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Mathematics

Department Vision

Pupils will be effective problem solvers with the confidence and perseverance to think creatively and critically in their acquisition of mathematical skills, knowledge and processes.
 

Objectives

·      equip pupils with the necessary knowledge, skills and processes to carry on their learning

·        provide pupils with meaningful and engaging simulated situations (the learning tasks) that allow them to put into practice these skills and processes

·        develop positive attitudes such as confidence and perseverance

·        motivate pupils to be independent learners as well as to have fun

·        cultivate an innovative and enterprising, thinking culture


Key Programmes

·       Activity-based lessons using Concrete-Pictoral-Abstract (CPA)approach are conducted to provide pupils with hands-on experience and to relate Mathematical concepts with the real world. Eg Math Trail and Math games. This also further enhances their visualization of the problems at hand.

·         Equip pupils with the necessary problem solving skills to solve Mathematics problems. Eg A structured Heuristic Programme from P1 to P4

·         Lessons are differentiated according to pupils' abilities, readiness and interest. Product, process and content can also be differentiated to cater to the different needs of pupils.



ICT
Objectives:

·       Harness the use of technology in the teaching and learning of Mathematics as well as developing problem solving skills.

·         Engage pupils in the attainment of concepts visually.

·         Use of ICT-based Mathematicssoftware and internet programmes that allow pupils to practice answering questions quickly and accurately as well as visualize problems. Eg. AsknLearn and

       E-portal such as Mathematic Learning Solution for P3 and P4 pupils


Remedial / Enrichment lessons :

·       45 minutes per week of Enrichment and Exam preparatory lessons for P5 & P6 cohort

·         Weekly remedial lessons for pupils weak in Math in all classes from P1 to P4 (Diagnostic items to bridge the learning gaps)

·         Selected P3 to P6 pupils are trained in Math Olympiad to expose pupils to higher order thinking questions and acquiring effective problem-solving skills.


Learning Support for Mathematics:

Objectives of the Programme:

·       P1 & 2 pupils who are weak in Mathematics and have not met their Math age are given extra support by their teachers and Learning support coordinator for Mathematics. They are given more opportunities for hands-on activities as well as more individual attention.


Curriculum for High Progressive pupils:

Differentiated worksheets to provide pupils a wider range of high-order thinking questions to

·       Sharpen logical, analytical and strategic thinking skills to solve math problem

·       Equip pupils with some higher order problem solving skills to explore challenging problems within a shorter time

·       Selected P3 to P6 pupils would undergo training to prepare them for Olympiad competitions.



Competitions

External & Internal:

·       P3 to 6 : SASMO

·       P5 : NUS High Olympiad -NMOS

·       P6: Raffles Primary World Mathematics Contest


Working With Parents

Workshops are conducted for parents to equip them with mathematical concepts so that they could understand and assist their children in the right processes.

Assessment of pupils

Objectives:

·       Provide a more holistic and accurate assessment of the child

·       Harness the use of technology in the assessing of pupils' Math knowledge and understanding

·       Provide an alternative platform for the child to showcase her ability that could not be otherwise measured by the pen and paper mode