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Mathematics Framework


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The teaching and learning of mathematics aims primarily to equip pupils with a firm foundation of knowledge and skills in mathematics. The central focus of our mathematics framework is problem solving, which is supported by five interrelated dimensions: concepts, skills, processes, attitudes and metacognition. Excellence in mathematics anchors in problem solving, and through problem solving, pupils are developed into thinkers and problem solvers, who are independent, engaged, creative and critical.

To achieve our vision, our approach is Delivery, Interest, Application and Assessment (DIAA). The four approaches play specific roles to realize our desired outcomes:

  • Cultivate and enhance pupils’ interest to keep them connected, motivated and driven in problem solving.
  • Equip pupils with a strong foundation in concepts, skills, thinking process and metacognition through various effective instructional programmes, pedagogy and learning experiences.
  • Provide opportunity and exposure for pupils to use and apply mathematics in challenging tasks, non-routine questions, investigations and real life problem.
  • Adopt a holistic approach to assessment to facilitate effective instructional planning and to account for pupils’ progress and support their learning.

APPROACHES
SUPPORT
ENRICH
STRETCH
  • P1-P2 LSM
  • P3-P6 Baseline Remediation
  • Weekly Remedial Lessons
  • Math Pull Out Programme
  • Math Buddy Programme
  • Heartware Tuition Programme
  • Activity-based
    learning (ABL)
  • P1-P6 STAR Math Problem Solving Heuristics Package
  • P1-P2 Mental Maths Programme
  • Financial Literacy (P1 - P6)
  • Math Recess Activity
  • Math Investigation Task
    (P3 - P4)
  • P1-P2 Math Model Drawing Package
  • P4-P6 Math Olympiad Training
  • P3 - P5 Math Modelling
  • Math Competitions
  • E2K (P4&P5)

Assessment
OF
Learning
Assessment
FOR
Learning
Assessment
AS
Learning
  • CA (P6)
  • SA
  • Prelim
  • PSLE
  • Mock Exam
  • Diagnostic Test for Baseline skills
  • Diagnostic Test for LSM
  • Topical Review
  • Maths Performance Task
  • Responses in Class
  • Homework
  • Math Journal
  • Pupils’ Reflection


STAR

The Mathematics department adopts the STAR approach, a 4-phased structured process, to help our students in developing problem-solving ability and confidence in solving real-world problems. The approach employs the use of George Polya’s problem solving technique and Edward de Bono’s Six Thinking Hats to expand a systematic flow to approach a problem.

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Enrichment

E2K Programme


TARGET GROUP


Selected Primary 4 to Primary 5 pupils with high ability in Mathematics.

DESCRIPTION


The E2K Mathematics Programme is a Mathematics enrichment programme for Primary 4 and Primary 5 students in Park View Primary School who demonstrate interest and ability in Mathematics. It aims to develop in students mathematical reasoning skills and deepen their conceptual understanding through an inquiry approach. Students will have opportunities to collaborate with their peers and engage in mathematical thinking through resources such as puzzles, games and mathematics explorations which are specially designed for the programme. The rich learning experiences offered by the programme serve to help students to develop the habits, attitudes and dispositions mathematicians possess, as well as to gain important 21st century competencies such as critical and inventive thinking and effective communication skills.


Financial Literacy Programme


Park View Primary School embarked on the whole-school Financial Literacy Programme by the Math Department to educate our pupils on the importance of money management.

The objective is to equip our pupils with the relevant knowledge, skills and attitudes/ values to cope with the financial landscape of the 21st century.

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Activity-Based Learning


In activity-based lessons, pupils are involved in experiential learning through hands-on activities. Pupils learn to work together in groups, involve in meaningful discussions, helping one another in discovering the answers and accepting each other’s strengths and weaknesses. On the other hand, the teachers play the role of facilitator, observer, listener and guiding pupils in the problem solving activities.

Since pupils work in small groups, pupils tend to be less shy and they are usually willing to make mistakes. They take responsibility of their own learning through group discussions.

Activity-based lesson is one of the strategies to instil passion and interest in all pupils in the learning of mathematical problem solving. It encourages pupils to apply what they have learnt, through the activities they carry out, many of which usually relate to real life situation. Activity based lessons provide pupils with platform to stay engaged and learn creatively. Pupils take responsibility in their learning actively rather than passive receivers of information and knowledge.

This is in line with the Mathematics Department Vision: Every Park View pupil is an independent and engaged problem solver, and a creative and critical thinker, who strives for excellence.

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Mental Maths Programme / Abacus


The objectives of the Mental Maths Programme are to develop pupils' thinking and analytical skills and enhance pupils' concentration, memory skills and systematic computational skills. The programme focuses on number bonding, place values, multiplication tables.

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P4 to P6 Mathematics Olympiad Training


The focus of the training is to:

  • Engage pupils in thinking activities by discussing and solving non-routine problems;
  • Equip pupils with the necessary problem solving skills and mathematical knowledge for higher order problem solving
  • stimulate pupils’ interest and enthusiasm for problem solving;
  • introduce pupils to the process, thinking skills and techniques that are required to solve Math Olympiad-like non-routine problems and
  • instil in pupils the spirit of learning by discovery

Through the training sessions, pupils experience the satisfaction, pleasure, fun and thrill of discovery associated with creative problem solving.

The topics covered at the various levels are as follow:

Level
Topics
P4
All Possible Combinations, Add Counting Numbers, Simultaneous Equations, Fractions, 4 Operations, Multiples, Models and Area & Perimeter
P5
Patterns, Area & Perimeter, Solid Figures, 4 Operations, Diagrams, Average, Fractions and Percentage
P6
Numerical manipulations, Simple Integral Divisibility, Problem Solving, Logical Thinking, Simple Combinatorial Problems and Mensuration

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P3 and P4 Mathematics Investigative Task


Math Investigative Tasks (MIT) is a package which integrates some elements of Mathematical Modelling Mathematical Modelling is the abstract representation of an object or system using mathematical concepts such as number, quantity, shape, variability, etc. The main purpose is to create meaningful learning of Mathematics for pupils. It is a mean that links between real-world experiences and abstract mathematical representation. In addition, the processes during the Mathematical Modelling involve students in use of mathematical discourse such as explaining, describing, exploring, conjecturing, predicting, justifying, resolving conflict and revising solution..

Pupils are exposed to non-routine and open-ended tasks where they are taught to articulate their thinking processes before coming to a decision. In this package, pupils will be able to

  • Identify the links between real-world experiences and mathematical concepts;
  • articulate their thinking and reasoning process and improve on their decision making skills using mathematical concepts and
  • work synergistically as a team to solve a problem and showcase their presentation skills.

In MIT, teachers act as facilitators throughout the process, such as providing the right amount of scaffolding for students and creating the right climate for self or peer critique of work using task-specific rubrics.

Example of an MIT question:

Mr Lim received a ticket for the Night Safari which has a total of 6 different enclosures. However, due to the time constraint, he can only visit 3 enclosures.

(a) In how many ways can he choose to visit 3 different enclosures?
(b) What pattern do you observe?


Math@Home Package


As part of the school’s efforts to encourage parents to take on a more active role in supporting their child’s learning, the Math department has designed a Mathematics booklet (i.e. Math@Home) to get parents involved in their child's learning of Math.

The ‘Math@Home Booklet for Parents’ is designed and prepared for P1 to P3 pupils as these are the levels where basic mathematical knowledge are mostly introduced.

Questions set are in accordance to the objectives stated in the textbooks that pupils use. It is hoped that through this package, pupils will gradually be able to cope better when they progress to the next levels. With more successes experienced at a younger age, pupils’ level of confidence and motivation will thus be enhanced.

Aims of the Math@Home Package

  • Work in partnership with parents to enhance pupils’ learning of Mathematics.
  • Guide parents in reinforcing mathematical concepts with their child and to supervise their child in taking the topical test in the booklet at home.
  • Develop positive learning environment at home.
  • Motivate pupils to learn Mathematics and develop positive attitudes towards Mathematics.

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Achievements

Singapore Mathematical Olympiad for Primary Schools 2019
Oommen Dhruv
- Silver
Jeong Minki
Xie Yifa
- Silver
- Silver

ACS Annual Mathlympics 2019
Almeida Elkan Gerald
- Bronze
Warisa Uranpanichaybnol
- Bronze

Raffles Institution Primary Math World Contest 2019
Shresthitha Jindal
- Distinction
Oommen Dhruv
- Distinction

National Mathematical Olympiad of Singapore 2018
Jeong Minki - Gold
Shreshtha Jindal - Silver
Priyansh Bhitia - Bronze
Shayane Lim - Bronze
Dhruv Oomen - Bronze

National Mathematical Olympiad of Singapore 2017
Aadi Gulati - Silver
Jeong Minki - Bronze

ACS Annual Mathlympics 2018
Jeong Minki - Gold
Shreshtha Jindal - Gold
Priyansh Bhitia - Silver

ACS Annual Mathlympics 2017
Jeong Minki - Gold
Aadi Gulati - Bronze


Interschool Sudoku Mania 2015

Park View Primary School participated in the Interschool Sudoku Mania organized by Yuying Secondary School on 26th February. This is the 2nd time that Park View Primary is participating in this Competition. 2 teams of 4 pupils each from Primary 4 and 5 took part in the competition.

They are Cavern Loo, Swastika Dubay, Jerlyn Tan and Joel Affendi from Primary 5 and Kirana Ayu Prahasanti, Quek Sze En Shanice (4A), See Xuan Li (4C) and Rohit G.S. from Primary 4.

Mathematics Mastery Challenge 2015

Park View Primary School participated in the Math Mastery International Challenge organized by Adam Khoo Learning Centre in partnership with Singapore Press Holdings SPH. This is the 1st time that Park View Primary is participating in this Competition.

A total of 42 pupils took part in the preliminary round and 4 pupils made it to the Semi-final round. They are Shobhit Mishra, Bhargav, Lai Hsuan Jung and Jaslenn Kaur.

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Singapore Mathematical Olympiad for Primary School 2014
Muhammad Ismaeel Ebrahim Ahmed
- Bronze
Kelvin Ng Bing Rui
- Bronze
Phebe Lim Pei Ying
- Bronze
Shen Jiawen
- Certificate of Participation
Chong Yu Siang
- Certificate of Participation
Crystal Lai Jie Yu
- Certificate of Participation
Daga Shreyansh Kumar
- Certificate of Participation
Goh Isaac
- Certificate of Participation
Goh Ser Koon
- Certificate of Participation
Justin Kok Bing Qian
- Certificate of Participation
Yeow Chun Siang
- Certificate of Participation
Koh Wisen
- Certificate of Participation
Kumaraguru s/o Sreenivasan
- Certificate of Participation
Low Jingxuan Alyssa
- Certificate of Participation
Muhammad Danial Ashraf B Buang
- Certificate of Participation


Interschool Sudoku Mania 2014

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Park View Primary School participated in the Interschool Sudoku Mania organized by Yuying Secondary School on 13th February. This is the 1st time that Park View Primary is participating in this Competition. 2 teams of 4 pupils each from Primary 5E took part in the competition. One of the teams consisting of Javan Ang, Daryl Tai, Muhammad Fikri and Ian Leong beat all the other teams and emerged Overall Champion in the competition.

The competition aims to:
  • enhance the primary school students’ interest in mathematics;
  • develop pupils’ logical abilities and exercise their cognition and
  • foster friendly relations among primary and secondary school students from different schools in Singapore.

A total of more than 30 teams all over Singapore took part in this Competition.


Singapore Mathematical Olympiad for Primary School 2013
Quek Yu Sheng Eason - Silver

National Mathematical Olympiad of Singapore 2013
Kumaraguru s/o Sreenivasan - Bronze
Yat Chun Wee - Bronze
Ashley Ling Si En - Honourable Mention
Cheryl Lee Wen Ling - Honourable Mention
Chong Yu Siang - Honourable Mention
Crystal Lai Jie Yu - Honourable Mention
Goh Kai Swee Vincent - Honourable Mention
Goh Ser Koon - Honourable Mention
Justin Kok Bing Qian - Honourable Mention
Yeow Chun Siang - Honourable Mention

Mathematical Exploration Day for Primary 6 Pupils
Valarie Tan - 1st
Gina Chui - 1st


Po Leung Kuk 16th Primary Mathematics World Contest 2013

Park View Primary School participated in the Po Leung Kuk Primary Mathematics World Contest organized by Po Leung Kuk and co-organized by the Hong Kong Institute of Education from 15th to 19th July. This is the 4th year that Park View Primary is participating in this World Contest. 4 of our pupils from Primary 6F, Jason Lim, Lim Zhen An, Quek Yu Sheng and Chen Yen took part in the contest. They gained greater insight, mathematical awareness and interest in Mathematics through the competition.

The contest aims to:
  • enhance the primary school students’ interest in mathematics;
  • provide an opportunity for the exchange of information of primary school mathematics education throughout the world;
  • foster friendly relations among primary school students from different cities and
  • discover the mathematics potential of gifted primary students among the different cities.

A total of 44 participating teams from Australia, Bulgaria, China, India, Indonesia, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Taiwan, the Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Ghana, Thailand, the United States and Hong Kong took part in this World Contest.

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