This is an exciting book for all those who want to know more about achieving excellence in Mathematics.
Students of all grades are the main beneficiaries of this Book. It will also benefit parents, educators, and tutors who want to be instrumental in helping children achieve success in education, especially in mathematics.
It will provide the answers to those who wonder why Singapore students always emerge top in Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) done every two years.
Among many interesting revelations, the book features Singapore Mathematics, Vedic Mathematics, and the Chinese Remainder Theorem.
There is something special about this book. Within the book, there is another book for Primary school children to read. It is encapsulated in Chapter 20. It is about an adventure in Thailand and was written to help raise funds for students in need of financial assistance. It is contributed by Sarah Jane Kesavan, the granddaughter of Raymond. Coincidentally, both grandpa and granddaughter were born in the year of the rat.
There are many secret revelations that Secondary school students can benefit from. There are many instant and quick-fire formulas to help students solve problems expeditiously. It includes an instant formula for solving number patterns in quadratic sequence.
There is also a new method, developed during the Covid-19 lockdown, to help recall the many digits of π. It is called the Julie Pattern Generation Method.
There are many pieces of advice and anecdotes to help motivate students and help develop their memory power and mastery of mathematics.
Another exciting feature is the intertwining of music and songs with mathematics throughout the book.
The year of the rat saw the arrival of COVID-19, but it gave rise to this book. It is our fervent hope that this book will brighten the days ahead so that everyone can look forward to a better future.