Tag: mathematics


Absolutes are relative

I came upon a realisation in my first year of university. There are very few absolutes in the universe. I was sitting in the lecture theatre, taking notes of the professor’s lesson. I was in my first year, and in my first semester, and I haven’t any friends I knew there. “Friends” were people I […]


Singapore ranked high in PISA 2009 survey

According to the latest PISA results, Singapore is ranked 5th overall in terms of reading capabilities (see executive summary in PDF). Singapore also scored high in mathematics and science. “Better educational outcomes are a strong predictor for future economic growth,” said OECD Secretary-General Angel GurrĂ­a. “While national income and educational achievement are still related, PISA […]