Teaching Methods


Bar Modelling

The bar model method is a strategy used by children to visualise mathematical concepts and solve problems. The method is a way to represent a situation in a word problem, usually using rectangles.

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Bar Modelling

 


Concrete Pictorial Abstract

Concrete, pictorial, abstract (CPA) is a highly effective approach to teaching that develops a deep and sustainable understanding of maths. Developed by American psychologist, Jerome Bruner, the CPA approach is the mainstay of maths teaching in Singapore.

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CPA Approach


Number Bonds

Number bonds are a way of showing how numbers can be combined or split up. They are used to reflect the ‘part-part-whole’ relationship of numbers.

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Number Bonds

 


Fractions

At the heart of understanding fractions is the ability to understand that we’re giving an equal part a name. It is simply a naming activity! Taken from the Maths — No Problem! Primary Maths Series Textbooks , here are 4 easy steps that will develop and ensure children’s understanding of fractions.

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Fractions


What Is Maths Mastery?

Teaching maths for mastery is a transformational approach to maths teaching which stems from high performing Asian nations such as Singapore. When taught to master maths, children develop their mathematical fluency without resorting to rote learning and are able to solve non-routine maths problems without having to memorise procedures.

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What Is Maths Mastery?