Every Child a Problem Solver
2018 Mathematics Department
|Miss Teo Ai Lin (HOD Mathematics)|
|Tan Kee Beng (Level Head)||Mrs Angela Tan (Senior Teacher)||Mrs Lim Siew Wai Mun (Senior Teacher)|
|Mrs Elaine Heng||Mrs Joycelyn Soo||Mr Edwin Yu|
|Miss Michelle Teo||Mr Mohd Azreen||Miss Charlene Lim|
|Mrs Chia Soo Ying||Mr Tan Waylen||Mr Ismail Bin Hasim|
|Mr Kenny Tan||Mr Lim Beng Liang||Mrs Ng Marn Peng|
|Mr Quek Hsiu Yuan||Mdm Norliana||Ms Sally Lim|
|Mrs Serene Lee||Mr Shahran||Miss Susan Seow|
|Mdm Agnes Tan||Ms Livia Chua||Mrs Tee Lay Kien (AED)|
Key Programmes in 2017
Singapore Math Kangaroo Contest (SMKC 2017)
Singapore Math Kangaroo Contest (SMKC) is an international mathematics competition with questions set by educators from 70 countries. The questions are based largely on logical reasoning and visual spatialisation. Students have enjoyed participating in this contest.
This year in March, selected students who have shown interest and aptitude in Mathematics from Primary 2 to Primary 5 took part in SMKC.
The teachers conducted a 2-day workshop to prepare the students for the contest. The students were taught various strategies to tackle the challenging questions.
SMKC Award winners
We would like to congratulate the following students who have performed well in the contest. Most importantly, however, we hope that participating in the contest would have ignited the students’ passion and interest in mathematics.
SMKC 2017 Gold Winners
SMKC 2017 Siver Winners
Key Programmes in 2016
This programme was conducted for Primary 1 and Primary 2 during their recesses. It aims to provide opportunities for students to communicate their reasoning using appropriate mathematical language through activities. The fun elements in the activities help to build confidence in students as they connect their conceptual understanding to these tasks.
Pick and give the correct answers as fast and as they can. A challenging and fun multiplication activity that the P2 students enjoyed.
Addition and Subtraction
50 multiplication questions
Look! We have completed equal sums but teacher will decide who is the winner!
We are using our little fingers to count and challenge against one another!
Let’s measure together! Highlighter, glue stick, paint brush
We have learnt a new way using starting and ending point to measure the length of these objects.
Read the product label
Look! I have found the mass of the can on the product label. Am I right, teacher?
Yes! You got it, Derrick. Good try!
How long is this string?
Izzac is measuring to give his best measurement answer.
The P1s are curious on the measurement activity.
Let me show you how to measure this painting brush.
Oh… now I got it! Thank you my P2 schoolmate for showing us how to measure the length of an object.
Sudoku in Xinmin Primary School (2016)
Sudoku consists of a 9×9 grid that has been subdivided into 9 smaller grids of 3×3 squares. To solve the puzzle, each row, column and box must contain each of the numbers 1-9. Each puzzle has a logical and unique solution. You do not need mathematical working to solve a Sudoku puzzle, but certainly you would need to exercise plenty of logical thinking!
An example of a Sudoku puzzle
In Xinmin Primary School, all Primary 4 students will be exposed to Sudoku puzzles as part of their post-examination activities. The students work in teams in the inter-class competition. The best two teams will be selected to represent the school in the annual Soduku Competition held at Yuying Secondary School when they are in Primary 5. The school has performed well in this competition. This year, 4 students were awarded the consolation prize after two rounds of intense competition.
The students are:
- Guo Zhe Kai Gibson 5A
- Dick Liu Dong Xuan 5B
- Arthur Leo He Teck 5B
- Wu Xuze 5E
These students will now be mentor to the next batch of P5 students taking part in the competition next year. With their experience, they will definitely be an invaluable help to the younger ones!
Koobits in 2016
KooBits is an online mathematics learning portal which our school has adopted to encourage our students to be self-directed learners. Using this portal, the students will attempt the sums and the system will mark and provide step-by-step solutions for them. It will also assign homework automatically after analyzing the performance of the students for every topic.
The system also encourages students to attempt mathematics problem sums by engaging them in various interesting competitions as well as daily challenges. This year, students from Primary 5B (Champion Class in January) and 5E (Champion Class from February to August) have been KooBits Champion Class among the primary school users in Singapore. This award is given to the class which has the most number of active users and highest points accumulated.
KooBits also awards students who did well individually. Students were given gold and silver medals for their outstanding performance in KooBits.
Some of the winners for Koobits Top Brain Challenge are:
|Name of Student||Class||Award|
|Ong Sheng Zher||3A||Gold|
|Elizabeth Kim Hee||1A||Silver|
|Chan Yan Ting||4C||Silver|
|Chua Zhi En, Audrey||5B||Silver|
|Max Neo Rui Feng||6D||Silver|
Students have enjoyed the time spent revising the various mathematical skills using KooBits. If your child has not started using the portal actively, do encourage him/her to log in to the portal today!