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MATRIX MATH

At Matrix Math, we take pride in our innovative approach to math education for primary math tuition, secondary math tuition, PSLE revision and O level. The Matrix Method, which was originally developed in 2008, has undergone continuous refinement and improvement over the years. Our dedicated team of math specialists conducts extensive research to ensure that our programme remains in line with the MOE syllabus and addresses the most commonly tested concepts in schools.

Join us on this exciting journey of continuous improvement and witness the transformative power of the Matrix Method in empowering young minds to excel in math.

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GET REAL RESULTS WITH THE MATRIX METHOD

The Matrix Method, a thought process inspired by how successful students approach and process complex information. Through keen observation, we have cracked the code to understand how these students efficiently solve challenging word problems and translate them into systematic solutions. The result is a streamlined approach encompassing 5 simple and easy-to-follow steps.

However, our approach goes beyond just math problem-solving. At Matrix Math, we are committed to nurturing well-rounded learners by instilling good learning habits and cultivating essential thinking skills in our students. These skills are the building blocks of future success, extending far beyond the realm of mathematics.

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STUDY SMARTER

We prioritize academic excellence with a strategic approach, introducing "ROL" - Return on Learning.

To achieve the highest ROL, we structured our lesson plans to build upon previous knowledge and prepare students with essential skills for future concepts. We focus on laying strong foundations through a building-block method, gradually adding complexity to ensure students grasp each concept effectively.

As forgetting is a natural part of the learning process, our programme emphasises continual reinforcement, ensuring students can retain and apply their mathematical skills effectively.

With our math tuition center approach, students experience a comprehensive learning journey that not only enhances their math proficiency but also ensures lasting retention and application of knowledge.

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We recognize that cultivating independence is a crucial aspect of a child's development. Independent learners are students who take ownership of their learning, thinking critically, and seeking answers on their own.

To foster independent learning, our teachers are specially trained to encourage students to think critically and question concepts instead of merely providing answers. We believe in nurturing their curiosity and problem-solving skills.

In addition, we have developed a range of self-learning online lessons and videos allowing students to explore essential topics and concepts at their own pace independently.

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Our unwavering commitment is reflected in our proprietary and award-winning Matrix Math method.

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Overcoming the Hurdles of the PSLE Math Paper: What Makes It So Challenging?

28 June 2024

BY: matrixmath

With the PSLE drawing closer, it is almost inevitable to hear parents worrying about their child’s performance in the Mathematics paper. The MOE has previously stated that challenging questions are capped at 15% annually, and they are meant to differentiate a student’s mastery of the subject. In a previous article, we have discussed how we can help prepare students for the PSLE through various teaching strategies. But sometimes, even the best students can find themselves caught off guard. Here are the top 3 reasons how students may be losing precious marks in the PSLE Math papers: 1. Showing Full PSLE MATH Working Steps Understandably, the exam consists of a range of level of difficulties. But this does not mean that a student should instantaneously give up attempting a question when he/she deems it to be “too difficult for them” during the exam. Instead of being overwhelmed by the challenging questions, they should focus on extracting information from the question and working through what they can gather and understand. Even if they may not get the final answer or have parts that they are unsure, showing their thought process and recording the working steps can potentially earn them method marks. These partial marks can significantly contribute to their overall score. By remaining composed and methodically working through the problem, students can vastly increase their chances of scoring better. 2. Not Understanding the PSLE Question Sometimes, it is not because students do not know how to apply a concept that they have learnt before, but that these questions are phrased in a way that is unfamiliar to them. Afterall, MOE’s objective is to shift away from rote learning and towards nurturing critical thinkers. Instead of giving up, students should take a moment to break down the question into smaller, manageable parts. By identifying key information within the question, they can gain a better understanding of what the question is asking for. Breaking it down often reveals that the question is in fact testing familiar concepts, thus allowing students to apply the appropriate knowledge effectively. By tackling the question one step at a time, students can navigate through the confusion and increase their chances of working out the correct answer. An example of such a question is the infamous “Helen and Ivan” question from 2021 PSLE Math paper. Image sourced from MOE Facebook page One strategy would be to highlight key points in the question. These can be the values needed to be used or sentences that explain what you need to do to arrive at the solution. In the case of the above question: Helen and Ivan have the same total number of coins Helen has 64 twenty-cent coins Ivan has 104 twenty-cent coins The total mass of Helen’s coins is 1.134 kg Breaking down the given problem into smaller components greatly helps one to understand the question. In this question, you know that they have the same total number of coins and a specific number of twenty-cent coins. From there, you can deduce that Ivan has 40 fewer fifty-cent coins than Helen and work from there to solve the first question on who has more money. Moreover, that difference in coin quantity also provides the solution to the second question. As long as a student can stay calm and focused, and break down a question into digestible components, they are more likely to figure out what the question wants and how to arrive at the answer. 3. Not Having Enough Time The PSLE Math exam is divided into two papers with different durations. Paper 1 has a duration of 1 hour, while Paper 2 requires 1 hour and 30 minutes (due to the more complex and open-ended questions presented). It can feel like there is not a lot of time to work with, hence, it is a no wonder some students feel stressed out as the exam goes on. Effective exam time management starts with planning. Students should have a rough gauge of the amount of time allocated for each section of the paper based on the total exam duration. For example, Booklet A (multiple-choice questions) is worth about 40% of the marks in Paper 1, so students should spend roughly 40% or less of their time on it, as they will need to cater time for checking as well. It is important not to spend too much time on the harder questions at the expense of the remaining questions which could possibly be much easier to obtain the marks. Students should move on if they find themselves stuck at a challenging question after a few minutes and return to them later if there is time after. In doing so, all parts of the paper would be addressed, and this will help to maximise the overall score by reducing the risk of leaving easier questions unanswered. What to do Ahead of the PSLE Exams? Consistent practice under timed environment with both PSLE and various schools past year papers will help students develop the much-needed exam skills to tackle the paper more efficiently and effectively. Track results and always review the mistakes made after completing each set of papers to ensure that the right knowledge and skills are internalised. To help students with their practices, we have consolidated various schools past year prelim papers, complete with video walkthroughs and worked solutions. While exam skills are important, we should not neglect the need to brush up on important conceptual knowledge and strengthen the foundations while there is still time. At Matrix Math, we aim to simplify Math so as to empower students to excel in the subject. For the preparation of PSLE for the P6s, we have put together a series of videos in our PSLE Final Revision Course. Check out the video below to learn more! http://matrixmath.sg/wp-content/uploads/2024/06/Reel-PSLE-Final-Revision-Course.mp4

PSLE MATH PREPARATION: HARNESS THE POWER OF RETURN ON LEARNING

10 May 2024

BY: jeanette

When it comes to preparing for the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE), every minute and every effort counts. The strategy to “study smart” is pivotal, especially when it can be quantified through a concept known as Return on Learning (ROL). This innovative approach evaluates the efficiency of study habits by measuring the amount of knowledge gained per hour spent studying. It moves beyond traditional, often unproductive, cramming methods to a more effective, targeted approach that can dramatically improve examination outcomes. Understanding Return on Learning and Preparing for PSLE Return on Learning (ROL) shifts the focus from the quantity of time spent studying to the quality of that time. It is an assessment of how effectively educational content is being absorbed relative to the effort and time put in. The higher the ROL, the more efficient the study session. This approach encourages students to refine their study habits based on effectiveness rather than just effort. Why Traditional Methods Fall Short For PSLE Traditional studying methods, such as repetitively solving a large set of math problems, might seem productive but often yield diminishing returns. This is because they may not address the specific areas where a student struggles. Without a strategic approach, students might spend hours on material they already understand, neglecting weaker areas that could potentially lower their overall scores. Targeting Weaknesses to Maximize PSLE ROL Preparation One of the most effective ways to enhance ROL is by focusing on areas of weakness. This begins with self-assessment and reflection. Students need to identify which concepts challenge them the most and dedicate more time to those topics. However, identifying these areas is just the first step. Creating a Personalised PSLE Question Database A practical method to systematically address these weaknesses is by maintaining a database of questions that have posed challenges in past study sessions. This database should include not only the questions themselves but also detailed notes on why the student found them difficult, potential solutions, and strategies for solving similar problems in the future. As the PSLE approaches, this database becomes an invaluable resource. Instead of broadly reviewing all material, students can focus intensely on this curated set of challenging questions. This targeted practice ensures that study time is not only productive but also tailored to transforming weaknesses into strengths. How to Implement and Utilise the Database Effectively Regular Updates: After each study session, update the database with new questions and insights. This keeps the database relevant and reflective of the student’s current learning state. Review Sessions: Dedicate specific times each week to go through the database. This could involve re-solving the problems, discussing them with peers or teachers, and integrating new techniques learned in other study contexts. Track Progress: It’s essential to track progress on each question in the database. As students overcome challenges with particular problems, they should note this improvement, which not only boosts confidence but also helps in reallocating study time more effectively. Pre-PSLE Review: In the weeks leading up to the PSLE, the database should be the focal point of study. This ensures that the final PSLE revision phase is sharply focused on mastering the most challenging material, rather than a superficial review of all content. Return on Learning revolutionises how students prepare for critical exams like the PSLE exam. By focusing on quality over quantity and targeting personal weaknesses, students can maximize their study efficiency, leading to better performance and a deeper understanding of the material. Implementing a question database tailored to individual needs ensures that every hour spent studying is as productive as possible, turning potential weaknesses into areas of strength just in time for the exam.

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