NCLS Course Description

Last updated on October 2014



NCLS Math program


NCLS Math program provides different levels of math courses for students from 4th grade at public elementary schools up to 11th grade at public high schools, covering arithmetic, pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, PSAT and SAT. Along with the main ?horizontal? mathematic courses, we open ?Math contest? class as a ?vertical? exploration for students who love challenging themselves. This class helps students to look at mathematic problems in different aspect of views and develop effective approaches to the solutions.

Starting the year of 2012, NCLS math program adopts Singapore math system as a core in classes.? Instead of pursuing a placement of public school education or gifted students training, this system primarily focuses on the fundamentals and skills in mathematics learning and problem solving, and emphasizing on learning mathematics effectively.

Suggestions to the parents:

When you help your child to choose class, you need to read the course syllabus carefully and clearly understand the content in each course, then, find out a class which is proper to your child. For Math 4, 5, and 6, please let your child take the placement test at home and grade it yourself; a score of over 80% on the placement test is required for taking the related class.

When you think about ?math contest? class for your child, please keep in mind that this class is not suitable for all students. A certain level pre-requisite is necessary in order to ensure everyone in this class to meet their goals after several years studying. It is highly suggested to speak to class teacher for the details before you and your child make decision.

 The course syllabus:



Class Name

 Math 9

Course Name

Singapore Math

Suggested to the students in public school

 Grade 8-9-10

Course Length

 1 year


Please explore 4A and 4B content as the following link mathematics.php

Reference Textbook

Textbook: discovering Mathematics 4A, ISBN: 981-4176-72-9 and 4B, ISBN: 978-4176-73-7

Workbook: discovering Mathematics 4 Workbook, ISBN: 978-981-4249-29-4

Course Content

12.  Standard deviation

13.  Probability

14.  Matrices

15.  Vectors in two dimensions

16.  Mathematics in practical situations

17.  Graphs on practical situations

18.  Algebraic manipulation and formulae

19.  Functions and graphs

20.  Set language and matrices

21.  Geometry (angles, polygons, circles, etc.)

22.  Trigonometry

23.  Mensuration

24.  Coordinate geometry and vectors in two dimensions

25.  Statistics