Children across all the international schools are looking forward to the long summer break that will begin soon. With lazy mornings, no lunch boxes and no homework to do, school is soon forgotten. Some time off from school, opportunity to relax and unwind...

## Developing a strong foundation in Mathematics during MYP

International Baccalaureate (IB) program is designed to focus on not only student’s academic development but overall personal development. It challenges students to excel in their studies by helping them make practical connections between their coursework...

## Help With Interesting Math Problems

Mathematics is not only about mechanically doing sums and to solve math problems, but training the mind to think critically. In a mathematics class, one needs to encourage and motivate students to think “out of the box” and Help With Math Problems...

## Why is mental math so important?

Mental math is the practice of doing calculations in one’s head without the need of paper, pen or calculator. One can think of it as manipulating numbers in the mind. We do mental maths every day; when thinking of how much time is left for the class...

## Singapore Math Olympiad: Tips for preparation

The Singapore Mathematical Olympiad, also called SMO is the largest mathematical competition in Singapore. It is also known to be one of the toughest in the world. Thousands of students from various schools all over Singapore participate in this contest...

## Divisibility rules of numbers from 1 to 15

What do we mean by “x is divisible by y”? It means – If we divide x by y, the result is a whole number and the remainder is 0. So, if I say 99 is divisible by 9; it means the remainder of 99 ÷ 9 is 0. Examples: 108 is divisible by 12 because...

## 10 fun facts about Pi(π) on Pi Day!

Happy Pi day to all the math lovers 🙂 Pi day is celebrated across the world on March 14th (3/14).  Let us celebrate Pi day by looking at some interesting fun facts involving this irrational number: 1. Exploratorium in San Francisco celebrates Pi Day...

## Learn multiplication tables in few easy steps

Many children struggle to learn multiplication tables. We have discussed a few tips and strategies below which should help to easily memorise tables from 1 to 10. Commutative property makes it easier. 4* 6 is the same as 6*4. So, technically, you only...

## Reading habits among children – A key ingredient for success

Reading habits have a profound impact on the academic achievements of children. Research has shown that reading for pleasure also helps to improve a child’s maths scores. While it is clear that reading helps to improve vocabularies, it also improves...

## Why Pi (π)?

The ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter is equal to equal to 3.14159265358979323846… (the digits go on forever without repeating).Pi is denoted by the Greek alphabet π, pronounced ‘pie’ and is the most common constant...