**UPDATE:**

Oh dear Heavens!

After our EMaths gratification,

You sent an AMaths paper that split our nation!

I thought it was pretty ok. They tested a lot of fundamentals. I thought one of the trigonometry questions was pretty tough.

Huh don’t scare me! A lot of my friends thought that the paper was super difficult!

My entire class say easy. Oh if they find it hard then awesome. Means lower A1 mark 🙂

But regardless of what had happened

Suppress we must any extreme optimism/pessimism

For there’s still 56% of the marks on offer

from the following topics that we think will appear:

- Indices
- Matrices & Simultaneous Equations
- Binomial Theorem
- Partial Fractions
- Trigonometry (R Formula/Addition Formula/Double Angle Formula)
- Maxima & Minima
- Integration (Area of Region)
- Kinematics
- Sum & Products of Roots
- Modulus Functions
- Curves & Circles
- Exponential Graphs & Ln Graphs
- Plane Geometry

We’ll make sure we do our very best

in our penultimate maths test

on this final day of Mathematical Armageddon

that we may fully enjoy our mathematical liberation!

Let us pray …

Oh our dear Heavens, look down on us

your elite crack GCE O Level 2009A-MATHSstudents,

who are doomed to suffer the 2nd-half of the Week of Mathematical Armageddon,

and watch with envy the next two days

our single-maths brethrens and sisters in their decadent ways.We thank you again for answering our prayers!

For sending us an another easy EMaths Paper!SO EASY!

Should be can leh. 2 questions you did before came out leh o.O

No construction question came out at all! How awesome is that??

While others burn their maths books as we speak,

for us, its only halfway through The Week.

So once again your blessings we seek!

Give us this day divine guidance

that we mayseethe earthly errors of our common careless mistakes

like how≠

and how≠

and how sin^{2}x≠sinx^{2}(DUH)

and how sinx+ cosx≠1 (DUH!!!)Grant us the strength to summon the right technique of differentiating and integrating various functions

however confusing they may be.

Give us the sight

to see thatminussign in

and the absence of it inGive us the wisdom

to deal with exponential functions

so weDON’Tsubtract 1 from its power when differentiating

i.e.≠

or add 1 to/divide by its power when integrating

i.e.

≠

≠Give us more wisdom

to avoid attempting a nigh-impossible integration/differentiation

when they both appear together in a Hence questionAnd when we rejoice in our successful integration,

we pray that you remind us in our finest moment

to write our dxand +c(for indefinite integrals).May we not lose our Identity Matrix,

I=

and may we be wise not to ‘anyhow’ play with the order of our matrix equation:

AX=B⇒X=A^{-1}B≠BA^{-1}

XA=B⇒X=BA^{-1}≠A^{-1}BMay we be enlightened enough

to embrace the oft-misunderstood Laws of Logarithm.Should we be called upon

to sketch an exponential graph likey=10−10e^{−0.5t}

to trace the riotous journey of some crazy kinematic particle,

we pray that you hold our hands steady

and assure us that everything begins withy=e^{t}

(i.e. shift up/down, flip up/down/left/right …)And should we be called upon to sketch a logarithmic curve

we pray we remember thaty=ln(x−1) cuts thex-axis atx=2.Grant us the power to discipline p(

x)/q(x) in Partial Fractions

with along divisionshould it beIMPROPER

Grant us the instinct to look out forrepeated linear factors

≠We implore you to plant these handy expressions:

α^{2}+β^{2}= (α+β)^{2}− 2αβ≠(α+β)^{2}

(α−β)^{2}= (α+β)^{2}− 4αβdeep in the

rootsin our subconsciousness

that we may find our Sum & Product of Roots with ease.Should the phrase “Line MEETS curve” be encountered,

bless us with the instinct to recognize that it’s

b^{2}− 4ac≥0

NOTb^{2}− 4ac> 0Last but not least,

please, please, please,

for the sake of our 7-9 marks,

just let our 阴阳眼s of Plane Geometry come.Forgive Miss Loi once more

for not saying more than what’s been said before (read only the AMaths portion).But show no mercy on us

if our minds begin to wander near the end.

For remind us you must

to check our answers while we can.

Especially the part (i)s that affect parts (ii) and (iii)

and those near the end with higher weightage they carry.So lead us, oh dear Heavens, to our

Mathematical LIBERATION!

That we may lead a fair life free from calculus and quadratic inequalities

at least until our poly/JC term starts.

**All The Best**

^{1 trillion (1012)}!!!
## 6 Comments

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thank you!!! (:

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tyyyvm =D

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Ms Loi,

Can this be trusted? (My school's Amath paper 2 perdictions):

http://www.mediafire.com/file/zjjhm1eilly/amathp2predictions.pdf

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I expect differentiation (min/max, gradient/tangent), integration (area), kinematics, trigo (r-formula), plane geometry, binomial theorem, partial fractions, quadratic equations (roots) and simultaneous equation (matrices) to come out. Dun think so abt graphs and principal values of inverse trigo functions

Any one else with other opinions?

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Deshawn + Ron:Think Paper 2 topics (see updated list above) are all pretty congruent 😉And

Deshawn, your school's document is too lovely and detailed to not trust it.All the Best Everyone!So far, the ability tostay calm and read the questions carefullyseems to be the order of the day for the maths papers. Remember that, if you've done your revision, O-Level questions can only beslightlytricky but NEVER difficult.曜

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can i get the 4037 paper1 and 2?

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Another prayer to all O Level AMaths students: http://bit.ly/3wM17P

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#AMaths: Time for the 2012 AMaths Prayer (apparently not much changes needed from the original 2009 version:... http://t.co/Hfxsq9H3