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Mathematics

Head of Department:

Mrs Huan Sook Peng ( woong_sook_peng@moe.edu.sg )

 

Vision

Every Student Loves Mathematics

 

Mission

To equip students with a strong foundation in mathematical concepts and problem-solving skills

 

Mathematics

Through Mathematics, we endeavor to inspire every child to be critical thinkers, life-long learners and active contributors of society.

 

We believe that through using up-to-date teaching pedagogies, resources as well as having engaging and competent Mathematics teachers, the students will develop confidence, interest and enjoyment in Mathematics.


Conceptual Approach to Problem Solving

P1 to P6 students are taught conceptually the different thinking skills, heuristics and model approach to help them solve non-routine questions and higher order questions. 

Sustained Support for Mathematics (SSM)

Students learn mathematical concepts through a series of activities that are scaffolded to develop conceptual understanding. The focus is to provide students the opportunities to learn mathematics through the use of manipulative, doing and participating in activities.

Learning Support for Mathematics (LSM)

This programme helps Primary 1 students who are weak in basic numeracy. The students are identified through the School Readiness Test (SRT). The students are taught basic mathematical concepts and skills in small groups in a non-threatening environment.

Holistic Assessment for Primary 1 and Primary 2

Assessment is an important aspect of learning and teaching. A key recommendation for Holistic Assessment is to shift the focus of assessment towards building students’ confidence and desire to learn. According to PERI’s recommendation, there is less emphasis on single-point assessment to ease students’ transition into formal schooling. For Primary 1, there are no continual and semestral assessments. For Primary 2, there is one semestral assessment at the end of the year. The school has gone beyond pen-and-paper testing and adopted multiple assessment modes like topical tests, and performance tasks. 

Improving Confidence And Numeracy (ICAN)

Low progress learners face one or more of these difficulties learning Mathematics in the classroom e.g. poor language ability, poor memory retention, lack of motivation and lack of fundamental Mathematics concepts and skills (Number and Operations). The ICAN approach is targeted to level up identified low progress learners in improving their confidence and numeracy skills. Remediation Intervention (P3 and P4) and small class intervention (P5) are adopted. Teachers use the ICAN framework which consists of 8 guiding principles, topic-specific strategies and general strategies in their classrooms to help pupils improve their numeracy skills.


Mathematics and Science Week

Students are exposed to an array of Mathematical concepts through games and activities. This is to generate and promote the interest of Mathematics in students. Through this, they learn that Mathematics can be fun.


Competitions

Some of the competitions that our students are participating in:

  • Singapore Mathematical Olympiad for Primary Schools
  • NUS High School Mathematical Olympiad
  • ICAS