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Facebook Live Coaching #15 – Rates
The Circuit Breaker caused all local schools to be closed for two months, resulting in a major loss of curriculum time. MOE had recently announced that the topic of Speed will be taken out of PSLE mathematics.   However, Rate (primary 5) is close cousin to Speed problems as both topics employ time concepts.   Rate is a killer topic… brute force drilling does not work at all! What your child needs the [...]
Facebook Live Coaching 2020#14 – PSLE 2020 Preparation
🗣 We Are Going LIVE! Calling Parents of 2020 PSLE Children! This period of COVID has been a drastic change for many parents. …. the implementation of HBL for your child ..... the cancellation of mid-year exams …. June Holidays brought forward to May …. reduction of PSLE topics for Maths & Science How will all these affect your child’s preparation for the PSLE (just 4 months away)? So if you are unsure how to prepare [...]
Facebook Live Coaching 2020#13 – Patterns
"Looking for Pattern" is an important problem-solving skill & one of the 11 heuristics advocated by MOE for primary maths problem-solving. There is no specific topics in textbook to teach or train a child pattern recognisation skill. These questions have been integrated into the regular curriculum. This not only makes it difficult for students to master pattern recognisation skills, but can also make mathematics confusing for some students. Join me on [...]
Facebook Live Coaching 2020#12 – Spatial Visualisation (II)
As you probably already know, brute force drilling does not work at all for the topic of Area & Perimeter, since it specifically tests your child’s ability to “manipulate” the given shapes to solve problems. And in case you’re wondering exactly how important this topic is, here’s some numbers – Area & Perimeter questions can constitute up to 8 marks or even more in the exam, and this weighage [...]
Facebook Live Coaching 2020#11 – Spatial Visualisation
[Spatial Visualisation for P4 to P6…] Can’t come to class? No problem! Join your class from the comfort of home! Have you seen the recent challenging PSLE Maths question on semicircles that stumped even the brightest kids and parents!? As you probably already know, brute force drilling does not work at all for the topic of Area & Perimeter, since it specifically tests your child’s ability to “manipulate” [...]