Your child don’t need to be a genius to be fluent in Maths

Math is important to our kids. No doubt about it. Under the Singaporean education system, if a child do badly for Maths at various levels, it severely limits his or her choices in higher education. This system may seem unfair, especially if you have a child who struggles with maths. But if we look into … Continue reading Your child don’t need to be a genius to be fluent in Maths

How understanding C-P-A transforms the way you teach your child

The principle of C-P-A sequence is a key instructional strategy for the development of primary mathematics concepts in Singapore, according to Ministry of Education. C-what? C stands for Concrete, P stands for Pictorial, A stands for Abstract. These are stages of development in how we learn about quantities. To understand about C-P-A, let's try to … Continue reading How understanding C-P-A transforms the way you teach your child

Tap into your subconscious mind to do better in Maths

Doing well in Maths is about practice. How much practice can make you better in Maths? Personally, I believe it's like driving. You become good when your subconscious mind takes over. Let me explain. My driving experience... When I just started driving on the road, it was confusing and very stressful. I had to pay … Continue reading Tap into your subconscious mind to do better in Maths

Why good old drilling is still irreplaceable for Maths mastery

I teach in a tertiary school that believes in a pedagogy that Maths should be learnt by Socratic question-and-answer, in other words, by thinking about the meaning behind mathematical patterns. When I started teaching using this methodology, I was truly fascinated by it. Because it is so revolutionary and refreshing - no more drilling and … Continue reading Why good old drilling is still irreplaceable for Maths mastery

10 Proven Strategies For Accelerated Learning

Strategy 1: Figure out what drives you Anyone who has been through any motivation workshop will know why setting goal is important, but few really find it life changing. It takes an inquisitive and insightful teacher some quality time to understand you. The teacher must ask many smart questions about you, from what you want … Continue reading 10 Proven Strategies For Accelerated Learning