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Mathematics


Vision

Creative and thinking lifelong learners with Mathematical knowledge and skills applicable in life and vocation.

Mission

To inspire pupils to learn Mathematics by engaging them in discovery and exploratory learning, equipping them with problem solving skills and relating Mathematics to real-life situations.

Committee Members
HOD Ms Loh Siew Yi
MEMBERS Ms Angela Tang
Mdm Azizah
Mrs Sharonjit Singh
Mrs Dorai
Ms Norjannah Ali
Mr Ng Jun Kai
Mr Goh Gim Siong

 
Mdm Harlina
Miss Ou Xin Ying
Mr Lim Ze Wei
Miss Kok Kerin
Mr Ravinder Singh
Mr Jeremy Guo
Mr Errol Benedict Robert

Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract (CPA) Approach to teaching Mathematics

Mathematical concepts are taught using the CPA approach.  When using the CPA approach, teachers provide pupils with opportunities in class to engage in hands-on activities using concrete materials and manipulatives to help them to make sense of the concepts they are learning. Pictures showing the visual representations of the concrete manipulatives are then introduced to help students visualise the mathematical concepts. Finally, algorithms and symbols are used to represent the concepts in numerical operations. This CPA approach benefits all students as it slowly builds on pupils’ understanding of mathematical concepts in a progressive manner.

RIGHT Method to teaching and learning word problems

Problem solving is an integral part of mathematics learning. In order to help pupils to become successful problem solvers, the department has developed the RIGHT Method as an approach to help pupils acquire problem solving skills. Based on George Polya’s problem solving process, pupils are taught how to systematically break down a problem into steps. During the process, pupils will be taught various strategies to help them to monitor and reflect on their problem solving process. By learning problem solving in mathematics, pupils will be able to acquire thinking skills and develop persistence in problem solving. 

KEY MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT PROGRAMMES


Fun Maths Programme

In this 6-year programme, pupils’ learning of Mathematics are enriched by providing pupils with authentic learning experiences to help them connect and apply mathematical concepts and skills to real-life situations through different hands-on activities and games such as magic tricks, math puzzles, investigating about Math and Robotics.

Primary 1
Maths Magic
Primary 2Creative Maths
 Primary 3Strategizing with Maths Game
 Primary 4Investigative Math
Primary 5 Robotics (Level 1) 
Primary 6 Robotics (Level 2) 
The Mathematics and English department also plan a learning trail (MEX Day) for all P1 and P2 pupils. In this experiential learning activity, pupils visit different learning stations to complete a series of tasks or to compete in sports and games while learning Math and English concepts.

iSolve Programme

Pupils are equipped with problem-solving and heuristics skills to develop pupils’ thinking, reasoning and metacognitive skills through the RIGHT approach and school-based resources to help pupils to become successful problem solvers. P6 pupils also attend an additonal workshop conducted by external vendors to equip them with skills to solve more challenging word problems.

ICT-Based Learning Portals

All pupils are subscribed to an e-learning portal to enhance and reinforce their learning of Mathematics. Pupils can access these learning portals to view lessons and attempt quizes at their own pace.

Take Home Learning Resources

To support pupils learning of multiplication facts, the department created a set of Multiplication Cards Learning Kit for all P2 and P3 pupils. Pupils use this set of cards in school as well as at home to help them to learn and master their multiplication facts. Pupils in the LSM Programme also receive learning kits and manipulatives to take home so that parents can help to reinforce their Maths concepts.

3S Programme (Support, Score & Stretch)

The school customises its Maths curriculum to ensure that the different learning needs of pupils are catered for through its 3S (Support, Score and Stretch) Programme.    
Support Programme: Pupils who need additional support to acquire basic knowledge and skills in numeracy are identified for the Learning Support for Mathematics (LSM) Programme (P1 and P2) and ICAN Programme (P3 to P6). This programme aims to build pupils’ confidence and positive beliefs about their ability to do Math through a specialised teaching approach.  
Score Programme: Pupils with the potential to make greater progress in Maths attend additional training in problem-solving and heuristics to strengthen their problem solving skills. This programme aims to help pupils to bridge their learning gaps to help them achieve their goals.
Stretch Programme: High Progressing pupils are selected for the Talent Management Programme. They will participate in Maths Olympiad training workshops and given opportunities to represent the school in various Maths competitions. This programme aims to groom pupils’ talent in Mathematics and to stretch their potential.