Recommended Math Assessment Books for Secondary 1 and 2.


Recommended Math Assessment Books for Secondary 1 and 2.

Mathematics Tutor 1A, 1B, 2A and 2B by Casco


This assessment book has been around for a long time. It is a must have book
for many students. 

What's Good About It

There are MANY questions. Each topic starts with very easy questions and progressively
gets harder. There are more then enough questions for students to practice. After every two
or three topics there are revision exercises that allows students to recap what they learn. 

What's Not so Good About It

Look at the third image from the left, there are hardly any space to write your answers. 
Well I guess if they did give more space, the book will be three times thicker and heavier.
There is no publish or reprint date except for 1A which was dated 2014. I guess it is still ok
as the lower secondary syllabus has not change these few years.


Mentor Mathematics Sec 1 and 2 by Shinglee



I have use the Additional Math Mentor series and I find that it tests my students 
math concept very thoroughly. Next year I may try the Sec 1and 2 Mentor.

What's Good About It

The questions are categorize into "basic", "intermediate" and "advance" level. It helps
students when they do their own revision. There are adequate question for each topic, not as 
many as "Mathematics Tutor" though. The answers comes in a separate booklet (see top right
image). This is useful for parent who do not want their child to copy the solutions. 
Furthermore you do not need to flip back and forth to check the answers when marking.  

The sec 1 and 2 Mentor is publish this year.

What's Not so Good About It

You will NOT have Any Space to write your answers in the book. I suggest you get an old 
exercise book to write your solutions. The questions are crammed together and is not 
easy on the eyes. 


Secondary 1 and 2 Math Tutorial by SAP


This is a new book but the publisher has been around for a long time. 

What's Good About It

There are step-by-step guides and comments above the questions (see image on the right), this
is helpful if you get stuck along the way. There is also ample space to write your solutions.
 The book is in color and the well-designed layout makes me want to do more questions.

What's Not so Good About It

There are less questions then the previous two books  and the the level of difficulty shoots
 up once you are at the fourth or fifth question. I don't think this book is suitable for beginners.
This book should be use for students who know their stuff and need to practice for a test or exam.
Now you know the need for the step-by-step guide and comment.


These books can be purchase at any Popular Book Store in Singapore.



Additional Math (A-Maths) and Math (E-Math) Tutor in Woodlands, Chua Chu Kang,
Sembawang, Bukit Panjang, Yishun and Johor Bahru.



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I created this Blog after my students told me that there is very little information about how to solve GCE O Level Math and Additional Math (A-Math) questions on the internet. Even if they manage to find, the solution were for very basic questions. I am a Full-time Math Tutor in Singapore. I tutor mainly in Northern Singapore (Woodlands, Chua Chu Kang, Bukit Panjang, Yishun and Sembawang). I also tutor in Johor Bahru.
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