This is a discussion on P6 Maths Question within the Primary School Registration and Academic forum, part of the Singapore Kiasu Parents Forum category; Originally Posted by yumiao Those who asking questions, are you the parents? I was showing this thread to my colleague ...
maybe you can consider to have an open house for your centre, unless that is your own home. nowadays parents do need this kind of knowledge to learn how to teach. you give them one solution, they will still feel lost when facing a new question. what they need, is the system, the skill to analyse the question. when i teach my students (i m not a maths teacher though), i try to category all different types of questions and provide some kind of .... standard procedure. maybe you can also have a class to teach parents.
When I teach my students it's very systemic, covering the different types of questions. Especially for those who follow me up from Lower Primary, by P5 they can tackle very challenging questions on their own already. The parent class has a totally different set of materials.
I'm currently teaching from my home. My previous house was a shop house and our centre was just downstairs. Decided not to continue as it's quite far from where we stay now. Am looking around Punggol area for good location but decided to wait till the shopping centre is up
I just finished 1 parent course during June holidays at my place. But my house was 'bursting' because so many more parents came than I expected.
Empty vessels make the most noise
sounds good, actually right now my centre is at yishun. and i will open my chinese tuition centre near punngol MRT in a few days time. maybe one day i can learn from you about experience in giving tuition around punggol. cheers
My son got some Maths question. Told him ask teacher permission to see him after sch but he doesnt dare. Explained 1 question dont know may seemed ok but if every month 1 question dont know ... all pile up, it means problem. you never know these tough questions will be in the PSLE n spell the end of his good foundation/luck.
Angelmum, that's the same complaint those parents had! They were telling me that every week got 1-2 tough questions that they do not know!
omg, i think i used to do those sums when i was in pri sch also.
now you ask me to solve, im so lazy to use my brain!
dont know must ask ... I did that during my sch days, pestering teacher before pm class starts but dear son doesnt want to make his 1st move
is there any on-line Maths eLearning centre or forum?
Pri you already doing such tough questions .... oh dear, that sound like a hugh age gap .... I really too old !
Last edited by yumiao; 24-07-2009 at 03:11 PM.
see ..... age gap problem!!
My donkey yrs P6 Maths and Science were chicken feet, easier than P2 std these days.
Actually I also dont know how but paiseh ask Stonston. Instructed son ask his teacher but till today, he still no guts ask. Some ppl said I over worry, kept telling me, 1 question only mah
I'll post the answer when I have time. But I remember it's something to do with ratio
haha, let me 班门弄斧。remember the way to get area is 1/2(base)x(height)
compare these two triangles,
1. DF is base of DEF, AD is base of ABD. Therefore, base(ABD) is 4 times of base(DEF).
2. From the base , i hope you still remember how to draw the height, bcoz BE is 3 times of ED, the height(ABD) is actually 4 times of height(DEF), (bcoz BD is 4 times of ED).
3. so area(ABD) is 4x4 times of area (DEF) , which is 16 times.
4. area (ABD) is 16x2=32
I love maths. but bcoz my english is not good, they dont't allow me to teach EMS (english maths and science).
sorry to trouble you guys, how to change the personal profile? I m not worthy lady, i m a man. . In another thread, ppl called me mummy yumiao.
Hi tenor, you are right, it is not right angle, however, the ratio of the height equals the ratio of the edge, when their base is sharing the same line. if i can got suitable software, i will draw for you.
As far as I know, without the mention of the sacred right angle, there's no base and there's no height, for the right angle is the cornerstone that holds the half (Base x height) rule.
But sure, I will be glad to learn new things.
On hindsight, if that's the case,
this should not be a primary school question.
Hm.. actually i have the picture ready, but dont know how to send over. when you c it, you may know that it is just one of the normal ratio question for P5 or P6. once you got the point, you know the answer is very simple. but if unfortunately you didn't get the point, then you better not waste your time. wait for a few days time and come back and re-look at it again.
Great that you have the picture that can enlighten me at least. Please email it to me at pc08ps02@yahoo.com or post it. TIA
The question:
Jack bought some pens and erasers for a total of $100.10. He spent $9.10 more on the pens than erasers. Each pen costs $3.70 more than each eraser. Jack bought 6 times more erasers than pens. How much does a pen cost?
The key phrase here is 6 TIMES MORE. Which means that if there is 1 unit for pen, there will 6 times more units for erasers, which means (6 x 1) + 1 = 7 units for erasers.
IF the question is 6 times as many, then the ratio should be 1:6.
P/S: Are you really a school teacher like you told me in chat?
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