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The principle of C-P-A sequence is a key instructional strategy for the development of primary mathematics concepts in Singapore, according to Ministry of Education. C-what? C stands for Concrete, P stands for Pictorial, A stands for Abstract. These […]

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As parents, you want to look for the best teachers for your child. While you cannot choose the teachers your child is assigned to in school, you do have plenty of choices and decision making to do when […]

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You can play a big role in helping your kids to achieve maths fluency. Based on my experience and personal observation, there are at least 4 things you can do: #1: Believe in the Growth Mindset Imagine your […]

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During my school days, I had many great teachers, some of whom I still remember fondly. Some were not so great, some were uninspiring or downright unpleasant; and I often wondered why they spent their days making lives […]

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Doing well in Maths is about practice. How much practice can make you better in Maths? Personally, I believe it’s like driving. You become good when your subconscious mind takes over. Let me explain. My driving experience… When […]

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I teach in a tertiary school that believes in a pedagogy that Maths should be learnt by Socratic question-and-answer, in other words, by thinking about the meaning behind mathematical patterns. When I started teaching using this methodology, I […]

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A simple dialogue between Learner and Teacher By instructional Maths approach Learner: ‘Cher, I don’t know how to do this question.’ Teacher: ‘Ok. This is how you do it, first, do this, then do that… see, it’s that […]

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Strategy 1: Figure out what drives you Anyone who has been through any motivation workshop will know why setting goal is important, but few really find it life changing. It takes an inquisitive and insightful teacher some quality […]