1. Hone your Mathematical Interest & Fundamentals

It is crucial for your child to hone a robust set of Mathematical Fundamentals first before aiming to develop critical problem-solving skills. We advise your child to stay attentive in class and regularly ask questions when in doubt. This helps to consolidate your child’s understanding of mathematical formula and theorems, thereby building reliant knowledge in mathematics. Our tutors strongly advocate the importance of having strong basics as these skills constitute to your child’s progression towards more advanced concepts in Mathematics.

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Our tutors strongly advocate the importance of having strong basics as these skills constitute to your child’s progression towards more advanced concepts in Mathematics.

As a parent, understanding your child’s level of interest in Mathematics will help you to strategise ways to instill or strengthen interest. If your child has a negative perception of Mathematics, you may adopt easier math questions for your child to attempt. This fuels their confidence in their ability and incites interest as a result. On the other hand, enthusiastic children can opt for progressively difficult questions as well as content outside of the syllabus. This not only furthers their knowledge but motivates them to engage their mathematical strengths and develop faster.

2. Interpret Information and Apply Appropriate Concepts

As your child examines and dissects mathematical questions, ensure that he is able to identify the key problems and inconsistencies in order to derive the question requirements. Understanding the main question requirements is an important process as it allows your child to identify the topics tested and preempt possible formulas and solutions to be used.

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One home practice that you may want to embark with your child would be instilling regular exposure to tutorial and examination questions

One home practice that you may want to embark with your child would be instilling regular exposure to tutorial and examination questions. Your child is then expected to pinpoint the topic related and identify keywords in the question. This is followed by their suggestion of possible approaches to the question so as to develop their thinking process methodically.

3. Solve Inductively and Deductively

There are many approaches towards a single mathematical question. We advise your child to understand how a single question can be tackled with a variety of approaches and thereby, broadening his/her problem-solving skills. The importance of inductive and deductive reasoning should not be understated in problem-solving skills as they enable your child to think critically and develop solutions to tackle the math questions.

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The importance of inductive and deductive reasoning should not be understated in problem-solving skills as they enable your child to think critically and develop solutions to tackle the math questions.

To nurture critical problems-solving skills, it is vital for your child to receive close academic guidance that helps develop efficient reasoning strategies. Taking up our Primary Math Tuition, for example, ensures quality time learning and thinking, along with constant pressure from our tutors stretch your child’s critical thinking. Our programme builds on a structured teaching methodology that encourages thinking processes and shapes fundamental mathematical thinking.

4. Practice Makes Perfect!

Diligent Practices are important as these academic experiences internalise the process of problem-solving in your child. Multiple attempts of similar questions will build familiarity towards the mathematical concept in hand and deepen understanding in the topics. This also allows for greater question exposure as your child attempts questions from a spectrum of topics. With the demanding PSLE requirements raising every year, it is imperative for your child to refine these analytical skills in order to achieve the Grade A.

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Multiple attempts of similar questions will build familiarity towards the mathematical concept in hand and deepen understanding in the topics. This also allows for greater question exposure as your child attempts questions from a spectrum of topics.

With our SmartLearners Online Platform, our wide variety of questions can be attempted by your child anytime and anywhere. We believe that by posting e-Learning questions, we can encourage greater participation in your child’s homework due to our platform’s ease of use. Over time, these questions will enable your child to become exam-oriented and stay proficient while under stressful exam conditions.