALL, apart from the student who claimed to have 45 mins of spare time to do this during the exam (aiyohh …), and there are bound to be some mistakes (in fact the student-in-question has already admitted some have been spotted). But given the situation this would have to do for all of you who are anxious to see if anyone gets the same answers as you. Alright the verified ones are up above (albeit late – sorry Miss Loi’s students don’t possess superhuman mega memory abilities to recall the entire set of EMaths Paper 1 questions :P) So do leave a comment should you spot something that isn’t right, and do pardon the messy chunk of words towards the end.
But MOST IMPORTANTLY, it’s time to turn your attention to tomorrow’s EMaths Paper 2, and here are some of the remaining topics that you may want to focus on:
- Algebra e.g. fractions, changing the subject of a formula etc.
- Money problems, simple interest, compound interest etc.
- Quadratic equations
- Completing the square
- Mensuration e.g. arc length, area of sector etc.
- Trigonometry e.g. cosine rule, sine rule, angles of elevation/depression, area of triangle, 3D problems etc.
- Statistics e.g. cumulative frequency curve, mean, standard deviation, box & whisker plots etc.
- Vectors (incl. similarities)
- Matrices (just to be safe)
- Number patterns
- Graph plotting
One down, one or three (depending on whether you take AMaths) more maths papers to go! It’s coming thick and fast now!