by Bright Maths | Sep 7, 2017 | O Levels Maths Tuition

When I was a student, drawing graphs to answer A Math question had always been my biggest dislike. I felt troubled that I had to plot the axis in strict intervals, and had to bend that graphical ruler to represent my best fit graph. It was a chore to plot graphs. Overtime, as I progressed to higher education, I finally understood why graphs are so beneficial. They are important when you need to support a certain theorem, or to display certain information that is the neatest and easiest for the audience to comprehend. The beauty of plotting graphs is that you can use it for any academic disciplines, be it mathematics, engineering, medicine or even social sciences. It is the best tool to use when I needed to present a project work, especially when I could substitute the lengthy explanation with simple presentation. This highlights another main point. In the future, you will graduate from your respective schools, and enter into the corporate world. Most of the time there is a need for you to report to your higher-ups at specific intervals of time. The graphs that you disliked earlier as a student will now serve an integral purpose in your life. It will be your best friend to approach when you need to convey financial information or facilitate data analysis to your report. Studying the nature of graphs is interesting. Different graphs can identify different information that an individual would like to represent. Some graphs can be used for data summary, for example your histograms and pie chart, which can display nominal values. They are also great at...
by Bright Maths | Aug 27, 2017 | PSLE Maths Tuition

Concerned parents all have the similar thoughts. “We need a good tutor for our child, or this will not help them to improve their grades.” Evidently, most students in Singapore, has in one way or another, been coached by a tuition teacher at some point in time in their lives. Research shows that Singapore spends around $1 billion a year on tuition. Varieties of math tuition centre have been available island-wide, from student tutor, to peer tutoring; from class tuition to even 1-to-1 tuition. Each variety has different effectiveness in helping your child attain academic goals. So how do you know if you have decided on the suitable design? Researchers found out that students learn better when they can discuss their thoughts together. Not exclusive to the best method that your child can cope. Perhaps your child does it best in a 1-1 scenario, however trying out mathematics tuition with a class size from (5-8 students) in total is a good starting reference. The number of students is manageable, each student gets sufficient time and attention for them to clarify and ask questions, especially pertaining to those schoolwork that they are struggling to cope with. At Bright Math, we tailor our math classes at that recommended size. Sometimes we would even schedule a 1-to-1 help for your child if there are indications that your child requires such help. The next important consideration is to choose the tutors with great number of mentoring experience. Learn more about the tutors; understand their dedication and their expertise in the subject. For instance, our tutors at Bright Math are carefully selected. Each of...
by Bright Maths | Aug 17, 2017 | PSLE Maths Tuition

Since 2016, it has been announced by the Ministry of Education, that there will be alterations to the mathematics syllabus for primary school students. Those enrolled as of 2013 would have been affected, that means students from primary 4 onwards should experience a slight change to the contents they learn. Ministry of Education always reviews the syllabus every 5-6 years to maintain the relevance and quality of education for Singapore students. The recent changes are that the students will now face more questions that are similar to real life scenarios. Students will face more practical questions, and the teachers will be using more day-to-day realistic scenarios as examples to teach the students. The focus has changed in recent times, and education is evolving. What used to be conceptual learning in the past seems irrelevant if the student do not know the application behind the skills they learn. The new changes help to promote competency. That is also the reason why the model of Singapore education system is sought after by western countries. Students are also tasked with solving questions with the use of technology. There will be interactive online games to help students understand multiplications and divisions, and learn to structure mathematical models. Some of the changes to the syllabus include the following: Primary 3 students are required to understand and construct parallel and perpendicular lines Primary 4 students will learn grid drawings, and shape orientations. Tessellations are removed from the course. Primary 5 students will learn multiplications of fractions to the whole numbers. Divisions of fractions will be taken out of the syllabus. 3D drawings will be introduced....
by Bright Maths | Aug 10, 2017 | PSLE Maths Tuition

It is not surprising that in Singapore, the educational system for mathematics prioritizes in helping students to build a strong foundation as early as primary school. Constant practices are emphasized to understand the syllabus better, in order for them to master the subject and use it to their advantage in higher studies and for career purposes. Singapore approach to mathematics has drawn a lot of praises from countries overseas. The concept is to understand fundamentals in primary educations. Examples include timetables, addition, subtraction and model illustration. Local teachers found that illustrative learning boost student’s motivation and willingness to engage in lessons. This brings me to another more important point. Students when they further studies to secondary education, often the first problem they deal with is calculus. It can be very daunting, when there are numerals and alphabets all mixed into an expression. In most schools, students are expected to understand the concepts fairly quickly, and use those methods to solve equations and problems. When students experienced questions like the following: Mr Tan is 30 years older than his daughter. In 10 years time, his daughter will be 1/3 his age. His daughter is x years old now. What is x? Most students when first encountering such calculus questions would be baffled. The added pressure is when they have to complete it with minimal calculus understanding, it can be very difficult. However, such questions can be tackled with the model approach. The following solution is as follow: If the daughter is 1/3 his age, which means 2/3 would equal 30. So the daughter would be 15-10 = 5 years old...
by Bright Maths | Aug 2, 2017 | PSLE Maths Tuition

Recent reports have shown that having a mathematics tutor, especially for secondary school (Sec 3 and Sec 4 Math) helps the student improve by a grade. Sometimes when a student struggles with his school work, it is beneficial to approach an E or A Math tutor, depending on their needs. As a parent, it is often not easy to tell if your child requires that extra support. Signs such as your child lagging behind in lessons, getting bad grades, feeling stressed out with their examinations and tests and other aspects of learning are all signs that your child needs the extra helping hand to guide them. The benefits of having a math tutor are of the following: 1) Study at a comfortable pace One of the reasons why your child suffers in school is because often the math teachers rush through the syllabus in order to finish it. One of the biggest benefits of having a math tutor is that the students are mentored at a pace where they can understand and absorb information better. They have more liberty of in learning things at their own discretion, and may even ask specific questions that are often neglected by school teachers 2) One to one attention A classroom is usually packed with around 30 students. Sometimes, it is difficult for the school teachers to attend to every student who needs help. With a mathematics tutor, rest assured your child will not face their troubles alone. At Bright Maths, our tutors are available to answer questions that the students have, and most topics are revised over time to refresh learning. The...