**[S1 Maths + Science PMCians]**

**What we did in 2 hours:**

This week we started the lesson with solving quadratic equations (ie, x to the power of 2 functions).

Step 1: Shift all the terms to one side (…. = 0)

Step 2: Factorise the function

Step 3: Equate each bracket to zero and solve

We could have up to 2 solutions for such equations. As we only have 2 hours on it, we used a cheat method using our calculator to tackle the factorisation portion. In 2021, when we revisit this portion, we will explore further on how the calculator does the “guess and check”.

Solving equations are also more fun if we are expected to come up with the equation! So, we also did some word problems. Things to note when forming equation:

1) What is the key information

2) Units on both sides of the equation must be the same

Needless to say, we had fun with Kahoot! as we end off our headstart on Algebra.

**Special Mention:**

Please check your answers for the Take Away assignment here. <<https://tinyurl.com/y6n54qmq>>

Should you need assistance in your daily practices, do send your attempted workings and questions to 9005 1733. We will strive to clarify your doubts.

This is a gentle reminder for students who score below 70 are required to send in your papers for your tutors to review so that we can work on the areas to be improved on in 2021.

See you in class! 😀

Your friendly tutors,

The S1MA+SCI Team