SINGAPORE MATH HEURISTICS: MAKE A SYSTEMATIC LIST, GUESS AND CHECK, RESTATE THE PROBLEM IN ANOTHER WAY

The skills children pick up in math are indispensable; they can be applied to other academic subjects and to solve real-world problems in their daily lives and future work. The Singapore Math curriculum focuses on problem solving. Through problem solving, children develop thinking skills such as creative thinking and critical thinking.When children analyse math problems,…

5 Strategies To Improve Math Scores, Backed By Research

Seeking ways to help your child perform better in math tests and exams? You may have to bid farewell to the familiar approach of amassing general purpose assessment books and test papers for practice drills, which may do little to cultivate interest or true understanding. “Students who avoid making an effort to understand mathematics concepts…

A Practical Course on Bar Models

The bar model method is one of the key problem solving heuristics that students use to solve word problems in Singapore maths. It falls under the heuristic “draw a picture”. By drawing a pictorial model of a word problem, students are able to visualise, represent and relate the known and unknown quantities in the word…

BESIDES IQ: IMPORTANT QUALITIES EVERY CHILD NEEDS

IQ predicts future success in life, and there are studies have shown that IQ results can be a strong predictor of his or her future life outcomes, such as academic achievement, income and health. Besides IQ, research also reveals other factors involved in determining a child’s success later in life. Here are two big qualities…

9 Tips to Prepare Your Child for Primary 1 Maths

Starting Primary 1 is one of the major milestones for your child and it can be exciting and stressful at the same time. Your child has to cope with many changes including a new routine at a new school as well as a bigger class size. He also has to learn to handle money and…

Math. What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you see this word? Math is usually associated with science, technology and engineering. But beyond the numbers, equations and formulas, the skills and critical thinking required to solve math problems help children master other subjects as well. Math is not just the foundation for careers…

4 Things To Do At Home To Enhance Your Child’s IQ

What are 4 Things you can do at home to help enhance your Child’s IQ? “Research shows it is possible to create a highly conducive environment for cognitive and emotional growth. A child surrounded by books and educational toys will leave positive imprint on their brain, which will follow through into their late teens. Improving…

Mathematics – a friend for life

“Math is useless. I don’t like Math. Why do I have to learn Math?” As a parent, you are likely to have heard these expressions from your child before. Here are some essential facts to help you explain to your child the importance of Math in everyday life and why an edge in Math today…

5 Best Kept Maths Secrets Parents Should Know

Do you find it challenging to get your children to learn Maths? Here are some useful secrets to help get them going: 1. Study smart, not study hard  Often, children may underperform in Maths when they have a poor grasp of the fundamental concepts. This might be due to that fact that they are learning…

Meaningful Mathematics

‘How can we design and teach mathematics curricula in ways that more meaningfully connect with students’ current and future lives? In a series of articles published in Teacher, ACER Senior Research Fellow Dave Tout, education consultant and teacher Justine Sakurai, and Deakin University teacher educator Dr Carly Sawatzki discussed the importance of real-world contexts for numeracy…