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The overall objective of the mathematics curriculum centres on mathematics problem solving. Pupils will acquire mathematical concepts and skills through varied learning experiences, and apply them to solving problems in mathematics. These learning experiences helps to develop cognitive and meta-cognitive skills, with an emphasis on positive attitudes towards Mathematics.  We aim to build numeracy skills in all our pupils, to equip them with a certain level of mastery for mathematics. This will provide them the foundation necessary for further learning. For pupils with strong interest and aptitude in mathematics, opportunities are given for them to learning beyond.

The use of Math manipulative allows pupils to acquire mathematical concepts and skills when they use concrete manipulative to aid in their conceptual understanding. It also builds confidence and foster interest in learning mathematics. Pupils weight real household items using weighing scale.jpg
Pupils find out the mass of real household items using weighing scale.

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Pupils explore concept of equivalent fractions using concrete mathematics manipulatives!
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Hands on with different methods measuring mass.

5 Minds for the Future and Making Thinking Visible

In alignment to our school’s initiative to develop pupils to thrive in the VUCA world, the Mathematics department has embarked on Howard Gardner’s 5 MINDS for the Future for our P3 to P6 pupils. Going beyond their classroom problem solving routines, pupils are exposed to the application of mathematics in the real world context while engaging the 5 Minds in various problem solving processes. With the deployment of appropriate thinking routines for mathematics, the lessons focus on promoting a deeper understanding and appreciation of the foundational Mathematical concepts as well as that in the application of Mathematics in the complex world. It helps pupils make sense of their learning and better relate their knowledge and its application to real-life experiences.

P1 and P2 Shopping Day

Authentic learning enriches pupils’ learning experience and brings out the relevance of their learning in various topics. As such, the lower primary pupils have their annual shopping day. Through the shopping day, pupils learn about the concept of money as a medium of exchange and a store of value.
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Group discussion on what to buy with their budget so as to maximise the value of their money.

Math Week

Learning of Mathematics does not just restrict itself to solving Mathematical problems. Pupils can learn Mathematics through exciting and engaging assembly talk, recess activities and ESCAPE Room in Pei Hwa Presbyterian Primary School. From P1 to P6, we engaged all our pupils with fun and exciting recess activities like Navigation, Tangrams, Kahoot!, Crack the Code, and Guessing Booth etc.

Pupils try crack code with series clues.jpg Pupils trying to crack the code through a series of clues! Trying best to piece together within limited time.jpg Trying her best to piece them together within given time limit!
ESCAPE Room.jpg ESCAPE Room: The pupils has to solve a series of investigative tasks, one leading to another, before they can escape the room!
Pupils give full attention - time running short.jpg Pupils giving their full attention as timing is running short!
Solve problem before proceeding next task.jpg Another task the team need to solve before they can proceed to the next one!
Pupils show what they learnt Math Week Programme.jpg Pupils are eager to show what they have learnt in Math Week during assembly programme at the end of Math Week.

Excellence 2000 (E2K) Math Programme

Pupils will have opportunities to collaborate with their peers and engage in mathematical thinking through resources such as puzzles, games and mathematics explorations which are specially designed for the programme. The rich learning experiences offered by the programme serve to help pupils to develop the habits, attitudes and dispositions mathematicians possess, as well as to gain important 21st century competencies such as critical and inventive thinking and effective communication skills.

Useful Online Resources for Mathematics

1 → Primary school mathematics syllabus

2 → Approved Calculator list for use in Primary 5 and Primary 6.

4 → PSLE information for Mathematics : https://www.seab.gov.sg/home/examinations/psle