Grades: 1 – 6 Ages: 7 – 12
Drawing from extensive research and feedback, this world-class programme is widely adopted and highly popular amongst teachers and pupils.
To hone pupils’ problem-solving and critical thinking skills, concepts are arranged and unfolded systematically using a structured approach that progresses with pupils’ cognitive levels. Abundant resources are provided to support the differentiated pathways and facilitate effective assessments for users of different needs.
Promote Deep Understanding through Structured Approaches
A structured and sound pedagogy accompanied with hands-on and collaborative activities, allows pupils to learn well and develop skills necessary for problem-solving. Through progressive approaches that builds upon what pupils have learnt previously before introducing the same topic in greater depth, pupils are able to bridge the learning between the different concepts learnt and transit with ease.
The Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract (C-P-A) approach
Teachers can employ this ubiquitous teaching strategy embedded in the series to guide pupils to construct meaning and understanding so as to uncover abstract mathematical concepts. Starting with an anchor task, teachers can follow up with providing scaffolding and feedback to help pupils develop fluency to transit between the various stages, gain confidence and become proficient in operating within a symbolic environment.
The Spiral approach
Used concurrently with the C-P-A approach, the Spiral approach refers to new content being revisited in greater depth at higher levels. This allows pupils to build outward on prior knowledge and develop their understanding of each concept in depth, and learn the content well for application at advanced levels.
Hone Problem-solving Skills
Pupils hone their problem-solving skills through individual and collaborative practices. As they work through mock problems, they learn how they can apply the same problem-solving strategies to real-world problems.
Caters to Different Learning Needs
When pupils enjoy their Mathematics lessons, they are more motivated to learn. Vast resources designated at appropriate junctures can reinforce knowledge and help pupils excel in the subject.
Facilitates Effective Assessment
As pupils progress in learning Mathematics, they will have to master challenging mathematical topics and undergo formal assessments. Teachers can help pupils consolidate and strengthen their understanding while carrying out effective assessments using the wide array of tools available.