Monthly Archives - August 2017

preschool math, primary school maths, secondary school maths, children

Square Root of Kids’ Math Anxiety: Their Parents’ Help

Are parents transmitting math anxiety to their children somehow?  Parents always have the best interest of their children… right? Parents would want their children to do well in math right? Jan Hoffman wrote an article on results of a new study stating math anxiety is contagious between parent and child. And the irony? This is transmitted via homework assistance. Children of highly math-anxious parents learned less math and were more likely to develop math anxiety themselves. This is enhanced when their parents [...]

preschool math, primary school maths, secondary school maths, children

What is expected of your child for Primary 1 maths?

What does your child need to know about maths before P1? During the recent Primary 1 registration, I was feeling the jitters as the school I had wanted to enrol my oldest child in was extremely popular, even at an earlier phase. Now that the dust has settled, it’s time to gear up and get ready for primary 1 maths! According to the Ministry of Education (MOE), the P1 curriculum is designed to be accessible, so children with no prior knowledge [...]

preschool math, primary school maths, secondary school maths, children

A Guide to Buying STEM Toys

What is a good STEM toy? As mentioned in our previous blog post, encouraging the love of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) can be done at a young age through toys. Though the fanciful sounding name, STEM toys can be simple and found everywhere. According to child development experts, here is a guide as to what to look for STEM toys. 1. Interactive The process of creating or building something, taking it apart and rebuilding it in a new way, can inspire [...]

preschool math, primary school maths, secondary school maths, children

Let’s Play with STEM Toys!

In recent years, there has been a rise in focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, or STEM for short. STEM toys in particular have been enjoying considerable attention among both parents and children. Why STEM toys? Jobs in science and engineering have been increasing over 500 percent since 1960, and are continuing to increase at a rate faster than any other industry. Thus, being good in STEM subjects is absolutely crucial, perhaps even necessary to a broad extent. In order to [...]