Singapore Maths Academy is a unique tuition centre which implements the best practice from Singapore, the leading nation in the art of teaching maths.
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Singapore Maths is a Mathematics pedagogy (art of teaching) which embeds key learning principles into everyday lessons.
The key principles in brief are:
We are now offering exclusive 1-2-1 online tutoring for Pupils in Year 2 to Year 8.
All our online tutors are qualified in either Mathematics or Primary Education and will use Singapore Maths pedagogy as well as have strategies in place to extend pupils to become amazing problem solvers.
Email us on : online@SingaporeMathsAcademy.co.uk for more information.
Singapore Maths is and has been the most consistent pedagogy (style of teaching)
for Maths in the world for over 3 decades!
Children in Singapore are often around 3 years ahead of the children in England.
Using specific Singapore strategies we aim to an outstanding
service for 11+ Mathematics, online and also at our Leyton Centre
and all future centres.
Email admin@SingaporeMathsAcademy.co.uk and register your child for 11+ tuition NOW to avoid disappointment.
World renowned proven methodology producing the most gifted mathematicians
Involoves a hands on problems solving appeoach to improve comprehension
Singapore has the highest success rates recorded for the last 20 years
Every teacher and tutor is qualified
Unique, exclusive and proven approach to teaching Maths
Problem Solving at the heart of Maths
Emphasis on understanding and explaining Maths
Teachers receive continuous professional development from Singapore Maths lead trainers
Hands on approach to teaching Maths
How does Singapore Maths differ from other tuition centres and classroom learning?
Singapore Maths is a unique teaching method which always looks at the most engaging method to introduce topics. It is normally very hands on and allows children to use their calculation skills to solve problems. Children find Singapore Maths engaging and challenging and usually thrive at the challenges that await them!
Our Singapore Maths Academy adopts a learning environment where the teacher facilitates learning in every lesson. Children will be intellectually challenged with hands on tasks as well as book-work. This is in contrast to the majority of worksheet dependant tuition centres as we feel, from clear research, that keeping children engaged and using the CPA approach is the best way for children to grasp key concepts in
Is Singapore Maths for struggling or gifted pupils?
Though "both" may sound idealistic, especially from a commercial point of view, the real answer is still both! One of the fundamental concepts of Singapore Maths is the Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract approach to each lesson which enables the weak learners to gain basics knowledge which will help them develop whilst at the same time, due to "instructional" differentiation in lessons, the high achievers will reach new heights.
Can Singapore Maths help my child prepare for 11+ examinations?
Due to the sheer nature of Singapore Maths and the problem solving elements of each lesson, children will naturally build on their problem solving skills and hence be better prepared for their 11+ examinations. Children who have been taught through the Singapore Maths methods have been granted scholarships in Harrow and Eton. Their Maths teachers have put their children's phenomenal achievements in Mathematics all down to Singapore Maths.
Does Singapore Maths have a lot of rote learning?
Singapore Maths is very much against rote learning. Of course some elements of Mathematics will require children to have a good grasp of their number facts but the way Singapore Maths is taught, it is very much hands on and fun in nature. This is why Singapore not only tops the world league tables in Maths education but from recent surveys it has been highlighted that Singapore is the country where the greatest number of children actually enjoy maths lessons!
Who will teach my children?
Mohi Uddin Ahmed and other qualified teachers will teach Singapore Maths at the Leyton centre. Mr Mohi Uddin Ahmed was previously the Head of Department of Brondesbury College where he raised attainment to 70% A*-A. He also accelerated learning for the school and entered children for GCSE's in Year 10 which allowed children to complete a GCSE in Statistics or two modules of AS level maths in Year 11. He was judged an 'Outstanding' teacher by Ofsted and later went to become Headteacher of a small, Independent faith based primary school. Mohi Uddin has also been researching Singapore Maths for over a year and has been trained by Dr Yeap Ban Har, the leading figure for Singapore Maths. He is currently a freelance Maths consultant for primary schools all over England and works with www.MathsNoProblem.co.uk - the leading Singapore Maths company in Europe. You can read more about him on their trainers page: http://www.mathsnoproblem.co.uk/singapore-maths-training
All other teachers will either be trained by Dr Yeap Ban Har or trained by someone who has been trained by Dr Yeap Ban Har.
Do I need to buy any books?
At present you do not need to buy any books. Your child will receive an exercise book which will be used as a maths journal, something that is standard in Singapore Maths. We will be asking parents to invest in some workbooks very soon.
How will Singapore Maths help children with their school-work?
Singapore Maths is a highly successful method of teaching Mathematics. It will no doubt support your child through their schooling by giving them more than one strategy to solve questions.
Why doesn't Singapore Maths always use worksheets?
Singapore Maths follows a proven method which ensures children are engaged in their lessons and learn to tackle problems with confidence. We strongly feel continuous and repetitive worksheets do more harm than good for a child. There may be short term gains in completing purely worksheets but overall the long-term development of a child will be hampered due to a lack of understanding when it comes to key concepts in Maths.
We refuse to accept that pure computation without understanding makes a strong mathematician. Singapore Maths techniques are proven and over time your child's mathematical understanding will be much stronger.
How is the teaching done in a typical session?
A lesson will typically starts off with an anchor task, which will normally be a problem. The whole class considers and discusses the problem with the teacher for the initial few minutes. The class will then gather ideas with the teacher's support, before dispersing to different groups to share their thoughts and "play" with manipulatives, raw materials like cubes. After working in groups the class will meet as a whole again to discuss solutions to the problem. During this time children keep a journal and go through guided practice before setting off to do some independent practice. At the end of the lesson there will be a short plenary where children will again get plenty of opportunity to discuss different methods and they will decide what is best for them as this will encourage independent learning.
How much does it cost?
The initial registration fee is £30 with a fee of £60 Per Calendar Month. This entitles your child to 1 hour of lessons a week (4 lessons a month).
Can I stay and watch a lesson?
We don't allow parents to stay and watch. Our venue has a very convenient Cafe, within the premises, which you will be able to purchase some delicious snacks and beverages whilst waiting for your child.
How much am I expected to help?
We would urge parents to help their children as much as possible, however we would also encourage them to allow their children to have the freedom to explore mathematical ideas and not to get overly worked up if their child doesn't understand something. We also work closely with www.muac.co.uk which organises monthly sessions for parents to understand different ways to teach Mathematics.
What if I wanted to register my interest but I don't have a local centre?
You are free to register your interest and comment on the fact that you would like an Academy to open up in your area.
What is the maximum class size and teacher to pupil ratio?
For KS1 we want to maintain a qualified teacher to pupil ratio to 1:6. For KS2 we will have a maximum teacher to pupil ratio of 1:8 and for KS3 and KS4 we will have a maximum teacher to pupil ratio of 1:10. As we only hire qualified teachers, unlike many other cheaper centres, we feel these ratios are in line with the Singapore approach. Singapore uses "Social Learning" and discussions to improve understanding and this is what we aim to achieve too. We will not accept any repeated poor behavior, so our classes always maintain an excellent learning environment.
What is Class Dojo?
Class Dojo is a classroom management software which allows parents to monitor their child's behaviour for each lesson. We will be trialling this software for the initial stages.
Is Singapore Maths anywhere in the Media?
Please follow a Singapore Maths blog found on the following website: www.muac.co.uk. You will find key articles on Singapore Maths to develop your understanding.
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Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract approach to teaching. After extensive research psychologist Jerome Bruner suggests that there are three key steps to fulfil the potential a child shows. These steps are typically called the Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract steps in which children, at an early age, explore concepts using concrete representations (eg. bananas, apples, cubes, any real objects) before moving onto pictorial representations and finally representing questions using a purely abstract method (eg. 5 + 3). This approach helps students who are struggling with mathematical concepts as well as strengthening key concepts in those high flyers!
Problem Solving, the heart of Mathematics. Singapore Maths was developed after rigorous research, including the 1982 Cockcroft report, which underpins problem solving to be the essence of excellent Mathematics teaching and learning. This principal is followed in every lesson through carefully planned assessment as well as planned tasks set for students. Children are not only expected to be able to easily calculate but they have to use this knowledge to solve problems.
Social Learning is an important aspect of Singapore Maths as Lev Vgotsky's research shows that humans are social creatures and greatly learn from each other in all aspects of life. What this means in a classroom is that the teacher carefully develops a child's understanding by asking questions which allow development of vocabulary and understanding through peer learning. In a typical lesson you will see children speaking about their ideas and how to solve a question, this is then opened up to the class to see if there are any other ways to solve a questions. This results in greater understanding of Mathematics and drastically improves confidence for all children.
Learning Maths should also be done in a way where children are allowed to play with a concept before being introduced to formal language and formal parts of the concept. Only when a child has understood the concept should they have practice on the topic. This is a researched based theory by Professor Zoltan Dienes.
Overall, Singapore Maths insists on Mastery of topics through understanding key concepts rather than compulsive repetitions and rote learning.
Is there evidence Singapore Maths works?
In 1982 Singapore were below average in Mathematics education. The government decided a major change was needed and after gathering research they implemented a new curriculum. Since then Singapore has been knows as the top performing Mathematics nation in the world! Their way of teaching is second to none and interestingly children are the most happiest in Singapore!
Increasingly, some of the highest performing schools in the UK are now adapting their curriculum to allow them to integrate Singapore Mathematics so that their students can compete against the world's best.
The graph below shows the result of international research done by OECD called the PISA Test