Join Our Holiday Program this School Holidays! (June 2019)

22 May

3 JUNE to 28 JUNE (Mondays to Fridays)

For an individual student signing up 1 full course (all sessions indicated): 5% Early Bird Discount for payment made by 27 May 2019 (Mon). Click here for our latest Jun Holiday schedule. Sign up today!

PSLE A* Achievers

This June, P6 pupils will work on mock papers that comprise of both short and long questions. This is a good time for all pupils to go through a comprehensive revision before the preliminary exams.

As usual, trainer’s explanation of difficult concepts in class is key to helping pupils clarify doubts and misconceptions so pupils are strongly encouraged to ask questions in class.

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.

It’s almost the last stretch, boys and girls….. let’s stay focused and push on for the A*!








The Preliminary Round of the National Mathematical Olympiad of Singapore will be held on 3 Jul 2019 (Wed). Top scorers will be invited to the Special Round on 23 Jul 2019 (Tue). A separate training class for top scorers invited to the Special Round will be conducted in July (details to be confirmed later in Term 3).

We continue our intensive training to help P4 and P5 pupils in their preparation for the coming NMOS competition. Knowledge, understanding and skills will be built up through active teaching and learning in class.

Working on simulated mock papers will also give pupils more exposure to the topics and questions most relevant to the competition.

P5 Problem Solving Heuristic

Primary 5 is a crucial period of learning for pupils as they head towards their PSLE next year. As essential skills are taught, pupils build up a stronger foundation and their ability and confidence soar. Topics covered this June:

  • Average
  • Rate, Volume
  • Decimal, percentage, ratio, fraction
  • Area of triangles
  • Properties of triangles, quadrilaterals

We see this in pupils who started their P5 year with us, soaring ahead in their P6 year. We are happy for them, especially those who initially came in with low marks and lacked confidence.

As always, trainers will explain strategies in class but pupils’ attentiveness and diligence in practice is still key to their achievements. Time to work hard, boys and girls!

Science Program

The Science program emphasizes 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 5 (Experimental Learning on Photosynthesis & Respiration), Primary 6 (Open-Ended Intensive Revision for PSLE)

DSA Advance Science (P6)

This course is offered to 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 (NUS High School of Math and Science) to be held on Sat, 6 Jul 2019.

Available modules in June 2019:

Biology Module (5-day Program)

Topics covered include; Cells, Diffusion & Osmosis, Enzymes, General Health, Human Anatomy, Genetics & Heredity, Ecosystems

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

Our Opening Hours

June School Holidays 2019:

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

(Closed on Saturdays and Sundays, Hari Raya Puasa 5 June)

School Term 3 to 4 of 2019 from 1 July onwards: (Click Here for Semester 2’s Class Schedule new!)

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

Saturdays – 9:30 am to 6:00 pm

(Closed on Sundays, National Day Fri 9 Aug, Hari Raya Haji Sun 11 Aug, Deepavali Sun 27 Oct)

Happy Labour Day!

1 May

Dear Parents and Students,

There is no lesson today as our centre is closed on Labour Day. We will reopen this Thursday, 2nd May.

Wednesday classes will resume (as per schedule) next Wednesday, 8th May. Have a good day ahead!


APMOPS Invitation Round Training (May 2019)

29 Apr

Click here to see individual results for SMOPS (Round 1) held on 6th April 2019.

Competition details for APMOPS 2019 Invitation Round 

1. Date of Competition

Saturday, 1st Jun 2019

2. Venue of Competition 

Hwa Chong Institution (High School Section)

3. Eligibility

The top 4% of the participants or the top 150 participants, whichever is lower, in Round 1 of the local competition (SMOPS) will be invited for the Invitation Round. Up to top 10 participants from each overseas centre will also be invited for the Invitation Round.

4. Scoring of Competition Papers 

The total marks for the paper will be 100 marks, which are allotted as follows:

Question 1 to 4: 4 marks each.

Question 5 to 8: 5 marks each.

Question 9 to 12: 6 marks each.

Question 13 and 14: 20 marks each.

No working is required for Questions 1 to 12. Marks will be awarded for the correct final answer.
For Question 13 and 14, all working must be clearly shown. Omission of essential steps will result in loss of marks. 

@Math Arena

Standard working presentation techniques on selected questions from past years’ round 2 (APMOPS/ RIPMWC/ SMO) papers will be taught in this training course.

We are located at Blk 488B, Tampines Street 45 (near Dunman Sec Sch).


MAY 20th    Mon 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

MAY 22nd   Wed 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

MAY 25th    Sat 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM

MAY 27th    Mon 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

MAY 29th    Wed 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Topic scope of 5 sessions:

-Geometry: Angles, Circles, Triangles & Quadrilaterals (including geometric proofs)

-Combinatorics: Counting Principles involving restrictions

-Number Theory: Factors, Multiples & Divisibility

Net Fee (^5 sessions): $450

^Minimum of 4 sessions for prorated fee. No make up lesson will be conducted.

For further enquiry, kindly send email to us at or WhatsApp text to 8121 6628.

(Updated as at 29th Apr 2019)

Have a blessed Good Friday!

19 Apr

Dear Parents and Students,

There is no lesson today as our centre is closed on Good Friday. We will reopen this Saturday, 20 April.

Friday classes will resume (as per schedule) next Friday, 26 April. Enjoy your weekend!


Mentoring Schedule: 2019 Term 1 & 2 – Preparing for CA1/SA1

5 Mar


February March April May
Mon 25 Fri 1 Mon 1 Wed 1 (Labour Day)
Tue 26 Sat 2 Tue 2 Thu 2
Wed 27 Wed 3 Fri 3
Thu 28 Mon 4 Thu 4 Sat 4
Tue 5 Fri 5
Wed 6 Sat 6 Mon 6
Thu 7 Tue 7
Fri 8 Mon 8 Wed 8
Sat 9 Tue 9 Thu 9
Wed 10 Fri 10
Mon 11 Thu 11 Sat 11
Tue 12 Fri 12
Wed 13 Sat 13 Mon 13
Thu 14 Tue 14
Fri 15 Mon 15 Wed 15
Sat 16 Tue 16 Thu 16 (Gauss Contest)
Wed 17 Fri 17
Mon 25 Thu 18 Sat 18
Tue 26 Fri 19 (Good Friday)
Wed 27 Sat 20
Thu 28
Fri 29 Mon 22
Sat 30 Tue 23
Wed 24
Thu 25
Fri 26
Sat 27
Mon 29
Tue 30


3:30 – 5:15 pm (Pri Math, Pri Sci, Sec Math, Sec Sci)

5:15 – 7:00 pm (Pri Math, Sec Math, JC Math)


3:30 – 5:15 pm (Pri Sci, Sec Math, Sec Sci)

5:15 – 7:00 pm (Pri Math)

7:30 – 9:15 pm (Pri Math)


3:30 – 5:15 pm (Pri Math)

5:15 – 7:00 pm (Sec Math, JC Math)

7:30 – 9:15 pm (Sec Math, JC Math)


3:30 – 5:15 pm (Pri Math, Pri Sci, Sec Math, Sec Sci)


3:30 – 5:15 pm (Pri Math)

5:15 – 7:00 pm (Pri Math)

7:30 – 9:15 pm (Pri Math, Sec Math)


9:30 – 11:15 am (Sec Math, JC Math)

2:00 – 3:45 pm (Pri Math)

4:00 – 5:45 pm (Pri Math)

Minimum of 3 sessions for Math Arena current pupils (semester 1) to register:  Discount available for mentoring fee is subjected to course enrolment period in semester 1. Kindly WhatsApp text to 8121 6628 or email to us ( to enquire about fee payment.

Mentoring Fee:

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

$70 per session for Secondary level school syllabus maths or science (IP/O’/N’)

$75 per session for Junior College level school syllabus maths (H1 and H2)

Session arrangement & confirmation by prior payment only

Other terms and conditions apply.

*updated as at 04 Mar 2019

Happy Chinese New Year!

4 Feb

Dear Parents and Students,

There is no lesson from 4 to 9 Feb (Mon to Sat) as Math Arena will be closed for CNY break. We will resume lessons from next Mon, 11 Feb 2019 onwards.

Have a prosperous lunar new year!  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

Olympiad Math — Sprint Style Questions

10 Jan


  1. List the 17th multiple of 8.
  2. Find the first 2 common multiples of the 7 and 11.
  3. Find the HCF of 168 and 236.
  4. Find the least number which should be added to 2497 so that the sum is exactly divisible by 3, 4, 5 and 6.
  5. When freshly plucked from a tree, 80% of a pear consists of water. After being exposed to the sun for an hour, 25% of the water had evaporated. What percentage of the pear consists of water now?
  6. The tickets for a dinner show were sold at $150 each. When the ticket price was reduced, the number of customers tripled and the total earnings doubled. By how much was the ticket price reduced?
  7. In an amusement park, adults and children were charged $13 and $6.50 respectively for a ride. A total of $3022.50 was collected from fewer than 400 of them. What was the smallest possible number of adults who took the ride?
  8. The number sequence is as follows:

    18, 21, 16, 23, 14, 25……

    Find the next 4 number in the sequence.

  9. At the end of the Olympics, all 20 sportsmen each representing a different country, shook hands with each of the other 19 sportsmen. How many handshakes were there?
  10. If the difference between 100x + 10y + z and 10z + y is 10x + z, what digits do x, y and z stand for?


1. Write your answers in the comments section (1 entry per student). Ensure your name and answers are clear.

2. Star tokens will be awarded to the first three current Math Arena students who got all 10 answers correct (answers will only be disclosed by then). Our teacher’s decision is final.

3. Calculator of any model is not allowed. Submit your working steps on a piece of paper to a teacher separately.