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ANSWERING TECHNIQUES: SPM MATHEMATICS

ANSWERING TECHNIQUES
1. PREPARATION :

AIM : Target UNDERSTAND : Structure of Paper Analysis of questions

The grading system based on marks obtained. MARKS GRADE


A+ A AB3 B4 C5 C6 D7 E8 >90% 80 89%

75-79%
65 74%
40 64 % 20 39% < 20%

F9 fail

ANSWERING TECHNIQUES
How to revise :

Topical
Overall syllabus Types of questions being asked Skills required Formulae Common mistakes

ANSWERING TECHNIQUES
Paper 1 : Objective Questions
1. Answer questions you can do first. 2. Choose the most suitable answer
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3. If need to make logical/clever guess


4. Substitute answer into the question.
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ANSWERING TECHNIQUES
2. Paper 2 :
Understand the questions : Sketch, draw , shade

By using the method


Draw full size...

By using the scale of 2 cm to 5 units ...

ANSWERING TECHNIQUES
Name, calculate the angle between... Show your working steps clearly. Answer more than what is required. Know the marking scheme. Check your answers.

EXAM FORMAT
paper 1 :
1 1 jam 4

Type: objective questions 40 questions

Answer ALL the questions


Total marks : 40 Every question NOT more than 2 min

EXAM FORMAT
Strategy :

Cover all the topics when studying for Paper1. Take note 25% of the questions are on chapters covered from Form 1 - 3 Cover all topics in Form 4 & 5
Level of difficulty : R : S : T ( E : M : H) = 5 : 3 : 2

EXAM FORMAT
1 Paper 2 : 2 jam 2 Type: Subjective questions

Section A : (75 minutes) 11 questions (Answer all: each 7 min)

Total marks : 52%

Section B : (75 minutes)

5 questions (Choose 4: each 18 min)


Total marks : 48 %

EXAM FORMAT
Level of difficulty : R : S : T (E : M : H ) = 5 : 3 : 2

Use of scientific calculator :


Beginning from SPM 2003 all scientific calculator which is not programmable is allowed to be used for the Mathematics Papers.

QUESTIONS ANALYSIS
Form Paper 1 Paper 2

1, 2 ,3
4, 5

33%
67%

14%
86%

QUESTIONS ANALYSIS
Form 3 Topics

Paper 1 :

Form 4 Topics

Algebraic expression Algebraic formulae Linear equations Linear inequalities Indices Polygons

8. Standard form

9. Sets
10.The straight line 11.Probability 12.Circles 13.Trigonometry

Transformations

14.Angles of Elevation & Depression


15.Lines & Planes in 3-D

16. Statistics

QUESTIONS ANALYSIS
Form 5 Topics 19.Number Bases 20. Graphs of functions 21. Matrices Topics NOT included in Paper 1 : 1. Transformation III 2. Gradient and Area under a graph 3. Probability II 4. Plans & Elevations

22. Variations
23. Bearing 24. Earth as a sphere

QUESTIONS ANALYSIS
Paper 2 :
Section A :
1. Set 2. Solid geometry 3. Mathematical reasoning 4. Lines & Planes in 3-D 5. Simultaneous Linear Equations 6. The straight Line 7. Quadratic expression & equations 8. Probability II

9. Matrices
10.Gradient & Area under a graph

11.Perimeter & areas of circle

QUESTIONS ANALYSIS
Section B :
12.Graph of function II
13.Transformations III 14.Statistics III

15.Plans & Elevations


16.Earth as a sphere All answers have to be written on the space given in the question paper.