Chemistry Matters, Singapore Science

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From Singapore Science’s website:

Chemistry Matters meets the requirement of the latest GCE ‘O’ Level Chemistry syllabus specified by the Ministry of Education, Singapore. It is designed for effective concept development, reinforcement and extension.

Inspire Learning

  • Real-life applications of Chemistry are showcased to make learning meaningful.
  • Comprehensive content is presented in a concise, visually appealing manner.
  • Hands-on and IT activities encourage students to work independently and extend their learning.

Enriches Understanding

  • Main ideas and key terms are clearly specified to help students focus on syllabus learning outcomes.
  • In-depth development of concepts allows students to extrapolate knowledge to apply to unfamiliar scenarios.
  • Sidebar notes in Chem-Aid correct students’ misconceptions’.
  • End-of-section summaries and tests provide reinforcement.
  • Worked examples and practice questions guide students in applying the new concepts learnt.
  • Thought-provoking Link questions lead students to appreciate the themes that link different chapters.

Stimulates Thinking

  • Problems-solving questions based on everyday applications of Chemistry stimulate thinking and engage students’ interest.
  • A variety of examination-style and data-based questions prepare students for the G.C.E. ‘O’ Level examination.

This textbook is accompanied by a Workbook designed for self-study, as well as a Practical Book. Answer keys are only provided in the Teacher’s Edition.

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  1. I like this book, but I’m afraid it would be hard for a non-chemistry parent to teach. No teacher manual is available. The concepts are presented well and you must understand and apply the concepts to be able to answer the questions. There is not too much math and I intend to follow this book with an AP level book.

    Also, do not purchase the lab book. The recommendation on the singaporemath site recommends that the lab book is not practical since it requires a lot of chemicals. Since I teach from the Illustrated Guide to Home Chemistry I was interested in evaluating the lab book. It the student book it often says to used unknown sample A with unknown B. The unknowns are explained in the teacher manual, but this in not available for purchase in the USA. I’ve emailed the publishers in Singapore, but without a Singapore educational id, they won’t sell me a teacher version.

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