Mentoring Season 3 (Sem. 2): Preparation for Sch Syllabus Exams

1 Sep
18 (Mon) 1 (Mon) 1 (Thu) 1 (Sat)
19 (Tue) 2 (Tue) 2 (Fri)
20 (Wed) 3 (Wed) 3 (Sat) 3 (Mon) Sci Sprint
21 (Thu) 4 (Thu) 4 (Tue)
22 (Fri) 5 (Fri) 5 (Mon) 5 (Wed)
23 (Sat) 6 (Sat) 6 (Tue) 6 (Thu)
  7 (Wed) 7 (Fri)
25 (Mon) 8 (Mon) 8 (Thu) 8 (Sat)
26 (Tue) 9 (Tue) National Day 9 (Fri)
27 (Wed) 10 (Wed) 10 (Sat) 10 (Mon)
28 (Thu) AMC 11 (Thu) 11 (Tue)
29 (Fri) 12 (Fri) 12 (Mon) Hari Raya Haji 12 (Wed)
30 (Sat) 13 (Sat) 13 (Tue) 13 (Thu)
  14 (Wed) 14 (Fri)
  15 (Mon) 15 (Thu) 15 (Sat)
  16 (Tue) 16 (Fri)
  17 (Wed) 17 (Sat) 17 (Mon)
  18 (Thu)   18 (Tue)
  19 (Fri) 19 (Mon) 19 (Wed)
  20 (Sat) 20 (Tue) 20 (Thu)
  21 (Wed) 21 (Fri)
22 (Mon) 22 (Thu) 22 (Sat)
23 (Tue) 23 (Fri) Math Sprint
24 (Wed) 24 (Sat) 24 (Mon)
25 (Thu)   25 (Tue)
26 (Fri) 26 (Mon) 26 (Wed)
27 (Sat) 27 (Tue) Math Sprint 27 (Thu)
  28 (Wed) 28 (Fri)
29 (Mon) 29 (Thu) 29 (Sat) Deepavali
30 (Tue) 30 (Fri)
31 (Wed)    


3.30 – 5.00 pm (Pri & Sec Sci)

5.30 – 7.00 pm (Sec Sci)


3.30 – 5.00 pm (Pri & Sec Sci)

5.30 – 7.00 pm (Pri & Sec Math, & Sec Sci)

7.30 – 9.00 pm (Pri & Sec Math)


3.30 – 5.00 pm (Pri & Sec Sci)


3.30 – 5.00 pm (Pri & Sec Sci)

5.30 – 7.00 pm (Pri & Sec Math)

7.30-9.00pm (Pri Math)


3.30 – 5.00 pm (Pri & Sec Math)

5.30 – 7.00 pm (Pri & Sec Sci)


4.00 – 5.30 pm (Pri Math)

Privileged Fee:

Math Arena current (semester) pupils only**: $30 x 4 sessions (min. per sem) = $120

**Subjected to Math and/or Sci course enrolment in 2nd Semester

Math Arena current P5 Heuristic & P6 A* Achievers pupils can utilize their $30 voucher for syllabus math mentoring sessions only.

Regular Fee:

$50 per session for Primary level school syllabus maths or science

$60 per session for Secondary level school syllabus maths or science

Prior arrangement & confirmation by payment ONLY.

Email us >> or WhatsApp to 8121 6628 to sign up.  Other terms and conditions apply.

* The final available date for mentoring:

PSLE Sci – 21 Sep (Wed)

PSLE Math – 22 Sep (Thu)

Sec Math & Sci – 31 Oct (Mon)


*PSLE Final Math Sprint is on:

23 Sep (Fri) & 27 Sep (Tue)

4.00 – 6.30 pm

Fee: $180

*PSLE Final Science Sprint is on:

1 Oct (Sat) & 3 Oct (Mon)

4.00 – 6.30 pm

Fee: $180


December Holiday Program 2016: Get Ahead for 2017!

11 Aug

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What’s your GOAL in 2017?

Looking for a head-start competition enrichment or school syllabus lessons for your child?  Our December Holiday Program provides preparation for your children in the upcoming AY2017!

November 21 to December 23, Mondays to Fridays


Check out our Year-End Holiday Schedule at Math Arena now! Get 10% off for full-course payment that reached us by 05 Nov 2016 (Sat).

Dear Parents,

Time flies.  Days pass us by quickly.  The school holidays are almost upon us again.  This means that it is time for fun and joy for our precious ones!

We are excited to invite you to participate in our December Holiday Program at the end of 2016.  As always, our holiday program is designed to bring passion in learning, inspiration in achieving and many more to your child.


PSLE A* Achievers

This course is a head-start in school syllabus math curriculum for P6 pupils in 2017.  Before the busy P6 year begins, school holidays will be a good time to pick up skills to tackle higher-order challenging heuristic and non-routine problems.  The course also builds up student’s foundation in their P5 work.

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


Fusion Math

This enrichment course is meant for students who are keen to take on advance learning in math, as well as to build a strong foundation in various topics in order to solve high order problems in line with local and nonlocal math competitions.

Fusion Math P6

This program is designed to enhance problem solving skills in pupils who are interested to take part in the Singapore Mathematical Olympiad for Primary Schools (SMOPS) competition in 2017.  This competition is organised by Hwa Chong Institution.

Topics covered include; Circles, Permutations & Combinations, Kinematics & Relative Velocity

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 (Experimental Learning on Forces & Energy)

DSA Advance Science P6

This course is offered to prospective P6 students who wish to advance their learning in the Sciences.  Click here to find out more about the MOE DSA-Sec (Direct School Admission) Exercise.  Click here to find out more about the Year 1 selection test to NUS High School.


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

Module 1: Biology (5 days in 2016 December Holiday Program)

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

Module 2: Physics (3 days in 2016 December Holiday Program OR 3 days in 2017 March Holiday Program)

Topics covered include; Physical Quantities, Measurements & Conversion, Graphs of Kinematics, Mass, Weight & Density, Thermal Energy, Sound Energy, Force & Pressure

Module 3: Physics/Chemistry (5 days in 2017 June Holiday Program)

Topics covered include; Periodicity of Elements, Compounds & Mixtures, Kinetic Particle Theory, Atomic Structure & Chemical Bonding, Common Chemical Reactions, Separation Techniques, Light (Reflection, Refraction, Colours & Lens), Current & Practical Electricity


Interested to sign up for our weekly classes in the next academic semester?  Click here for the latest 2017 Semester 1 schedule!

2017 Semester 1 Early Bird Discount for full courses only: 10% from now till 02 Dec 2016 (Fri); 5% from 03 Dec till 23 Dec 2016 (Fri)

Should you have any further query regarding registration or lesson schedule, kindly send them to

Our Opening Hours

December School Holidays 2016:

Mondays to Fridays: 10.00 am to 6.30 pm

(Closed on Saturdays and Sundays, from Christmas Eve till 8 Jan 2017)

School Terms 2017:

Mondays to Fridays: 3.30 pm to 9.30 pm

Saturdays: 9.30 am to 5.30 pm

(Closed on Sundays, from New Year’s Day till 8 Jan 2017, CNY from 27 Jan till 2 Feb 2017, 18 & 19 Mar 2017, Good Friday, Labour Day & Vesak Day, 27 & 28 May 2017)

PSLE Math Problem Sums Preparation: Hard Questions from Students

2 Sep

Hi girls and boys,

PSLE IS coming, use these videos as part of your preparation

Advanced Concepts in Acids, Bases and Salts

17 Aug

  • Types of Oxides

  • Soluble and Insoluble Salts

  • Methods of Preparation of Salts

  • Comprehensive questions that work through interconnected ideas

    This workshop is for students who have done our  Basic Concepts in Acids, Bases and Salts workshop. New students can join in too  as it is likely you have covered this topic in school. This workshop is to strengthen the student’s understanding further.

27 August (Sat) 2:30 to 5:00pm &

29 August (Mon) 6:30 to 9pm

 Fee: $140 per workshop

PSLE Science Final Sprint

12 Aug


What’s the focus?

  • Application questions
  • Challenging structured questions
  • Answering techniques & analysis
  • Clarification of common misconceptions

Who should attend?

P6 students who would like to improve on

their Booklet B performance.

How is the course conducted?

  • This program is designed with the intention to give students a final boost of science problem solving skills by attempting challenging science questions that require stable fundamentals of overlapping scientific concepts. 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.
Day/Date Time Fee (2 sessions)
Saturday, Oct 1 &

Monday, Oct 3

4.00 pm to 6.30 pm* $180

PSLE Math Help for Julian : Fraction Ratio Percentage Question

9 Aug

Mrs Devi had a total of 286 blue and red pens.She sold 75% of the blue pens and bought another 59 red pens.After that,she has an equal number of blue and red pens.How many blue pens did she have at first?

This is a Primary 5 question.

This question is not difficult but if you were to use bar models, it might get a bit complicated.


2016 PSLE Maths Final Sprint is on 23rd & 27th Sep

3 Aug


Math Arena will be conducting PSLE Maths Final Sprint for Primary 6 students who will be sitting for the PSLE Maths paper on 2 October 2016.

Summary of Lesson

  1. A guide on topical skills, proper time management and checking of answers.
  2. Discussion on clues and strategies to problem solving questions from recent preliminary exam papers.
  3. Special attention on geometry, speed and non-routine problems.
  • Friday, 23 Sep — 4.00 to 6.30pm
  • Tuesday, 27 Sep — 4.00 to 6.30pm

Fee : $180.




PSLE FRP Math: Why cross multiply?

25 Jul


A subscriber of asked:

Hi! My daughter has been watching some of the FRP videos and the most recent 
one she is looking at is the P6 Set B Rev Up. 
She realised that "cross multiplication" occurred many times. 
She does not understand why she must cross multiply. 
Is that a special method? 
How does it work? I would be grateful if you could help us. 
Thank you very much! 
Warm regards Kelly :)

Our reply:

–This part of the working for our students will be the mechanical part of the working after the set up. A quick way to understand is: 1u + 10 / 5u – 30  = 1/3

So essentially you are cross multiplying the above.

–You could understand it through equality …meaning: 2/3 = 4/6, cross multiply you get 6X2 = 3X4 . So cross multiplication holds true.

If you are drawing bar models, you could explain it with parts and units. So 3 of (1u + 10) equals 1 of (5u – 30). You can draw the 1u as a rectangular block.

Thank you so much!! My daughter understands the bar model
She says she now knows how to use the cross multiplication method. 
Thank you and the teacher very much for helping her.

Warm regards & with gratitude
Kelly :)

We are happy to reply to our subscribers.


JC H2 Maths Topic Outline

19 Jul


Contact us at for help in your JC Math. Mentoring for JC Physics also available.

Topic Level
Pure Mathematics
Graphing JC1
Functions JC1
Equations & Inequalities JC1
Sequences & Series: Arithmetic (AP) and Geometric (GP) JC1
Sequences & Series: General, Sigma Notation, Method of Differences JC1
Mathematical Induction JC1
Differentiation Techniques JC1
Differentiation Applications JC1
Integration Techniques JC1
Integration Applications JC1
Power Series (Maclaurin) JC1
Differential Equations JC1
Vectors (1) – Basic Concepts, Dot Product & Cross Product JC2
Vectors (2) – Lines JC2
Vectors (3) – Planes JC2
Complex Numbers JC2
Permutations and Combinations JC2
Probability JC2
Discrete Random Variables JC2
Binomial Distribution JC2
Normal Distribution JC2
Sampling Theory JC2
Hypothesis Testing JC2
Correlation & Regression JC2

☺ This is only a typical sequence of topics. Different schools teach them in different orders. Please inform us of your school’s Scheme of Work for Mathematics, if/when available. Our tutor will customise the lessons according your schools’ current and impending topics. If you require revision of previous topics, please inform us also, and we will think of a way to help you.

☺ Our worksheets are carefully designed, based on the latest syllabus and trends of the types of questions, and based on more than 20 years’ experience in diagnosing students’ common difficulties and misconceptions. During lessons, we provide special tips / techniques and problem-solving guidance.

Please inform us of impending school tests and exams. We provide revision sheets, mock tests and mock exams to prepare students to maximise their readiness to tackle the rigour of school summative assessments.


Applying statistics in the bukit batok election

H2 Math Tips

H2 Math Tip : Common difficulty for inverse functions

H2 Math Tip : Composite Finctions — Common difficulty

Mole Concept and Stoichiometry Workshop

4 Jul


Mole Concept and Stoichiometry is one of the harder topics for GCE ‘O’ Levels / IB / IP Chemistry students to grasp when it is not quickly mastered at the start. The concept combines Mathematical Calculations with Chemistry theory and once that becomes clearer, it should not become a stumbling block anymore.

Workshop Dates:

Basic Mole Concept and Stoichiometry:    4 July (Mon) & 8 July (Fri) Time: 6 to 9pm

Advanced Mole Concept and Stoichiometry: 18 July (Mon) & 22 July (Fri) Time: 6 to 9pm

Basic Concepts in Acids, Bases & Salts (theory+exercises): 25 July (Mon) & 29 July (Fri) Time: 6 to 9pm

Advance Concepts in Acids, Bases & Salts (exercises): 30 July (Sat) 9.30am to 12.30pm & 1 August (Mon) 6 to 9pm

Fee: $140 per workshop

To sign up, email to or whatsapp to 8121 6628.