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Guiding Your Children Through Primary 1 Maths (Part 1)

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Now that it’s March, your Primary 1 children should have most likely adjusted to the new environment. However, there’s also the maths they have to learn that you should consider. Starting in Primary 1, maths takes on a more advanced level of technique from their kindergarten years. Here are some tips to get your kids more well-adjusted to the new syllabus.

  1. Understanding and comparing the size of length of two objects

The most basic form of maths you should begin with your children should be the observation of object size and length. Use everyday objects or different coloured paper to let them feel the different size of each object. This will be a good start for future measurement techniques.

  1. Identifying and naming basic shapes

Squares, rectangles, circles and triangles. Start with these four basic shapes, showing your children different objects of such shapes. This will familiarise them with the different shapes they will learn about as well as what name to call them by. Don’t start with the more advanced shapes like spheres and cubes yet; that will come later.

  1. Rote counting from 1 to 20

Basically, have them count from 1 to 20 in an ordered manner. You could even use games like snake-and-ladders to engage them in counting, or sing-along videos on YouTube that teach them how to count.

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