A website to make teaching your kids Singapore Primary School Math a smooth sailing journey in a cost-effective way!
Are you spending a fortune on Math enrichment class?
Does your kid find the Math lessons repetitive and boring and dislike doing worksheets?
Are you looking for fun ways to teach your kids Math at home?
If your answers are 'yes', this is the website for you! At this website, I will be sharing with you the following:
- My teaching methods and game ideas in teaching my 6-years-old and 3-years-old sons lower Primary School Math.
- Ways to incorporate Math concepts into games to engage your child in active learning.
- The problems that I faced in teaching my sons and how I overcome them.
- Methods to breakdown a difficult concept into simpler ones for your child to understand.
- Topics that can be taught concurrently, so that you speed up your child's learning process.
- Ways to turn board games into effective Math teaching tools.
- Ways to DIY Math teaching tools using cheap and recyclable materials.
- Links to other useful Math websites which will complement your teaching effort.
My focus is to develop the thinking and problem solving skills required for upper Primary School Math. So, my methods and games aim to deepen my son's understanding of the basic Math concepts. For instance, I do not drill my son to memorize the multiplication tables. Instead, I let him derive the time table by adding the same number repeatedly, creating opportunity for him to practice adding 2-digit numbers and ones.
I also exposed my son to different approaches and methods to solve a Math problem. This will equip him with the tools and knowledge needed to solve real life problems and to think intelligently, knowing which method to apply that best suits a scenario, instead of confining to a single method for all.
Lastly, I aim to cultivate my son's interest in learning Math. I hope that he will find learning Math easy and fun from young and take the initiative to explore more advanced Math concepts on his own. So, I use a myriad of activities for teaching the same concept, so that my son won't feel bored.
How effective are my methods and game ideas?
Here are my elder son's progress at 5 years 1 month old:
Know 2-digit and 3-digit numbers well in that he knows the actual quantity of a number and can compare 2 numbers correctly. He is now learning 4-digit numbers.
- Know place values 100, 10 and 1 well.
- Know addition with carry for 2-digit and 3-digit numbers.
- Learning subtraction of 2-digit numbers with borrowing.
- Can derive multiplication tables using number line method and repeated additions.
- Know concept of division by sharing and grouping well and is learning how to derive division using multiple methods.
Know concept of fraction and addition of like fractions well and is currently learning subtraction of like fractions and equivalent fractions.
Can make up any amount of money involving dollars and cents for amount up to $1000, using $100, $50, $10, $5, $1 and the coins in various denominations.
Current scope of my website
Currently, the articles on this website cover topics in the lower Primary School Math from Primary 1 to Primary 3. This website will be updated progressively and constantly with my new progress in teaching my son Math. When I am done with lower Primary School Math, I will move on to the upper Primary School Math.