To cultivate the love for Mathematics
The Mathematics Department aims to build students’ interest and cultivate their love for Mathematics through the three learning phases. With the integration of 21 CC skills into the curriculum and inculcation of values, the department provides opportunities for students to be a confident speaker who is able to reason and communicate his and her thoughts while exhibiting the right values in their action.
1. RC3 (Reasoning, Communication, Collaboration and Connection)
Traditional teacher-centric lessons are no longer effective to meet the learning needs of our 21st century students. To prepare our students for future challenges, RC3 is a project which the department customizes the curriculum for our P3 and P4 students. Comprehensive lesson packages using the inquiry-based approach are carefully-designed for selected topics, to develop confident communicators with good reasoning skills. With the use of technology, student-centric activities with authentic learning experiences are implemented to make learning relevant, engaging and meaningful to their lives. This is to create opportunities for the students to discover, reason and communicate mathematics, through stimulating discussions and activities where they can explore possibilities and make connections, through collaborations with their peers.
2. Learning through activities
The department strongly believes that students have a deeper understanding of the concepts learnt through activities. Through the hands on activities using Math manipulative, students are able to better grasp their concepts and apply the concepts in the given tasks.
3. Learning Support for Mathematics (LSM)
To better support students who need more reinforcement in their leaning of Mathematics, the department has LSM programmes for selected Primary One and Primary Two students. Students are put into smaller groups so that the teacher can customize activities based on their learning progress.
4. Home involvement activities
The department also rolls out home involvement activities for Primary One and Primary Two students. Students will bring back home one hands on activity each term. These activities not only reinforce students’ concepts, parents also have a better understanding what their children learn in school so as to better support them at home. These activities also encourage family bonding as it requires activities to be done by parents and children together.