Scoring in Math Takes More Than Method
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Just a few days ago, as I was preparing this email at a café, I overheard a mother expressing her anxiety over her son’s likely performance in this SA2. She was expecting the usual disappointments in his Math score due to carelessness, lack of time to complete the paper and uncertainty on what methods to use.
Well, most parents we met had similar expectations until they were shown that such disappointments need not occur if their children were better guided. To find out what these parents have learnt and done for their children to excel, click click here.
Also by now, having read my emails, you will agree that the parent at the café is likely barking up the wrong tree and resigning to a wrong fate for her child.
Let’s focus on her point about uncertainly on what methods to use. Using the solutions from 2 children on the following examples, we shall take a closer look to better understand the possible reasons for children not doing well in Math.
Looking at the 2 solutions, you will realise that Child A did not manage to arrive at the answer not because she did not understand the question nor was it a matter of using the right method.
Rather, she had not worked through the sum as meticulously as Child B whom clearly has developed the discipline and right skills to help her staged out her solution to score.
Given our years in training children to perform for PSLE, we can tell you that the example used is a common question found in exam.
If a child is unable to solve this basic question, it is usually not a case of not understanding the mathematical concept or not being able to identify the method to solve.
Often, it is because the child has not been equipped with the right skills to work through the sum in a manner that will guide his thinking towards the correct answer.
If you can see your child in case A, do not sigh and lose hope because there is time for your child to do better in the new academic year in 2018 and the PSLE.
Simply click here to join us this Nov at the 2018 onSponge Open House @ Oodles Learning and you will find out how thousands of students just like Child A have learnt the skills to excel in their Math exam.
And only in this Nov Open House, your child will get to experience a FREE trial lesson that will change his approach to solving Math problem sums and let him head-start 2018 with the confidence to score!
As seats are limited, click the ad below to register for the 2018 onSponge Open House @ Oodles Learning NOW!
See you there!
Co-founder of onSponge
Since 2012, Oodles Learning has helped thousands of students to excel in PSLE Math Exams. Currently, there are 9 centres island-wide that achieve more than 80% A/A* PSLE performers annually.