Workshops to teach parents on math modelling

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Workshops to teach parents on math modelling

Postby littleprince » Mon Jun 09, 2014 3:26 pm

Hi, does anyone know if there are any workshops in the market that teaches parents on modelling drawing on Math? I have never learnt modelling in my primary school days (a long time ago) and now I worry that I do not have the fundamentals to guide DS when he goes into primary school.

Thank you in advance :smile:

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Re: Workshops to teach parents on math modelling

Postby littleprince » Wed Jun 11, 2014 4:19 pm

Hi, anyone can help? I am getting so worried as I peeked into the P5 & P6 Math Q & A thread and realised I do not know how to solve any of the questions posted :scared: I used to be very good in math (in my days) but I am now feeling so insecure and afraid that I will not have the skills to teach my boy

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Re: Workshops to teach parents on math modelling

Postby lexis » Wed Jun 11, 2014 4:28 pm

Visible Math went down to my kid's school to conduct workshops, and apparently they do so at their outlets too:

http://www.visiblemath.com.sg/workshop/ ... rkshop.php

maybe u can call them to find out more. Their workbooks are not bad, i've bought one of them to supplement school worksheets, and also learn together with my child.. seems to be quite helpful!

There's a lot of discussion in this forum about visible math and onsponge- these 2 are related.. Try searching this forum to read more about it.
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Re: Workshops to teach parents on math modelling

Postby ngl2010 » Wed Jun 11, 2014 4:28 pm

littleprince wrote:Hi, anyone can help? I am getting so worried as I peeked into the P5 & P6 Math Q & A thread and realised I do not know how to solve any of the questions posted :scared: I used to be very good in math (in my days) but I am now feeling so insecure and afraid that I will not have the skills to teach my boy

Hi. Don't worry. I think you should be able to pick it up once you see your DS's books.

For P6, there are other methods to solve the problems. Actually, using model drawing is slower than using other methods so usually teachers will encourage using other methods in P6.

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Re: Workshops to teach parents on math modelling

Postby littleprince » Thu Jun 12, 2014 9:54 am

lexis wrote:Visible Math went down to my kid's school to conduct workshops, and apparently they do so at their outlets too:

http://www.visiblemath.com.sg/workshop/ ... rkshop.php

maybe u can call them to find out more. Their workbooks are not bad, i've bought one of them to supplement school worksheets, and also learn together with my child.. seems to be quite helpful!

There's a lot of discussion in this forum about visible math and onsponge- these 2 are related.. Try searching this forum to read more about it.


Thank you SO much! This information is MUCH appreciated!!

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Re: Workshops to teach parents on math modelling

Postby littleprince » Thu Jun 12, 2014 9:58 am

ngl2010 wrote:
littleprince wrote:Hi, anyone can help? I am getting so worried as I peeked into the P5 & P6 Math Q & A thread and realised I do not know how to solve any of the questions posted :scared: I used to be very good in math (in my days) but I am now feeling so insecure and afraid that I will not have the skills to teach my boy

Hi. Don't worry. I think you should be able to pick it up once you see your DS's books.

For P6, there are other methods to solve the problems. Actually, using model drawing is slower than using other methods so usually teachers will encourage using other methods in P6.


Different methods again in P6?? Then , they end up having to learn and get used to different methods within that short few months before PSLE??
Sigh, I am not looking forward to P1, I think I am very stressed! When I saw I am not able to solve any of those questions I chanced upon, I feel so horrible and afraid :sweat:

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Re: Workshops to teach parents on math modelling

Postby lexis » Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:14 am

please chill! haha.

P1-3 are manageable and should be enjoyed. and as long as you keep up with your child (ie learn together with him), upp pri shld be ok :)

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Re: Workshops to teach parents on math modelling

Postby DedicatedDad » Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:59 am

ngl2010 wrote:
littleprince wrote:Hi, anyone can help? I am getting so worried as I peeked into the P5 & P6 Math Q & A thread and realised I do not know how to solve any of the questions posted :scared: I used to be very good in math (in my days) but I am now feeling so insecure and afraid that I will not have the skills to teach my boy

Hi. Don't worry. I think you should be able to pick it up once you see your DS's books.

For P6, there are other methods to solve the problems. Actually, using model drawing is slower than using other methods so usually teachers will encourage using other methods in P6.

May I know what are the other methods to solve?

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Re: Workshops to teach parents on math modelling

Postby littleprince » Thu Jun 12, 2014 11:02 am

lexis wrote:please chill! haha.

P1-3 are manageable and should be enjoyed. and as long as you keep up with your child (ie learn together with him), upp pri shld be ok :)



Hi Lexis, thanks for the encouragement. I will have to take your word for it (mine is an only child and I have no other experience) and hope that I also build up my foundation with him from P1 to P3 and then I'll be adequate and ready for all the difficult questions in upper pri. Then again, I better also go sign up for the modelling workshop :skeptical:

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Re: Workshops to teach parents on math modelling

Postby ngl2010 » Thu Jun 12, 2014 11:40 am

DedicatedDad wrote:
ngl2010 wrote:
littleprince wrote:Hi, anyone can help? I am getting so worried as I peeked into the P5 & P6 Math Q & A thread and realised I do not know how to solve any of the questions posted :scared: I used to be very good in math (in my days) but I am now feeling so insecure and afraid that I will not have the skills to teach my boy

Hi. Don't worry. I think you should be able to pick it up once you see your DS's books.

For P6, there are other methods to solve the problems. Actually, using model drawing is slower than using other methods so usually teachers will encourage using other methods in P6.

May I know what are the other methods to solve?

You can look at the P6 Maths Q&A thread. There are many problems that are solved not using Model Diagram. So many methods can be used. In my opinion, Model Diagram is good for laying foundation. However, it is time consuming if we insist the child to use Model Diagram when the child actually already understand the question and know how to solve it. So, for P6 students, it is good to use Model Diagram if the Maths foundation is not strong but it is better to use other methods if the Maths foundation is strong. I think those kids taking Maths Olympiads seldom use Model Diagram to solve Maths problems.

For Lower Primary, it is ok to use Model Diagram because it helps in building foundation.

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