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#### Objective

• To help students, especially the weaker ones, overcome fear of learning Mathematics
• To make learning Mathematics fun and enjoyable for students

#### Methodology

We incorporate the latest technology into the concept of immersive learning to engage students,spark their interest,build confidence and overcome any learning difficulties in mathematics.

Students would get to experience our new approach of learning and mastering Algebra.

#### Why Algebra Empowers (TM)?

Algebra Empowers (TM) is a foundation topic in Mathematics. Many other topics, such as Simultaneous Equations, Quadratic Equations and Coordinate Geometry, require students to have a sound knowledge of Algebra Empowers (TM).

#### How do students benefit?

Through immersive learning, we aim to spark students’ interest in Mathematics. Once students are engaged, they would not see learning Mathematics as a chore or difficult task.It also helps to improve their higher order thinking skills.

Through immersive we aim to get the students to be actively involved and help them to apprecite and cultivate their higher order thinking skills. In addition, mastering Algebra would give students the confidence to handle other topics which require sound knowledge of Algebra Empowers (TM).

Once students enter the virtuous cycle of learning Mathematics, they would be well equipped to read and excel in Additional Mathematics at upper Secondary level. This would undoubtedly increase the number of courses they can choose from at institutes of higher learning, once they have completed their O-levels.

#### Concept

Part 1 – Immersive learning through Visual Aids

Part 2 – Learning and practising using digital resources

#### Part 1 – Immersive learning through Visual Aids

Welcome to Algeland.

Today, let us learn about the three special algebraic expansions, namely

1. (a+b)2=a2+b2+2ab
2. (a-b)2=a2+b2-2ab
3. a2-b2=(a+b)(a-b)

Select one special algebraic expansion.

e.g.

1. (a+b)2=a2+b2+2ab

Why is (a+b)2=a2+b2+2ab

Consider a square which has sides a+b. Note to animation administrator:

1. Square appears (single solid colour).
2. All sides of square a+b is shown, one by one.
3. Big square is now divided into 4 parts, 2 squares and 2 rectangles.
4. The calculation of the area of each part is shown, and the colour changes accordingly.
5. Mathematically, the area of the big square is the sum of the 4 parts.Animation to show the addition as

Area of square

= a2+b2+ab+ab

=a2+b2+2ab

Since the Area of square = (a+b)2,

We get (a+b)2=a2+b2+2ab