Activities and Programmes
Primary 2 pupils apply the Mathematical concepts they have learnt in the classroom to authentic situations set up around the school.
|Pupils working in groups and discussing the questions in the Math Trail booklet||While one of the members is ‘fishing’, the rest tries to solve the previous questions. Great teamwork!||Financial Literacy - Pupils learn to manage their money by listing down the food items that they can buy with $2|
The Primary 3 pupils went on an exciting Mathematics trail within the school compound. In their groups, pupils had to locate the various stations by reading the map given in their booklet. They also collaborated and solved the challenging puzzles and questions using the manipulatives provided. They had fun learning Mathematics in an enjoyable way.
|Each pupil 'fish' for a question on multiplication|
|Pupils counting the number of flowers on a mural and plotting a bar graph after that.|
|Pupils using the manipulative provided to solve a heuristic problem.|
P2 Learning Journey: Visit to DoughworkzPrimary Two pupils went to Doughworkz at Singapore Management University to learn how to make a 7” pizza. During this visit, they were able to connect concepts, mass and fractions, learnt in school to an authentic situation. Seeing the relevance in what they are learning, pupils are more likely to be interested in what they are learning and more motivated to learn new concepts and skills in the future.
Mathematics Parents' Workshop
The Mathematics Department is constantly seeking ways to partner parents in their child's education. We recognise that parents play an important role in their child's development. This year, the Mathematics department has organised a school-based parent seminar to share with parents on the approaches and strategies taken in teaching the primary school mathematics. The various workshops were conducted by our experienced Mathematics teachers.
|Use of Model drawing for problem solving||Knowing the misconceptions/common Errors||Problem Solving and Heuristics|
|Use of ICT in learning of Mathematics||M.A.T.H. @ Home|
We received very encouraging feedback from the parents and will continue to find more opportunities to collaborate with our parents in their child's learning. We thanked all the parents who have attended our workshop for their support and participation.
Learning Support for Mathematics – Parents' Briefing
Support for Mathematics (LSM) is an early intervention effort aimed at
providing additional support to pupils who do not have foundational numeracy
skills and knowledge to access the Primary 1 Maths curriculum. This
intervention is extended to the Primary 2 level.
A yearly briefing is conducted for parents whose children are identified for the intervention. This year, the LSM Teacher, Mrs Cathrine Lam, briefed the parents on the following:
- Features of the LSM programme
- Partnership with parents
- Tips to help their child at home
The Mathematical Olympiad Programme
The Mathematical Olympiad Programme was organized for our Primary 3 to 6 pupils.
Through the programme, pupils will:
· understand and appreciate the different problem-solving techniques
· solve different types of Primary Mathematical Olympiad questions
· apply the best techniques on a given problem with more confidence
Ms Yeo, the trainer, from Simply Smart, scaffolds and assists the pupils in solving the Maths problem.
Learning Support Programme for Mathematics (LSM)
An LSM/LSP day camp was organized for Primary 1 and Primary 2 LSM and LSP pupils during the September school holidays. This camp is a collaborative effort between the English and Mathematics departments. The objective of the camp is to help pupils reinforce their literacy and numeracy skills through fun, engaging hands-on activities. Pupils have enjoyed the activities at the camp and benefitted from the joyful learning.
Pupil trying the game on length for the station on Measurement
Math Assembly Talk
Math Assembly Talk is organised by Math teachers to share interesting Mathematical concepts beyond what is covered in the textbook . Its aim is to inculcate greater interest in the learning of Mathematics among pupils.
Math Quiz is held monthly to provide opportunities for pupils to apply Mathematical skills in a fun and innovative way as well as develop their positive attitudes towards Mathematics.
Math Bridging Programme is a partnership between Si Ling Primary and Woodgrove Secondary. Secondary 2 students from Woodgrove Secondary serve as buddies to help our P6 low progress pupils who need additional help in mastering Mathematical concepts and skills in this weekly programme.
A group photo with our Vice-Principal (Acad), Mrs Lillian Chen, Teachers and Pupils in the Math Bridging programme, together with Woodgrove Secondary teachers and Math buddies.
Our ex-pupils who returned as Math buddies to support their juniors in the WGS-SLPS Math bridging programme.
Reach-out, Progress and Excel (RoPE)
RoPE Programme is a collaboration with Mendaki. Its aims is to help improve proficiency in Mathematics as well as enhance self-esteem of pupils with a view to cultivate a positive learning attitude by reaching out to pupils who need guidance and pulling the community’s resources to enhance intervention effort.
The Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract Approach (commonly referred to as CPA approach) is used in the teaching of Mathematics. Lessons are designed using the CPA sequence to foster deeper understanding of Mathematical concepts as pupils progress from one grade level to another.
Si Ling Primary collaborates with the Ministry of Education (Curriculum Planning and Development Division) to look into the teaching and learning of Mathematics for low progress learners.