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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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What is Singapore Maths?

Singapore Maths is a Mathematics pedagogy (art of teaching) which embeds key learning principles into everyday lessons.

The key principles in brief are:




  • Concrete-Pictorial- Abstract approach


    Singapore Maths Academy lessons imbed the Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract approach. Then continue with the text from. After extensive research psychologist Jerome Bruner suggests that there are three key steps


  • Problem Solving


    Problem Solving is at the heart of Mathematic lessons. Singapore Maths was developed after rigorous research, including the 1982 Cockcroft report, which underpins problem solving to be the essence of excellent Mathematics teaching


  • Social Learning


    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.


  • Enjoy Maths


    Learning Maths should also be done in a way where children are allowed to play with a concept before being introduced to formal language


  • Mastery


    Overall, Singapore Maths insists on Mastery of topics through understanding key concepts rather than compulsive repetitions and rote learning.




Online Tution

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.

11+ Tution

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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.

Why Us?

Why Singapore Maths Academy?



  • 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


FAQs

How does Singapore Maths differ from other tuition centres and classroom learning?


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?


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.





“The Singapore Maths Academy has been great for me and my daughter. It is up-skilling me to teach in a completely new way. While providing my daughter with the support she needs in maths. I have never seen her so enthusiastic about maths. Finally, I have seen the "penny drop moment" with her when she says "I get it" she is really understanding maths now its brilliant. I feel totally astonished with this new method of maths. It is so much better explained no more rote learning but more explaining. My daughter is enjoying the academy she feels her teacher gives her the confidence, encouragement and support to enjoy and do well maths. She looks forward to it every week.”

Year 2 Parent

“The Singapore Maths Academy has helped me as an educator immensely. Singapore maths has made a dramatic revolution to the way I teach maths. It lays down the best foundations for a confident, competent smart maths loving student. Its process of dissecting maths through the CPA helps the student to truly grasp the idea. I will never go back, it has made maths fun amd easy to understand for my children. I wish all kids could experience this way of learning and all teachers could teach this way as I believe it would change the perception of maths being difficult forever.”

Year 2 Parent

“My Daughter use to hate Maths,
I discovered Singapore Maths from Mr Mohi'Uddin Ahmed,
My daughter is now a different child and
really enjoys Maths.
I believe that her teacher and
Singapore Maths techniques have made
all the difference.
I see a more confident, engaged and
analytical young person.”

Year 2 Parent

“I sent my son to Singapore Maths Academy so
that he can improve his mental mathematics.
So far I have seen a very positive effect from using the
unique Maths strategies found
in Singapore Maths Academy.
He really enjoys the hands on approach used to
clearly demonstrate concepts and
looks forward to his lessons!”

Year 3 Parent

"Just wanted to let you know
my initial impression after two maths lessons,
I'm very happy so far.
My son who is not usually keen on school work
has found your lessons enjoyable
so this is a huge credit to your teaching approach.
I hope you will be able to bring out the natural mathematician in him.
Keep you the good work."

Year 5 Parent

“I enrolled my daughter into
Singapore Maths Academy so that she can
develop her Maths skills
and flourish in Maths.
She has enjoyed the classes
and has shown a better understanding of problems
since she has started
these classes.“

Year 7 Parent

“I’ve started to send my son to
Singapore Maths Academy as Mr Mohi’Uddin Ahmed
had taught my son previously and
he enjoyed those lessons.
Generally my son enjoys Maths and the challenging problem
solving based learning at the Academy
appealed to me as this is exactly what he will
face in the future due to changes
in GCSE Maths.”

Year 7 Parent

“I am extremely pleased and impressed by the services offered. My daughter has progressed in her maths school work as we feel the tuition provided has helped her gain confidence. She says the methods of explanation are different and easier to grasp. This week she came out saying "GOSH, THAT WAS HARD BUT FUN." I was surprised to say the least as I was not expecting this reaction!!! I am so very grateful to have heard about these tuition classes and for my child to be a part of this.She finds it challenging yet fun and looks forward to the classes.”

Year 7 Parent

“My son is currently in yr 8 and has been studying Singapore maths for the past two months. Since he has been studying Singapore maths, I have noticed an improvement in his learning. He is beginning to enjoy maths and most importantly he remembers what he has learnt. This teaching method helps him to understand mathematical problems of different levels further enabling him to develop confidence, concentration and the ability to progress. Singapore maths is a visual, hands on learning through diagram and bar model which I strongly believe is working for my son.”

Year 8 Parent on Singapore Maths


New Timetable From September 2015 - Leyton


The timetable for our Leyton branch can be found below. All our weekday the first session during the weekdays will start at 4:45pm and end at 5:45pm and our second session starts at 6:00pm and ends at 7:00pm



Day First Session Second Session
(4:45-5:45) (6:00-7:00)
Monday Year 2 Year 6
Tuesday Year 7 - 8 Year 9
Friday Year 4 Year 5

Day First Session Second Session
GCSE (10am-11am) (11:30-12:30)
Sunday Year 10 Year 11

Day First Session Second Session Third Session
11+ Maths (9:45-10:45am) (11:00-12:00) (12:15-13:00)
Saturday Year 3 Year 4 Year 5



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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