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Mathematics

 

The central focus of the framework is mathematical problem solving, that is, using mathematics to solve problems. This framework hence sets the direction for and provides guidance in the teaching, learning and assessment of mathematics in Palm View as well. 


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In Palm View Primary School, the Mathematics Department aims to inculcate in our students an inquisitive mind for mathematics excellence through the development of a continuous passion in learning mathematics. 

In order to attain such goals in mind, Mathematics in PLVPS would be carried out in congruence to the five emphases on conceptual understanding, skills proficiency, mathematical processes, attitudes and metacognition.

1. Mathematics Curriculum


The mathematics programme in PLVPS aims to:
 
  1. Invoke creative and critical problem solving skills for mathematics in students.
  2. Develop and inculcate interest and passion for mathematics in students.
  3. Promote inquisitiveness and continuous learning for mathematics in students.
For Primary One students, they need to know the following mathematical concepts by end of their Primary One study: 

Term Concepts
Term 1 Whole Numbers within 10
Addition and Subtraction within 10
Term 2 Shapes (2D)
Whole Numbers within 20
Addition and Subtraction within 20
Length
Term 3 Whole Numbers within 40
Addition and Subtraction within 40
Picture Graphs
Multiplication within 40
Division within 20
Term 4 Time
Whole Numbers within 100
Addition and Subtraction within 100
Money
 
 

2. Mathematics Pedagogy

The following pedagogical approaches are taken in mathematics lessons conducted in PLVPS:
  1. Activity-based learning (Using Manipulative and real-life scenarios)
  2. Heuristics
  3. Mental Sums
  4. Math Journals
  5. E-Learning
  6. Outdoor Experiential Learning

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    3. In driving Mathematics literacies, the Maths Department spearheaded a Young Mathematicians Programme to better customise the syllabus to the students with diverse needs. This programme looks at the learning gaps in our P2 children and customises resources and pedagogical approaches to better build capacity in Maths. In a bid to enthuse children in Maths, the department also initiated the Maths Carnival and set up various booths with Math games for children to compete in solving math problems/ puzzles in a fun and engaging way.

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    4. Assessment
     
    PLVPS follows the recommendation of the Primary Education Review and Implementation (PERI) Committee on Holistic Assessment (HA) as a Phase 3 school. Under PERI HA, Primary One students will be taking bite-sized assessments throughout the year to help build students’ confidence and desire to learn. Other than mini written tests, students will also go through performance tasks where they carry out hands-on activities to be assessed. These assessments would help prepare students for the summative assessment at the end of Primary Two. 

    Primary One Assessment Weighting 
    Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4
    0% 20% 40% 40%