Archive | October, 2015

We are taking a break … WhatsApp us instead!

22 Oct

Our centre will be closed from 27 October to 17 November 2015, so that all our trainers can take a break, except for pre-arranged individual coaching sessions and replacement lessons. We will still do our best to answer your emails and reply to you via WhatsApp.

  1. WhatsApp to our mobile line 8121 6628  OR

  2. Send an email to admin@matharena.com.sg

Comparing Bar Model and Non Bar Model Solutions

20 Oct

barmodelThis is Part 2 and it continues from our previous post :Freed from Bar Models.





Year End Holiday Program 2015… Get Ready for 2016!

19 Oct

successLooking for a head-start enrichment or syllabus lessons for your child?  Our Year-End Holiday Program provides preparation for your children in the upcoming academic year!

November 23 to December 23, Mondays to Fridays

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Check out our Year-End Holiday Schedule at Math Arena now!

Dear Parents,

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

We are excited to invite you to participate in our Year End Holiday Programme. As always, our holiday programme is designed to bring passion in learning, inspiration in achieving, …. to your child.

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PSLE A* Achievers

This course is a head-start class for P5 pupils going to P6 next year. Before the busy P6 year begins, they can start to learn skills to handle higher-order challenging problems during the holidays. The course also builds up students’ foundation in their P5 work.

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Fusion Math

This enrichment course is meant for students who are keen to take on advanced learning in Mathematics, as well as to build a strong foundation in topics in line with Mathematics competitions.  Students will learn essential skills which are eventually useful for them as they tackle problems involving mathematical thinking.

Fusion Math P6

This programme is designed to enhance Math Olympiad skills in pupils who are interested to take part in the Singapore Mathematical Olympiad for Primary Schools (SMOPS) competition in 2016. This competition is organised by Hwa Chong Institution.

Algebra Transition / Strategic Learning for Secondary Math Workshops

Click here to find out more about this course.

Science Program

Science classes are available for Primary 4 to 6 students. Our strength is in the content and delivery of the lessons in an engaging manner. Hands-on experiments will be carried out during holidays to build up pupils’ experimental knowledge.

DSA Advanced 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.

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At Math Arena, the content of the DSA Advanced Science (P6) course is divided into 3 phases (number of lessons and per lesson duration subject to change):

Phase 1: 2015 Year-End Holiday Program (10 lessons in 5 days)

Phase 2: 2016 March Holiday Program (6 lessons in 3 days)

Phase 3: 2016 June Holiday Program (10 lessons in 5 days)

Interested to sign up for our weekly classes in the next academic semester?  Click here for the latest 2016 Semester 1 schedule!

2016 Semester 1 EBD for full courses only: 5% from 2 Dec till 24 Dec 2015

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

Our Opening Hours

Year-End School Holidays 2015:

Mondays to Fridays: 9.30 am to 5.30 pm

(closed on Saturdays and Sundays, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day)

School Terms 2016:

Mondays to Fridays: 4.30 pm to 9.30 pm

Saturdays: 9.30 am to 5.30 pm

(closed on Sundays, New Year’s Day, from Eve of Chinese New Year to CNY Day 4, March 18-20, Good Friday March 25, and Labour Day)

2015 Year End SPECIAL Holiday Programs

18 Oct

believeGetting a Head Start for 2016 this coming December School Holidays?

2015 Year End Holiday Program is the answer!

 

1.

Strategic Learning Workshop

for Secondary School Mathematics

Date:

7 to 10 Dec 2015 (Mon to Thu) at 2pm to 5pm

or

14 to 17 Dec 2015 (Mon to Thu)at 9.45am to 12.45pm

Fee: $420

 

P6 pupils from Math Arena’s Semester 2 classes are entitled to a $20 Discount Voucher when they join this workshop.

This course is for all students who have just completed their PSLE as well as for current Sec 1 pupils.

Pupils going to/from Integrated Programme Schools will be given special mojo.

This workshop is to prepare pupils for the rigours of secondary school mathematics in Singapore… … and

instil in them the correct learning habits, examination tactics and mathematics problem solving skills.

Pupils can learn:

* the challenges secondary school students face

* Overview of various mathematics curricula

* Relative difficulty levels of various types of schools

* leveraging on your current knowledge

* managing your psychology: Coping with Competition, emotions

* forming good habits, attitudes : habits of mind, study skills

* planning, getting organised, metacognition

* the Ultimate Secret to conquering all maths problems

* deep learning, superficial learning and strategic learning

* Attitudes: Cultivating a Growth Mindset

* Self-Directed Learning: being resourceful

* reflection, learning from mistakes

* making sense: mind-mapping

As an example of strategic learning, participants will be taken through learning a Secondary One topic in depth.  

Pupils who attend this workshop can choose to also attend the Algebra Transition Workshop which concentrates on algebra learning.

To sign up, drop us an email at admin@matharena

 

2. Algebra Transition Workshop

Date: 7 to 10 Dec 2015 (Mon to Thu) at 9.45am – 12.45pm

OR     14 to 17 Dec 2015 (Mon to Thu) at 2.00 – 5.00pm

Fee: $360

P6 pupils from Math Arena’s Semester 2 classes are entitled to a $20 Discount Voucher when they join this workshop.

This course is for pupils who have just completed their PSLE and are looking forward to continue their formal education in a secondary school or an IP school.  Current Sec 1 pupils can also join in this workshop.

Pupils can learn:

*short introduction and history of Algebra
* why learn algebra
* learning the language of Algebra
* formulating equations
* Rules of Algebra: What you can and cannot do
* solving equations using algebra
* solving word problems using algebra
* the link between Algebra and other methods
* Faux algebra: Old wine in New Bottles?
* Psychology: comfort zone and inhibition
* how to learn the algebraic method effectively

3. ‘O’ Level Math Bridging Module

Date: 21 to 23 Dec 2015 (Mon to Wed) at 10.00am – 1.00pm

Fee: $270

For Sec 2 students who are looking forward to kick start Upper Secondary Math, this is the course for you!  Revision of core topics such as algebra and geometry in Sec 2 Math will be done in order to advance pedagogically into the basis of the ‘O’ level Math syllabus.  This course is suitable for students offering Mathematics and/or Additional Maths at upper secondary level.  Check out our blog at www.matharena.com.sgfor more details.

Details of the topics covered:

*Quadratic Expression Factorization

*Solving Quadratic Equation: by Graphical & Completing the Square Methods

*Quadratic Equation: Formulation & Theory of Roots

*Polynomial Expressions & Functions

*Indices, Surds & the Standard Form

*Basic Trigonometry

4. Head Start to ‘O’ Level Physics

Date: 14 to 16 Dec 2015 (Mon to Wed) at 2.00 – 5.00pm

Fee: $270

Suitable for: Prospective Sec 3 students offering Physics under Combined Science or Pure Physics in 2016

For Sec 2 students who are looking forward to kick start Upper Secondary Physics.  Notes, tips and the questions worked on will provide students with a stable start for the first school term.

*Course topics include Kinematics, Forces, Turning Effect of Forces and Energy

5. Android Programming Course

3 days of fun-filled programming course for pupils by Teacher James!

Date: 18 to 20 Nov (Wed to Fri) at 3.00 – 6.00pm

Fee: $150 (Normal Price is $250)

About Teacher James, the instructor:

James formerly worked at BT Global services and Accenture. He is a practising programmer skilled in a number of platforms and languages such as Java. Currently his interest is in education and mobile and web programming.

Pre-Requisites

1) No coding experience required (advanced learners can also join this course where you will be directed to do a project, so let us know if you are already coding)

2) A good laptop (3 year old or newer) with Chrome or Firefox browser

3) An Android Hand-phone

Course

1) A fun-filled 3-days course to learn mobile programming

2) At the end of the course, publish your app into Google Store

3) You will learn programming by programming simple apps and

4) Finally… design and build your own app

5) You will learn many programming principles

Hooray – Be on your way to become a big time programmer and entrepreneur and be the next Mark Zuckerberg!  We will furnish more details on our blog at http://www.matharena.com.sg.  Reply this email for enquiries or to register today!

6. DSA Advanced Science (Chemistry/Biology)

Date: 14 to 18 Dec (Mon to Fri)

Time: 2.00 – 5.15pm

Fee: $600

$528 for payment received by Mon, 26 Oct.

$570 for payment received from Tue, 27 Oct till Mon, 16 Nov.

A Science Hub Program that provides a competitive edge above the regular syllabus range to cater to different focal areas for high ability students.  Syllabus range covers general science at Secondary level divided into 2 partial modules: Chemistry/Biology (2015 Year End Holiday), and Chemistry/Physics (2016 June Holiday).

7. Lower Secondary Science Experimental Learning

About Mr. Peter Lim

Peter Lim has authored many well-received and popular physics and chemistry guide books for secondary schools. With over 20 years of teaching experience in Science, Peter has trained teachers and developed a comprehensive and exciting hands-on Science Programme for primary schools. Students under his tutorage have developed an understanding of science and naturally, this translates into better grades and accomplishments in classes and examinations.

Date & Time: To be Confirmed

Fee: $360

P6 pupils from Math Arena’s Semester 2 classes are entitled to a $20 Discount Voucher when they join this workshop.

Check out some videos of Peter Lim’s experiments in Sneak Peak Science in Motion Program in 2014!

8. Normal Holiday Program Schedule

Before the Exam

10 Oct

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Math Rev-Up for SA2 Preparation

6 Oct

Conducted during the PSLE Marking Days

Date:          19 & 21 Oct (Mon & Wed) (High Ability Group);

                    20 & 22 (Tue & Thu) ( Middle Ability Group)

Time:          2.00 – 4.30pm

Fee:            $100 for 2 sessions

Call us at 6781 9325; whatsapp to 8121 6628 or email us at admin@matharena.com.sg to register.

Android Programming Course

5 Oct

3 days of fun-filled programming course for pupils…..by Teacher James. 

Date: 18 to 20 Nov (Wed to Fri) at 3pm to 6pm

or 8 to 10 Dec (Tue to Thu) at 2pm to 5pm

Fee: $150 (Normal Price is $250)

 About Teacher James, the instructor:

James formerly worked at BT Global services and Accenture. He is a practicing programmer skilled in a number of platforms and languages such as Java. Currently his interest is in education and mobile and web programming.

Pre-Requisites

1) No coding experience required (advanced learners can also join this course where you will be directed to do a project, so let us know if you are already coding)

2) A good laptop (3 year old or newer) with Chrome or Firefox browser

3) An Android Hand-phone

Course

1) A fun-filled 3-days course to learn mobile programming

2) At the end of the course, publish your app into Google Store

3) You will learn programming by programming simple apps and

4) Finally…. … design and build your own app

5) You will learn many programming principles

Hooray – Be on your way to become a big time programmer and entrepreneur and be the next Mark Zuckerberg! We will put up further details on www.matharena.com.sg soon. Call Math Arena or email us to register.