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Mathematics Department

Mathematics Department

Objectives

  • To foster the joy and love of learning Math
  • To develop necessary mathematical concepts and skills
  • To develop cognitive and metacognitive skills through a mathematical approach to problem solving
  • To develop students to think, communicate and reason logically and critically
  • To empower students to be leaders in facilitating Mathematics learning among their peers

 

MOE’s Mathematics Framework

The MOE’s Mathematics Framework above sets direction and provides guidance for the school’s teaching and learning, and assessment of mathematics. As the central focus of the framework above is mathematical problem solving, the school ensures that the pupils are given opportunities to solve problems using mathematics. This is done through the deliberate teaching of process skills, integrated with the learning of concepts and skills.

 

Programmes:

LE Activities

  • Students are provided with opportunities to be inquisitive, discover Math results, proving Math concepts on their own and experiment to clarify misconceptions or doubts. These activities are infused into their daily lessons where teachers and students are actively engaged with hands on and exploratory activities.

Assessments for Learning & Reasoning and Communication

  • Students are provided with opportunities to reason logically, analyse critically and communicate effectively. Students’ understanding is constantly monitored to allow students and teachers to know how much they have progressed. This is done through various ways, such as Mini Projects, Journal Writings and Review Quizzes.

Math Playground

  • Students’ love for Math has grown since the Math Playground first launched. Students are given opportunities to be engaged and have fun with Math while exploring fundamental number concepts, such as the counting sequence, one-to-one correspondence, and computation strategies. When these games are played repeatedly, they support students’ development of computational fluency. Games also present opportunities for practice, often without the need for teachers to provide the problems.

P2 to P6 Heuristics

  • Through Primary Two to Six, pupils are taught various concepts of tackling problem sums when the solution to the problems is not obvious. This is done  through our Heuristics Booklet packages.

P1 A-Math-zing Race

  • In teams, P1 pupils strive to solve Math probles given at each station. Clues are provided which lead the teacs to the next destination or direct them to perform a task. The race is designed to challenge the pupils ‘ ability to collaborate with others, think critically and solve Mathematical problems effectively.

P1 and P2 Math Learning Journeys

  • In collaboration with the English Department, P1 and P2 pupils embark on integrated learning journeys to experience outdoor literacy and numeracy learning.Through their visit to the Zoo, P1 pupils are able to immerge in nature and be amongst the animals while solving related mathematical problems. In groups, pupils are given the opportunity to observe their surroundings and have conversations with their group members and finally come to a consensus on their solutions to real problems.P2 pupils on the other hand, visit the supermarket to have a real life experience with numbers and money. This is made possible with prior planning whereby pupils discuss within their groups the ingredients to purchase for their sandwich–making activity which is to be conducted after the supermarket trip. Not only do they experience selecting, purchasing and paying for their items, they also learn the value of money as they have to restrict themselves to spend within the given budget

P2, P3, P4 & P5 Multiplication Challenge

  • To support pupils’ learning of Multiplication facts, the Multiplication Challenge is organised for P2 to P5 pupils. It aims to strengthen pupils’ speed and accuracy in multiplication and stimulate pupils’ interest in Mathematics. It starts with a preliminary round which is held in class. After which, semi-final and final rounds are held in front of an audience (level pupils and teachers).
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