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Sec 2 Algebra Quiz ( Top Scorer: Jasmine Toh , Sengkang Secondary School)

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Sec 2 Algebra Quiz ( Top Scorer: Jasmine Toh , Sengkang Secondary School)

Top Scorer: Jasmine Toh

(Sengkang Secondary School)

Jasmine scored 20 out of 25 which is a pretty 80%.

I have 7 Secondary 2 students (both NA and Express). I gave them the same paper and I am proud to see that a few of my NA students did very well. 😀

I think it shows that it is OK that you are not one of the PSLE top scorers. As long as you work hard in secondary school, you can still catch up. I believe everything is possible and we should give the young ones hope. 🙂

Sec 3 Geometrical properties of circle ( Question solved ) See Video

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Recieved this question from one of my secondary 3 girl.

I videotaped the solutions so that my other secondary 3 students can see it.

–> Side note to JasC, you shall practice all the 60 plus questions possible untill you “kill” this topic. 😉

I thought you can skip the first video on the first part which you managed to solve. 🙂

 

Bye Bye!

Finally, time to chill out with my hubby! 😀

 

Primary 4 Mathematics ( Time, perpendicular & parallel lines ) problem sums

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This week exercises are a little different. Its a combination of short questions and problem sums on 2 topics ( Time and perpendicular & parallel lines)

End of year exams coming! Excited!

Yeah! Just receive another good news from one of my student on her CA results!

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Student name: Noor Arifah

Level: Secondary 2

School: Riverside Secondary School

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ifah is a quiet and gentle girl.

She always finish whatever homework i gave. * Wise girl * if not having tuition is just getting another person to nag at you for not finishing homework. :S

By the way, I am not the kind of tutor whom students can get away without doing or finishing my homework. And i dont give A LOT of homework unless the student seriously need practice.
If this is not the kind of tuition teacher you want, please tell me gently and i can recommend another tutor for you. Hee. I have a friend who runs a tuition agency.

 

Back to Ifah, Im looking forward to her great results for EOY examinations! 🙂

P4 Daily Mathematics Exercises (Decimals). Yes, Decimals again! :)

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Realise several of my P4 students need more practice on Decimals.

I did some short questions this time.

Gold exercises are still problem sums. The questions are pretty similar to the previous gold exercises. I will repeat similar questions to ensure the students really know how to use certain concepts.

This time round i decided to give the answer so that the students will know if they got the questions correct. I realise this gives them more motivation to do the exercises.

I will still mark based on the workings. So no cheating! 😉

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Re-blogged from previous entry. ;-)

These questions are written by me and are grouped them in 3 levels based on difficulty.

Easy – Bronze Level

Intermediate – Silver Level

Challenging – Gold Level

My style:

(1) Attempt one question from each level daily.

If you notice, there is only 5 questions in each level. Yes, i know there are seven days in a week. :)  Meaning there is no daily exercises from me on weekend. I believe in rest and good time management. There will be other homework from assessment books and also homework from school.

So, students can do other homework on weekends, catch up on their rest ( like we adults do) and have some outdoor activity. :)

(2) Similar questions will be repeated if the student get the question wrong at the first exercise.

This is to enforce their understanding and build a good foundation.

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Daily Exercises for my P4 students ( Whole number Problem Sums)

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My Primary 4 boys, here you go!

Daily Exercises for this week!

Enjoy!

Understand the images are slightly blurred.

I have emailed the worksheets (to be printed) to your parents. 🙂

If you are a new student, here are some of my daily exercises guidelines.

Re-blogged from previous entry. 😉

These questions are written by me and are grouped them in 3 levels based on difficulty.

Easy – Bronze Level

Intermediate – Silver Level

Challenging – Gold Level

My style:

(1) Attempt one question from each level daily.

If you notice, there is only 5 questions in each level. Yes, i know there are seven days in a week. :)  Meaning there is no daily exercises from me on weekend. I believe in rest and good time management. There will be other homework from assessment books and also homework from school.

So, students can do other homework on weekends, catch up on their rest ( like we adults do) and have some outdoor activity. :)

(2) Similar questions will be repeated if the student get the question wrong at the first exercise.

This is to enforce their understanding and build a good foundation.

Daily exercises for my younger students (P4 Decimals Problem Sums)

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Trying to develop a habit to wake up early to come up with daily exercises for my younger students.

Felt prompted to do this after i come across www.problemsum.com . I heard about it sometime ago but didnt have the chance to go and explore.  Finally, find time to go check it out after talking to one parent. Its a interesting and interactive website whereby students can go in daily to  attempt the questions and there will be virtual tutor ( whom the students has designed) that will explain to them the correct steps if the students got the question wrong. I think some of the children has designed the virtual tutor to be a cartoon dog with ribbon on its head. Wahaha! So cute!

I have written some questions and grouped them in 3 levels based on difficulty.

Easy – Bronze Level

Intermediate – Silver Level

Challenging – Gold Level

My style:

(1) Attempt one question from each level daily.

If you notice, there is only 5 questions per week. Yes, i know there are seven days in a week. 🙂 Meaning there is no daily exercises from me on weekend. I believe in rest and good time management. There will be other homework from assessment books and also homework from school.

So, students can do other homework on weekends, catch up on their rest ( like we adults do) and have some outdoor activity. 🙂 After all, everyone has only one childhood and its precious! *wink*

(2) Similar questions will be repeated if the student get the question wrong at the first exercise.

This is to enforce their understanding and build a good foundation.

Enough Said. Here are some sample of my daily exercises on P4 Decimals Problem Sums. 🙂

Decimals P4 problem sums BRONZE

Decimals P4 problem sums SILVER

Decimals P4 problem sums GOLD

Have fun with the problem sums! 🙂

Student has maths test the next day. My husband helped to video my explanation and posted it online so she can see.

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Jessie, its for you. 🙂

I hope this video cleared some of your doubts and you can “kill” the simultaneous equations questions tomorrow. 🙂

This is my first time doing something like this. I apologise for the poor lighting, loud volume as it was an impromptu video to explain to you before your test tomorrow. And i was without make-up. Gosh!! Hehe.

Thank God the camera is not in high resolution.

Think some portions of the video are quite shaky and some portions, i speak in bad grammer. Ooops. Hee. Also, the camera was very near and hence one can hear me speaking quite loudly and the pitch captured is slightly high. Hehe.

Apart from all these drama, i hope you saw my passion for mathematics and understood  the mathematics concept for solving simultaneous equations.. 🙂

(Click below for the video presentation)

Have fun in your mathematics test tomorrow! 🙂

Woo hoo! Another testimony !!

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I received this image via watsapp yesterday. I am so happy for this girl and there was a sense of achievement all over me.

By the way, I only taught her Mathematics and Science. She did well in both.  🙂

She did well in her Home economics and English too. I believe its the positive attitude in her that leads to the manifestation of good grades. Besides good grades, I am very happy that she enjoys school, her cca, other school activities and has a lot of friends. *Reminds me of my secondary school days.**

I got her permission to post it in my blog.

Well done! Keep it up!

Maths Maths Mama Mia!

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Maths Maths Mama Mia!

Actually there are plenty of resources online for Maths games, Maths notes, Maths practice papers and even Maths video lessons. Parents and tutors just have to take additional time to explore and filter. I am quite sure we can build an extensive lesson database for the children.

As I am a Mathematics tutor, there are several topics (after reading up on the internet and some books) i have identify to be the foundation poles for this subject.

They are as follows;
– Number Bonds (Children usually master addition from here)
– Number substraction
– Counting and skip-counting ( After this, the number line will be imprinted in their minds)
– Identifying even and odd numbers ( This will greatly help children to identifying trends in future mathematical questions)

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For my pre-school and primary 1 students, I teach number bonds using ice-cream sticks. I found most fun (and most tiring) working with this age group. Doing some lesson plans now and intend to build Maths group tuition for this level once I am satisfied with the preparations. 🙂

Afterwhich, i change my props to  M&M chocolates and playing cards and it yield MUCH MORE fun. I have read this method on using chocolates or sweets somewhere on the net but i cant find the source as i forgottent to bookmark the webpage.

I have also make some alterations to the original method accordingly to my teaching style.

Activity 1 – Yummy Number Bonds

Yummy!

Prepare A LOT OF M&M chocolates. Alternatively, peanuts, sweets or small marshmallows can be used. [ You do not have not use everything. Just for visual affect. How many teachers know what i am talking about? *wink*]
Tell your students a number. For instance, 5.
Count and put 5 M&Ms on the table.
Take away 2, and ask them to count how many are left. Remind your class to remember 2+3=5
Put back the 2 M&Ms. and Take away 3. Ask them to count how many are left. Remind them that 3+2=5
Put back the 3 items. Take away 1, and ask them to count how many are left. Remind your class to remember 1+4=5
Ask them what do they think 1+4=?

After that, ask students to add 2 groups of M&Ms to give 5 and any numbers.

Students after forming the number bonds get to keep the M&Ms. 🙂

Activity 2 – Flip , Add and Win

number cards

Use a deck of Uno cards or any numbers cards ( Strictly no poker cards if you ask me) and lay them on the table.
Flip 2 cards at a time. If the 2 cards adds up to ten ( or any number you have specify), they can keep the cards.
The student with the most cards win. 🙂

When the kids are very familiar with additions and substractions from 1-9, its a easy transition to the tens and twenties. 🙂

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For the rest of the topics stated above, im using the games and activities in the following blogs and websites.

http://homeschoolmath.blogspot.com/2007/09/number-rainbows-to-learn-subtraction.html
http://www.onlinemathlearning.com/addition-subtraction-games.html
http://letsplaymath.net/2008/05/06/struggling-math-student/
http://www.tut-world.com/p1_maths.htm
http://www.primaryworksheets.co.uk/

Lets raise some mathematican today! Woohoo! 🙂