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Understanding Maths

Understanding Maths

 

Many parents will not be familiar with many of the calculation methods we use nowadays, because the teaching of maths was different twenty years ago than it is today!

 

Today’s methods are designed to maximize the children’s understanding of the maths that they are taught. We do not teach methods that are just 'shortcuts' but instead aim to develop a deep, conceptual understanding of all areas of maths. To this end, we have invested in Maths No Problem, a scheme deeply rooted in a Singapore style of teaching. We have attached some videos below which explain the scheme in more detail. 

 

It is really important that, in the early stages of learning, parents encourage their children to use the methods that they are being taught in school.  Trying to show children alternative ways before they are ready for them can hinder progress rather than help. Please talk to your child's teacher if you want to discuss the methods they are being taught - we would be delighted to talk to you and are working on videos of each of the written methods that we use in class. 

Parent Video - The Fundamentals

This video is designed to explain to parents the fundamental concepts of addition, place value and the importance of using the right nouns.

Parent Video - Number Bonds

Number bonds are often used in Singapore-style maths lessons. In this video for parents, Maths - No Problem! series consultant, Dr Yeap Ban Har, explains how we teach number bonds.

Parent Video - Subtraction

In this video for parents, Dr Yeap Ban Har, explains how subtraction is taught in a Singapore-style primary maths lesson.

Parent Video - Mental Arithmetic

In this video for parents, Dr Yeap Ban Har demonstrates how we teach children to work out the answer to a sum in their head.

Parent Video - Multiplication

Series consultant Dr Yeap Ban Har explores multiplication strategies for primary school children. This video is designed for parents who are interested in the Singapore Maths methods used in their school.

Parent Video - Bar Models (1 of 2)

Drawing a bar model is a way of using a diagram to represent a word problem. Series consultant, Dr Yeap Ban Har, explains how bar models are taught in a Singapore-style Maths lesson.

Parent Video - Bar Models (2 of 2)

Bar models help children solve maths problems through the use of diagrams. In this second bar model video, aimed at parents, Dr Yeap Ban Har, explains how bar models are used in a Singapore-style Maths lesson.

Parent Video - Long Division

In this video, aimed at parents, Dr Yeap Ban Har, explains how long division is taught in a Singapore-style Maths lesson.

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