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Mathematics

Vision & Mission

Vision
Pupils are confident and competent in using Mathematics to strive for excellence in life.

Mission
To adopt an approach that develops learners to discover, experience, reason and communicate Mathematics.

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Key Programmes

PERI Holistic (HA) Assessment
Holistic Assessment aims to build pupils’ confidence in the learning of Mathematics through more manageable bite-sized assessments. These assessments provide information on pupils’ conceptual understanding and their thinking process. The assessments can take various forms such as mini tests, performance assessments, journals and problem solving tasks. These assessments will be carried out throughout the year. 


Learning Support Programme
LSM (Learning Support for Mathematics) is an early intervention programme aimed at providing learning support to pupils who do not have foundational numeracy skills and knowledge to access the Primary 1 Mathematics curriculum. A screening process is carried at the beginning of Primary 1 to identify the pupils who needs intervention. 

In Anderson Primary School, P1 and P2 pupils who are in the programme will attend Mathematics lessons conducted by our LSM Teachers in small groups during curriculum hours so that greater attention will be devoted to each pupil. 


ICAN Programme
Beyond P2, the support in the learning of Mathematics continues in the form of ICAN (Improving Confidence and Achievement in Numeracy) Programme. This programme aims at strengthening on pupils’ conceptual understanding and procedural fluency. Factual fluency is also important. Factual fluency refers to automatically recall basic facts like number bonds and multiplication table. This helps them to progress to learn and handle more difficult mathematics concepts and skills. Lessons are conducted by ICAN Teachers in small groups during curriculum hours.


ANDrich Programme (P4 to P6)
The programme aims to develop and strengthen the pupils’ spatial visualization skills, logical thinking, deductive reasoning and higher order problem-solving skills through solving creative and non-routine problems. The programme is conducted after school.


Competitions
P2 to P6 pupils are able to take part in the ICAS (International Competitions and Assessments for Schools). ICAS is an independent, skills-based assessment program which recognises and rewards pupil achievement. 

Selected P5 or P6 pupils will take part in the following Mathematics competitions:
  • Annual Mathlympics
  • Singapore Mathematical Olympiad for Primary School (SMOPS)
  • Raffles Institution Primary Mathematics World Contest (RIPMWC)
  • NUS High School National Mathematical Olympiad of Singapore (NMOPS)

B-I-A (Basic-intermediate-Advanced) Worksheets

Differentiated worksheets are developed for Primary 3-6 levels to prepare them for examination -type questions and reinforce concepts learnt in Mathematics lessons.


Heuristics Worksheets
For every level, a structured set of worksheets is designed to develop and strengthen pupils’ problem-solving skills through the use of various heuristics and thinking skills.