601 Mathematical Problems for 'O' Level

Author: Teo Peck Hoon, Publisher: Pearson Education South Asia

This book is written for the latest Mathematics GCE 'O' level Syllabus. The problems are grouped into units according to their major topics in the syllabus. Within each unit, similar problems under the same sub-topic are grouped together. In most groups, variables are added to each subsequent problem to increase the difficulty level.

The problems are broadly categorised into three levels:

  • Level 1: Problems which require knowledge of a concept to solve
  • Level 2: Problems which require knowledge and application of 1 or 2 concepts to solve
  • Level 3: Problems which require knowledge and application of at least 2 concepts from 1 or more topics to solve.

Detailed solutions are provided at the end of the book to enable learners to check for correct answers and increase their understanding.


  1. Numbers and the Four Operations
  2. Ratio, Rate and Proportion
  3. Percentage
  4. Speed
  5. Algebraic Representation and Formulae
  6. Algebraic Manipulation
  7. Functions and Graphs
  8. Solutions of Equations and Inequalities
  9. Applicaiton of Mathematics in Practical Situations
  10. Set Language and Notation
  11. Matrices
  12. Angles, Triangles and Polygons
  13. Congruence and Similarity
  14. Properties of Circles
  15. Pythagoras' Theorem and Trigonometry
  16. Mensuration
  17. Coordinate Geometry
  18. Vectors in Two Dimensions
  19. Data Handling
  20. Data Analsys
  21. Probability

About the Author

Teo Peck Hoon taught Secondary Mathematics for 11 years before joining the Curriculum Development Institute of Singapore (CDIS) in the Ministry of Education (MOE) in 1994 as a specialist writer. Besides development Secondary Mathematics textbooks and related materials for use in Singapore school, she also conducted workshops for school teachers on the use of these materials.

In 2003, Peck Hoon became the Head of Department of an established private institution. She was also one of the markers for the Western Australia National Examinations between 2005 and 2009.

More Information
Year Level Year 10
Date of Publication 2011
ISBN 9789810627225
Subject Maths