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Mathematics and Statistics (AS-Level) WHAT is it? Mathematics and Statistics Pure Mathematics AS-Level A-Level 4 lessons per week 8 lessons per week Practical aspect Theoretical aspect 6A, B 6S Emphasis is on practical aspect of Mathematics. WHAT are expected? Students’ mathematical and statistical skills are extended for applications in everyday situations, 17% Syllabus: • • • Algebra (1/6) Calculus (1/3) Statistics (1/2) Algebra Calculus 50% Statistics 33% Algebra BACK 1. Permutations and Combination (排列與組合) e.g. There are 3 routes from A to B and 4 routes from B to C. How many routes are there from A to C via B ? 2. Binomial Expansion 3. Exponential Function 4. Logarithmic Function C A B Calculus 1. Differentiation 2. Integration • Area • Volume •Rate of Change •Gradient •Max / Min BACK Statistics 1. Basic statistical measures and their interpretation 2. Probability 3. Bernoulli, Binomial, Geometric and Poisson distributions 4. Normal distribution NEXT Poisson Distribution Examples include: Daily Life e.g. The number of spelling mistakes a secretary makes while typing a single page. Biology e.g. The number of mutations in a given stretch of DNA after a certain amount of radiation. Physics e.g. The number of stars in a given volume of space. BACK WHO is recommended to take the subject? wish to widening perspectives on mathematics. wish to study social sciences / computer studies / engineering / business. attain a “C” or above in Maths /A.Maths at CE level. HOW can I take the course? Starting from the academic year 2007/2008 Class 6A or 6B Further Questions? Feel free to contact • • • Miss Man Sze Wan Mr Shum Cheong Miss Mak Lim Luen Wish to see you in the M&S lessons Thank You!