Targeting Mathematics engages learners in the learning of mathematics through a variety of approaches.
The series uses the Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract (CPA) approach to develop learners’ understanding of mathematical concepts. Paired with the Readiness-Engagement-Mastery (REM) model, mathematical concepts and applications are introduced through picture and video stimulus, hands-on activities, pair and group work, as well as structured practices.
By catering to learners with different learning abilities, Targeting Mathematics ensures that learners possess a richer understanding of concepts and greater confidence in problem-solving and mathematical reasoning.
allow young learners to relate mathematical concepts to their real-life experiences and to understand mathematical concepts with appropriate hands-on experiences. By relating mathematics to familiar experiences and by making use of manipulatives, pupils can grasp mathematical concepts faster and easier, and apply them more confidently.
make use of diagrams, infographics and models to enable pupils to visualise core mathematical concepts easily and effectively.
provide pupils with the opportunity to familiarise themselves with using mathematical symbols and to relate the use of these symbols with the concrete and pictorial representations they previously encountered. Pupils are also equipped with skills to construct their own mathematical expressions.
Dr Eric Chan Chun Ming
Daniel William Cole