With copious amounts of household income being spent on tuition each year, the results on many students seem a mixed bag. Why is it that some students grasp math concepts so easily while some effortlessly solve tedious, higher order questions?…

## Equation of A Circle Question

Try today’s circle question! Find the equation of a circle with : (a) Centre (0,0) and a radius of 7, (b) Centre (1,0) and a radius of 3 Don’t cheat, try the question first, then watch the video to see…

## Training Away First Conclusion Bias

We are teachers. So give us the benefit of the doubt when we say that there is an immense first conclusion bias when it comes to doing math questions, not just at the primary school level but at all levels.…

## What Our Teacher Says: Math Improvement from 50 to 70 – 80 is not hard. But an improvement from 80 to A* can be tedious!

Math Improvement! How Do We Do It? I have been teaching for more than 10 years. And believe me when I say that I do not pick my students. I accept all students from all schools and ability. As such,…

## Rounding Off Whole Numbers

A number of students, in our experience, has an issue with the rounding off numbers. This led me to think that the rounding of whole numbers to the nearest thousands, hundreds and tens is not as easily grasped by our…

## DON’T DRAW MODELS! …Really? What?!!

“Don’t draw models!” I sure hope I heard wrong . But there has been talk among our students that their previous tutors encourage them not to use model. In fact, throughout our teaching history, it seems that that is sometimes,…

## Very Simple Fractions question but some students get this wrong!

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…

## This Is What The Top PSLE Students Do That Others Don’t…My Favourite Was No. 3!

Top PSLE Math students – Do’s and Don’ts Top students are a rare breed. They have a certain sense of maturity that urges them to do more. They normally have a sense of urgency and are willing to take their…

## PSLE question on Weight Of $1 Coins

Just recently, parents and students went berserk over a question asking students to estimate the weights of coins. So the question went something like this. How heavy are eight $1 Singapore coins? (a) 6 g (b) 60 g (c) 600…

## Primary 1 , Primary 2, Primary 3 Math Questions

Primary 1 , Primary 2, Primary 3 Math Questions For All Parents And Students To Attempt Dear parents, educators, if you are looking for primary school math word problems, problem sums or just math drills and questions to help your…