The assessment schedule of term 1:


The assessment schedule of term 2:



The textbook:

  • New Trend Mathematics(2nd edition) by CHUNG TAI EDUCATIONAL PRESS (N.T.)


Week 1 (Aug 25 - 29)


  • Hope / Peace

    • Explain the assessment schedule
    • Explain the assessment criteria A, B C and D
    • Introduce the frequency table and the related terms(i.e. Class/Class Mark/Class width/Class boundaries/Class limits) (NT section 7.1)
    • Classwork:(NT) Ex. 7A #2,3,5,6,8 due on Sep 2 (Tue)
    • Remark:

Week 2 (Sep 1 - 5)


  • Hope / Peace


    • Introduce the concept of Cumulative Frequency and how to construct a Cumulative Frequency Polygon/Curve (Book 2A, chapter 7)
    • Classwork of the week: (NT) Ex. 7B #3,4,6,7 & 8 due on Sep 3/4 (Wed/Thu)
    • Introduce the concept of Percentiles and how to compare the distributions of data by using Percentiles (i.e. Median / Upper Quartile / Lower Quartile) (NT section 7.3)
    • Classwork of the week: (NT) Ex. 7C# 3,5,6,7 due on Sep 5 (Fri)
  • Classwork of the week: (NT) Revision Ex. # 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 15, 16 & 17 due on Sep 8(Mon)
  • Remark:

Week 3 (Sep 8 - 12)


  • Hope / Peace
    • Explain the definition of Outliner and Distribution of data (i.e. symmetrical / positively skewed / negatively skewed)
    • Review the concepts of three statistical measures, MEAN, MODE, MEDIAN, of understanding the central tendency of a set of data
    • Review the data recording method, STEM & LEAF plots
    • Explain the difference between Discrete & Continuous data.
  • Review all learnt materials
  • Summarize the performance of last assessment and highlight the common mistakes most students made
  • Prepare for Assessment #1
    • Complete the following tasks by using the data in the file
      1. Find the mean, median and mode of the scores of EACH class
      2. Draw ONE stem-and-leaf diagram to represent the scores for TWO classes, X2 and X3 and then find the mean and median from the diagram for EACH class
      3. Construct TWO cumulative frequency tables for classes X1 and X4 and then find the mean, median and mode from the tables for EACH classes
      4. Compare the results from Q1 and Q2.
      5. Compare the results from Q1 and Q3.
  • Holiday Task:
  • Remark:
    • No class on Tue(9/9) - Day after Mid-autumn festival

Week 4 (Sep 15 - 19)


  • Hope / Peace
    • (Sep 15 - 22) Assessment Days

      • Assessment 1 - Data Handling
      • Criteria C & D will be assessed
      • Time allowed: 3 periods
    • Remark:
      • No class on Tue & Wed (16/9 & 17/9) - Professional Development Day
      • For the details of the assessmenrt, please go to the Assessment Wiki of Maths department

Week 5 (Sep 22 - 26)


  • Hope
    • (Sep 22 & 24) Assessment Days continues
  • Peace
    • (Sep 22) Assessment Days continues
  • Hope/Peace
    • Introduce the Simultaneous Equations (Book 2A, chapter 4)
    • Demonstrate and illustrate the two approaches (Elimination & Substitution) to solve the simultaneous equation
    • Classwork of the week:
      • Ex. 4B #1,4, 5, 7, 8 & 9
      • Ex. 4C #1(a,c), 3(a), 4(b), 5(b), 6(b), 7(a), 8(c), 9 & 10
      • due on Sep 30 (Tue)
    • Remark:

Week 6 (Sep 29 - Oct 3)


  • Hope/Peace
    • Review and compare two approaches (Elimination & Substitution) to solve the simultaneous equations
    • Discuss about "The advantages/disadvantages of using one of the approaches in solving different simultaneous equations."
    • Discuss about "How/When/Why does(do) the solution(s) make sense in the real life?"
    • Demonstrate and explain the problems given in sentences (i.e. Word problems)
      • Procedures to deal with the word problems involving two simultaneous equations:
        1. Figure out how many variables you need to solve the problem and what each variable stands for.
        2. Name the variables and make the assumptions for each variable.
        3. Set up two simultaneous equations regarding to the problem.
        4. Solve the simultaneous equations.
        5. Summarize the results.
    • Classwork of the week:
      • Ex. 4D #1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 10, 11-13, 16, & 19-21
      • due on Oct 7 (Tue)
    • No class on Wed (1/10) - National Day of PRC
    • No class on Thu(2/10) - Chung Yeung Festival/

Week 7 (Oct 6 - 10)



Week 8 (Oct 13 - 17)Week 8 (Oct 13 - 17)


  • Hope/Peace
    • Introduce the Inequalities (Book 2A, chapter 8)
    • Explain and illustrate three different approaches, Transitive, Additive, Multiplicative, of inequalities
    • Classwork of the week:
      • Ex. 8A #1-3, 4(a,c,d,e), 5(b,c,d), 7, 10-14
      • Ex. 8B #1(a), 2(c), 3(b), 4(c), 5(b), 6(c), 7(a), 8(c), 10(b), 12(c) & 13-16
      • due on Oct 15 (Wed)
    • Remark:
      • No class on Thursday (16/10) - Swimming Gala
      • No class on Friday (17/10) - PTS day
      • Scientific calculator is allowed to use during the lesson for this topic
      • Slides to be used for this chapter:

Week 9 (Oct 20- 24)


  • No school for this week - term break
  • Holiday tasks:
    • Mathletics

Week 10 (Oct 27- 31)


  • Hope/Peace
    • Demonstrate and explain the problems given in sentences (i.e. Word problems)
  • Classwork of the week:
    • Ex.8C # 1, 5, 6, 11 & 13
    • Revision Ex 8 #2-5, 8-11 & 14
    • due on Nov 3 (Mon)
  • For more able students, if finished the classwork of this week, please try the following supplementary exercise:
  • Remark:
    • Mr So will NOT be school from Oct 30 to Oct 31 - Teachers' conference

Week 11(Nov 3 - 7)



Week 12(Nov 10 - 14)


  • Hope/Peace
    • (Monday) Revision of Inequalities / Preparation for coming assessment
    • (Tuesday)
      • Assessment Days (Nov 11)
        • Assessment 3 - Inequalities in one unknown
        • Criteria B will be assessed
        • Time allowed: 2 periods
        • For the details of the assessment, please go to the Assessment Wiki of Maths department
    • Introduce the Pythagoras' Theorem (Book 2A, chapter 6)
      • Review the relation between square and square roots (section 6.1) of a number
        • demonstrate how to find the square roots by calculator
      • Introduce the concept of Pythagoras' theorem (section 6.3) by drawing three squares to illustrate the relation between the hypotenuse and adjacent sides of a right-angled triangle
        • try the Class Activity 6.1

Week 13(Nov 17 - 21)


  • Hope/Peace
    • To find the values of different sides of a right-angled triangle by applying the Pythagoras' Theorem
    • To explain the Converse of Pythagoras' Theorem (section 6.4)
    • Classwork of the week:
      • Ex.6B # 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 13, 14, 15 & 16
      • Ex.6C # 3 - 6
      • due on Nov 19 (Wednesday)
    • To demonstrate how to apply the Pythagoras' Theorem on solving some real-life problems (section 6.5)
      • Classwork of the week:
        • Ex.6D # 2, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13 & 14
        • due on Nov 21 (Friday)

Week 14 (Nov 24 - 28)


  • No school for this week - CAS Trips Week


Week 15 (Dec 1 - 5)


  • Hope/Peace
    • To demonstrate the multiplication & division of Surd (Number with square roots) (section 6.5-6.6)
    • To revise every key concept of chapter 6
    • Classwork of the week:
      • Ex.6E # 1(b,d,f), 2(c,d,e,f), 3(b,c,f), 4(b,d,f) & 5(c,d,e)
      • Ex.6F # 4 - 7
      • Revision Ex 6 # 7, 8, 11, 12, 18-20 & 25
      • due on Dec 5 (Friday)
    • For the more able students, try the supplementary exercise... THEY'RE CHALLENGING


Week 16 (Dec 8 - 12)



Week 17 (Dec 15- 19)



Week 18/19 (Dec 22 - Jan 2)


  • No school for these weeks - Xmas & New Year holidays

Week 20 (Jan 5- 9)

  • Hope/Peace
    • Revision Week #3: To revise all topics which involve in summative assessment
    • Second topic to be revised: Inequalities
    • Classwork of the week:

Week 21(Jan 12 - Jan 16)

  • Summative Assessment Week - Xmas & New Year holidays
  • Date of Maths Assessment: Tuesday, Jan 13, 2015
  • Time: 12:00 noon - 1:00pm (60 mins)
    Coverage: All topics in Term 2 (Simultaneous equations, Area & Volume & Inequalities, except Tessellation)
  • Time allowed: 60 mins
  • Student needs to bring:For the details, please visit assessment wiki.
    • pencil
    • eraser
    • ruler(transparent)
    • CALCULATOR is allowed

Week 22 (Jan 19 - 23)

  • Hope/Peace
    • Introduce the Trigonometric ratios & Similar Triangles (Book 2B, chapter 11)
    • Explain and illustrate the relationships between area and length of corresponding sides of two similar triangles
    • Explain and illustrate three different trigonometric ratios, Sine, Cosine and Tangent, of an angle
    • Classwork of the week:
      • Revision exercise 11: # 1-3
      • due on Jan 20(Tue)
    • Introduce the Area of Similar Figures and Circle(Book 2B, chapter 10, section 10.2-10.5)
    • Explain and illustrate the relation between the lengths and areas of similar figures
    • Explain the relation among circumference, radius and diameter
    • Illustrate how to find circumference, radius and diameter and how to calculate the length of arc and area of sectors
    • Classwork of the week:
      • Ex.10A: #1c, 1f, 2c, 3c, 4b, 6 & 7
      • Ex.10B: #1b, , 5, 7 & 8
      • Ex.10C: #2, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10 & 12
      • Ex.10D: #3, 5, 11, 13, 14 & 19
      • Ex.10E: #5, 11-13, 15 & 17
      • due on Jan 28(Wed)
    • Remark

Week 23 (Jan 26 - 30)

  • Hope/Peace
    • Introduce the Surface Area & Volume of Prisms & Cylinders(Book 2B, chapter 10, section 10.6)
    • State the definition of a prism and a cylinder
    • Explain and illustrate how to use the formulas for the volume and surface area of a prism
    • Illustrate how to find circumference, radius and diameter.
    • Classwork of the week:
      • Ex.10F: #1c, 1d, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8c, 8d, 10, 13, 14, 15 & 16
      • Ex.10G: #2a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 8 & 9
      • due on Feb 5(Thu)

Week 24 (Feb 2 - 6)

  • Hope/Peace
    • Try the following practice assessment #1 to strengthen their skills to handle the questions involving Area & Volume in criteria B & D:

    • Explain and discuss the solution of the practice


Week 25 (Feb 9 - 13)

  • Hope/Peace
    • Try the following practice assessment #2 to strengthen their skills to handle the questions involving Area & Volume in criteria B & D:

    • Explain and discuss the solution of the practice


Week 26/27 (Feb 16 - 27)


  • No school for these weeks - Lunar New Year holidays

Week 28 (Mar 2 - 6)

  • Hope/Peace
    • Try the following practice assessment to strengthen their skills to handle the questions involving Area & Volume in criteria B & D:

    • No solution will be provided.

Week 29 (Mar 9 - 13)

  • Assessment #5 - Pythagoras, Trigonometry & Areas & Volumes
  • Date of Maths Assessment: Mar 9 - 13 (5 periods)
  • Time: Class period
    Coverage: Pythagoras, Trigonometry, Area & Volume
  • Student needs to bring:For the details, please visit assessment wiki.
    • pencil
    • pen(black/blue)
    • eraser
    • ruler(transparent)
    • CALCULATOR

Week 30 (Mar 16 - 20)

  • No class on Monday Mar 16 - Sports day
  • Hope/Peace
    • Introduce Identities & Factorization (Book 2A, chapter 3)
    • State the concept of identity
    • Guide students to recognize three algebraic identities through the combination of figures.
    • Demonstrate how to prove an identity and how to find the coefficients(constants) in an identity.
    • Classwork of the week:
      • Ex.3A: #1a, 1d, 2b, 2c, 3a, 3b, 4c, 4d, 6 & 8
      • Ex.3B: #1a, 2b, 3b, 4b, 5b, 6a, 7b, 8a, 9 & 10
      • Due on Mar 24 (Tue)

Week 31 (Mar 23 - 27)

  • Hope/Peace
    • Answer the questions on Ex.3A & 3B
    • Classwork of the week:
      • Prefect Square (section 3.2 B)
        • Ex.3C: #1, 3b, 5a, 7a, 8a, 9, 10, 11, 12b, 14b, 16b, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22 & 23
      • Factorization by taking common factors (section 3.3 A)
        • Ex.3D: #1a,b,c, 2c,d, 3b,d, 5b,c,d, 6a,b 7c, 8d, 9c,d, 10 & 12
      • Due on Mar 27 (Fri)

Week 32 (Mar 30 - Apr 3)

  • No school from Wed - Fri (Apr 1 - 3) - Easter Holiday
  • Hope/Peace
    • Demonstrate and illustrate the Factorization by grouping terms (section 3.3)
    • Demonstrate and illustrate the Factorization by using identities (section 3.4)
    • Classwork of the week:
      • Factorization by grouping terms
        • Ex.3E # 1b, 1d, 2b, 2c, 3b, 3d, 4a, 4d, 5a, 5D, 6b, 6D, 7, 8 & 11
      • Factorization by using identities
        • Ex.3F: #1a, 2b, 3c, 4b, 5c, 6, 7a, 8a, 9a & 10a,b
        • Ex.3G: #1c, 2b, 4a, 5c, 7a, 8b, 10a, 11b, 12a, & 13b
      • Due on Apr 13 (Mon)


Week 33 (Apr 6 - Apr 10)

    • No school this week - Easter Holiday
    • Hope/Peace
      • Supplementary Exercises(only for those need more practices):

Week 34 (Apr 13 - Apr 17)

  • Hope/Peace
    • Introduce the Simplification of Algebraic Fractions (chapter 9)
    • Demonstrate and illustrate the Four operations(Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division) of Algebraic Fractions by simple algebraic fractions
    • Classwork of the week:
      • Ex.9A #1b, 1c, 2b, 2d, 3a, 3c, 4b, 4c, 5b, 6c, 7c, 8a, 9c & 10c
      • Ex.9B #1c, 2b, 3c, 4c, 6b, 6c, 7b, 8c, 9a & 10c
      • Due on Apr 17(Fri)

Week 35 (Apr 20 - Apr 24)

  • Hope/Peace
    • By demonstrating examples and questions of the assignments, give a more detailed illustration of the key techniques to solve the problems involving Four operations of Algebraic Fractions (page 9.4)
    • Introduce the basic concept of Substitution (page 9.10) and find the unknowns by using formulae
    • Introduce the concept of Subject of a formula and the techniques of Changing the subject of a formula (page 9.15)
    • Classwork of the week:
      • Ex.9C # 2, 3, 6, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17 & 18 [Note: Q 17 & 18 are very challenging]
      • Ex.9D #2a, 3b, 4a, 6b, 7a, 9b, 11b & 13a
      • Due on Apr 24(Fri)


Week 36 (Apr 27 - May 1)

  • No class on Tuesday Apr 28 - PTS day
  • No school on Monday Apr 27 & Friday Apr 30 - Day-in-lieu(Family Fun Day) & Labour day
  • Hope/Peace
    • By trying the following practice assessment, illustrate the question types and level of difficulties of different types in the assessment.
    • Supplementary Tasks:
      • Revision Ex.9 #1a, 2c, 3b, 4c, 5c, 6b, 7, 8, 10c, 11, 12, 13b, 13d, 14b, 15, 16 & 17
      • [Note: Level of difficulties of Q 15 & 16 are equivalent to the level of Unfamiliar questions of the assessment]

Week 37 (May 4 - May 8)

  • Assessment #6 - Identities, Factorization & Algebraic Fractions
    • Date of Maths Assessment: May 4
    • Time: 45 minutes
    • Coverage: Chapter 3 & 9
    • Student needs to bring:For the details, please visit assessment wiki.
      • pencil
      • pen(black/blue)
      • eraser
      • ruler(transparent)
      • NO CALCULATOR


Week 38 (May 11 - May 15)


Week 39 (May 18 - May 22)


Week 40 (May 25 - 29)

  • No school on Monday May 25 - Buddha's Birthday Holiday
  • SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
    • Date of Assessment: May 29
    • Time: 9:00 - 10:00 (90 minutes)
    • Coverage: ALL CHAPTERS in TERM 1 & 2
    • Student needs to bring:For the details, please visit assessment wiki.
      • pencil
      • pen(black/blue)
      • eraser
      • ruler(transparent)
      • CALCULATOR IS ALLOWED

Week 41 & 42(Jun 1 - 19)


Week 43 & 44(Jun 22 - 30)