Sunday, June 17, 2018

MRS.WISE VISITS THE BRAINLIGHT LEARNING CENTER IN BGC



Let me start this article with a math problem.  Oopsie mommies, I know most of you will raise your eyebrows and roll out your eyes -- "really Mrs.Wise... a math problem"?  But I promise you dear mommies and daddies.... this post will open your eyes to the wonders of Math -- Singapore Math to be exact -- and how it will benefit your kids!


THE CHALLENGE:  MATH PROBLEM TO SOLVE

There are 8 goats and chickens in a farm.
Altogether, they have 28 legs.
How many goats are in the farm?
How many chickens are in the farm?

After my event, I went home and gave the math problem to my two teens, who have a short 3-year background in Singapore math.  

My son used the algebraic expression to solve it.




My daughter, the practical one, solved it by visualizing, drawing and the trial and error way.





Surprisingly, they got the answer correctly, but using two different methods.  Yey for the both of them, because I, the mom with "math-phobia" did not get to solve the problem.




THE BENEFITS OF SINGAPORE MATH

I have clearly illustrated one of the major benefits of Singapore Math - to develop critical thinking. We have to accept the fact, that when faced with math problems, there are several ways to approach it and arrive at the correct answer. But the key is, to understand what is being presented in the problem, and to execute the best possible solution.


  



WHAT MAKES BRAINLIGHT SINGAPORE MATHS EFFECTIVE IN DEVELOPING STUDENTS' THINKING SKILLS?

> Focuses on developing problem solving skills as the heart of its program
> Providing students with well-thought opportunities through conceptual understanding of math principles
> Focus on Conceptual Understanding
> Emphasis on the CPA approach (Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract)  
> Spiral Approach
> Variation not repetition


  

THE BRAINLIGHT LEARNING CENTER STORY

Mrs.Wise interviewed Ms. Julie, Director for Program and Training for the learning center. Watch what she has to say about Singapore Math and how it can really equip your children with 21st century skills that will prepare them for a fast changing world.





BrainLight Learning Center gives FREE assessment. There is also a 5% sibling discount. Walk-in per session rate if Php850 per hour.





BrainLight Singapore Maths 
Unit 317 McKinley Park Residences
3rd Avenue, BGC Taguig
0917-1229978 / 0919-2971167 / (02) 211-9624
email:  blc.singaporemaths@gmail.com