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Nov 7

In a recent study in Science, one of the world’s leading journals, they “analyzed data from more than 276,000 children in 40 countries who took the 2003 Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa) – the internationally standardised test of maths, reading, science and problem-solving ability.”

Globally,  boys do better than girls in math, with boys  scoring 10.5 points higher than girls on average. However, in societies where boys and girls are treated equally, like Iceland, Sweden, and Norway, boys and girls perform equally well in math. This result suggests that any gender difference in math performance can be attributed more to nurture (e.g., education, resources, and opportunities) than to nature (intrinsic ability).

see the article here

Nov 7

Ensure your child’s success in the iPSLE.

Mathemagis now offers review sessions for the International Primary School Leaving Exam (iPSLE) of Singapore. This test is currently taken by Grade 6 or 7 students  from schools that have adopted the Singapore Math curriculum and is administered locally in Ateneo and Xavier.

Review sessions available in Timog (call 482-1074) and Katipunan (call 387-6602) branches. You may also call 0932-843-5551 or 0932-843-5550.