Every Child, A Critical Thinker, A Problem Solver and a Math Enthusiast
- 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.
Students work in groups and communicate their ideas to one another
Students learn best when working with their peers
Our Guiding PrinciplesMath 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 StrategyWe 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 CornerstoneAs 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.
|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?
Peer Observations to better understand how students learn
Our teachers facilitate knowledge construction amongst students
Guided by the 3 principles, our Educators instil 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.
Joy of Learning Mathematics
Math TrailWe place a premium on enabling our students to apply their mathematical thinking beyond the realms of the Math Classroom. The P4 Math Trail conceptualised and carried out by our P5 and P6 Math Ambassadors is an example of one such initiative.
Applying estimation skills to compare the size of different countries in the World Map
|Making use of available resources to calculate the area of the school hall|
Let’s work on this together!!