Get Me Thinking Series (P5 and P6)

“Getmethinking” for P5 and P6 is the most popular resource created by Mr Ammiel Wan to help pupils conquer non-routine problems. Now into its 6th reprint, this series has served as a useful resource to help teachers and parents guide their children in understanding and conquering non-routine problems. Instead of just focusing on the methods and identifying the key concepts, the context is first set for pupils to understand when and why these conceptual ideas are used. Through the use of well crafted parallel connections and questions, pupils will be tuned to identify the key phrases (action words) that will lead them to form the conceptual understanding. Using the 2nd strategy of Read Write3 (translate, interpret and infer), teachers and parents can then guide their children to translate and interpret each line of the problem text in detail. All solutions are based on this strategy to allow teachers and parents to guide their children easily.

 

Designed and written with ‘connection’ in mind, pupils will be able to connect between the different conceptual ideas, the different topics as well as problems of different degree of difficulty.

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Math Problems Made Easy

This is the latest series in collaboration with Marshall Cavendish that focus on the design of meaning learning experiences to aid pupils in excelling in problem solving. Unlike the usual practice of using a problem to teach a concept, each experience is separated from the concept to enable effective scaffolding and skills mastery before attempting the problem. Each lesson is designed to be completed within a time frame of 60 minutes and consists of the following segments:

  • Learning Experience

  • Follow Up

  • Challenge

Computer lessons accompanying each lesson are available for teachers'use. These electronic lessons allow teachers to scaffold the problem, develop pupils' understanding and break down the solution into stages at the same time. It also give teachers the flexibility to teach their pupils at a suitable pace. 

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Visible Thinking In Mathematics (P1 to P6)

The Visible Thinking In Mathematics series promotes critical and creative thinking in mathematics through the use of parallel comparison. It is designed to help make thinking visible in pupils by providing them with opportunities to think, explore and reflect.

Thinking Platforms: Real life scenarios to engage the children’s interest and direct the child’s thinking along the concept they are going to learn.

Parallel Questions: Consecutive mathematical problems with the same context but slight change in key words to highlight differences between problems, ensuring that the child understands and retains concepts and skills better.

"GetMeThinking P5 and P6 is a very useful resource for us, parents. It is carefully crafted by Ammiel Wan to help our children understand the 'whys' and the 'hows', instead of the traditional methods of solving mathematical problems. Revolutionary and engaging."

- Mdm Tan Ching Li