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Mathematics

Vision

A World Class Community of budding Mathematicians

Area of Focus

  • To instill a life-long love for mathematics
  • To create a conducive environment for the learning of mathematics
  • To equip students with mathematical skills to meet the challenges of the 21st century
  • To develop confident and creative problem-solvers
  • To nurture independent learners as well as team players

Programmes

Key Programmes & Initiatives

Learning Support for Mathematics(LSM)

This is a programme targeted at P1 and P2 pupils. It aims to identify pupils who may have problem with basic numeracy skills so as to provide help and support to them as soon as they are found to have problem coping with basic numeracy skills. It focuses on basic mathematical skills/ concepts to build good foundation and aims to build pupils’ confidence and positive beliefs about their ability to do mathematics. Pupils in this programme will receive more individual attention and help in specific areas that they are weak in.

ICAN
ICAN programme aims to help low-progress pupils to improve their mathematics by building a strong foundation in basic mathematical concepts. This programme is targeted at P3 and P4 pupils.

2nd hand Goods Rock
An initiative launched by the Mathematics Department in 2009 to reward pupils with caveman dollars who have put in effort to learn, strive for improvement and have achieved good scores in Mathematics. Besides these students, those who have exhibited school values and SEL skills are rewarded too. Pupils can exchange these caveman dollars for tokens from the 2nd hand goods rock. Through the programme, the department hopes to raise students’ confidence in Mathematics and motivate them to aim higher for better achievements.

Others
• Maths Champ for P2 and P3
• Maths Olympiad (P4 to P6)
• Maths Exchange Day

Parents’ Involvement
To help parents better understand PERI HA and the various thinking skills and heuristics (P3 and P4) in solving mathematical problems, workshops are conducted to help them.

These include:

• P1 PERI HA Parents Workshop

• P3 & P4 Parents Workshop- Searching for Solutions

Primary Education Review Implementation Holistic Assessment (PERI HA)

Different modes of bite-sized assessments. All bite-sized assessments, weighted or non-weighted, are equally important as they are designed to help students progress in their learning.

Bite-sized assessments

• Consisting of mini (diagnostic) tests, performance tasks and maths journal

 

Mini / Diagnostic Test

• The purpose of such a test is to help surface gaps in a specific topic so that timely help can be rendered appropriately to address the areas of concern for the child.

Performance Task

• A hands-on activity that requires students to carry out a task to actively demonstrate his / her knowledge or skills in a particular Mathematics topic or concept.

• It will require students to listen to instructions and follow them accordingly.

Maths Journal

This form of assessment gives students the opportunity to explain and communicate their mathematical understanding of a particular concept learnt in writing or drawing.

Heuristic skills

Such skills cover mainly 4 areas -

• To give a representation, e.g. draw a diagram, schematic representation, make a list

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

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

• To change the problem, e.g. restate the problem

Model Drawing

Mathematical modelling is the process of formulating and improving a mathematical model to represent and solve real-world problems. It is important that students apply mathematical problem-solving skills and reasoning skills to tackle a variety of problems, including real-world problems. All these skills are shared with the parents during the workshop.

Committee

The Team

Miss Ong Chor Meng (HOD Covering)
Mr Choo Onn, Joe (LH internal)
Mrs Agnes Lim (Lead Teacher)
Mrs Janice Tan (ST)

Primary 1
Mdm Masliza
Miss Priscilla Carmel
Mdm Hafizah Bte Ismadi

Primary 2
Mr Quek Kuan Hiong Benjamin
Mr Koh Chi Wei
Miss Chan Sin Lin
Mrs Loo Ah Ngoh

Primary 3
Mrs Amy Lim
Mrs Tan Shyh Juin

Primary 4
Mdm Noor Saleha
Mdm Leow Soo San
Mdm Boo Heoh Pio

Primary 5
Mr Quek See Haw Shane
Mr Fong Kheng Leong
Mrs Eveline Yeo

Primary 6
Mr M Nachiappan
Mr Mohd Ridzal
Miss Florence Chia

Achievements

University of New South Wales International Mathematics Competitions 2010
Primary 3, 4, 5 and 6 students participated
3 students received Certificates of High Distinction
29 students received Certificates of Distinction
94 students received Certificates of Credit

University of New South Wales International Mathematics Competitions 2011
Primary 3, 4, 5 and 6 students participated
4 students received Certificates of High Distinction
37 students received Certificates of Distinction
95 students received Certificates of Credit

Primary Maths World Contest by Raffles Institution 2011
28 students participated
1 merit award: Vijay Narayanan

B-Trail cluster-based competition organised by Beatty Secondary School 2011
2 teams of 3 Primary 6 students participated
2 merit awards (both teams in top 10 positions)

Asia Pacific Mathematics Olympiad organised by Hwa Chong High School 2011
25 Primary 6 students particpated
1 student awarded Silver: Chua Wei Jie

SASMO Olympiad 2011
66 Primary 4 and 5 students particpated
2 students awarded Gold, 8 students awarded Silver, 5 students awarded Bronze

NUS High Maths Olympiad 2011
3 students awarded Bronze and 11 students were Honorable Mentioned

Austrialian Maths Competition 2011
1 student awarded Prudence Award: Joe Sunil
4 students awarded Distinction

Annual Mathlympics by ACS 2011
2nd in South Zone and Gold award: Tay Yi An
3 students awarded Bronze

S7 Cluster MasterMind Competition 2011
1st (Gold Award): Asher Lim & Koh Xiang Bin
2nd (Silver Award): Milford Oh & Bryan Ong