## Singapore Maths

Singapore Maths

Singapore Maths is an enlighten method based on the national mathematics syllabus used for kindergarten through sixth grade in Singapore. Singapore Maths is a procedure to teach students to grasp and master fewer mathematical notion at greater detail as well as having them learn these concepts using a three step learning process:-

Concrete

Pictorial

Abstract

In the concrete step, students engage in hand on learning experiences using concrete objects such as chips, dice or paper clips. Singapore Maths focuses on fewer topics but covers them in detail. Students are not aware of these topics they all are new concepts for them to learn. That’s why our team explains each and every single concept to the students in brief so that he/she do not feel insecure while solving mathematics problems. We also gave students important questions and sample papers to solve as student is new to this concept, by practicing more and more question he/she will gain more strength.

By the end of sixth grade, Singapore Maths students have mastered multiplication and division of fractions and can solve difficult multi-step word problems. Student then transition to the Pictorial step by drawing diagrams called ‘’Bar models’’ to represent specific quantities of an object. This method involves drawing a rectangular bar to represent a specific quantity. Once students have learned to solve mathematical problems using bar modeling, they begin to solve mathematical problems with exclusively abstract tools: numbers and symbols.

There is no guarantee that the Singapore method will make your child a Math whiz, but teachers who use it believe it can help any child. Singapore Math also relies heavily on visualization, which is often neglected in the American classroom. Students also learn to use model drawing to solve those word problems that many of us remember fondly from elementary school. Singapore Math instructors encourage parents to be open-minded.

Secondary 1

Mathematics education aims to enable students to:

(1) Acquire the necessary mathematical concepts and skills for everyday life, and for continuous learning in mathematics and related disciplines.

(2) Develop the necessary process skills for the acquisition and application of mathematical concepts and skills.

(3) Develop the mathematical thinking and problem solving skills and apply these skills to formulate and solve problems.

(4) Recognize and use connections among mathematical ideas, and between mathematics and other disciplines.

(5) Develop positive attitudes towards mathematics. (6) Make effective use of a variety of mathematical tools (including information and communication technology tools) in the learning and application of mathematics.

The topics which will be covered in Secondary 1 are:-

Numbers and Algebra

Numbers and the four operations, Ratio, rate and proportion, Percentage, Speed, Algebraic representation and formulae, Algebraic manipulation, Functions and graphs, Solutions of equations and inequalities

Geometry and Measurement

Angles, triangles and polygons, Mensuration

Statistics and Probability

Data handling

Secondary 2

Students should use various thinking skills and heuristics to help them solve mathematical problems. Thinking skills are skills that can be used in a thinking process, such as classifying, comparing, sequencing, analyzing parts and wholes, identifying patterns and relationships, induction, deduction and spatial visualization. Some examples of heuristics are listed below and grouped in four categories according to how they are used:

• To give a representation, e.g. draw a diagram, make a list, and use equations

• To make a calculated guess, e.g. guess and check, look for patterns, make suppositions

• To go through the process, e.g. act it out, work backwards, before-after

• To change the problem, e.g. restate the problem, simplify the problemand solve part of the problem

The topics which will be covered in Secondary 2 are:-

Numbers and Algebra

Ratio, rate and proportion, Algebraic manipulation, Functions and graphs, Solutions of equations, Set language and notation

Geometry and Measurement

Congruence and similarity, Pythagoras’ theorem, Mensuration

Statistics and Probability

Data analysis, Probability

Secondary 3

Students’ attitudes towards mathematics are shaped by their learning experiences. Making the learning of mathematics fun, meaningful and relevant goes a long way to inculcating positive attitudes towards the subject. Care and attention should be given to the design of the learning activities, to build confidence in and develop appreciation for the subject.

The topics which will be covered in Secondary 3 are:-

Numbers and Algebra

Numbers and the four operations, Functions and graphs, Solutions of equations and inequalities, Applications of mathematics in practical situations, Matrices

Geometry and Measurement

Congruence and similarity, Properties of circles, Trigonometry, Mensuration, Coordinate geometry, Vectors in two dimensions

Statistics and Probability

Data analysis, Probability

O Level Mathematics

The syllabus is intended to provide students with the fundamental mathematical knowledge and skills. The content is organized into three strands namely, Number and Algebra, Geometry and Measurement, and Statistics and Probability. Besides conceptual understanding and skills proficiency explicated in the content strands, development of process skills that are involved in the process of acquiring and applying mathematical knowledge is also emphasized. These include reasoning, communication and connections, thinking skills and heuristics, and application and modelling; and are developed based on the three content strands.

The O-Level Mathematics syllabus aims to enable all students to:

• Acquire mathematical concepts and skills for continuous learning in mathematics and to support learning in other subjects

• Develop thinking, reasoning, communication, application and metacognitive skills through a mathematical approach to problem-solving

• Connect ideas within mathematics and between mathematics and other subjects through applications of mathematics

• Build confidence and foster interest in mathematics.

The topics which will be covered in O level are:-

Number and Algebra

Numbers and their operations, Ratio and proportion, Percentage, Rate and speed, Algebraic expressions and formulae, Functions and graphs, Equations and inequalities, Set language and notation, Matrices, Problems in real-world contexts

Geometry and Measurement

Angles, triangles and polygons, Congruence and similarity, Properties of circles, Pythagoras’ theorem and trigonometry, Mensuration, Coordinate geometry, Vectors in two dimensions, Problems in real world contexts

Statistics and Probability

Data analysis, Probability

A parents should also be open to playing games that rely on Maths skills and pointing out Maths in the environment, such as asking what shape the kitchen cabinets are and other real-life MathS questions.

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