The whole 6 years of primary school life culminate with the Primary School Leaving Exam. For those who use Math to gain direct admission to Hwa Chong Institution or any others, competition math is certainly important. But for almost all, PSLE is the key concern.

Syllabus Math is the core mathematics to master for PSLE. At Math Arena, equal emphasis is placed on teaching Syllabus Math and our success will be in no small part, having our students do well in their school exams and ultimately in PSLE.

What’s the recipe for a conducive class for students to learn in? The crucial ingredient is the teacher. The sauce is the rapport — a 2 way street of interaction between the teacher and the students and it starts with the teacher. It is important for a child not to go to another place where he is being pressured to be a good student. That could happen in school or even in the home.

It is a given that our math teachers must possess superior knowledge with a toolbox of mathematical methods to impart to the class. Our up to date content is built up by a team of math teachers. The crucial component is to get the class motivated to learn and absorb.

Ultimately let’s get our children to enjoy the journey to learn math and acquire its knowledge. The good results come naturally after that. In the end, we should not be overly paranoid…. life is more than a single test or exam.