The overall objective of the mathematics curriculum is to build numeracy skills in our pupils so that all pupils will achieve a level of mastery of mathematics that will serve them well in life. Pupils, who have the interest and ability, are given opportunities to pursue mathematics at the highest possible level.
The broad aims of mathematics education in Singapore are to enable pupils to:
- acquire and apply mathematical concepts and skills
- develop cognitive and metacognitive skills through a mathematical approach to problem solving
- develop positive attitudes towards Mathematics
The Instructional Programme aims to prepare our pupils:
- for academic pursuits
- for continuous learning in real-life authentic scenarios
- to be inquisitive in Mathematical concepts in the world around them such that they will be equipped with knowledge & skills for the 21st century and beyond
Highlights of Programmes
P1 to P6
- Sustained Support in Mathematics
To help pupils build a strong foundation in primary Mathematics through a structured teaching sequence and supporting manipulatives and materials based on the concrete-pictorial-abstract approach.
- Koobits (E-learning)
As part of our effort to train our pupils to be self-directed learners, the department has adopted koobits.com, a Mathematics e-learning platform for all our pupils to develop problem solving skills. This website has a vast array of problem sums with solutions.
- Learning Support for Mathematics (P1 and P2)
- Holistic Assessments
- Math Remedial/Supplementary Programme
- Math Olympiad Programme (P3 to P6)
- Computer Enrichment Programme (P5)
Real-world application of Mathematical concepts and problem solving skills in daily life are also incorporated into the Mathematics Instructional programme so that pupils get to experience and apply Mathematics concepts learnt.
Some examples of Mathematics experiential learning activities:
- Maths Trail
- Math Games
- Learning Journeys
- E2K lessons