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Vision: Nurturing confident and curious pupils who are independent and creative problem- solvers

Mission: To nurture future-ready students by developing their mastery in Mathematics through joy of learning

MOE Mathematics Framework


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The Mathematics Framework has been the cornerstone of the Mathematics Curriculum. It involves the acquisition and application of mathematics concepts and skills in a wide range of situations including non-routine, open-ended and real-world problems. The development of mathematical- problem-solving ability is dependent on five inter-related components, which are namely Concepts, Skills, Processes, Attitudes and Metacognition.

In Corporation Primary School, we seek to develop the five components in each of our students through our school-based curriculum. We want to engage our students with learning experiences, which promote authenticity and connect to real life applications to stimulate the interest in their learning.  


Our Key Highlights 


1.  Performance Tasks (P1 to P6)

Pupils are engaged in various hands-on learning tasks to deepen the Conceptual Understanding in Mathematics. 

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2. Math Journaling (P1 to P6) 

Math Journals assist in assessing pupils’ thinking and promotes communication skills in pupils. It consolidates learning and allows pupils to reflect on the learning in the classroom. Journals can mainly be Investigative, Affective and Procedural in nature.


3. Math Trails (P1 and P2)

Learning experiences go beyond the classroom and pupils explore various aspects of Mathematics in the school environment. The trails could involve pupils investigating the structures in the schools and relating them to Mathematics. 
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4. P1 Shopping Trip to IMM

In line with the topic, Money, the P1 pupils will be going for a shopping trip to GIANT supermarket at IMM shopping centre to purchase items for a Class Party that they will be tasked to plan in groups. Prior to the trip, the pupils will be involved in planning and budgeting for the items that need to be purchased for the party. This experience provides pupils an opportunity to apply the concept of money in a real-life situation and at the same time develop financial literacy and collaborative skills.

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5. Heuristics Skills (P1 to P6)

Heuristics are problem solving strategies that pupils can adopt to solve routine and non-routine word problems. Pupils from all levels would be taught a set of Heuristic Skills during their Math lessons. They will also be exposed to a variety of problems that would allow them to apply the heuristics.


6. ICT –based Lesson (P1 to P6)

Pupils are given the opportunity to experience and harness ICT in classroom lessons. Teachers use various platforms to engage pupils in the learning of Mathematics.


7.  Learning Support for Mathematics (LSM - P1 and P2) 

Selected pupils are supported through the LSM Programme to deepen their understanding of Mathematics. This programme comprises customised, well-paced lessons that will support the pupils in the learning of Math.


8.  ICAN Mathematics (Improving Confidence and Achievement in Numeracy)

The MOE ICAN Math learning aims to improve the pupils’ confidence level in numeracy. This programme is for selected classes and it provide pupils a systematic approach to learning Mathematics.


9. Sudoku Mathematics (P4)

Sudoku Mathematics promotes pupils’ logical thinking and enhance their problem-solving abilities as they engage in different levels of solving the Sudoku activities. This fun and engaging classroom activities then translate to pupils participating in friendly Interclass Sudoku Competitions.

Our Primary 4 pupils were introduced to Sudoku as a platform to improve their mathematical skills like reasoning, logical thinking and problem solving. It started out as a practice in class 30 minutes a week during Math lessons. The teachers also encourage the pupils to do Sudoku as part of filler activity. After weeks of practise, the pupils participated in an inter-class competition where the top 3 competed with  others from the different classes. 

In the finals, the participants displayed immense perseverance as the Sudoku puzzles set for them were tough. 6 pupils emerged as Sudoku champions in their respective categories: Advanced and Intermediate. The rest of the participants did very well too!

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10.  Symmetry Art (P4) 

The P4 pupils experience the integration of Mathematics in Art when learning the topic, Symmetry, allowing pupils to explore the symmetrical shapes and lines as they engage in artwork.

  
11. Mathematics Day (P1 to P5)

The Math Day was conducted in Term 3 where a wide array of activities were planned for the pupils by the level teachers. Each level customised a theme and revolved these activities around the theme. Pupils were highly engaged and looked forward to completing the activities in their respective groups. Topics from Term 1 to Term 3 were consolidated and pupils experienced the joy of learning Mathematics, as well as, the challenges faced in learning Mathematics.

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Stretch Programmes:


12. Math Olympiad (P6) 

The Math Olympiad for selected P6 pupils aims to stretch the pupils’ mathematical thinking skills through solving routine and non-routine problems based on different mathematical topics that require pupils to exercise their critical and logical thinking skills.

13. E2K Mathematics (P4 and P5)

P4 and P5 pupils who display an aptitude and potential for Mathematics are invited to participate in E2K Programme. This programme aims to develop and stretch higher-order thinking skills through a range of problem solving problems. 

14. Olympiad Mathematics Competition  

Pupils from the Math Olympiad programme are also given the opportunity to participate in the following platforms to apply their knowledge and skills.

     - Hwa Chong Institution (SMOPS)
     - Raffles Instituition (RIPMWC)
     - River Valley High 
     - ACS(I) (NMOS)
     - Yusof Ishak Secondary School


Last updated on 18 March 2019