The Straits Times, 21 Oct 2007

“For Maths, if you don’t understand the concept tested, you cannot even start solving the sum.”

*– Mr Tan Yap Kwang, Chief Executive, Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board*

Is your Primary 6 child facing difficulties with word problem sums in school? Are you looking for a way to allow your child understand and solve the different problem sums better?

Our PSLE Math Intensive Revision Course aims to prepare your child for the upcoming PSLE Math Exam with confidence and a positive attitude that comes from being well-prepared.

BrightMinds’ 3 steps to PSLE Math Success

We will teach your child to approach and solve a problem sum by:

**1) Understanding the concept tested in the problem sum,**

2) Analyzing the problem sum’s content, and

3) Choosing the best concept to solve the problem sum.

2) Analyzing the problem sum’s content, and

3) Choosing the best concept to solve the problem sum.

**1) Understand MOE’s 11 Concepts tested in Math Problem Sums:**

1. Remainder Concept

2. Repeated Identity Concept

3. Equal Concept

4. External Transfer with Unchanged Quantity Concept

5. Internal Transfer with Unchanged Total Concept

6. External Transfer with Unchanged Difference Concept

7. External Transfer with Changed Quantities Concept

8. Pattern Concept

9. Proportions Concept

10. Simultaneous Concept

11. Gap and Differences Concept

**2) Analyze the Problem Sum’s Content**

During this June holiday, your child will practise 3 to 5 marks problem sums based on these topics:

- Algebra

- Fractions and Decimals

- Area and Perimeter

- Angles

- Ratio

- Percentage

- Volume

- Rate and Speed

- Non-routine questions (eg: number patterns)

**3) Choose the Best Concept to Solve the Problem Sum**

We will teach your child how to choose the most appropriate and efficient concept to solve the problem sum. Challenging problem sums will be practised during the PSLE Math revision course, and all problem sums are specially prepared by our head Math teacher.

During the course, more than 100 problems sums will be taught and practised. Hence, your child will learn how to solve challenging problem sums according to the best Mathematical Heuristic method. Our Math revision course aims to develop your child's understanding and knowledge of the various Mathematical Heuristic methods taught in school. Therefore, your child will be more confident and well-prepared for the upcoming PSLE Math exam.

**TESTIMONIALS FROM OUR PUPILS: PSLE MATH REVISION COURSE**

“Before attending the revision course, I did not know how to solve many difficult Maths problem sums. But after attending the course, I know how to solve those difficult questions. 90% of the knowledge and skills learnt in the course were also new to me.”

-Deon from Evergreen Primary School (Maths: from Fail to B grade)

“From this course, I have benefitted as I can solve more questions easily now. I learnt new Maths concepts such as the Proportions concept, Gap and Differences concept, External and Internal Transfer concept.”

-Nur Insyirah from Madrasah Alsagoff Al-Arabiah (PSLE Maths grade: A)

“I have learnt new concepts and questions which I did not learn in school before. I am more confident for my PSLE exam now!”

-Cheng Ching Xi from Qihua Primary School (PSLE Maths grade: A)

“I have learnt an abundance of new knowledge after attending the PSLE revision course. I have learnt faster and easier methods to solve Maths problem sums too. Thank you for teaching me!”

-Kenzie Soh Ching Rong from Wellington Primary School

“I’ve practiced many new problem sums such as Fractions, Angles, Measurements, Ratio, Speed and more. I did not have time to practice problems sums at home, but I have practiced many new problem sums during the PSLE revision course.”

-Wee Ling from Si Ling Primary School (PSLE Maths grade: A)