Dear parents, have you seen a question that goes like this: A class has 40 students. 15 students are boys. What percentage of the students are girls? For some reason, quite a number of students do not get a…

## Find the area of the square

Now, you are given a square. And the sides of the square are not given. But, the diagonal of the square is given. How do you find the area of this square with just the diagonal given? If you’d like…

## Primary 1 , Primary 2 & Primary 3 math drills have been uploaded and are ready for attempting!

If you feel that workbook practice has not been sufficient for your child and feel the need to supplement that, you should check out the newly added Primary 1, Primary 2 and Primary 3 math drills. These math drills will…

## Challenging Upper Primary Questions in Preparation for PSLE Mathematics

Here are some challenging PSLE Math questions that you might want to expose your child to from primary 4 onwards. Call us mad but the sooner you expose these to your child, the better. Of course, if you have read…

## 30% to 40% of students get this type of question wrong!

It is amazing how many students get questions like these wrong! Have you ever seen questions like: What fraction of 5 km is 8000 m? Or have you seen questions like: What percentage of 2 litres is 3000 ml? …

## A twist on the “more/less than” concept

Dear parents and students, typically, a “more/less” than question involves a statement of comparison where the total is given. Of course, there are variations to this. A common variation is a scenario where the total is not given but the…

## Now that Primary 4 and 5 exams are over, what next?

So how did you child do for his/her primary 4 exams. Did they do well? When you look at the papers, what are the glaring mistakes? Typically for primary 4 students who are proceeding to primary 5, many students will…

## Working Backwards with Fractions

The heuristics concept of working backwards can come in different variations and forms for upper primary school. One way to solve it is to use a table. Another way to solve it is to use a model. In the questions below,…