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Mathematics Department

This framework shows the underlying principles of an effective mathematics programme that is applicable to all levels, from the primary to A-levels. It sets the direction for the teaching, learning, and assessment of mathematics.

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Mathematical problem solving is central to mathematics learning. It involves the acquisition and application of mathematics concepts and skills in a wide range of situations, including non-routine, open-ended and real-world problems. The development of mathematical problem solving ability is dependent on five inter-related components, namely, Concepts, Skills, Processes, Attitudes and Metacognition.In alignment with the MOE Math Framework, the school has embarked on some key programmes for the pupils.

In alignment with the MOE Math Framework, the school has embarked on some key programmes for the pupils. 


Weekly Speed Tests (P1  to P6)

The concept of speed tests means being able to give an answer to a math question after thinking about it, rather than making notes on paper. The speed tests involved addition, subtraction, multiplication as well as division. The objectives are for the pupils to attain speed and accuracy when answering straightforward computation questions. In all cases, the pupils have to be both quick and confident.



Termly Activity- Based Learning (P1 to P6 )

Through the use of manipulatives and various fun activities, pupils are encouraged to infuse Mathematics in their everyday lives and deal with the subject confidently. The continued emphasis on activities and problem solving in classrooms also encourages student participation, communication and reasoning in the subject.



Code for Fun (P4)

As part of a national initiative to make Singapore a Smart Nation, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong urged schools to expose students to IT and basic coding skills - coding and computational thinking skills for students to pick up and help build Singapore into a Smart Nation (using technology to make life better and more convenient for people).

Code for Fun Enrichment Programme (collaboration by IDA and MOE) uses simple logical reasoning, animation and academic learning of related concepts (algorithms and logical reasoning to solve problems by breaking them down in a fun way) through programming languages, such as Scratch and combining it with robotic kits

At the end of the 10 hours program, pupils will:

1. Gain a basic understanding and appreciation of coding

2. Develop computational thinking skills

3. Develop understanding and appreciation of coding

   - Thinking logically

   - Analyzing and logically organizing data



Learning Support for Mathematics (P1 & 2 )

Learning Support for Mathematics (LSM) is an early intervention effort aimed at providing additional support to pupils who do not have foundational numeracy skills and knowledge to access the Primary 1 Maths curriculum. Pupils were identified for the intervention through a screening process carried out at the beginning of Primary 1. The LSM is an early intervention effort aimed at providing support to pupils who need extra help in learning the subject.


Olympiad Training (Selected P4 to P6 Pupils)

This programme aims at high progress P4 to P6 pupils who will enjoy the challenge in mathematics problems. Emphasis is placed on providing our pupils a framework of problem solving approach specific to Olympiad types of questions and exposing our pupils to different forms of mathematical thinking. and developing creative mathematical thinking and problem solving abilities. Through this programme, pupils can develop creative mathematical thinking and problem solving abilities necessary for higher mathematics and mathematics competitions



Raffles Institution Primary Mathematics World Contest (RIPMWC)

The objective of the Raffles Institution Primary Mathematics World Contest (RIPMWC),is to promote interest in Mathematics and develop problem solving ability through a friendly Mathematics contest for Primary School pupils. Identified P6 pupils have been taking part in this competition in recent years. 

    • Round 1 is scheduled on 29 March 2016 for all participants. The duration of the contest is one hour, and comprises 20 multiple-choice questions. The contest will be conducted in the respective primary schools.
    • Round 2 of the contest is scheduled on 21 April 2016 in Raffles Institution, Singapore. Only the top 2% or top 40 pupils, whichever is lower, from each of the categories from Round 1 will be invited for Round 2. The duration of the written contest is one hour, comprising 15 open-ended questions 



Singapore  Mathematical  Olympiad for Primary Schools (SMOP)

The Singapore  Mathematical  Olympiad for Primary Schools (SMOP), organised by Hwa Chong Institution, is an annual event that sets out to generate greater interest in Mathematics among pupils in primary schools and sharpening their problem-solving skills. Identified P6 pupils have been taking part in this competition in recent years. 

Results of the SMOPS 2016 will be posted on the website http://www,hci.sg/aphelion/apmops/results.htm by 1st May 2016


 

Annual Mathlympics for Primary Schools

The Annual Mathlympics For All Singapore Primary Schools is organised by Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) with Learners’ Connections Pte Ltd (formerly known as Hothouse Educational Services Pte Ltd) and Casio (Singapore) Pte Ltd. The main objective is to expose participants to intellectually challenging questions in order to stimulate their interest and ignite their passion in Mathematics.

Identified P5 pupils have been taking part in this competition in recent years. 


 

National Mathematical Olympiad of Singapore ( NMO∑ )

The  National Mathematical Olympiad of Singapore ( NMO∑ ) is  an annual national competition organized by the NUS High School of Mathematics and Science since 2006 . This competition, which is open to Primary Five students in all primary schools in Singapore involves two rounds: the Preliminary Round and the Special Round. It has raised interest and enthusiasm in mathematics and is now an event that our primary schools and their students look forward to participate in. Identified P5 pupils have been taking part in this competition in recent years. 

NMO∑ aims to

·         Identify Singapore's Mathematics representatives for the International Mathematics and Science Olympiad (IMSO)

·         Generate greater interest in Mathematics among Primary school students

·         Cultivate enthusiasm and instil a love for Mathematics

·         Provide an avenue to challenge and stretch our students’ mathematical potential

·         Nurture mathematical talents in our youths

The top 20 individual winners of NMO∑ will be shortlisted to join the training squad for International Mathematics & Science Olympiad (IMSO) 2016. Within the training squad, a final team of six students and two reserves will be selected to form the Mathematics team for IMSO 2016.



Australian Mathematics Competition

The Australian Mathematics Competition AMC is a fun competition with many of the problems set in situations familiar to students and showing the relevance of mathematics in their everyday lives. The problems are also designed to stimulate discussion and can be used by teachers and students as springboards for investigation. Identified P4 & 5 pupils have been taking part in this competition in recent years. 

The aims of the AMC are:

·         To highlight the importance of mathematics as a curriculum subject

·         To give students an opportunity to discover talent in mathematics

·         To provide resources for the classroom and general discussion

Learning Support for Mathematics (P1 & 2 )

Learning Support for Mathematics (LSM) is an early intervention effort aimed at providing additional support to pupils who do not have foundational numeracy skills and knowledge to access the Primary 1 Maths curriculum. Pupils were identified for the intervention through a screening process carried out at the beginning of Primary 1. The LSM is an early intervention effort aimed at providing support to pupils who need extra help in learning the subject

Financial Literacy

The Financial Literacy Programme aims to educate pupils about work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. Its programme uses hands-on experiences to help pupils understand the economics of life.  The two 3-hour sessions conducted over two days bring the real world to pupils opening their minds to the potential in them.

Coding for P4

Code for Fun Enrichment Programme (collaboration by IDA and MOE) uses simple logical reasoning, animation and academic learning of related concepts (algorithms and logical reasoning to solve problems by breaking them down in a fun way) through programming languages, such as Scratch and combining it with robotic kits.