Archive | April, 2017

2017 APMOPS Invitation Round Training STARTS

30 Apr


Mathlympics Training Workshop June 2017

29 Apr


P5 Fusion Math: Mathlympics Training

Enjoy your math and participate in …

10th Annual Mathlympics on 3 Aug 2017: Click here for more info.

Wednesday to Friday, 31 May to 2 Jun 2017

Time: 10.00 am to 1.30 pm

OR   Tuesday to Thursday  6 to 8 Jun 2017

Time: 3.00 pm to 6.30 pm

Fee: $420

NEW Updated ! Scope: Number Theory, Geometry, Combinatorics and more (from past year questions of Annual Mathlympics)

Level: Primary 5

We welcome Primary 4 students to join this training too !  Basic algebra approach to be used to train students.

Not another Cheryl Math Question (RI Olympiad)

28 Apr


In how many ways can 25 identical coins be distributed to 3 pupils Ali, Brian and Cheryl so that each person gets at least one coin?

Try it.

Math Arena Students, present your worked solution with the correct answer and you will be awarded Stars!

2017 June Holiday Programmes – Math Arena

26 Apr


P5 Fusion Math: Mathlympics Training

10th Annual Mathlympics on 3 Aug 2017: Click here for more info.

Tuesday to Thursday, 30 May to 1 Jun 2017

Time: 10.00 am to 1.30 pm

OR   Tuesday to Thursday  6 to 8 Jun 2017

Time: 3.00 pm to 6.30 pm

Fee: $420

Scope: Number Theory, Geometry, Combinatorics (from past year questions of Annual Mathlympics)

Level: Primary 5

We welcome Primary 4 students to join this training too.  Basic algebra approach to be used to train students.

29 MAY to 23 JUN (3- and 5-Day Program)

For an individual student signing up 1 full course (all 3 or 5 sessions): 10% Early Bird Discount for payment made by 20 May 2017 (Sat). 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 is on 28 Jun 2017 (Wed). Top scorers will be invited to the Special Round on 25 Jul 2017 (Tue).

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 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.

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 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 Matter & Light Energy), Primary 5 (Experimental Learning on Photosynthesis & Respiration), Primary 6 (Intensive Revision for PSLE)

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 (23 Jun 2017).

Available modules in Jun 2017:

Module 1: Biology (5-day Program)

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

Module 3: Physics/Chemistry (5-day Program)

Topics covered include; Periodicity of Elements, Compounds & Mixtures, Kinetic Particle Theory, Atomic Structure & Chemical Bonding, Common Chemical Reactions, Separation Techniques, Current & Practical Electricity

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

Our Opening Hours

June School Holidays 2017:

Mondays to Fridays: 9.45 am to 7.00 pm

(Closed on Saturdays and Sundays)

School Term 3 – 4 of 2017:

Mondays to Fridays: 3.30 pm to 9.30 pm

Saturdays: 9.30 am to 5.30 pm

(Closed on Sundays, Hari Raya Puasa Day 2 Mon 26 Jun, National Day Wed 9 Aug, Hari Raya Haji Fri 1 Sep, Deepavali Wed 18 Oct)

Fraction — Primary 5 Question from Sierra

20 Apr

Sandy, Tina and Vivian baked some tarts. Sandy and Tina baked 3/4 of the tarts. Tina and Vivian baked 3/5 of the tarts. Sandy and Vivian baked 520 tarts altogether.

a) What fraction of the tarts did Sandy and Vivian bake altogether?

b) How many tarts did the 3 girls bake in total?

For the solution click on more … Continue reading

Common Problems for PSLE Math Students

19 Apr

Based on the March Holiday online quiz questions, we have listed a few questions that some students made errors. They are not difficult, give it a go …




Jade, Sue, and Karen had some sweets in the ratio of 6 : 4 : 5. Jade gave 1/4 of her sweets to Sue and Karen. After receiving Jade’s sweets, Sue had 10 sweets more than Jade while Karen had 10% more sweets than before.

(a) After receiving sweets from Jade, what was the percentage increase of Sue’s sweets?

(b) How many sweets did Jade have at first? Continue reading

2017 APMOPS Invitation Round Training (May 2017)

17 Apr

Singapore-Asia Pacific Mathematical Olympiad for Primary Schools (APMOPS First Round: SMOPS) Results 2017:

Please click here for the results of SMOPS 2017 held at Hwa Chong Institution on 8 Apr 2017.

Competition details for APMOPS 2017 Invitation Round 

1. Date of Competition

Saturday, 27th May 2017

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 

[a] The total marks will be 60.

[b] There will be 6 problem sums. All working must be clearly shown.

[c] Omission of working will result in loss of marks.

INVITATION ROUND TRAINING @ Math Arena Enrichment Centre

This course covers working presentation of solutions to selected past years’ APMOPS round 2 papers.

Tampines – We are near Dunman Secondary School at Street 45.

APR 29th, MAY 6th, 13th, 20th (Sat) 4.00 – 6.30 PM

Topic scope of 4 sessions:

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

-Combinatorics: Counting Principles involving restrictions

-Number Theory: Factors, Multiples & Divisibility

Net Fee (^4 sessions): $440

^Pro-rated Fee is not applicable (no make-up lesson will be conducted)

For further enquiries, kindly call us at 6783 3218 or 6781 9325 during our office hours or WhatsApp to 8121 6628.

(Updated as at 26 April 2017)