cluelessmama wrote:KSmom8 wrote:pecalis wrote:KSmom8 wrote:By the way, have your children received their marks for the P4 math exam? Was the paper particularly difficult? My son's marks were shocking

What do you mean by shocking? For mine, Math is supposed to be his best subject but he was shocked himself too!

Highest in class for Math was 97 but ds only managed to pass. It is not very difficult but he was very careless and plus the fact, no time to finish Section C - so gave away many marks. So I told him he needs to practice more qns to get the speed and ability to process qns quickly. I find he has no system of doing Math nowadays - strange, funny method, probably discovered in class - can be very fast or take a long time to do.

The problem is - where to get more qns to practice? He didn't do well for the 1st common test - same reason - very careless. So I had to set similar type of qns for him to practice for the 2nd common test

The highest in class is 94. Have not seen the paper yet. Math is supposed to be his best subject too, but he failed this time

... though overall he managed to pass according to his teacher.

He's normally careful but noticed that he's been very careless this year, probably due to lack of practice and time. Gave him more questions to practice from P5 and P6 revision books but realise that they are not the same level of difficulty.

Any suggestions on where to get more questions for practice? Am very concerned because math is supposed to be his best subject.

How has he been doing for his CAs? Any indication that spells "trouble"?

For my kid, I notice she has become more careless this year too. She has become slower too. I pinpointed this to 2 factors :1)Sums are more challenging, so require more time to solve each sum. 2)Compare to her old school which loves to load them with tons of drills, now she has less and hence her speed has slackened.

Know the problems but not easy to solve them coz very hard to find questions of same level of difficulties

His marks for CT1 part 1 was 70+%, CT2 part 1 was 80+%, investigation papers for both CT were full marks. Overall for CT1 was 80+%. Didn't receive the overall math score for CT2.

Noticed that he lost marks for CT due to carelessness but for this exam he said that he didn't know how to do....

and didn't have enough time to think through. I have not seen the exam paper yet...so don't know what happened.

Any suggestions? Should I send him for tuition (I'm hesitant cos he has never had math tuition before)?I find it difficult to find questions for him to practice cos I myself don't know the level of difficulty for GEP math questions!

Meanwhile, think that will start him on math olympiad type questions and the book that TwaTau mentioned. TwaTau and Pecalis, thank you for sharing!