We are holding a series of PARENT workshops in the coming weeks.
A) Understanding Singapore Math and Bar Modeling
This workshop is for parents who would like to gain a better understanding of the Singapore Math philosophy and how to support their students in homework. Focus of the workshop is on Bar Modeling, and how this specific Singapore Math heuristic can be used to support math competition questions, especially for young learner tackling algebraic complex word problems in young elementary grades.
B) Navigating the math team
Last year was the first time we introduced math team to our program. The 5th graders last year was our pioneer batch. The response has been positive, and this year, we have extending the program to Grades 2 to 6. Students in our math team enter a math competition once a month, from Nov to Mar for grades 4 to 6, and from Jan to Mar, for grade 3.
In this workshop, we will answer questions that parents have with regards to the math team program. We will also try out sample competition problems, and talk about solving these problems from a young learner’s point of view – one that makes sense to them even though it might not be the most efficient (or procedural) that our student’s parents would think of! We will introduce “Visualization” and how these can be helpful.
Understanding Singapore Math and Bar Modeling (29th Oct 2018 Mon, 6.35pm to 7.35pm) FULL (fill up the form below to request to be on waitlist)
Understanding Singapore Math and Bar Modeling (4th Nov 2018 Sun, 10.35am to 11.35am) FULL (fill up the form below to request to be on waitlist)
B) Navigating the math team (1st Nov 2018 Thu, 6.35pm to 7.35pm)
B) Navigating the math team (4th Nov 2018 Sun, 11.35am to 12.35pm)
Address: Lexington Singapore School (807, Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA 02420)
These workshop started because of parents’ questions over the years, on how we make complex problem solving accessible to your young learners using Singapore Math heuristics. Last year, we had 3 full sessions, and many parents have found it very helpful. It is also a good chance to talk to other parents in the same program; many parents found it comforting that they are not unique in facing challenges in the program!
This workshop is free and open to the public.