Mathematics Research Module Schedule for Academic Year 2010

Session/ venue
Wk/ Date
Topic
Teacher i/c
Students involved
1
LT2
T1W3
(Mon)
18/1/10
Briefing for SMTP students
  • SMTP Research Module and Assessment
  • Resources: YEF, Science Research Centre, SMTP(Ma & Sci) Rooms
  • Opportunities for advancements
Group formation: Members, Mentor
Generating work schedule
Har HP (i/c),
Khoo KP,
Tan CK
All S3 SMTP
2
LT 2
T1W3
(Wed)
20/1/10
Writing proposal
  • Introduction to experimental/math research
  • Writing project proposal:
    • Evaluation of feasibility of ideas
    • Literature review, hypothesis, objectives, overview of method
    • Assessment rubrics, Copyright/plagiarism issues
Har HP
All S3 SMTP
3
LT2
T1W4
(Mon)
25/1/10
Problem Posing:
  • Overview of research topics in internal and external competitions
  • Extension of problem for research
Khoo KP
Gwee HN
S3 SMTP (Math)
4
Auditorium
T1W4
(Wed)
27/1/10
SP session: The literature search

  • How to search for ideas/come up with ideas?
    • Information research skills
    • Brainstorming for ideas
  • Online resources
  • Copyright/plagiarism issues
Rosalind Lee
All S3 SP
5
LT2
T1W5
(Mon)
1/2/10
Sharing by past project winners / students who went overseas:
  • SSEF Gold winners � Har HP i/c
  • Ritsumeikan Super Science Fair � Sow YK i/c
  • AOS trip and projects ( AOS -HCI projects participants) � Yip CW i/c
  • Yau Award � Ang LC i/c
Har HP,
Sow YK ,
Yip CW, AngLC
All S3 SMTP
6
Auditorium
T1W5
(Wed)
3/2/10
SP session: Literature review
Lecture session:
- How to read research papers
- Writing the literature review
- Citation (in-text citation and format for reference list )
Assignment: Write a literature review on your area of research (at least 5 references, min. 500 words)
Yip CW
Special prog coordinators
All S3 SP
7
LT2
&
Comp Labs
T1W6
(Mon)
8/2/10
Sharing Session by past local project competition winners:
  • What it takes to make a difference in your project
Ang LC
S3 SMTP(Math)
8
Auditorium
T1W6
(Wed)
10/2/10
SP Session: Thinking skills for project work
Tham SW
All S3 SP

T1W7
(Mon)
15/2/10
CNY Holiday



T1W7
(Wed)
17/2/10
EL Common Test
Lina Yong
All SP (S3 and S4)
9
Auditorium
T1W7
(Fri)
19/2/10
(2.30pm � 5.30pm)
W6 Cluster Students' Symposium
Keynote Speaker : To be updated
Sharing of projects by:
Ernest Chen and team � Greenwave Competition 1 st Prize: Green Cosmetics
Darren Choo and team ( FPSP National Champion) : Operation Mozzie � a scientific solution to a community problem
Har HP
All S3 SMTP
10
Rooms SC1-6
T1W8
(Mon)
22/2/10
Meet your mentor session (1)
Write up proposal
Har HP & mentors
All S3 SMTP
11
T1W8
(Mon)
22/2/10
SP online session: Research ethics

SMTP Outing � Body World Exhibition & Omni-max movie @ Singapore Science Centre
Har HP, Sandra & SMTP Teachers
All S3 CSE

T1W8
(Wed)
24/2/10
Staff Meeting



T1W9
(Mon)
1/3/10
HCI Education Conference


12
Students to arrange venue with mentors
T1W9
(Wed)
3/3/10
Meet your mentor session (1)
Write up proposal
Har HP & mentors
All S3 SMTP
13
LT 2
T2W1
(Mon)
22/3/10
A)Research Log
B) Presentation of Research Findings:
• PowerPoint Presentation
• Poster Presentation
• Copyright / plagiarism issues
C) Briefing session for Innovation projects
(for students doing Innovation projects)
D) Implementation of research projects
Har HP
Har HP
Chia FL
Ng SH
SMTP mentors
All S3 SMTP
14
Students to arrange venue with mentors
T2W2,3
(Mon)
29/3/10, 5/4/10
• Preparation for Prelim judging (7/4/09)
• All students implement projects
• Write up proposal for submission
• Practice for prelim presentation
All SMTP mentors
All S3 SMTP
14
LT 2
T2W4
(Mon)
12/4/10
Project Presentation Skills
  • How to �sell' your project convincingly and confidently
Feedback on prelim judging
Ang LC
S3 SMTP (Math)
15
LT 2
T2W5
(Mon)
19/4/10
Report writing
  • Web report
  • Research Paper (Experimental and Innovation projects)
  • Referencing (refresher)
Ng SH &
Har HP
All S3 SMTP
15
LT 2
T2W6
(Mon)
26/4/10
Talk by external speaker
Ang LC
All S3, S4 SMTP (Math)
Labs @ SRC or others
T2W6 onwards
Students work on research projects
Notices will be served if there are any other activities
All SMTP mentors
S3 SMTP (Sci & Math)
Note:
  1. All sessions will be held on Mondays (2- 3.20pm) & Wednesdays (2- 4pm, for independent project work). Students are free to carry out their research after the Monday sessions.

  2. All project groups will start working on projects ASAP in Term 2.

  3. Schedule will be adjusted as necessary.

SP
SP = SPECIAL PROGRAM