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Mathematics Coursework MTE3102 (Mathematics Education Curriculum) Coursework Title:Development Of Mathematics curriculum in Malaysia Name :Muhammad Aidill B Abd Rahman IC NO :890821-08-5185 Class: 1 MTED 1 Lecturer: Dr Chee Kim Mang Date: 12th. March 2010

I hope from this coursework. I will be more understand on mathematics curriculum in Malaysia especially. to master skills in the measurement. Chee Kim Mang for teaching and guiding me to finish this assignment. Firstly. to record and to read data in the form of tables and graphs. I would like to thank my Mathematics lecturer. to make estimation and approximation. to master skills in the four basics operations that is addition. we can produce better mathematicians for our country development. On the other hand. We can saw the change in mathematics curriculum in Malaysia. . Thus.APPRECIATION First of all thank to everyone. I think the topics included should be relevant to our country. because before this we used new curriculum but now we have used integrated curriculum that was more standardized. The mathematics curriculum actually provide many skills for our pupils or students such as to master skills in counting and expressing their values correctly. substraction. I finally finished my assignment on Mathematics 2 (MTE3102). the rearrangement of mathematics curriculum give benefits to pupils and teachers because every topics in the syllabus are connected to each other so that every pupils can understand the topics step by step and know how to solve them because the topics were arranged from basic to complex. Thus. I want to thank my classmates because they have helped me a lot in doing this assignment. multiplication and. I have known the development of mathematics curriculum in Malaysia and why it was changed. Dr. Moreover. In addition. pupils can think more analytical. Here.

In the eighteen we can saw the Modern Mathematics curriculum was modified to become KBSR mathematics. The objective was to improve the standard of mathematics and science in primary level following the trend and development of Modern Mathematics in advanced countries. Consequently.DEVELOPMENT OF MATHEMATICS CURRICULUM IN MALAYSIA The development of Mathematics Curriculum in Malaysia had started before the Second World War 1941. This Special Project 1970 was set up by the previous Ministry of Education of Malaysia and headed by En. strategy and method of presentation were introduced which is the pupilcentered strategy and the inquiry-discovery method. Abu Hassan bin Ali in the year of 1968. thus we were freely to choose any text books and topics which considered suitable for the students. However. But there were . Materials for the teaching and learning of mathematics were designed by lecturers and mathematics teachers who had their training overseas. For example in the seventies we saw the inclusion of modern mathematics elements such as set in the mathematics syllabus to follow the current trend at that time. There were only minor changes in the contents of the mathematics syllabus in the Malaysian primary school in this Special Project. Before that. new approach. About 30 schools in Kuala Lumpur were chosen as a trial centers. Eventually. This project was funded by the Asian Foundation (Yayasan Asia) and some of the American Peace Corps members were invited as advisers of this project. our mathematics syllabus in Peninsular Malaysia was not standardised. a common mathematics syllabus was introduced in all government schools. This Special Project was being launched as a pilot project in the year 1970. this programme was modified and improved from time being and was adopted in primary schools until it was replaced by KBSR Mathematics syllabus which was fully implemented in 1983. curriculum for then teaching and learning of mathematics in primary schools has experienced many changes. The Razak Report 1956 proposed that there should be a common curriculum for all school subjects. Actually.

and calculation of the values of money. General aims of KBSM Mathematics was to develop analytical. There are some objectives in KBSM mathematics such as. the emphasis of KBSR was aimed at providing equal opportunity for every pupils to acquire knowledge. time reading. critical and logical thinking. rules and theorems relating to numbers and space. laws. The first is to master skills in writing numbers. to master skills of using logarithm to obtain the required results and to know and understand concepts. Thus. to make estimation and approximation. approximations. physical and spiritual aspects based on the objectives stated in the National Education Philosophy (1988). Its objectives of KBSR mathematics for the pupils is to achieve some aims. But KBSM mathematics was implemented in all secondary schools in the year 1989 and progressively in stages until 1993. Level 2 (year 4-6) emphasized application of basic skills in solving mathematics problems. substraction. The syllabus integrated all elements of intelectual. The first is number such as counting and calculating. Then. The organization of contents of KBSM mathematics was planned to apply mathematics skills in actual situations and to introduce historical elements into mathematics. secondly is shapes such as transformation and characteristics found in typical shapes with respects to their . In addition they would learn to be responsible and appreciate the importance and excellence features contained in mathematics. measurement. to record and to read data in the form of simple tables and graphs. counting and expressing their values correctly. rules and desired common good social practice in society but the general aim for KBSR mathematics (1983) was to enable pupils to develop their counting skills and it is hoped that they can solve problems relating to quantities. The KBSM mathematics syllabus was arranged according to the principle of continuation from the KBSR mathematics (19831988). estimation of data and understand the mathematics language. to master skills in the measurement of length and weight. skills. to master skills in the four basics operations that is addition. multiplication and.not much differences because only some parts was rearranged to suit the pupils¶ ability and then the mathematics syllabus was divided into level 1 (year 1-3) emphasized the mastering of the basics concepts of numbers. definitions. the contents of mathematics syllabus contain three components. attitude.

the lower secondary level (form1-3) and upper secondary level(form 4-5). space average. Thus the primary aim of the mathematics syllabus under this curriculum is to train pupils to master not only calculating skills but also to foster honourable and responsible attitude. The general aim of mathematics KBSR 1994 is to improve and develop the understanding of number concept and acquiring basic calculation skills. percentage and graphs. Primary School Integrated Curriculum had been introduced. The mathematical knowledge gained would also help pupil to manage their daily activities systematically. to express time and determine time period as well as values of money and to perform estimation and approximation. It was introduced in 1996 for year 1 and year 4. In addition to this the new syllabus of KBSM additional mathematics also revised by the curriculum committee and it is divided . Other than that. Lastly in 1998. Then. decimals and their operations.dimensions. fractions and their operations. Its aim is to help to achieve the noble ambition envisaged in the National Education Philosophy which emphasized individuals in all aspects. the Primary School Mathematics Syllabus was revised again in1998 allowed all primary school pupils to acquire basic mathematics skills and use it in daily situations. It contains two levels. In addition. money. pupil and material centre strategy as well as discovery method In 1994. pupils would learn to appreciate mathematics. thus fulfilling the requirements for our society and nation to progress as well as to help our pupils to further their studies in time to come´. teaching and learning strategies of KBSM mathematics has been used to achieve the aims and objectives. thirdly is relations algebraic symbol and shapes. counting and expressing place values correctly. Then its objectives are to enable pupils to master skills in writing numbers. KBSM mathematics curriculum was further revised to keep up the changes of new technology (IT). measurement of lengths and weights. Thus the syllabus has been arranged from basic to complex followed by whole numbers and their operations. These would help pupils to solve daily problems effectively.

The implications of vision 2020 on KBSR mathematics show the right direction for our mathematics curriculum in Malaysia.into section A. In section B topics are more specific integrated with science. Some of changes in mathematics curriculum for primary school are to inculcate noble values in teaching and learning and mathematics contents for each year was rearranged to follow changes and arrangement of mathematics skills suggested. With the introduction of Smart School Project and challenges of Vision 2020. From this it is hoped our secondary school students can achieve their goals and excel in studies. Thus in section C the topics was even more specific to provide students who excel to continue studies in institutions of higher learning because the topics included are more complex such as vectors and calculus. . but also helped to achieve the objectives and aspirations of the National Education Philosophy and Vision 2020. the Mathematics Syllabus was further revised and implemented its first year programmes when schools reopen in January 2003. The medium of instruction is changed from Malay to English so as to keep up with the current trend. technology and social studies so that students can use the mathematics skills acquired to solve practical problems in other disciplines such as in algebraic expressions and trigonometry function. Modification and changes in the mathematics curriculum were not only able to overcome problems related to weaknesses found in the old syllabus. Topics covered in section A are all basic operations and principles. B and C.

Firstly. VIII. Whole numbers and their operations Fractions and their operations Decimals and their operations Money Measurements of lengths and weights Space Average Percentage Graphs Thus. IV. VI. VII. But it seems not suitable thus I combine all of them to be one idea. I think it is a right step when we arranged and make modification on our mathematics curriculum because some topics maybe not . lastly I could finish this assignment on time. Below are the listed according to their sequence: I. Other than that.Reflections Thanks God. Before this we used new curriculum but when we saw it was not suitable. Other than that it is to allow mathematics teachers to visualize easily the development and scope of its contents. V. From this assignment there are some values I had learnt. when I start to do this topic about development of mathematics curriculum in Malaysia I take some notes from the books and internet. Thanks to my lecturer Dr Chee Kim Mang for his guidance and advises until I got the ideas how to complete this assignment correctly. II. we changed or rearranged them so that the syllabus were up to date and fit with our National Education Philosophy. I know mathematics curriculum in Malaysia has changed some times before we use integrated curriculum until now. IX. For example we rearranged the syllabus from basic to complex so that our pupils will understand the topics and they can see the connection between the topics. teachers are able to make adjustments while planning mathematics skills for each level according to the pupils¶ ability and intelligence in primary schools when the know the topics connections. Firstly. III.

. essential for students of higher learning in non-mathematically related areas of study mathematics curriculum. KBSM mathematics curriculum was further revised to keep up the changes of new technology (IT). moreover. the students who excel can further their studies to the institutions of higher learning. The secondary school curriculum provides the Additional Mathematics course for students who intend to embark on studies related to scientific and technological areas. The present mathematics curriculum provides a broad-based mathematical knowledge. but should also prepare them for further study at the higher education level. Studies that looked into the adequacy of this curriculum in providing students with the necessary mathematical skills and understanding for advanced scientific and technological studies. It contains two levels. it was implemented in all secondary schools in the year 1989 until 1993. Lastly. Lastly in 1998. the lower secondary level (form1-3) and upper secondary level(form 4-5). The KBSM mathematics syllabus was arranged according to the principle of continuation from the KBSR mathematics (1983-1988). For the KBSM mathematics.thus. The syllabus integrated all elements of intelectual. It means it started with ( form 1-5).thus our students can use their logical ideas and use their mathematics skills to solve mathematics problems. mathematics curriculum should not only provide students with the relevant knowledge to function well in society. The content of this curriculum is said to be sufficient for further studies in mathematics related areas. I hope our mathematics curriculum will guide our pupils to be more independence and having confidence to face world globalization especially in competing for knowledge.suitable and need some correction so that our pupils will understand the topics entirely. mathematics syllabus introduced to us contains many benefits and we can use them in our daily lives .Its contents is different for every section so that our students know the relation between each topics and use their skills to solve mathematics problems. Besides that. It was divided into section A. physical and spiritual aspects based on the objectives stated in the National Education Philosophy (1988. B and C.

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