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Mathematics

Learning Outcomes

Learning Mathematics well is important for all students. It prepares them well for life as it opens up a wider array of job opportunities. It is our responsibility to help every student to love and learn the subject during their foundation years. 

At Angsana Primary, we aim to:

  • Develop positive attitudes towards Mathematics
  • Be engaged in rich learning experiences in the subject
  • Acquire and apply mathematical concepts and skills through a combination of Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract activities
  • Develop cognitive and metacognitive skills through a mathematical approach to problem solving

 

Pedagogical Approaches

At Angsana Primary, the teaching of Mathematics is designed using the Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract (CPA) Approach. This iterative approach enables students to learn according to their learning style and ability. Students’ conceptual understanding are deepened when they are learn with teaching manipulatives such as number discs, fraction tiles, measuring tools and other objects that students can touch or feel. 

Thinking skills are explicitly incorporated through Enrichment Programme (Maths Innovates!) and POLYA 4-Step.  Students will also be taught to adopt POLYA’s 4-step Approach to Problem Solving. This is a systematic approach which helps students to regulate their thinking.  The learning of Mathematics is also enhanced through the use of technology. 

 

Key Programmes


Budding Maths Professor (Recess Programme)

Opportunities are created during recess for all students to experience problem solving in different contexts. Thinking games (ie. Chess) and other manipulatives (ie. chess, blocks and tiles) are incorporated to help the students enrich their learning. This programme is also supported by volunteers from the Parent Support Group. Students are meaningfully engaged during these sessions.

 

Maths Innovates! (Enrichment Programme)
Enrichment Programmes are planned for P3 to P5 students to extend their learning. In 2016, the P3 students were introduced to Sudoku while the P4 and P5 students learnt how Chess is linked to Mathematics (ie. Area and Perimeter).  

 

Math Olympiad Programme for selected P5 and P6 pupils 
From January to April, selected students from P5 and P6 will be selected to be involved in this programme. They will attend 8 sessions of training after school hours, where they will be solving higher order questions. Students who display potential will be given the opportunity to take part in Mathematics Competitions at the Cluster, Zonal and / or National Level. 
Please refer to our Achievements Page for more details under this programme. 

Maths Online Learning Portal
Students will make use of an online portal to extend and enrich their learning. This will allow them to learn at their own pace. This is an alternative platform for our tech-savvy students, to reinforce their learning and understanding for Maths.  
 

Financial Literacy

It is important for our students to be financially prudent and to have a basic sense of money matters. Beyond the classroom, their knowledge in this area will be further extended through talks and programmes organised in the school. 

Support Programmes

 

Learning Support for Mathematics (LSM)
Learning Support for Mathematics (LSM) is an early intervention programme. It aims to provide additional support to P1 and P2 students who do not have the foundational numeracy skills and knowledge.

Students are identified for LSM through a systematic screening process carried out at the beginning of Primary 1. These students are supported by a qualified LSM teacher for all Mathematics periods. 

Improving Confidence and Achievement in Numeracy [ICAN] 
In 2016, the school embarked on the Improving Confidence and Achievement in Numeracy [ICAN] Project.  This project aims to level up the confidence and achievement of selected students (P4, P5 Standard and P5 Foundation). Students in this project have been known to benefit greatly as learning gaps are addressed early, thereby increasing motivation and interest in the subject.     

This year,  the project has expanded to support students from P3 to P6.