What is Play Math?

Eye Level Play Math is a collection of comprehensive learning materials designed to introduce mathematical concepts to early preschoolers.

PLAY MATH ENABLES YOUR CHILD TO
👉 Compare the length of items
👉 Sort objects in groups
👉 Recognize simple shapes
👉 Comprehend spatial awareness and area
👉 Measure, add, and subtract basic numbers
👉 Learn patterns and matching
👉 Count basic numbers
👉 Learn the math conservation principle

Curriculum Design; English

The Eye Level English Programme is a unique ‘Comprehensive Literacy based Programme’ which not only encourages children to develop effective communication skills but also building a strong foundation of content knowledge which is so required in the contemporary times, and Eye Level is successful in investing in your children the best form of currency- Literacy.

Unlike others, our English program learning method has online, offline and teaching tools to build a strong foundation for the students!

Have you seen Eye Level news article?

As the daily number of new community cases has significantly declined, our country will exit the COVID-19 Circuit Breaker when it ends on 1 June 2020. Measures will be progressively lifted, and the resumption of activities will be carried out over three phases, beginning with Phase 1.

In Phase 1, enrichment activities or classes will not resume. Students are encouraged to continue using Eye Level On-Air as we believe consistent learning is essential in building the foundation and maintaining student’s learning momentum.

https://www.asiaone.com/business/eye-level-provides-11-online-coaching-students-staying-home

Curriculum Design; Basic Thinking Math

Eye Level Math helps improve problem-solving skills by enabling students to master concepts through a small-step approach and enables students to cultivate problem-solving capabilities by improving mathematical ability. Students can master every booklet with systematically composed four-step.

Step 1: Understanding the concept
Step 2: Practice
Step 3: Problem-Solving (Word Problems)
Step 4: Evaluation

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Eye Level focuses on building each student’s foundation in Math and English, as well as helping students gain Self Confidence, Interest in Learning, and develops a child’s Critical Thinking and Analytical skills.

Eye Level programmes are inter-related. Only through the mastery of basic foundational skills can the student then advance to more complex skills. This improves the child’s speed and accuracy when dealing with complex questions. It will also develop his Self-Directed Learning ability, independence as we as time management.

Reading Fluency vs. Grammar Accuracy. Which is more important?

The debate about which is more important, reading fluency or grammar accuracy, is a long standing one. Such is a chicken or the egg problem, which unfortunately, Critical Thinking Mathematics will not help.

Traditional educators would argue that a child develops its ability to form grammatically correct sentences by imparting technical knowledge such as the recognition and usage of verbs, nouns, punctuations and tenses. On the other side of the fence, the liberal educators would stand by their pedagogy that fluency would help with a child’s understanding of meaning and context.

However, it is truly the case that one method is more superior than another? According a research in cognitive psychology, the brain is divided into different areas. The area that focuses on grammatical processing is known as the Broca’s area, a small part of the left frontal lobe. Its general function includes language comprehension, action recognition and production, and speech-associated gestures, such as using sign languages.

Learning language fluency, however, triggers the whole frontal lobe, which has also been linked to executive functions, such as attentional control, working memory, reasoning and problem-solving.

So, which is truly more important? Perhaps there isn’t a strictly correct answer. Perhaps both arguments are correct. Non-native learners would benefit more with the study of grammar as it taps on a smaller part of the brain. This would progress towards a fuller understanding and comprehension of the language as they develop larger parts of the frontal lobe later. Native learners, on the other hand, benefit by first understanding context and meaning as these help them form meaningful relationships with others, which also develops the self-identity of the child. They would then work towards refining their understanding of the language through the study of grammar. Either way, both go hand-in-hand and are equally critical to the study of a language.

On a side note, scientists have researched and determined that the chicken did come first. Mindblown!

Critical Thinking – Important to Have or Just a Gimmick?

What is Critical Thinking?

Critical thinkers – these are people that our nation wants to nurture, companies want to hire, and parents want their children to become. With the term bounced around so often, it is no wonder that progressive enrichment organisations are starting to adopt “Critical Thinking” as part of their regular programmes.

Often confused with a “CREATIVE thinker”, a critical thinker leverages on experience, observation, reflection and/or communication to derive at a set of heuristics (i.e. a process or method). While the creative thinker aims to derive an original/fresh solution, the process or method of thinking the critical thinker uses is often situational and relevant to the question at hand, and would thus allow the decision maker to derive at a logical solution.

Importance of Critical Thinking

Critical thinking is an important skill to have as the modern world progresses. According to a research by Hong Kong University (HKU), critical thinking is critical (pardon the pun) because:

  1. It is relevant for whichever profession we choose
  2. It allows us to understand information and technology in order to make quick and effective decisions in the global knowledge economy
  3. It ensures that creative solutions are relevant to the problem at hand
  4. It is important for self-evaluation and reflection so that we may live a meaningful and structure life
  5. It is the foundation of science and democracy

So, do we need it?

Short answer – YES! This is especially true in the context of Singapore where we are often thought of as being book smart and not street smart. As such, critical thinking will not only break the notion that the Singapore education system is all about rote learning, it will also allow us to tap on the knowledge that we have learnt and apply it rationally in a variety of settings. This makes us effective individuals and contributors of our society.

Mathematics – A Love – Hate Relationship

How do I prepare my child for Primary-School Maths, especially difficult word problems?

Mathematics is a “love it or hate it” kind of subject. What you need to do is to create a “Maths is Fun” mindset. Try these with your child:

a. Break the complex word problem into smaller components.

b. Use models, coins, objects to help him visualise and understand all the components of the question.

c. Familiarise yourself with the primary school syllabus so that you will know how to help him learn.

Patience, patience, and patience. He may not understand the Maths questions and concept right away, but he needs a lot of encouragement, love and support from you.


Try this out!

“Maths – The Only  Subject That Counts!”