What is the secret to being good at math?

Aha! You struggled with it when you were still in school, right? That is why you stumbled upon this post so that you can learn the secret and pass it on to your children. Turns out, being good at Math is a life skill and not only does it help with chores and errands, it teaches critical thinking and independent learning as well. So, why some kids perform well in Math while som...
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4 Easy Ways to Help your Child Stop Cramming

It is known that cramming for an exam always leads to disastrous results. More often than not, your children will stress on memorizing and reading all information under pointers for review the night before. And as a parent, you too will inevitably stay up late to help your child memorize. For sure, during this review session, you will touch up on why your child loves to cram a...
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Prepare your child for their Math Exams – Effectively!

Math is taught in the Western / traditional way in the Philippines for the longest time. This approach is very abstract which makes it hard to understand and learn. Singapore Math on the other hand uses the CPA (Concrete – Pictorial – Abstract) Approach which has proven time and again that it is the most effective in creating Math-Positive children. Through these tips with the...
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How to create a Math-Positive Learning Environment for your Child

Math is all around us, yes. How then can you, as a parent, reinforce Math learning everyday without forcing too hard on your children? We want our child to appreciate math as part of everyday life and create a learning environment to make sure a learning opportunity is not missed and consequently creating independent learners. Here are the items to check to make sure you are cr...
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The CPA Approach Explained

Singapore Math is one of the key elements of S.A.M and one of the key learning principles behind Singapore math is the concrete pictorial abstract approach or CPA. Wouldn’t it be great if you know the core approach of the enrichment center you’re enrolling your child in? This quick read will shed some light on what the “amazing” CPA approach is about. The CPA or the concrete-p...
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5 Mistakes Parents Make when Teaching Math

Watch out for these everyday mistakes that affect your child’s interest in Math. As parents, we do not want to make our children feel bad and not experience the difficulties in life. So in simple things like choosing a toy or studying for a quiz, we try to guide them the best way we can – and sometimes a little too much. Here are the mistakes parents usually daily that has...
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How to Develop Resilience & Perseverance in Math

Most students just simply thinking about Math brings so many negative emotions like fear or lack of confidence that he or she is unwilling to even try. This harms their ability to perform. S.A.M Singapore Math is here to build their confidence in Math.   When you were young and studying Math during your elementary and high school days, some of our teachers gave bro...
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Why is Fraction Difficult for Kids?

After your child has mastered the basic operations in Math, the teacher has now presented a more challenging topic – fractions. Fractions are visually appealing to learn. Remember the classic pizza pie example? The topic is very applicable to everyday life and is therefore a must for your child to have a good and thorough conceptual understanding of it.   The concept...
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S.A.M Singapore Math: An effective complement to Traditional Math

Traditional Math requires memorization, while S.A.M Singapore Math there's No Memorization. After all the fun you and your child had from the past summer vacation, your child is going back to school. The few weeks of excitement will wane once homeworks start coming in and surely, you will hear how dreadful Math is again and again. You will hear “Math is so difficult, I hate ma...
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Give your Child a Headstart for This New School Year

Many are in awe of students who can recite the multiplication table perfectly. But is memorization really the key to giving your child a head start? Although memorization is a useful skill, it will only take your child a few steps ahead. If what he memorized is not asked in a test or during recitation, he probably couldn’t answer anymore. In addition, memorization does not h...
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