# Bad smelling insect pollinated flower

Interesting science fact: Not all insect-pollinated flowers smell good. Flowers that attract flies / beetles as pollinators attract these insects with smells of rotting flesh or dung! An example of this is the Rafflesia flower, which can be over 100cm in diameter!

# Maths question – sum of angles

Maths tip: Some maths questions asks to find, say, the sum of two angles or the difference in two areas. Sometimes it’s not possible to find each individual angle / area. So keep an open mind

# Differences between insect and wind pollinated flowers

Science tip: Questions relating to the differences between insect- and wind-pollinated flowers seem to be quite common. I will post some of these in the future. In the meantime, refresh your memory with this table!

# How to check if your synthesis and transformation answers are correct

English tip: Some students may be worried if their answers for synthesis & transformation questions are correct. Here’s an easy method to ensure the accuracy of your answer. Do the following checklist to make sure: – The meaning of the sentence is not changed – There’s no grammatical error – There’s no spelling or punctuation[…]

# Science question – gravitational potential energy

Science tip: Gravitational Potential Energy – the more heavy the object and the higher it is above the ground, the larger its gravitational potential energy. Kinetic Energy – the faster the object is moving and the more heavy it is, the greater its kinetic energy. In this particular question – bag C starts off with[…]

# Weather based idioms – explanations

Did you understand all the idioms we posted yesterday? Here’s the explanations and examples. -as right as rain- feeling fine and healthy Example: I have recovered from my illness. I feel as right as rain. -take a rain check- rearrange a meeting Example: My son fell sick. I don’t think I can meet you tonight.[…]

# Weather based idioms

English tip: As it starts looking like it’s going to rain, I thought I should share with you some idioms that are weather-based. Which of these do you know? Can you think of more weather-based idioms? -as right as rain -take a rain check -come rain or shine -on cloud nine -rain on my parade[…]

# Multiple ways to solve this maths question

Maths tip: I came across this interesting question. So interesting that I had to find different ways to solve it. Have a go, let me know if you’ve discovered other ways! "Mr Lim left Town A for Town Bwhile Mr Tan left Town B for Town A. Both men left at the same time. Mr[…]

# Animal based idioms – explanations

English tip: I received a few private messages asking for explanations to the "animal idioms" we shared on Friday. In today’s note, I explained the idioms and provided examples on how to use them. Hope this is useful! Frog in my throat- unable to speak clearly until you give a cough Example: I get a[…]

# Human digestive systems

Science tip: There will be a question or two about the digestive system. Here are the key points: – Digestive juices are produced in the mouth, the stomach, and the small intestine. – Mouth – main role is to chew / churn and secrete digestive juice (saliva). – Stomach – main role is to digest[…]