Archive | September, 2011

To our pupils from PSLE Class of 2011!

30 Sep

We have successfully concluded our special PSLE event, “Final Math Treat” last night. We had a lively discussion in class and then a small party.

As teachers, we have enjoyed very much teaching all our pupils…..each one with your unique strengths, personality and “idiosyncrasies” make every lesson enjoyable, fun, challenging but altogether a fruitful experience.

Like I always say to my P6 pupils from previous years, you are already champions in my eyes as I watch how you have grown, not just in academic capabilities, but in your confidence and character.

A post-PSLE party will be held on a Saturday in October. We’ll keep you informed.

Enjoy:  pictures from yesterday’s “Final Math Treat”!

Math Olympiad Competition Manual Book 2

22 Sep

Maths Olympiad Competition Manual is a series of three books written to introduce Mathematical Olympiad to young children and engage their interests in Mathematics at an early age. This is the second book of the series for children aged 9 to 10. The topics discussed in this book are carefully chosen by our experienced Olympiad trainers from MSO Pte Ltd. We hope to help young readers develop essential skills such as pattern recognition, logical reasoning and number sense, and a keen interest in Mathematics, not only for competitions, but also for future math related  studies.

Special Features

Each chapter begins with an Overview, followed by step-by-step worked Examples and Let’s Practice problems.

  • Demonstrate different methods
    in solving the same problem
  • Present detailed solution to
    practice problems
  • Large prints for easy reading
  • Interesting and non-routine
    problems (not necessarily difficult)

In everything, not only mathematics, practice makes perfect. The design of the book has taken children’s natural learning pattern into consideration. Being experienced in Olympiad training,
the authors have arranged the examples and practice problems with increasing difficulty. After introducing a concept, a few basic problems will follow to consolidate the concept before going into more complicated applications. This gives students a good mathematical standing for more advanced learning in the future.

Who is this book for?

Primary 3 and Primary 4 students

How to use this book?

This manual would be an excellent supplementary workbook to students who have been through Olympiad training with Math Arena. The practice problems could refresh their memories, sharpen their problem-solving skills and eventually advance their competition techniques to ace the actual
competitions.

For students without Math Olympiad background, this is a most appropriate starting book.  We have made conscious effort to present clear and detailed explanations so that students can gain a good insight into the type of problems dealt with in the competition.  The design of the manual has made it accessible for those without Olympiad background. Thus, this is a good exposure book even for students who are not very keen on the actual competition.

Getting away from routine Syllabus math, this book presents interesting and fun-filled problems for young readers to explore. Thus, it is a great book to stimulate more interest in math and nurture the inquisitiveness of the mind. This, in fact, has more long-lasting impact to future math-related learning than a mere good result in the competition. Imagine how much joy we can get just by seeing our children simply enjoying the process of learning?

Price

S$13 per copy

Interested parents please feel free to browse through our copy at the counter @ Math Arena or ask any of our staff for more information.

To My PSLE Students … Keep in Touch.

20 Sep

As a teacher, spending so much time with my students, I cannot help but feel for you as you had worked hard towards that moment.

For my PSLE students, it is probably one of your most intense period of your school life.

You are now soon secondary school students … teenagers … nearly an adult, but not quite.

Many a times,  to my delight and pleasure,  that you all grew from strength to strength …

I agree with parents who talked to me, PSLE and getting an A* is not everything.

To those who achieve their goals, you know your hard work brought you there.

To my students, all of you aimed high. You displayed so much confidence. You are winners in my eyes.

My last word is this … sometimes life’s better lessons are those that you pick yourself up and try again.

Have fun …  and maybe i see you again. So who is organising the BBQ?