Primary school Math

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Primary school Math

Postby super_dad » Tue Mar 31, 2009 5:12 pm

Do you all think that primary school math very difficult nowadays? Sometimes when my girl ask me some problem sums, I could take 15-20 mins to figure out the answer.....and to think that last time my Math very good.

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Postby mathsparks » Tue Mar 31, 2009 5:18 pm

Totally agree. Maths is VERY tough. But if've been sitting with yr child esp in P5/6, you'll not be so lost esp if you've been gd in Maths. You can even coach them. That's how I pick up the model method..from my child.

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Postby s00s_dad » Wed Apr 15, 2009 11:44 pm

My girl is going to P1 next year and I heard that P1 math is so different from our time. Me also worry for my girl expecially she is quite careless at times.

Also understand from my colleague that now you can buy exam questions from branded schools easily for practise. Where got such thing during my time.

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Postby Ivanlew » Thu Apr 16, 2009 12:13 am

I also find that primary school maths are more difficult and tricky than our time. The method they used are different, for example primary school they used number bond to teach add and subtract. However we should still be able to teach them after reading their text book. The Challenge is how to make them understand math concept espeically to those lower primary school students.

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Postby san76 » Thu Apr 16, 2009 5:17 am

s00s_dad wrote:My girl is going to P1 next year and I heard that P1 math is so different from our time. Me also worry for my girl expecially she is quite careless at times.

Also understand from my colleague that now you can buy exam questions from branded schools easily for practise. Where got such thing during my time.


Hi s00s_dad,

Its not so scary for P1. P1&P2 maths are still the fundamental with little tricky. Overall still easy. Some P1& P2 will not have test, so no worries. Anyway, boys are more careless than girls.

Teach her some basic timetable X2, X3 first. if she can master well then learn more. 3rd & 4th semester they will touch on basic multiplication and division. So teach her some basic so easy to cope when she is in school.

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Postby san76 » Thu Apr 16, 2009 5:19 am

Ivanlew wrote:The Challenge is how to make them understand math concept espeically to those lower primary school students.


I agreed with you, understand the fundamental so that in upper primary, they will be able to cope well.
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Postby jedamum » Thu Apr 16, 2009 7:22 am

mathsparks wrote:Maths is VERY tough. But if've been sitting with yr child esp in P5/6, you'll not be so lost esp if you've been gd in Maths. You can even coach them.

i hope i can catch up by then....took a peek at the P5/P6 threads...they are not easy at all...
we have to thank parents for sharing!

Anyway, boys are more careless than girls.

yes...the challenge in lower pri is actually tackling carelessness.
Teach her some basic timetable X2, X3 first. if she can master well then learn more. 3rd & 4th semester they will touch on basic multiplication and division. So teach her some basic so easy to cope when she is in school.

knowing mutiplication alone is not enough...have to know the concept,
eg that 4 baskets of 3 fruits is 4x3 and not 3x4; that 4x3 is 4groups of 3 or Four3s etc etc.
Take a peek at P1 math here if you intend to do P1 math preparation.

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Postby EN » Thu Apr 16, 2009 9:03 am

Do you all think that primary school math very difficult nowadays? Sometimes when my girl ask me some problem sums, I could take 15-20 mins to figure out the answer.....and to think that last time my Math very good.


The thing is even if we are able to solve the math problem, the next issue will be how am I going to explain to ensure my daughter understand.

The Challenge is how to make them understand math concept espeically to those lower primary school students.


Good grasp of fundamental is extremely important. Without it, the child will definitely be lost once hit upper primary.

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Postby gajidouma » Thu Apr 16, 2009 1:51 pm

knowing mutiplication alone is not enough...have to know the concept,
eg that 4 baskets of 3 fruits is 4x3 and not 3x4; that 4x3 is 4groups of 3 or Four3s etc etc.
Take a peek at P1 math here if you intend to do P1 math preparation.



Excuse me????? 4 baskets of 3 fruits, to me, should be 3x4!!!!! but I won't say 4x3 is wrong, it is just how you interpret it... Is it me getting old or the world is changing too fast??

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Postby jedamum » Thu Apr 16, 2009 2:15 pm

gajidouma wrote:Excuse me????? 4 baskets of 3 fruits, to me, should be 3x4!!!!! but I won't say 4x3 is wrong, it is just how you interpret it... Is it me getting old or the world is changing too fast??

hi gajidouma,
with reference to my boy's P1 text, it is 4x3.
think we have discussed that in the link i post earlier. :)

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