Mathematics is admittedly a challenging subject because by nature, it has abstract concepts and various nuances to it. The interesting part is that this subject has various forms of real-life applications, meaning, we can see mathematics being manifested all around us in various ways. Internalising mathematical concepts can be easy for some students while others
Mathematics is generally regarded as a subject which is fun and its as equally challenging. For some students, this “challenging” element gives excitement and joy, while for others, it causes fear and anxiety. Approaching Mathematics with enthusiasm is very important and this may not be practically possible for everyone since not all students have the
According to a study called ‘International Mathematics and Science Study’ (an achievement test set by policymakers and educators globally), Singapore students are, on a global level, the best performing students in the subjects of mathematics and science. In this test, Primary 4 pupils and Secondary 2 students (179 primary schools and 167 secondary schools were
Singapore’s Math syllabus is developed around the idea that learning to problem-solve through higher order or critical thinking and developing keen analytic is the key factors to being successful in math. The development of mathematical problem-solving ability is dependent on five inter-related components which are, understanding of concepts, development of skills, processes and internalising information,
Most kids often have trouble with math because fundamentals like counting, division and subtraction are not strong. These steps may not necessarily have a direct impact on improving their math skills, but they will surely make the subject more interesting and engaging.
Children in Singapore are required to undertake examinations by the end of grade 6. Their subsequent results mark a significant impact on their next admissions to the secondary schools and other such opportunities available. So, what role do parents really play in helping children achieve success?