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Mathematics

Vision

Love Math, Love Learning Math

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 

This programme is aimed to leverage on the 8 ICAN teaching principles to improve confidence and achievement in numeracy for our students across all levels from P1-6.

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.


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

Mrs Lee Peck Har (HOD Math) 
Mrs Pearl Phua (LH Math) 
Mrs Agnes Lim (Lead Teacher) 
Mrs Janice Tan (ST) 

Committee Members

Ms Ong Chor Meng (HOD ICT) 
Ms Tan Pei Pei (HOD CCE) 
Mrs Debbie Lau (YH) 
Ms Melissa Ng 
Ms Valarie Koh 
Ms Chan Sin Lin 
Mdm Masliza 
Mdm Leow Soo San 
Mr Choo Onn, Joe 
Mdm Noor Saleha 
Mr M Nachiappan 
Mr Benjamin Quek 
Mrs Karen Anne Silva 
Ms 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 

2017

Singapore Mathematical Olympiad For Primary School (SMOPS) by Hwa Chong Institution 
Bronze: Neo Jia Qi

National Mathematical Olympiad Of Singapore (NMO) by NUS High School 
Bronze: Kiatfuang Fung Piyaporn & Sim Le Jia 
Honorable Mention: Brendan Tee Khai Feng, Cheong Fong Meng, Chaw Yixuan, Dillon Yeo Juey Te, Fu Qianpeng, James Nathan Nora & Li Peilin 

Annual Mathlympics for All Singapore Primary Schools by ACS (Independent) 
Silver Award: Dillon Yeo Juey Te & Kiatfuang Fung Piyaporn 
Bronze Award: Brendan Tee & Li Muyuan