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Mathematics

Our Vision

Every Child, A Critical Thinker, A Problem Solver and a Math Enthusiast

Our Beliefs

  • Every student matters and can achieve a level of mastery of Mathematics that will serve them well in their lives.
  • Teaching and Learning of Mathematics should develop students’ competencies of thinking critically in an uncertain situation, making decisions in various contexts and collaborating and communicating with others.
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Students work in groups and communicate their ideas to one another

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Our Guiding Principles

Math Educators in Queenstown Primary School are guided by the following principles:

1. Pedagogical Plurality is Key

Each child is unique and learns differently. As 21st century Math Educators we explore various teaching strategies that are student-centric and seek to better engage and provide the necessary support and stretch for our students.

2. Consistency is the Strategy

We work collaboratively with our colleagues to explore ideas together as a team and continue building our professional expertise to raise the quality of teaching and learning of Mathematics.

3. Reasoning and Communication is our Cornerstone

As we strive to develop our students to be Critical Thinkers and effective Problem Solvers, we continue to provide opportunities for students to explain their reasoning and work with their peers in the classroom.

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Designing teaching strategies together


Teachers make Math learning concrete.
The difference between 1m³ and 10cm³.
Can you spot the cube with a volume of 1cm³?

Guided by the 3 principles, our Educators instill a joy of learning in Maths by orchestrating meaningful learning experiences in the classroom that allow students to discover mathematical ideas and co-construct mathematical knowledge with their peer. With sound mathematical knowledge, students are guided to adopt a systematic approach through Polya’s Problem Solving process to solve math problems. Teaching of Maths is made accessible for all students through the use of the Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract approach that makes the understanding of key Math concepts accessible for all students.

Math Trail

We place a premium on enabling our students to apply their mathematical thinking beyond the realms of the Math Classroom. The P4 & P5 Math Trail facilitated by our P4 and P5 Math Ambassadors is an example of one such initiative.

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Applying estimation skills to compare the size of different countries in the World Map 
MA-Photo 3.jpgMeasuring the height of the rostrum before using the measurement to estimate the height of the flag pole
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Let’s work on this together!!
 
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Converting foreign currency values