At Angsana Primary School, the Mathematics department is committed to providing students with varied opportunities to learn concepts, skills and attitudes to become competent problem solvers. Not only do we strive to make learning fun for our students, we also promote the development of 21st century competencies which will serve them well in the volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) future.
Our Guiding Principles
Mathematics teachers in Angsana Primary School are guided by the following principles:
- Differentiating Teaching and Learning is our PhilosophyEach child is unique and learns differently. We vary our instruction and included hands-on activities and technology in our lessons to allow our students to explore, reflect and evaluate their own understanding and develop problem-solving skills.
- Reasoning, Communication and Connections is our CornerstoneAs we strive to nurture our students to be critical thinkers and effective problem solvers, opportunities are provided for our students to express Mathematical ideas and arguments precisely, concisely and logically.
The Concrete, Pictorial and Abstract (CPA)
approach is a system of learning that uses physical and visual aids to build a
child’s understanding of abstract topics. Students are introduced to a new
Mathematical concept through the use of concrete manipulatives likes fraction
discs, linking cubes, number discs etc. to solve the problems. When students
are comfortable solving problems with physical aids, they are given problems in
pictorial representations which include drawings, graphs or diagrams for the
students to read and interpret the information. In the abstract phase, students
use symbolic representations such as numbers and letters to solve problems.
Mathematics Olympiad Training Programme
Excellence 2000 (E2K) Mathematics Programme
P3-P4 Mathematics Trail
P5-P6 Learning Journey
Learning Support for Mathematics (LSM) Programme
(P1 and P2)
Improving Confidence and Achievement in
Numeracy (ICAN) Programme (P3, P4)