Jan 25

This free, hands-on workshop is intended for preschool teachers and homeschooling parents who want to inject the Singapore Math approach to their lessons, activities and curriculum.

Date: Feb 21, 2015 (Saturday)
Time: 3-5pm
Venue: SM Pasig (Frontera Verde beside Tiendesitas)

Hurry! First 20 participants to pre-register will get a free Singapore Math preschool booklet. Email us at mathemagis@gmail.com or send us a message at 0932.843.5551

Jan 11

Call us at 2168711 or email joanne.sison@gmail.com  if you want to organize a training for teachers in your school.  Maximum learning and fun guaranteed.

Jan 4

Start the year right by learning math the fun and effective Singapore way! Visit our branches for a free assessment and give your children the best start for 2015!

Nov 18
Learn effective word problem-solving strategies used in Singapore Math in this hands-on workshop designed for parents who want to help their kids with Singapore Math. Topics will cover problem-solving techniques from grades 1 to 3.
Step by step instructions coupled with practical tips (on keeping your sanity) and effective strategies will surely make homework time more relaxing and hopefully, enjoyable for parents and kids.

Singapore Math Parent Workshop on Bar Models

When: November 26, 2014; 9am – 11:30am
Where: 4F Fully Booked Bonifacio High Street
Workshop fee is P2000 / Head; FREE for Mathemagis Parents
Slots are limited.  Please call 403.00.77 / 0917.816.5809 to reserve one now.
Oct 7
Get more practice with Singapore Math word problems online
Koobits Philippines in cooperation with MTAP and Metrobank Foundation brings you
#7MATHhew Days: Are you Smarter than a grade schooler?
an online activity to launch the 2015 Metrobank-MTAP-DepEd Math Challenge.
Students in grades 1 to 6 can get a chance to win a free online KooBits account by joining the activity.  KooBits is an online Math portal from Singapore with over 65,000 math topics, video lessons and practice problems anyone can access anywhere.
Get a free trial registration in koobits.com/ph or email us at koobitsph@gmail.com or through the MMC Facebook here
Jun 28

What if your child has access to over 65,000 word problems questions and video solutions anytime? 

What if your child can develop over 700 math skills from grades 1 to 6 aligned with the latest Singapore Ministry of Education Maths syllabus?

 What if your child can do Maths practice online with repetition, progression and variation to achieve proficiency and flexibility in their problem solving skills?

Problem Sums by Koobits, the top online mathematics portal for grade school students in Singapore, is now in the Philippines.  Students can login and access maths videos, word problems, homework and participate in Math challenges from anywhere with an internet connection.

Want to learn more about Koobits and how it can help your kids boost their math skills?

Mr. Stanley Han, CEO of Koobits, Pte Ltd Singapore, will be in Manila on July 15 to talk about how the right kind of e-learning games improve motivation and mathematical skills.  He will also officially launch Koobits in the Philippines.

Want to learn more about Koobits?  Email us at koobitsph@gmail.com

Jun 12

If your child is using Singapore Math in their school, chances are you are familiar with bar models. Bar-modeling is a tool to help students visualize the problem and then write the corresponding equation to solve the problem. When learned properly, it is a very useful tool which enables students as early as the 5th grade to solve word problems typically given in High school and College Entrance Tests. For example:

The ratio of the price of a bag to the price of a book was 9:4. During a sale, the prices of the bag and book were reduced by $7 and $2 respectively. The ratio of the price of the bag to the price of the book became 2:1. How much was the price of the bag at first?

Here are some tips on how NOT to teach the bar models:

  1.  Do not make your kids memorize certain keywords and associate them with specific operations. Ex.  “If you see the word altogether, then you have to add” or “How many are left” is subtraction.  Relying on keywords might work for simple 1 step word problems but not with more complex, multi-step word problems such as the above.
  2. Do not make your kids write the equations before drawing the bar model. Some parents think of the answer or operation, and then draw a model based on the answer.  When bar models are drawn prior to the equations, it helps the student break down and visualize the problem.
  3. Do not use algebra.  Mathematically inclined and well-meaning parents will be able to solve 4th to 6th grade word problems using algebra but they will have a hard time explaining the approach to their kids. Extensive practice with the bar-model approach is the fastest way for your kids to solve those kinds of word problems.

To effectively learn how to use bar-models, students should be exposed to a variety of models starting from the simple (part-whole, comparison) to the more complex (repeated identity & unitary approach) in a systematic program with appropriate supporting materials and a properly designed progression.

Jun 8
Preschoolers four to six years old will  boost  their confidence, number sense and problem solving skills with Mathemagis’ new Best Start to Be Smart Program.  Four developmentally appropriate levels ensures your child’s mastery of basic math concepts and builds the best foundation for Math skills. To get the best start, students are given a free assessment test to determine  just the right starting point in the program.

Unique and Effective Program

Students in the program get a Best Start Passport which outlines the various topics kids will learn.  Upon completion of a topic, students get a reward badge sticker to celebrate their achievement.  Reward badges increase motivation,confidence and positive attitude towards math. Moreover, the passport helps parents set goals with their kids and increases the desire for completion and achievement.
Unlike other math preschool programs which uses purely worksheets,  Best Start to Be Smart incorporates concrete objects, manipulatives and visualization to teach math concepts.

Why start early?

“Research on children’s learning in the first six years of life demonstrates the importance of early experiences in mathematics. An engaging and encouraging climate for children’s early encounters with mathematics develops their confidence in their ability to understand and use mathematics. These positive experiences help children to develop dispositions such as curiosity, imagination, flexibility, inventiveness, and persistence, which contribute to their future success in and out of school (Clements & Conference Working Group, 2004)”  http://www.nctm.org/earlychildhoodmath/
Give your child the best start to be smart with Singapore Math! Call and visit our center for free assessment.

« Previous Entries