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### Helping Lower Primary Children in Mathematics

1. 1. L E A R N M AT H S I N A F U N A N D E F F E C T I V E W AYYeap Ban Har  yeapbanhar@gmail.com  Slides are available at www.banhar.blogspot.com  
2. 2. Singapore Ministry of Education 1992, 2001, 2007, 2013
3. 3. LEARN MATHS IN A FUN AND EFFECTIVE WAY
4. 4. Singapore Examination & Assessment Board 2012
5. 5. 16 units = \$120 20 units = 04 units = \$120 4 units = \$30 04 20 units = \$30 x 5 20 units = \$150John had \$150 at first.
6. 6. “Mathematics is an excellent vehicle for the developmentand improvement of a person’s intellectual competencies” Singapore Ministry of Education 2006 LEARN MATHS IN A FUN AND EFFECTIVE WAY
7. 7. L E A R N M AT H S I N A F U N A N D E F F E C T I V E W AY Example One
8. 8. LEARN MATHS IN A FUN AND EFFECTIVE WAY
9. 9. LEARN MATHS IN A FUN AND EFFECTIVE WAY
10. 10. LEARN MATHS IN A FUN AND EFFECTIVE WAY
11. 11. LEARN MATHS IN A FUN AND EFFECTIVE WAY
12. 12. L E A R N M AT H S I N A F U N A N D E F F E C T I V E W AY Example TwoUse the digits to make two numbers. Subtract the smaller number from the larger.
13. 13. LEARN MATHS IN A FUN AND EFFECTIVE WAY
14. 14. LEARN MATHS IN A FUN AND EFFECTIVE WAY
15. 15. L E A R N M AT H S I N A F U N A N D E F F E C T I V E W AY Example ThreeArrange the five numbers so that the vertical total equals the horizontal total.
16. 16. LEARN MATHS IN A FUN AND EFFECTIVE WAY
17. 17. LEARN MATHS IN A FUN AND EFFECTIVE WAY
18. 18. L E A R N M AT H S I N A F U N A N D E F F E C T I V E W AY Example FourPick any number between 10 and 20. Take turns to subtract one or two. Winner is the person who reaches zero.
19. 19. LEARN MATHS IN A FUN AND EFFECTIVE WAY
20. 20. L E A R N M AT H S I N A F U N A N D E F F E C T I V E W AY
21. 21. is less than 23. is 5 less than 23.is 1 less than 23.is 2 less than 23. LEARN MATHS IN A FUN AND EFFECTIVE WAY
22. 22. My Pals Are Here! Mathematics generalization LEARN MATHS IN A FUN AND EFFECTIVE WAY
23. 23. LEARN MATHS IN A FUN AND EFFECTIVE WAYMy Pals Are Here! Mathematics Emphasis on Generalizatio
24. 24. Emphasis on Generalization Looking for patterns and making generalization is emphasized. This emphasizes the relatedness between the 2, 4 and 8 times table.Primary Mathematics LEARN MATHS IN A FUN AND EFFECTIVE WAY
25. 25. Primary Mathematics Standards Edition LEARN MATHS IN A FUN AND EFFECTIVE WAY
26. 26. Emphasis on GeneralizationMy Pals Are Here! Mathematics LEARN MATHS IN A FUN AND EFFECTIVE WAY
27. 27. L E A R N M AT H S I N A F U N A N D E F F E C T I V E W AY Example FiveUse these cards to make a story problem. What questions can you ask?
28. 28. more than books 27 NasriShe has 9 books Michelle has LEARN MATHS IN A FUN AND EFFECTIVE WAY
29. 29. LEARN MATHS IN A FUN AND EFFECTIVE WAY
30. 30. LEARN MATHS IN A FUN AND EFFECTIVE WAY
31. 31. L E A R N M AT H S I N A F U N A N D E F F E C T I V E W AY Example SixMove two sticks to change the figure with three squares into figures with two squares.
32. 32. Wellington Primary School visualization LEARN MATHS IN A FUN AND EFFECTIVE WAY
33. 33. visualization LEARN MATHS IN A FUN AND EFFECTIVE WAY
34. 34. Wellington Primary School visualization LEARN MATHS IN A FUN AND EFFECTIVE WAY
35. 35. L E A R N M AT H S I N A F U N A N D E F F E C T I V E W AY Example SevenUse a tangram set. Goggle it – make usingcardboard. Those using iPads can find free tangram apps.
36. 36. Make a rectangle.Make a different one. LEARN MATHS IN A FUN AND EFFECTIVE WAY
37. 37. L E A R N M AT H S I N A F U N A N D E F F E C T I V E W AY Conclusion
38. 38. Fuchun Primary School, Singapore LEARN MATHS IN A FUN AND EFFECTIVE WAY
39. 39. Fuchun Primary School, Singapore King Solomon Academy, London Keys Grade School, The Philippines
40. 40. Edgewood Elementary School, Scarsdale, New York Archipelschool De Tweemaster – Kameleon, The Netherlands King Solomon Academy, London LEARN MATHS IN A FUN AND EFFECTIVE WAY