ATTN: Parents frustrated by Primary/Secondary Mathematics
This is Mr Wu. I’m also a Chief Trainer at Lexis Education Asia.
I have some questions for you…
- Is your child frustrated with mathematics?
- Does the sound of Maths bring a frown to their face?
- Is your child losing interest in school because of mathematics?
- Your child would do anything to avoid mathematics?
If that sounds familiar to you, that's because it is an accurate description of ME in Primary School. I never understood why Ali, Bala and Chan were passing apples, bananas and chikus amongst themselves! So... I brushed mathematics aside and enjoyed football, badminton, table tennis, the occasional hopscotch, and sometimes.. five stones.
Until one day, I brought my report book to my mother and tears rolled down her face. It hurt so bad inside, I told myself this could not go on!!!.
Luckily, I had the benefit of AMAZING teachers. My mathematics improved drastically! I could not believe how SIMPLE and EASY mathematics was! So I thought to myself, what was it that I did, that was different from before. I was obsessed with finding out what makes mathematics so simple and easy so quickly.
Fast forward A's, Distinctions and Maths Olympiad Gold.. I'm now a Mathematics Chief Trainer at Lexis Education Asia!
It'll be easy if I could impart how I did what I did, which was..
1.Practice hard enough (do many exercises, assessment books, etc) and result improvement is guaranteed.
2.Do more practice and exercises.
Yes, I wrote the second point to emphasize the importance of practice, practice and practice.. However, the above worked when "Policemen Wore Shorts"
TODAY, children are learning more and earlier too! What I learned in secondary school, children are now learning in primary school. What I learned in junior college is now taught in secondary school. It is no longer possible to ask our children to practice endlessly because there just isn't enough time!
So what methodology works today?
My obsession with finding out what makes mathematics simple and easy led me to derive a 7 Step Framework. This 7 Steps has helped MANY students achieved drastic improvements, OVER and OVER again.
Let me share these 7 steps:
Having the right mindset for maths
Find the root of the problem and fix it.
Start with low hanging fruits
Monitor the progress and archive
Reducing careless mistakes
Exam preparation and conditioning
Would like to SHARE MORE but I am running out of space!
Guess I’ll just share more with you when we meet! =)
Chief Trainer Mr Wu
2 Grade improvement is possible (D to B grade) : "Derrick got a B in his maths! He is so happy! I would like to thank you and especially Mr Tan (Yi Kai) for the effort. Their hardwork paid off! "
- Ms Catherine Toh, Mother of Derrick Ang, P6(2014)