The Mathematics Leaders Academy (MLA) harnesses the talents of our students, inspires and empowers them through learning, mentorship and leadership opportunities. Guided by the B.u&i.L.D (Broaden.Lead.Deepen) approach for talent development, MLA seeks to nurture our students to be leaders in the field, to develop their passion and deep subject mastery, and to equip them with 21st century competencies.
Students’ perspectives are broadened through enrichment workshops conducted in-house or by external speakers, as well as learning journeys designed to enhance their mathematical learning experience. There are also opportunities for student-directed research where students engage in self-initiated learning to explore, discover, construct knowledge and apply their mathematical understanding in areas of their interest.
Sharing session by MLA alumni
Sec 4 Learning Journey to NUS School of Computing
JC MLA members learning how to keep the Singapore currency stable at the Monetary Authority of Singapore Gallery
Learning about Borel – A Game about Probability
Deep Subject Mastery
Rigorous training is conducted to equip students with higher-order critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and prepare them for national and international Mathematics competitions. Sec 4 and JC 1 students can also look forward to undertaking a several-month-long research project under the mentorship of academics or researchers from institutes of higher learning or research institutions. In groups, students build their mathematical rigour and intellect, and acquire useful mathematical research skills.
Our MLA group was one of three groups selected to present their Science Mentorship Programme project at the Youth Science Conference
Students have the opportunity to hone their leadership skills through leading, planning and implementing events such as the River Valley Mathematics Challenge, the Mathematics department’s key student-centered event organised for primary school students. MLA further promotes student agency though MyMLA, a leadership platform that empowers students to propose bottom-up initiatives which they are passionate in, to lead and take charge. As students value-create in support of MLA’s objectives, they also find greater purpose as contributing members of the academy.
River Valley Mathematics Challenge 2023 organised by Sec 4 MLA members
Senior MLA members conducted a workshop on Python Programming for Sec 2 juniors