Helping Your Child To Score Better In PSLE Maths

How can you help your child to score better in PSLE Maths? This is probably one of the most commonly asked questions by parents of 12 year-olds in Singapore.

At the beginning of October each year, all the students in the Primary 6 cohort will sit for the PSLE, the acronym for Primary School Leaving Examination. Their performance will determine the available options for their secondary school education. Parents who are well informed will want to support their child in this crucial year by helping them better their grades through personal coaching or providing them tuition in PSLE Maths, Science, English and Mother Tongue.

PSLE Maths is often being seen as challenging even by parents who are graduates, as they required a set of skills that is different from what the parents learned during their primary school days.

Parents therefore have to tap on the expertise of tutors who are experienced in coaching primary school Mathematics to tutor their child.

The grade score by the child reflects the child’s mastery of the subject. Depending on the current grades scored, the responsible tutor will have to tailor her approach to teaching the student.

If the child is failing in Mathematics, it reflects a lack of understanding in Mathematical concepts. The tutor will need to analyse where the gaps are and address it. This will take time and parents will need to start the tuition earlier to enable their child to master the concepts before the PSLE Maths exam.

On the other hand, the child may be only passing with average marks. A careful analysis of the exam papers may the reveal the areas where the child is losing marks. Some children are not scoring because they are not familiar with the type of questions which require certain strategies to solve it. They can be helped by exposing the children to these question types and the approach to solving it.

Others may find difficulty with solving the multiple-steps problem sums. The problems sums are often presented with increasing difficulty with the most challenging sums towards the end of the paper.

Children who are well prepared have learned to tackle these questions through model drawing and other problem solving strategies. Many of them have been provided with PSLE Maths tuition by parents who planned ahead. To master these strategies, the students are trained by solving similar past year questions.

You can encourage your child in PSLE Maths by working alongside with the school teacher, and getting regular feedback on your child’s performance in school. At the same time, having a good tuition support for PLSE Maths will help your child clinch the extra marks.

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