# Primary Maths Tuition in Singapore

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In Confidence for Maths, we take on both visual and kinesthetic approaches to support the classroom learning style for Primary Maths Tuition. These approaches have been trialled and tested in teaching students how to overcome the struggles faced in maths tuition in Singapore.

## The Role of Confidence in Our Primary Maths Tuition

Since confidence permeates every aspect of our everyday life, in our opinion at LK Academy, it is crucial for both the spoken and written components of the exam.

Lessons in our Maths Tuition in Singapore follow the MOE curricula required by public schools. The arithmetic exam is broken up into pieces that can be done in class in order to help students get ready for school evaluations.

**Confidence**? Confidence is the belief in one's ability to succeed. Improving the ability comes with being prepared.

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Lessons are aligned with MOE syllabus for mainstream schools. Segments of the Math paper are planned such that the components are executed in our classes in preparation for school assessments.

## Primary Math Tuition

Armed with techniques and concepts learnt for Maths, our Confidence for Maths Programme will foster a love and understanding of Mathematics in your child. Our Primary Maths Tuition will hone confidence in your child through the exercise of heuristic approaches to solving Maths problems. Unlike other Primary Maths Tuition centres that offer conventional ways including memorising formulas, we vowed to make Maths Tuition more enjoyable.

We review our Confidence for Maths curriculum regularly to ensure that it is in line with the latest MOE syllabus.

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Armed with techniques and concepts learnt for Primary Math, our Confidence for Math Tuition Programme will foster a love and understanding of Mathematics in your child.

We review our Primary Math curriculum regularly to ensure that it is in line with the latest MOE syllabus.

## Methodology

The LK Academy curriculum will guide our students to understand the relationship between questions and the specific method to solve problems. Through practice being encouraged in our Primary Math tuition, students will be able to determine and eliminate methods for use in specific questions. Our students will have opportunities to have hands-on experience in our unique lessons which will deepen their understanding of Mathematics concepts. This will inspire them to attempt various methods of problem-solving. With math tuition in-house exam settings, our students will develop time management skills and stress tolerance skills which will ensure analytical thinking during high-pressure situations. With this support using IQ and EQ, they will be in a favourable position to excel in Maths.

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This unique Math tuition curriculum will inspire them to attempt various methods for problem-solving.

With the support of in-house timed exam settings, our students will develop time management skills and stress tolerance skills which will ensure analytical thinking during high-pressure situations.

With this support using IQ and EQ, they will be in a favourable position to excel in primary Math.

## Syllabus

### Primary 1

**Term 1**

WHOLE NUMBERS

Counting Up to 100

- Counting the number of objects

- Knowing the value of ones and tens

- Reading and writing numbers in numerals and words

- Comparing the number of objects

- Number bonds for numbers up to 10

Addition and Subtraction

- Concept of addition and subtraction

- Adding more than two 1-digit numbers

- Adding and subtracting within 20 through word problems

- Mental calculations up to 2-digit numbers

**Term 2**

Multiplication and Division

- Concept of multiplication and division

- Multiplying within 40

- Dividing within 20

- Knowing how to group objects using division

- Solving one-step word problems

Money

- Counting money

- From cents to $1

- Counting up to $100

- Solving one-step word problems

**Term 3**

MEASUREMENT

Length, Mass and Volume

- Measurements

- Comparing lengths of objects

Time

- Telling time

- Hour hand and minute hand

- Hour or half an hour

**Term 4**

STATISTICS

2D Shapes

- Identifying, naming, describing and classifying 2D shapes

- Making/completing patterns of 2D shapes

- What are their attributes

Picture Graphs with Scales

- Learning to read and interpret picture graphs

- Solve one-step problems

### Primary 2

**Term 1**

WHOLE NUMBERS

Counting Up to 1000

- In tens to hundreds

- Reading and writing numbers in numerals and in words

- Number patterns

- Number sequencing

- Even and odd numbers

Addition and Subtraction

- Solving two-step problems

- Mental calculations

Multiplication and Division

- Multiplication tables of 2,3,4,5, and 10

- Solving one-step word problems

- Knowing how to group objects using division

**Term 2**

FRACTIONS

Whole

- Representation of whole fractions

- Comparing fractions

- Addition and subtraction of fractions

Money

- Counting money

- Differentiating dollars and cents

- Comparing 2 to 3 amounts of money

- Solving word problems in dollars and cents

**Term 3**

MEASUREMENT

Length, Mass and Volume

- Measurement forms

- Using the right units

- Comparing lengths, mass and volumes

- Solving word problems

Time

- Telling time

- Hour hand and minute hand

- Use of am and pm

- Use of hours and minutes

- Duration of 1 hour

**Term 4**

STATISTICS

Shapes

- Identifying and naming 2D shapes

- Copying basic shapes and figures

- Identifying and naming 3D shapes

Picture Graphs with Scales

- Learning to read and interpret picture graphs

- Solve one-step problems

### Primary 3

**Numbers to 10,000**

- Counting in hundreds/thousands

- Place values (thousands, hundreds, tens, ones)

- Comparing and ordering numbers

- Number patterns

**Addition and Subtraction**

- Solving two-step word problems using 2 operations

- 2 digit mental calculation

**Multiplication and Division**

- Multiplication tables

- Long division

- Solving two-step word problems using 4 operations

**Measurement**

- Kilometres(km), metres(m), centimetres (cm)

- Litres (l), mililitres (ml)

- Measuring and comparing length, mass and volume

- Converting measurement

- Word problems on measurement

**Statistics**

- Understanding data from bar graphs

- Solving one-step problems in bar graphs

**Money**

- Understanding the decimal point

- Adding and subtracting money

- Word problems on money

**Time**

- Telling time with the 12 hour clock

- Converting time to hours and minutes

- Finding duration

- Word problems on time

**Area & Perimeter**

- Understanding the definition of area and perimeter

- Measuring in cm2 and m2

- Word problems on area and perimeter

- Area and perimeter of rectangles and squares

**Geometry**

- Right angles and angles greater than 90°

- Perpendicular & parallel lines

- Drawing perpendicular & parallel lines on square grid

**Fractions**

- Equivalent fractions

- Comparing fractions

- Expressing in simplest form

- Ordering fractions

### Primary 4

**Numbers to 100,000**

- Place values (ten thousands, thousands, hundreds, tens, ones)

- Reading and writing numbers

- Comparing and sequencing numbers

- Number patterns

- Rounding off numbers to nearest 10, 100, 1000

- Use of ≈

**Factors & Multiple**

- Understanding what is a factor and multiple

- Finding common factors of 1 or more numbers

- Finding common multiples of 1 or more numbers

**Four Operations**

- Multiplying by 1 digits and 2 digits

- Long division (up to 4 digits)

- Solving three-step word problems

**Fractions**

- Mixed numbers

- Improper fractions

- Addition and subtraction of fractions

- Word problems on fractions

**Decimals**

- Understanding place values (tenths, hundredths, thousandths)

- Comparing and sequencing decimals

- Long division using decimals

- Converting to fractions

- Rounding off decimals

- Using the 4 operations for decimals

- Word problems on decimals

**Time**

- 24-hour clock

- Solving problems on time

**Area and Perimeter**

- Properties of squares and rectangles

- Finding the area or perimeter with one side given

- Finding length when area or perimeter is given

**Geometry**

- Understanding how to label angles

- Measuring angles

- Drawing angles

- Understanding quarter, half and complete turns to angles in degrees

- Drawing shapes on a square grid

- Properties of rectangle and square

**Direction**

- Understanding North, South, East and West

- Relation between angles, fractions and direction

**Line Symmetry**

- Identifying the line of symmetry in figures

- Completing the symmetric figure on square grid

**Tables and Line Graphs**

- Understanding line and bar graphs

- Solving one-step problems using information from graph

### Primary 5

**Whole Number**

- Working with numbers up to one million

- Learning estimation

- Using the operation rules to simplify questions

**Fractions**

- Division of fractions by whole numbers

- Division of fractions by fractions

- Understand how to represent fractions in models

- Learn how to convert fractions to decimals

**Decimals**

- Understand the tenths, hundredths and thousandths place

- Multiply decimals by up to thousands

- Converting decimals to fractions, percentage and units of measurements

**Percentage**

- Learning how to present fractions as a percentage

- Understand how to use %

- Calculating simple interest and GST

**Ratio**

- Learn how to represent values in ratio

- Using different rules of ratio to solve problems eg. difference unchanged

- Understand how fractions and ratio are linked

**Rate**

- Learn how rate is represented as the amount of change per unit

- Solving questions including postage, water and electricity rates

**Area & Volume**

- Understand how to calculate area of triangle using base and height

- Finding areas of figures made up of rectangles, squares and triangles

- Calculating volume of a rectangular tank using length, width and height

- Understand the link between litres, millilitres and cm3

**Geometry**

- Using different angle properties to find an angle at a point and opposite angles

- Understanding properties of equilateral, isosceles and right-angled triangles

- Learning properties of parallelogram, trapezium and rhombus to solve for unknown angles

**Average**

- Learning how to derive average using a set of values

- Understanding the relationship between average, total value and set of data

### Primary 6

**Algebra**

- Learn to how to use algebra to represent different objects

- Learn to form equations to solve for one unknown

- Evaluating equations when there are algebraic expressions and values

**Volume**

- Understanding how base area is linked to volume

- Deriving single dimension of cuboid/cube from volume

- Finding surface area of a figure

- Using Square root and Cube root

**Speed**

- Understand the relationship between speed, time and distance

- Understand the concept of speed and average speed

- Calculate distance, speed or time in different scenarios
*eg. 2 boys are running around a track in opposite directions. What time will they cross each other?*

**Nets**

- Identifying and illustrating nets of various shapes eg. cuboid

- Understanding what solids can be formed from the given net

**Charts**

- Understanding how angles can be represented by charts

- Interpreting information from pie chart

- Learn how to convert percentage and fractions to degrees and vice versa

**Circles**

- Understand concept of area and circumference of circle

- Finding area and perimeter of semicircle and quadrant eg. Add Circumference and perimeter

- Evaluating the area and perimeter of figures made out of rectangles, squares, triangles and circles

**Percentage**

- Solving for total value given the percentage

- Understand how to derive percentage increase and percentage decrease

- Learning how percentage can be fluid and applied differently to different circumstances eg. GST on discounted price

## What Parents Say

"LK has truly nurtured my child's interest genuinely to enjoy learning and understanding of the language. My child looks forward to class every week and looks forward to meeting with her teacher. A happy environment with the patient guidance of her teacher really enabled her to benefit academically. Not only that, she has grown in her personal development as well when it comes to having confidence to speak and express her thoughts well.

Her confidence had been slowly built to apply what she has learnt. She knows she can do it for her daily work and exam papers!"

Mum of Astor, P2