Aug 29

Hello parents!

Some students have recently gone back to school, while a few others are just about to start. As we all start SY 2017-18, we review our TO DO checklists, reflect on what worked and didn’t work for us last school year, and create action plans on how to help our kids be more efficient and succeed this year.

Resolution: No more cramming!
We’re happy to share with you some tips we’ve learned from research!

1. Recognize ‘wants’ vs ‘needs’
Goal: Teaches kids how to prioritize things to do.
Eg. Finish homework before playtime

2. Take one out, put one in.
Goal: Avoid overcluttering and mess when arranging school things and toys.

3. Use containers, Sort, Categorize, and Label school work and school supplies in study area. 
Goal: Organized same things together. Determine group type. Label.
Eg. Labels – Art supplies, Reference books, Assorted papers, Keep homework and tests in separate envelopes labelled per subject, etc.

4. Teach child to keep a personal calendar. 
Goal: Helps child plan in advance, stick to deadlines, work backwards on steps towards achieving goal
Eg. Include afterschool activities, schedule of tests and exams, HW and project due dates, birthday parties, holidays.

5. Look at next day’s activities. Check if homework and needed things are in bag. 
Goal: Teaches kids how to anticipate and plan.
Eg. Equipment – make sure PE kit, ballet things, swimming gear are in the bag.

6. Make daily Checklists. 
Goal: Keeps track of what needs to be done.
Eg. Create checklist for things To Do tomorrow. Check off what’s done. Transfers unfinished items to next day’s list.

7. Put sticky note reminders – in one place – with deadlines – and check off once done
Eg. Home Diary, personal calendar, or bulletin board

8. Break big projects into smaller steps
Goal: Make big projects easier to manage independently
Eg. Break a science project into small steps – jot down ideas, shortlist ideas, write down materials, gather supplies before starting experiment

Sources:
1. www.understood.org
2. www.scholastic.com

 

 

Aug 16

Jul 28

Congratulations to more Mathemagis students who have done their best and made us all proud! Go PHILIPPINES! 

SIMOC

Jul 28

 

Congratulations to more Mathemagis students who have done their best and made us all proud! Go PHILIPPINES!WMIF
Jun 8
We are so proud of all of the MatheMagis students who participated and all who placed in several local and foreign competitions! Keep aiming high. This is only the beginning!

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Should you wish your child to join the MatheMagis Competition Team and Competition Development Team, feel free to email us with your mobile no. at admin@mathemagis.com. We will contact you.

Apr 12

Apr 12

The MatheMagis Summer Camp for June – July schedule is here!

Still looking for an academic activity that would fit your child’s schedule this summer? MatheMagis Singapore Maths offers a programs for both advancement and remedial skill-building of Singapore Math. *Enroll with us today and help increase your children’s productive learning time while on break.

JUMPSTART is for 4 to 6 yrs old . This program develops basic Math concepts and enhances analytical skills for the primary grades

BOOST is for Grades 1 to 6. This program strengthens understanding of concepts, strategic thinking and problem solving in increasing complexity

BAR BOOST is for 7 to 14 yrs old. This equips children to conquer complex word problems with the bar model technique in an intensive module

Available in all six (6) branches!
*10% OFF Early Bird discount for enrollments made until April 30, 2017
Schedule your child’s FREE diagnostic assessment now. Limited slots per session. Click HERE to reserve your slot now.

Mar 2

Ever wonder how to maximize your child’s learning opportunities for this summer? A summer school program might be the best option for you.

Research suggests that summer vacation may have detrimental learning effects for many students. On average, all student lose skills, particularly in Mathematics. This decline in school performance is called a summer learning loss. Based on the study, upon returning to school, the students performed, on average, roughly one month behind especially for Mathematics. Summer learning loss is very likely, cumulative. Thus, over time, it contributes to a substantial portion of achievement gap.

 A useful way to address this loss is by attending summer school programs. It appears that increased productive learning time on academic tasks leads to achievement gains for students.

How do you know the right Summer Program for your child?

Smaller Class Sizes

Research has found that small class size is associated with program effectiveness. Smaller class size is thought to provide teachers with more time to work individually with students and to create greater opportunities to differentiate instruction based on student needs.

 

Individualized Instruction

Summer programs that intended to provide individualized instruction were more effective than programs without this intention. Summer programs with smaller class sizes should provide an opportunity for teachers to offer more individualized instruction to students. The summer program should be very specific and individualized for each student whenever possible, but it should be encountered in an active, hands-on way that allows students to be fully involved in their own learning experiences.

High-Quality Instruction

Know if professional development is given to your child’s summer school teachers. In efforts to ensure high-quality instruction, experts recommend that professional development is given to teachers

 

 

Summer Program Objectives

The program should be able to reach as many different learners as possible in different ways. First, the summer programs could be to provide remediation or “Make Up” on core concepts that students have not mastered priori to moving up to the new school year. Second, thi scould be an opportunity for students who have mastered core concepts to have a head start or “Step Up” towards building the next level skills to gear up for the upcoming schoolyear.

 

 

Engaging and Rigorous Program

Find out if the summer school is providing students with interesting, engaging enrichment opportunities as this is considered a method of encouraging attendance. Some experts also suggests that the instructional methods and experiences of summer must feel different for students to propel students forward in their learning.

Sufficient Duration

Research shows a link between dosage and achievement outcomes. It is suggested that the student must be enrolled in the summer program for a minimum of 80 hours in total.

 

Involved Parents

Parental involvement were associated with more positive achievement effects than those that did not. Parental involvement could increase attendance to the program and Parents can include information about methods of expanding learning opportunities at home.

Evaluations of Effectiveness

Check if the summer school provides evaluation and reports for progress. By evaluating what works well and what does not, summer schools can make adjustments that improve program quality in later years. There should also be testable goals that would allow teachers and students to track their progress.

Summer schools have positive effects on your child’s academic achievement and could potentially address his or her learning loss and challenges at school.

MatheMagis MAKE UP or STEP UP Summer Camp

Maximize the summer vacation by enrolling your child in MatheMagis Singapore Maths. MatheMagis Singapore Maths enrichment, a math skill-building program for children ages 4 to 12 yrs, is based on Singapore’s highly-acclaimed and proven math curriculum worldwide. The programs are for both advancement and remedial skill-building of Singapore Math.

This year, MatheMagis offers a MAKE UP or STEP UP Summer Camp to help increase your children’s productive learning time while on break. Jumpstart (for 4-6 yrs), Boost (for Gr 1-6) and Bar Boost (For 7-14 yrs), an intensive module on bar modelling, one of Singapore’s well-known problem solving strategies that can be applied in any classroom.

Schedule your child’s FREE diagnostic assessment now. Limited slots per session. 10% off Early bird rate until March 15! Call to reserve your child’s slot now!

Make Up or Step Up Summer Camp will begin on March 20th 2017.

Source:

Making Summer Count by Jennifer Sloan Mccombs, Catherine H. Augusine  etal

Effects of Summer School on Academic Achievement: Reducing Summer Learning Loss in Middle School by Angela Joy Aumaugher

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