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What’s tested in O Level Additional Mathematics (syllabus 4049)

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Do you know what’s tested in O Level Additional Mathematics?

Well, the easiest way to find out is to look at your textbook. The latest Additional Mathematics textbook should contain all the topics tested in O Levels.

Another way is to look at the official syllabus, which you can find here, from the Singapore Examinations and Academic Board (SEAB). The entire syllabus can be categorized into 3 big categories:

  • Algebra
  • Geometry and Trigonometry
  • Calculus

Under Algebra, students are tested on:

  • Quadratic functions
  • Equations and Inequalities
  • Polynomials and Partial Fractions
  • Binomial Expansions
  • Surds, Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

Under Geometry and Trigonometry, students are tested on :

  • Trigonometric functions and trigonometric identities and equations
  • Coordinate geometry in 2 dimensions
  • Coordinate geometry of circles
  • Linear law (transformation of non-linear relationship to linear form)
  • Proofs in Plane Geometry

Under Calculus, students are tested on :

  • Differentiation and its application
  • Integration and its application
  • Application of differentiation and integration to problems involving displacement, velocity and acceleration of a particle moving in a straight line.
What's tested in O Level Add Math? Three main topics are algebra, geometry and calculus.

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