JEI/PSLE Math - Discussion

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baladevi079a
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Re: JEI/PSLE Math - Discussion

Post by baladevi079a » Mon Oct 14, 2013 3:43 am

Sweetbaby456 wrote:Which centre did your friend put the child?
Am looking for a centre for my child that does a mix of both direct questions + those heuristics skills questions.
Did try PSLE Maths but my child found too easy!
I have pm you on the same:)

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Re: JEI/PSLE Math - Discussion

Post by sony1970 » Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:40 pm

My DD and DS has been with them since 2011. DS is now P4. From P2 onward, DS do not do JEIMath. Instead he is given the PSLEMath programme. This programme focus on heuristic problem sums.

My personal opinion - Their worksheet is very well designed. A lot of thoughts had been put into it. I read from their brochures that they invested alot of resources to categorised all the hueristic concepts into types/ sub-types etc. You can see from their worksheet the categorisation. Each week they focus on 4 concepts types. My DS are taught how to identify and how to tackle each type. Sometimes, for important concept, the steps are also printed on the worksheets. Infact, I find revising the worksheet is sufficient. No need to invest in other assessment books.

I have no complains about my DS results. There are some up and down between CAs and SAs. I'm not very bothered about it unless its a big swing. Most important, he learn something from every lessons.

Maybe my DS is average, but he does not find the programme questions easy.

Exemption Clause - Please do not take my word. Every word is based on my personal opinion. Better you visit their centre, see the worksheets and hear from the programme managers. The programme managers are stationed in Marine Parade branch.

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Re: JEI/PSLE Math - Discussion

Post by Mama_ambitious » Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:46 pm

Good post! Couldn't agree more. I think you articulated better than me!

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Re: JEI/PSLE Math - Discussion

Post by shinming » Wed Oct 16, 2013 4:10 pm

Hi Baladevi079a,

I think you must have mixed up PSLEMath with another centre. :? This centre do not conduct any tests or grade the children. My DD with them since P3, haven't seen her do a test. Every lesson is around learning new concepts. :roll:

Mama_ambitious wrote:Hi, I have some experience with Jei math and can share.

My son in k2 now, almost a year with them and I find that it was a perfect fit for him. They focus on both mathematical as these are foundation years and developing a sense for problem sums.

They have a systematic step by step approach. It's a class format yet caters for each child. For foundation years, it's crucial for the kids weaknesses to be focused on, instead of just doing class worksheets on the board for 10 to 12 kids.

Maybe higher levels that would work!

But for kindergarten and lower primary I think it's an added advantage to have a class size of 6. The teachers are dedicated and will ensure the kids get the concept before moving on.

Plus its interactive too. For example,for topic on mony, they are going the extra mile to do a shop activity day to practice real life !!

My son has benefitted from this centre n it's a steal for that cost and a full 2 hour session.

They also do tests around school time and based on marking the papers, go back n focus on those areas with the kids individually that they have got wrong. Not just marking papers and asking to do corrections and giving stickers etc. n that ends there.

So I think it's a place that cares for kids. To top it all, the teacher will give individual ONE to ONE feedback for each KID to parent so parent can focus on it at home in specifics!!

I'm a working mom, so I call after each class to give feedback an if teacher is busy she will conscientiously call back n entertain on HP too!

Tough to find Such a high level of service these days!!

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Re: JEI/PSLE Math - Discussion

Post by sydney » Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:04 am

lsj wrote:Hi, my son is in P5 and has been with PSLE Math with almost 6 months now. Have recently discovered OnSponge-Oodles Learning and was wondering if I should switch him over? Any feedback which centre is better? Appreciate very much if there's any sharing on this
I have 3 kids with them. One cleared PSLE in 2011 with an A*. Still have a P4 and a P2 with them. I have reviewed onsponge materials closely. Their questions are good. Comparing it to JEIPSLEMath, I find the latter covers a wider scope and a little more difficult. What I can find in Onsponge text I can find in JEIPSLEMath but not the other way round. It is also alot more structured than Onsponge. What I really really like about them is the way they group their questions into concepts. It makes alot of sense to me and helps me alot when I use it to guide my kids.


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Re: JEI/PSLE Math - Discussion

Post by sydney » Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:10 am

sydney wrote:
lsj wrote:Hi, my son is in P5 and has been with PSLE Math with almost 6 months now. Have recently discovered OnSponge-Oodles Learning and was wondering if I should switch him over? Any feedback which centre is better? Appreciate very much if there's any sharing on this
I have 3 kids with them. One cleared PSLE in 2011 with an A*. Still have a P4 and a P2 with them. I have reviewed onsponge materials closely. Their questions are good. Comparing it to JEIPSLEMath, I find the latter covers a wider scope and a little more difficult. What I can find in Onsponge text I can find in JEIPSLEMath but not the other way round. It is also alot more structured than Onsponge. What I really really like about them is the way they group their questions into concepts. It makes alot of sense to me and helps me alot when I use it to guide my kids.
Need to add - you should also ask your DS if he is learning from the lesson. The kids opinion is more important than mummies in the forum.

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Re: JEI/PSLE Math - Discussion

Post by Sweetbaby456 » Thu Oct 31, 2013 5:53 pm

Mama_ambitious wrote:Hi, I have some experience with Jei math and can share.

My son in k2 now, almost a year with them and I find that it was a perfect fit for him. They focus on both mathematical as these are foundation years and developing a sense for problem sums.

They have a systematic step by step approach. It's a class format yet caters for each child. For foundation years, it's crucial for the kids weaknesses to be focused on, instead of just doing class worksheets on the board for 10 to 12 kids.

Maybe higher levels that would work!

But for kindergarten and lower primary I think it's an added advantage to have a class size of 6. The teachers are dedicated and will ensure the kids get the concept before moving on.

Plus its interactive too. For example,for topic on mony, they are going the extra mile to do a shop activity day to practice real life !!

My son has benefitted from this centre n it's a steal for that cost and a full 2 hour session.

They also do tests around school time and based on marking the papers, go back n focus on those areas with the kids individually that they have got wrong. Not just marking papers and asking to do corrections and giving stickers etc. n that ends there.

So I think it's a place that cares for kids. To top it all, the teacher will give individual ONE to ONE feedback for each KID to parent so parent can focus on it at home in specifics!!

I'm a working mom, so I call after each class to give feedback an if teacher is busy she will conscientiously call back n entertain on HP too!

Tough to find Such a high level of service these days!!
Hi dear mama, Can you confirm that there are tests/assessments in PSLE Maths?
Cos they told me and another parent confirmed that there are no tests in PSLE Maths just move from topic to topic :?

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Re: JEI/PSLE Math - Discussion

Post by hihikitty » Sat Nov 02, 2013 12:30 am

Sweetbaby456 wrote:Hi dear mama, Can you confirm that there are tests/assessments in PSLE Maths?
Cos they told me and another parent confirmed that there are no tests in PSLE Maths just move from topic to topic :?

Think the confusion is because there are two programmes. One is JEIMath and the other is PSLEMath. The JEIMath is for preschool. This one has regular diagnostic test. The PSLEMath is for primary school. This one got no test.

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Re: JEI/PSLE Math - Discussion

Post by CloverDad » Sun Jan 05, 2014 12:07 am

MommieSlack wrote:Hi, I need referral for AMK branch!! Pls PM me...thank you!! :smile:
Hi parents, I went to their amk branch according to pslemath.com.sg website at Blk 163 Ang Mo Kio Ave 4 #01-412. But I see a different signboard rather than PSLE Math. Not sure if I went to the correct place. Just to confirm, the AMK branch has already been operating some time right?

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Re: JEI/PSLE Math - Discussion

Post by Ymy » Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:29 am

CloverDad wrote:
MommieSlack wrote:Hi, I need referral for AMK branch!! Pls PM me...thank you!! :smile:
Hi parents, I went to their amk branch according to pslemath.com.sg website at Blk 163 Ang Mo Kio Ave 4 #01-412. But I see a different signboard rather than PSLE Math. Not sure if I went to the correct place. Just to confirm, the AMK branch has already been operating some time right?
Hi! Clover dad,

The address is correct, they have been there since 2011 under the name of castle concept.

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