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Singapore Mathematics Framework

The school’s Mathematics Programme is guided by the Primary Mathematics Syllabus (MOE 2013). The syllabus aims to enable all students to: 

  • acquire mathematical concepts and skills for everyday use and continuous learning in mathematics;
  • develop thinking, reasoning, communication, application and metacognitive skills through a mathematical approach to problem-solving; build confidence and foster interest in mathematics.
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The department uses the 3 key principles and 3 phases of learning to plan, organise and deliver the lessons, programmes and activities.

3 Key Principles in  Mathematics Education


3 Phases of Learning (Pedagogy) in Mathematics Education

Principle 1 

Teaching is for learning; learning is for understanding; understanding is for reasoning and applying and, ultimately problem solving.


Principle 2

Teaching should build on students’ knowledge; take cognizance of students’ interests and experiences and engage them in active and reflective learning.


Principle 3

Teaching should connect learning to the real world, harness ICT tools and emphasise 21st century competencies.

  • Readiness to learn
  • Engagement in learning
  • Mastery of learning

 




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Readiness in Learning

We use hands-on sessions, quizzes and thinking/ questioning tactics to check for readiness in learning.

 

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Engagement in Learning

We use the Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract Approach to engage and strengthen pupils’ mathematics learning.  The teaching strategy is to adopt a structured teaching sequence, supported by the use of manipulatives, concrete materials or experiences.

 

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                                                  Story books and manipulatives used to teach in maths classes


Mastery of Learning

We strengthen pupils’ mastery of learning through providing them with authentic learning experiences such as playing of games.



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                                                             Students learning from playing games.

 

Learning Support Programme for Mathematics (LSM) for Primary 1 and 2 pupils

Learning Support for Mathematics (LSM) is an early intervention effort aimed at providing additional support to pupils who do not have foundational numeracy skills and knowledge. Pupils identified for the intervention are selected through a screening process conducted at the beginning of Primary 1. They were supported in small groups by a LSM Teacher for about 8 periods a week.

 

 

Key Mathematics Programmes

Primary 1 and 2

Primary 3 and 4

Pupils experience the relevance of mathematics in their daily lives and learn in a fun way.

Pupils experience mathematics through investigation and exploration. They will apply their mathematics skills in playing maths games and solving puzzles.

  • P1 and P2 Math Games Day
  • Maths Learning Station
  • Maths Learning Corner

 

  • P3 and P4 Math Games Day
  • Maths Olympiad Programme

Primary 5 and 6

Pupils challenge and benchmark themselves with their peers while participating in mathematics activities that include solving authentic performance tasks.

  • Maths Olympiad Programme
  • Maths Trail
  • Olympiad Competitions


Useful Links

https://www.mathsisfun.com/

http://www.mathplayground.com/

http://www.kidsmathplay.com/

http://www.thinkingblocks.com/