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Reviews of Math Assessment Books

Postby Joy » Sun May 31, 2009 7:04 pm

Fabian Ng - Problem-Solving Processes in Mathematics

Hi All

Anyone is using the above for p4 and p5 children?

Can I just check, how to u go about using the above?Do we really need to run thr each pps question or can we just go to the review and proceed to the diagno questions, and zoom back to the area that is uncertain?

To do 100 over questions for just one topic is really a lot to cover...thanks


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Postby sunflower » Mon Jun 29, 2009 6:59 pm

Are you referring to "Problem-Solving Processes in Mathematics" by Fabian Ng? I think it really depends on your child. If the child is already quite strong in problem solving, then perhaps can go to review and zoom in to the respective weaker areas, esp if lacking time.

For me, I've asked my DD1 (P5) to go thru every PSP, just for practice and also to see whether she's careless (or can spot her careless mistakes) for those supposedly easier questions that she's able to do, serves as revision too.

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Postby Joy » Mon Jun 29, 2009 10:27 pm

Thank you for sharing...


Yes, to do review and diagnosis questions are kind of a short cut way to get thing done, if not, really not enough time...



sunflower wrote:Are you referring to "Problem-Solving Processes in Mathematics" by Fabian Ng? I think it really depends on your child. If the child is already quite strong in problem solving, then perhaps can go to review and zoom in to the respective weaker areas, esp if lacking time.

For me, I've asked my DD1 (P5) to go thru every PSP, just for practice and also to see whether she's careless (or can spot her careless mistakes) for those supposedly easier questions that she's able to do, serves as revision too.

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Maths Assessment - EPH Challenging vs Maths Olympiad

Postby optimistforum » Mon Jun 20, 2011 2:05 pm

DS1 is coming to the end of P2. We use EPH Challenging Maths which provides higher order questions for the MOE maths syllabus. He also uses Maths Olympiad Book 1 )Terry Chew). My question, which is the harder book, and does Olympaid cover higher order questions for MPE syllabus material. It is too time consuming to use both books, and I want to use only one book. What are the experiences of others?
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Re: Q&A - P1/P2 - Math

Postby optimistforum » Tue Jun 21, 2011 1:12 am

Anyone!!!???
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Re: Maths Assessment - EPH Challenging vs Maths Olympiad

Postby Maple leaf » Wed Jun 22, 2011 4:19 pm

optimistforum wrote:DS1 is coming to the end of P2. We use EPH Challenging Maths which provides higher order questions for the MOE maths syllabus. He also uses Maths Olympiad Book 1 )Terry Chew). My question, which is the harder book, and does Olympaid cover higher order questions for MPE syllabus material. It is too time consuming to use both books, and I want to use only one book. What are the experiences of others?



I think the EPH challenging Math not as difficult . BUt I am using the higher level MO for DS COs' I find level 1 not challenging enough for him. JMO
I let him do MO to "twist" his Math thinking a bit.
If u want him to excal academically, practising questions that are related to MOE syllabus woulfd be better choice.

Which book does yr DS find challenging?

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Re: Maths Assessment - EPH Challenging vs Maths Olympiad

Postby Peony » Wed Jun 22, 2011 4:53 pm

DD is in upper primary now but did not use either of the books you mentioned. We only discovered Onsponge recently but she fared very well in lower primary using the Fan-maths books, especially the I-excel. That and Fabian Ng's PSP book. So if you want books more related to MOE syllabus, I'd recommend these.

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Re: Maths Assessment - EPH Challenging vs Maths Olympiad

Postby Champion » Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:50 am

Peony wrote:DD is in upper primary now but did not use either of the books you mentioned. We only discovered Onsponge recently but she fared very well in lower primary using the Fan-maths books, especially the I-excel. That and Fabian Ng's PSP book. So if you want books more related to MOE syllabus, I'd recommend these.


1) Fan-maths bookshttp://www.fan-learning.com.sg/pub ... 36c2b386bf

2) Fabian Ng's PSP Image

Hope the above helps :smile:

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Re: Fabian Ng Process math

Postby 24hr-mum » Mon Oct 17, 2011 9:46 pm

but his bk doesnt come with detailed solutions. is this the only bk or does he have other bk??

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Re: Fabian Ng Process math

Postby FeeDAD » Wed Dec 07, 2011 4:47 pm

I think the thick version have detailed solutions for harder question? It is quite a good book with common problems sums that student might face. The only problem i found is Fabian Ng assumed that all students are genius, so some of his examples are quite difficult to understand and simpler methods can be use to solve the qns

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