Mathematics

(updated on 7 Jul 2017)




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"Go down deep into anything and you will find Mathematics" - Dean Schlicter

A Maths project is a research on a puzzle/model/game/concepts/real-life problems using various mathematical concepts (like algebra, number theory, probability, geometry, graph theory and etc) to explain the phenomenon or/and discover new and exciting principles or theorems.

This category aims to develop the 21st century competencies in our students.



EVALUATION


For Proposal Evaluation, the group must prepare an oral presentation, working towards a scale of 2 in the evaluation criteria C1 & C2 (refer Appendix I), to the evaluators. All groups will be given 5-minutes for presentation and 3-minutes for Q&A session.

The oral presentation should include the following:
- An introduction of the project
- Brief summary of what has been done in the area of the project and the relationship of different works/articles with your own project
- Objectives of the project
- The intended approach or methodology
- A realistic time frame towards completion of project
Note: A basic level of research is needed at Proposal Evaluation; advice should be sought from your respective mentors.

For Mid-term Evaluation, the group must have evidence to demonstrate the extent of development, working towards a scale of 3 in the judging criteria C1 to C4 (refer to Appendix I), for the oral presentation.

All groups will be given 7-minutes for presentation and 3-minutes for Q&A session. The oral presentation should be structured in the following manner:
- introduction and summary of what has been done in the area of the project and the relationship of different works/articles with your own project
- elaboration of approach or methodology used
- elaboration of results achieved so far
- possible extensions or plans to be carried out beyond the Mid-term Evaluation

For the web report, you are required to include a literature review. Below are the guidelines.
  • Pick 2 to 3 journals/books/internet. [You may want to take a look at http://www.mdpi.com/ (Open Access Publishing) to get you started]
  • Do check the reliability of your sources.
  • Write a summary of 2 to 3 different works/articles in the related subject area and extract and synthesize this information to make connections with your own project.
  • Cite your references in accordance to the American Psychological Association (APA) referencing system.

For Final Evaluation, a two page summary of your project, stating clearly the objectives, literature review, methodologies, findings and conclusion of the project, should be submitted to the Category Manager 1 week before oral presentation. This project summary will act as a source of reference for the judges during the Final Evaluation presentation. The group must also prepare powerpoint slides for their presentation. Refer to Appendix II for the judging rubrics for the Final Evaluation.

All groups will be given 8-minutes for oral presentations and 3-minutes for Q&A session.


EVALUATION CRITERIA


All Cat 9 projects are categorized into 2 types: Explorative for Lower Secondary and Research-based for Upper Secondary. Scores given by the judges based on the rubrics (as in Appendix I) will be computed using different weightages based on the 4C formula as follows:
Nature of Project
C1: Correct Mathematics
C2: Clear Presentation
C3: Clean Finish
*C4: Cogitation
Explorative
30%
30%
30%
10%
Research-based
50%
20%
20%
10%
*The mark for C4 will be awarded by the respective mentors and submitted to the Category Manager for computation before the Mid-term Evaluation.

At the Final Evaluation, scores given by the judges based on the rubrics (as in Appendix II) will be computed using different weightages:
Content (50%)
Communication (30%)
Visual and Multimedia (20%)

Groups will be graded based on the total score as shown:
Grade
Percentage Score
Grand Final Selection
B+
< 60%
No
A
>= 60% but less than 70%
No
A*
>= 70%
to be considered

Consideration for selection of groups for Grand Final (GF) will be based on:
- sound content (minimal flaws)
- content appeal to GF audience and good communications/presentation skill
- disposition of team, or potential to be trained further


RUBRICS

(Updated on 7 Jul 2017)

Proposal Evaluation & Mid-term Evaluation



Final Evaluation





BRIEFING & TRAINING SLIDES