5 Revision Tips for PSLE Math
With PSLE Math around the corner, here are some revision tips for parents to help your child.
1. Look at your child’s current results
How did you child do for the latest school exam? Did your child score A or B? Or did your child barely pass or fail? If your child did well, congrats! You can guide your child to spend less time on paper 1, and spend more time on the challenging problems. The challenging problem sums are the one that differentiate the ‘A Star’ and the rest. So to score an A star, your child must know how to do the more difficult problem sums.
If your child didn’t do well, don’t give up. Encourage your child. Miracles can happen if he is willing to put in his best effort in these few weeks. Spend more time on section A and B first. Spend at least 1 hour each day with a 5 mins break in between on doing MCQ and short problem sums. If you can, mark his work and explain his mistakes to him. Look for common questions which he has mistakes on and let him do again. If not, simply change the number in the question and ask him to do again. MCQ and short problem sums are very good to build up the foundation first. After that, you can ask your child to attempt the long problem sums.
It is good to ask the school teachers or other parents with children in the same school, how your child’s results are compared to the rest. Some schools like to set difficult papers, and it is quite normal if your child did badly as the whole level did badly too. Ask the teacher or tutor for feedback on which topic your child is weak in and how he can improve on that topic.
2. Focus on these important topics
Fractions, Ratios, and Percentage are MUST KNOW topics as they constitute most of the marks. Make sure your child knows how to convert from one to another. (E.g, Fractions to Ratios.) Then, look through the problem sums and let your child do the questions on these topics.
Geometry is also very important. Make sure your child knows how to find area and perimeter of circles, break up composite figures into circles, squares, rectangles and triangles, finding unknown angles, and know the concept of overlapping.
Speed is important in problem sums. Make sure your child knows how to attempt these 5 common questions for speed.
For algebra, your child must understand the concept. Simply put, they are just letters that replace numbers. Make sure your child can do the operations (plus, minus, times, divide) on Algebra.
3. Understand the problem sums
Ask your child to read the problem sums to you. Make them explain what they understand from the question. Most children have difficulty understanding phrases, like “remainder”, “increase by 1/5” etc… After your child has understood the problem, ask your child what method he will apply to solve the question. Ask him why he wants to apply this method too.
4. Focus on the applying the methods correctly
There are 8 Must Know Methods for solving Math Problem Sums. Make sure your child knows when to apply these methods, and how to apply these methods. Choose questions which use the same method and let your child do those questions. Repetition may not lead to perfection, but it will certainly help!
5. Time Management
A lot of parents ask how long should his child study each day? Well, it depends on your child’s standard. If your child is very good in Math, 15 to 30 minutes each day, doing the more challenging problem sums should be enough. But if your child needs more help in Math, spend at least an hour each day with breaks in between. Reward your child after he has completed his tasks.
Math is one of the few subjects that you can easily train/practise till you score an A. But at the start, you need to understand all 8 of these methods / concepts first. At Intellicat Tuition School, we teach you how to break down complicated problem sums into easy, solvable steps. Feel free to contact us at email@example.com or call us at 6280 6841.
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If you want to learn further, you can check out my online course “8 Must Know Methods For Solving Math Problem Sums”.
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What is this course about?
This is the first and only online course in Singapore that will teach you how to tackle problems sums in PSLE Math paper 2.
Who is this course for?
This course is suitable for Primary 5 and 6 Students. Parents can enroll for this course and let your children watch the videos. Parents can learn from this course too so that they can help their children.
Who is the course instructor?
Mr Jimmy Ling, Director and Math Tutor of Intellicat Tuition School, is teaching the course. He graduated from NUS with a degree in Mathematics and has more than 10 years of teaching experience. He has helped many students to score ‘A’ and ‘A Star’ for their PSLE Math exams.
What can you expect for this course?
– A lifetime of coaching and mentorship from Mr Jimmy Ling (simply post your questions on the discussion boards.)
– 2.5 hrs worth of videos and worksheets (More videos and worksheets will be added to this course throughout the years and you will have full access to it.)
– Unlimited Lifetime access (To learn, you just have to log-in and re-watch it anytime you want.)
– Learn the 8 Must Know Methods for Primary School Mathematics Problem Sums
– Learn how to UNDERSTAND problem sums by identifying key phrases
– Learn how to IDENTIFY the correct method to solve the questions
– Learn how to APPLY the method correctly to solve the questions
– Learn how to avoid common mistakes
– Learn how to check your answers
– Topics covered are Whole Numbers, Fractions, Ratios and Percentage.
After going through this course and practicing the worksheets given, you will be able to tackle most problem sums in your PSLE Math exams.
By Jimmy Ling
Director, Math Tutor
Intellicat Tuition School
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