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~Maths is ALIVE in FMS(P)!~

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Vision

Every Fairsian a passionate learner and a determined problem solver.

At FMS(P), we focus on developing students’ problem solving skills in a fun and meaningful way. The department programmes follow closely to the direction set by MOE. The programmes enable students to:

  • acquire and apply mathematical concepts and skills for everyday use and continuous learning in mathematics
  • develop thinking, reasoning, communication, application and metacognitive skills through a mathematical approach to problem solving;
  • build confidence and foster interest in mathematics.

(Source: Primary Mathematics Teaching and Learning Syllabus, 2013)

Programme and Highlights

Every Fairsian, from Primary 1 to 6, is engaged in the learning of Mathematics through a myriad of hands-on activities and real-life problem-solving scenarios. Take a nostalgic walk down memory lane as you read about some highlights of Mathematics@Fairfield in 2018:

Primary 1

The Primary 1 students engaged in fun math activities to discover the joy of learning in their formative year.

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Primary 2

Learning of Multiplication
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To make learning of multiplication interesting, macaroni were used to teach students the concept of grouping in Multiplication. After listening to the multiplication expressions read out by the teacher, students would arrange the macaroni to reflect the correct number of macaroni in each group. 

Learning of Shapes
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Students were taught the different attributes of different shapes. Thereafter, a shape was assigned to each of them without them knowing the shape. They would have to guess correctly their assigned shapes by walking around and posing questions on the shapes on their foreheads, while their friends could only answer “Yes” or “No”.

Learning of Fractions
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Fractions are everywhere and it forms an important part of our life. Students can better understand the concept of fraction by associating it with daily events such as cutting a cake. They were tasked to cut the cakes into different number of pieces representing the different fractions. They also needed to devise the best method to cut a cake equally into 6 equal pieces for sharing within the group.


Learning of Volume
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Knowing volume helps us in our daily chores. Students were taught volume by using everyday objects and being shown how useful this skill can be.

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Primary 3

The Primary 3 students enjoyed three main events this year. The first was the Multiplication Interclass Challenge held on 26 March at the Performing Arts Studio to motivate students to learn 2-9 Multiplication Facts.

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The second event was the Length, Mass and Volume Workshop held on 21 May in the Math Room.
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The finale event was the shopping trail held at Habitat by Honestbee in July with the help of the PiEs.
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Primary 4

The Primary 4 students learnt Math concepts through acting it out, manipulatives and even in an aesthetics way!

Learning how to read compass
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Using manipulatives to learn fractions
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Learning symmetry in a fun way!

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Primary 5

Making Math Visible
The Primary 5 students recreated the learning experiences in a supermarket and made their learning of percentage come alive! 
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Using manipulatives, the Primary 5 students made their thinking visible. Forming ratios using coloured chocolate candies was engaging and delicious.
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Primary 6

Fun with Circles
Armed with the knowledge that the diameter is the longest line that cuts across a circle, the Primary 6 students measured the diameter of a hula hoop and proved that the diameter of a circle always cuts through the centre of the circle. 

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Exploring Solids & Nets
The Primary 6 students built solids using manipulatives to visualise and discover how the nets of the solids were formed.
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At the end of their six-year education in primary school, the students would have mastered the mathematical concepts and skills that were needed. We hope they have matured into lifelong learners who persevere and approach challenges with a creative and positive outlook – making Math Alive!@FMSP.