Primary 3 Mathematics
Students have completed their foundation years in Primary 1 and 2. Primary 3 marks the beginning of their bridging 2year for upper primary. They will start to solve more advanced word problems.
There will be three main focuses in the lessons:
Concepts Empowerment

Students will be empowered in their various Mathematical concepts, such as:

Whole Numbers – Addition and Subtraction and their related Word Problems

Multiplication and Division – with and without regrouping

Solving of Word Problem involving the 4 operations.

Money

Length, Mass and Volume

Bar Graph

Fractions

Time

Angles

Parallel and Perpendicular lines

Area and Perimeter


Students transit from the foundational concepts in some of the topics.

Students get to learn certain new topics, like Area and Perimeter, Parallel and Perpendicular lines, Angles and Bar Graphs.

Students get to explore certain heuristic skill in problem solving, with much emphasis on Model Drawing, Making a Supposition, Guess and Check.
Thinking processes

Students will learn the 5 ‘What’s’ in problem solving.

Students develop critical thinking skills with the help of the 5 ‘What’s’ and applying them to solve various kinds of problem sums.

Students will practise using the steps of the 5 ‘What’s’ and internalise the strategy.

Students will learn a set of “How to check” techniques for their derived answers. This will level up their understanding of the concepts taught in that topic.
Metacognition

Students will learn through the process of learning.

Students will think about why they chose a particular approach to solve the problem by questioning their thought processes.

Students will apply such skill when they are required to pose workable problems sums based on the concepts taught in class.