Mathematics isn’t merely a visual cacophony of numbers strung together by symbols and decimal points – in fact, it’s key in brain and cognitive development. Just ask the good folks at Singapore Math Academy and they will wholeheartedly attest to the invaluable benefits honed through the power of math, especially in children, such as problem-solving and analytical thinking skills, whilst harnessing one’s ability to reason abstractly – components that are ultimately crucial in everyday life.
Skilled and certified teachers – trained by Dr Yeap Ban Har, the Director of Curriculum and Professional Development at Pathlight School (Singapore) and Anglo-Singapore International School (Thailand) – utilise a gamut of teaching materials to help children develop a solid foundation in math.
Instead of rote learning through repetitive exercises, the Singapore Math methods of Concrete, Pictorial and Abstract (CPA), coupled with a syllabus focusing on High Order Thinking Skills (HOTS), inspire young minds to fundamentally understand mathematics.
The academy offers pre-primary, primary and secondary schoolchildren curriculum math material approved by the Singapore Ministry of Education, and at present has six Enrichment Centers located in the Klang Valley, Ipoh, Penang and Miri.