STPM MATHEMATICS (M)

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 "The essence of mathematics is not to make simple things complicated, but to make complicated things simple."

      Mathematics (M) is the successor of Mathematics (S) starting year 2012 when the new modular system for sixth-form study was implemented. The syllabus for Mathematics (S) which has been in use since the 2002 STPM examination was revised and replaced with the syllabus for Mathematics (M). 

          In this new system, a few changes have been made:

    i.    the total content is divided into three parts, one part for each term

    ii.   the written examination is carried out at the end of each term

    iii.  the assessment includes written examination and course work (School Based

          Assessment)

    iv.  candidates are allowed to repeat the examination of each term to improve the results

 

         The content of the Mathematics (M) syllabus is divided into:

Term 1: Algebra and Calculus

         1.   Functions

                     Functions

                     Polynomials and rational functions

                     Exponential and logarithmic functions

         2.   Sequences and Series

                     Sequences

                     Series

                     Binomial expansions

         3.   Matrices

                     Matrices

                     Systems of linear equations

         4.   Differentiation

                     Limits

                     Derivatives

                     Applications of differentiation

         5.   Integration

                     Indefinite integrals

                     Definite integrals

         6.   Differential Equations

    

Term 2: Statistics

         7.   Data Description

         8.   Probability

         9.   Probability Distribution

                     Discrete random variables

                     Continuous random variables

                     Binomial distribution

                     Poisson distribution

                     Normal distribution

         10. Correlation and Regression

                     Correlation

                     Regression

         11. Index Numbers

         12. Time Series

 

Term 3: Financial and Decision Mathematics

         13. Interest, Annuity and Depreciation

                     Interest

                     Annuity

                     Depreciation

         14. Cost, Revenue and Profit

         15. Linear Programming

                     Problem formulation

                     Graphical method

                     Simplex method

         16. Critical Path Analysis

                     Networks

                     Critical paths

                     Scheduling and crashing

         17. Inventory Models

         18. Game Theory

 

         At the end of each term, candidates for Mathematics (M) are required to sit for a written examination. Each paper consists of two sections:

                Section A (45 marks): 6 questions (Answer all questions)

                Section B (15 marks): 2 questions (Answer any one question)

 

         STPM examination uses a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) system, where there are 11 grades ranging from A to F.  The grade points for each of these grades are shown in the following table. A candidate must score a minimum of grade C in order to pass a paper.

 

      Grade     

Grade points 

 A

 4.00

 A-

 3.67

 B+

 3.33

 B

 3.00

 B-

 2.67

 C+

 2.33

 C

 2.00

 C-

 1.67

 D+

 1.33

 D

 1.00

 F

 0.00

 

 References:

1.   STPM Mathematics (M) Syllabus, Malaysian Examinations Council (MEC), 2012.

2.   Malaysian Examinations Council official website: www.mpm.edu.my/

 

 

 

 

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