Bonus FRP Question for our Students

14 Apr

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Nordin used 996 balloons to decorate a rectangular field. He placed each balloon, spaced equally from each other, to form the perimeter of the rectangular field. The number of balloons on the length of the field was 4 times the number of balloons placed on the breadth of the field. How many balloons did Nordin place along the length of the rectangular field?

Securing Video Conference Meeting Lessons

11 Apr

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Teachers are teaching from home. We are using the pro version of the video conference service. We have put in place security measures to prevent uninvited intruders.

As we continue our lessons remotely, we hope the experience gets better and better. Do sign in to Google classroom by our invites.

Home Based Learning – All Levels

9 Apr

 

The pictures above are Matharena teachers conducting remote lessons. Now all are at home conducting lessons. We have incorporated Google classroom into our delivery.

Lesson worksheets will be placed there, answers to your extra queries will be uploaded and selected recorded lessons will be uploaded so you can review it again.

Lessons continuing remotely

3 Apr

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We have started remote lessons on Saturday 28 March.

We have started with the upper primary and secondary students. It has been almost smooth sailing after the students and the teachers got used to Zoom. We will be exploring more tools and introduce more elements in our pedagogy. This will evolve in time.

We do appreciate feedback as to how we can improve the experience.

 

Lessons Suspended from Tomorrow, 26th Mar till 30th Apr 2020

25 Mar

Dear Parents and Students,

Given the latest advisory issued by the Ministry of Health, we will be suspending all lessons with effect from Thu, 26 Mar (tomorrow) to Thu, 30 Apr 2020.

More Info — Covid-19: Tuition Classes Suspended

Prior to this measure taking effect, the final ongoing lessons will be on 25 Mar 2020 (today). Should there be no further extension of the measures taken by the Government after 30 Apr, we will be replacing all affected weekly lessons from 25 May to 26 Jun 2020 in order to avoid disruption of the curriculum for the rest of the year. We will also reserve details of the replacement lesson arrangements till further notice.

We hope that you take your own everyday precautions to keep yourselves safe. Take care!

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List of Precautionary Measures to be Taken: Let’s Be Safe!

23 Mar

Dear Students, kindly follow the precautionary measures below when attending lessons here at Math Arena:

  1. Please wash your hands with hand soap available at the water basin before proceeding to classroom downstairs for your lesson. Hand sanitizers are available for use in the centre.
  2. Fill in the travel declaration form to declare (once) and sign if you have not done so.
  3. Before every lesson that you are attending, measure your own body temperature and record it on the temperature record form (same form as time sheet).
  4. If your body temperature is higher than 37.5°C, you are required to wait for another 5 minutes before a second measurement. If the second measurement is still higher than 37.5°C, you are required to leave the centre and head home immediately.
  5. If you are coughing (dry or wet), a surgical mask is compulsory and is to be worn at all times in the centre.
  6. Record down your time-in and do remember to write down your time-out before leaving the centre.
  7. At the start of every lesson, your tutor will be assigning the seats to ensure minimum contact between you and your classmate(s).
  8. Before the end of every lesson, you are required to use sanitary wipes to clean your respective area of use on class table and chair before the next class starts.
  9. If you are attending two lessons on the same day or will be studying here for at least 2 hours, do ensure that your hands are washed with hand soap for at least the second time.
  10. If you are using a plastic cup for drinking plain water, you are required to wash the plastic cup with dishwashing soup at the water basin upstairs.
  11. Do take your own everyday precautions to maintain space between yourself and others. You may wish to wash your hands with hand soap at the wash basin again before leaving the centre.

Note that if you are not feeling well*, whether or not you have sought medical help from a doctor, you should be staying and resting at home. If any of the above measures is/are not properly taken, our staff and tutors reserve the right to request you to leave the centre immediately.

*onset symptoms of flu, dry or wet cough, runny nose, temperature higher than 37.5°C

 

Note to all Parents:

  1. Please refrain from waiting for your child at the lounge area outside the classrooms to avoid crowding as much as possible.
  2. If you intend to wait outside our centre before your child’s lesson ends, you may wish to notify us via WhatsApp text so that our staff is aware and will remind your child to leave the centre immediately after the lesson.
  3. If it is necessary to accompany your child to his/her classroom or visit us at the front desk, please wash your hands with hand soap available at the water basin before heading downstairs.
  4. To parents who will be fetching their child after lesson(s), we strongly encourage you to do so punctually. You may ask us via WhatsApp if you are not sure what time your child’s lesson officially ends. (Our tutors will not extend any lesson unnecessarily.)
  5. Do take your own everyday precautions to maintain space between yourself and others.

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Let’s stay hygienic and cooperative in order to overcome the adversity together!

Happy Lunar New Year!

25 Jan

Dear Parents and Students,

There is no lesson from 24 to 29 Jan (Friday to Wednesday) as Math Arena will be closed from the eve to day 5 of the Lunar New Year month. We will resume lessons from next Thu, 30 Jan 2020 onwards.

Wishing all an abundance of good health and prosperity in the Year of the Rat!  賀歲迎春,吉祥如意!

Have an enquiry? Send a text via WhatsApp to us at 8121 6628, or email to us admin@matharena.com.sg.

Contact us by WhatsApp

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Do contact us by sending your messages to us by WhatsApp if you cannot reach us by phone. It is very likely we are in the classroom.

Contact us by WhatsApp using this number 81216628.

Get a Head Start for AY2020 – Year End Holiday Program is Back!

23 Oct

School Holidays are coming!

Our Year End Holiday Program is back for all students who want to revise this year’s work and get prepared for school in the upcoming academic year!

November 18 to December 20, Mondays to Fridays

Check out our Year-End Holiday Schedule at Math Arena! Get 10% off for 1 full-course payment made by 9 Nov 2019 (Sat)

Hello Parents!

School holidays are just around the corner and they mark the end of yet another academic year. This means that it is time for fun and joy for our precious ones! We are excited to invite your children to join our Year End Holiday Program this coming school holidays. As always, our holiday program is designed to bring passion in learning, inspiration in enriching and achieving … PLUS PLUS PLUS!

 

Let’s Learn to Code! new*

(December 9 to 13)

This is the first time Math Arena will be conducting coding courses for students age 8 and above with experienced trainers from our partner CODE.HUB <Click this link to find out more about programs at Code.Hub!

Why Should I Join?

  • Easy to Learn

  • Enhance Creativity

  • Transferable Problem Solving Skills

  • Equipment and Notes provided

Compulsory Coding Enrichment School Classes in AY2020

These coding courses are available for a limited period of time only, so do take some time off this school holidays to enrich yourselves and join us on the learning journey!

Let’s Start from SCRATCH (Recommended for Ages 8 to 11) – Scratch is a visual coding software that enables users to utilize media to construct and customize activities, animations, games and many more.

Learn skills such as Creative Thinking, Effective Communication, Systematic Analysis and Design Thinking. Click on the PDF link to find out more! <pdf>Sc100 Let’s Start from Scratch (FAQs included)

Machine Learning for Kids (Recommended for Ages 11 and above) – Machine Learning involves a set of methods that allows computers to take charge of decisions without guidance. This course introduces basic concepts in Machine Learning using ScratchX and Python.

Use Machine Learning in open-ended projects to your advantage. Teachers can also craft learning content for coding lessons. Click on the PDF link to find out more! <pdf>ML100 Machine Learning for Kids (FAQs included)

Everyone can Code with Python (Recommended for Ages 11 and above) – Python has always been one of the most popular coding languages to date and is popular among beginners due to its comprehensive structure of statements in a programming language.

Pick up useful your problem solving skills and concepts in coding. Click on the PDF link to find out more! <pdf>Py100 Everyone can Code with Python (FAQs included)

Computational Thinking with Python (for ages 11 and above) – This is an advanced course for pupils who have completed the basic Python Py100 course. Designed with challenge-based activities, this course is suitable for beginner programmers who want to improve their coding skills and enhance creativity in problem solving.

Click on the PDF link to find out more! <pdf>Py200 Computational Thinking with Python (FAQs included)

Got more questions about the coding courses? Feel free to send us a WhatsApp text (8121 6628) or email us to admin@matharena.com.sg and we will get back to you ASAP 🙂

PSLE A* Achievers (P6 Maths)

This course is a head-start in school syllabus P6 maths curriculum for prospective P6 pupils. This will be a good time to pick up skills to tackle higher-order challenging heuristic and non-routine problems, getting a competitive edge among your peers before the bustling year begins.

Topics covered include; 4 Operations in Algebraic Expressions, Problems involving Fractions/Ratio/Decimal/Percentage, Circles, Rate & Speed

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P4, P5 and P6 Fusion Math (preparing for NMOS/ RIPMWC/ APMOPS/ SMO)

This enrichment program is structured for students who want to challenge themselves on the advance content in the mathematics discipline and build a versatile skill set in high order problem solving, with intentions to clinch high tier awards in the local mathematical competitions.

Hwa Chong Institution – Singapore Mathematical Olympiad for Primary Schools 2019 (SMOPS) for P5-P6: March 2020

Raffles Institution Primary Mathematics World Contest (RIPMWC) for P5-P6: March 2020

NUS High School of Math & Science – National Mathematical Olympiad of Singapore (NMOS) for P4-P5: July 2020

ACSI Annual Mathlympics for all Singapore Primary Schools for P4-P5: July/ September 2020

Gauss Contest for P3-P6; Sec 1-2 (nonlocal): May 2020

Australian Mathematics Competition for P3-P6; Sec 1-4 (nonlocal): July/ August 2020

Science Program

The Science program stresses on the content and its delivery in an engaging manner. Hands-on experiments will be carried out during school holiday programs to build up pupil’s experimental knowledge.

 

Available levels: Primary 4 (Experimental Learning on Heat & Light Energy), Primary 5 (Experimental Learning on Electricity), Primary 6 High Achiever Science: Experimental Learning on Forces & Energy)

DSA Advanced Science (P5-P6)

This course is offered to prospective P6 students who will be sitting for the Year 1 admission (science) test to NUS High School in June 2020. Click here to find out more about admission to Year 1 (NUS High School of Math & Science). We welcome prospective P5 students to join this program as well, as an early preparation for upcoming written selection test(s).

At Math Arena, content of the DSA Advance Science (P6) course is divided into 3 modules:

Module 1: Biology (5-day Program)

Topics covered include; From Cells to Systems, Diffusion & Osmosis, Enzymes, General Health, Human Anatomy, Genetics & Heredity, Ecosystem

Module 2: Chemistry (5-day Program)

Topics covered include: Periodicity of Elements, Compounds & Mixtures, Kinetic Particle Theory, Atomic Structure & Chemical Bonding, Common Chemical Reactions, Separation Techniques

Module 3: Physics (5-day Program)

Topics covered include: Physical Quantities, Measurements & Conversion, Graphs of Kinematics, Mass, Weight & Density, Thermal Energy, Sound Energy, Force & Pressure, Light (Reflection, Refraction, Colours & Lens), Current & Practical Electricity

Should you have any further query regarding registration or lesson schedule, kindly send them to admin@matharena.com.sg.

Our Opening Hours

December School Holidays (18 Nov to 20 Dec 2019):

Mondays to Fridays: 10:00 am to 5:30 pm 

Our premises will be opened from 9:45 am onwards(Closed on Saturdays and Sundays, from 23 Dec till New Year’s Day)

School Terms 2020:

Mondays to Fridays: 3:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Saturdays: 9:30 am to 6:00 pm

(Closed on Sundays, Chinese New Year from 24 Jan till 29 Jan 2020, 21 Mar & 22 Mar (School Holidays), Good Friday 10 Apr, Labour Day 1 May, Vesak Day 7 May and Hari Raya Puasa 25 May)

 

— updated since 23 Oct 2019

September Holiday PSLE Maths and Science Revision Classes: “It’s the final lap, let’s finish strong!”

4 Sep

10% Early Bird Discount for payment made by 7 Sep 2019 (Sat). Click here for our latest September Holiday schedule. Sign up today!

PSLE MATHS: 9TH & 10TH SEP

Mon and Tue 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm

P6 pupils will be working on mock papers that comprise both short and long questions.

Practice is the other key ingredient for success in PSLE Math. Hence we are going to have an intensive program that has systematic coverage of PSLE math topics, emphasizes on higher order challenging problems and where pupils’ presentation of solutions will be fine-tuned.

PSLE SCIENCE: 10TH & 11TH SEP

Wed and Thu 1 pm to 4 pm

This program is designed with the intention to provide a final boost of science problem solving skills for students by attempting challenging science questions that require fundamentals of overlapping scientific concepts within the PSLE syllabus. Questions will place strong emphasis on the common misconceptions that most students will have.

Recent PSLE science trend suggests that there is an increased emphasis on questions pertaining to application and experiment scenarios. Students can expect to face many such questions. Students will also be reassessed on their ability to brainstorm relevant key words, providing them with a better understanding of delivering an answer that yields the maximum credit possible.

Should you have any further query regarding registration or lesson schedule, kindly send them to admin@matharena.com.sg or WhatsApp text to 8121 6628.