Difficulties in Word Problems

Development of Mathematical Thinking

Eye Level Basic Thinking Math enables students to complete the foundation of mathematics and covers the following study areas: Numbers, Arithmetic, Measurement, and Equations.

Eye Level Critical Thinking Math enables students to develop depth perception, problem solving, reasoning skills, and covers the following study areas: Patterns and Relationships, Geometry, Measurement, Problem Solving, and Reasoning.

Eye Level Math Online

The Eye Level Math Online is designed for our level 5 to 12 students. It brings a new positive dimension to developing strong Math Skills in them.


– Mastery learning with Basic Thinking Math repetition
– Maximization of motivation by online program
– Maximization of learning effect by using auto
scoring and instant feedback system
– Arithmetic game activity
– Easy access on accumulated records


– Simultaneous learning of Basic Thinking Math & Critical Thinking Math
– Learning of new concepts
– Improvement of problem solving skill with various
supplementary materials
– Well systemized assessment

What is Eye Level?

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.

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!”

Because Eye Level Works

Eye Level is based on an educational principle where students learn at their own pace. When an instructor understands the learning needs of a student, the teaching are most effective.

As a leading provider in supplemental education for Math, English, Eye Level learning centers strive to teach and tutor children ages 4-14 in basic learning skills.

Eye Level is a supplemental education program that originated in Korea about 30 years ago and now has over 2.5 million children enrolled world-wide. We are the leading provider of supplemental education in the areas of Math and English.

Eye Level Study Programs

Diagnostic Assessment
The diagnostic test will provide insight into the student’s ability and learning needs. It is utilized to determine the best place to start the student in the Eye Level curriculum.

Initial Starting Point
This allows students to build confidence to help ensure future success in proceeding levels.

Self Directing Learning
Students will follow a self-directed learning method and develop independent learning skills in our Eye Level learning centers. Instructors will provide guidance to students as they move throughout their individualized program.

Before a student proceeds to the next level and new skill set, an Eye Level instructor will give the student a level test to evaluate if they have achieved mastery of the current material.

Directors/Instructors provide consultations and communicate with parents regarding their children’s learning progress on a regular basis.

Small Steps to Success

All concepts and skills in the Eye Level program are interrelated. Mastery of basic foundational skills is necessary before advancing to more complex skills, resulting in improvement of a child’s accuracy and speed when completing more complex questions.

The Lasting Benefits for your Child

Commitment to your child
No matter what your reason for attending Eye Level, we are committed to providing your child with the most positive experience possible. This pervades everything we do, down to the program we select for your child, and their interaction with our thoroughly trained staff.

Eye Level has the best curriculum around
There is simply no competition when it comes to the quality of instruction and curriculum that you will find at Eye Level. We are the only center worldwide that offers a critical thinking component as part of our math program. Furthermore, our curriculum has been developed in a way that allows children to make progress and proceed through levels.

Individualized Instruction
While our curriculum is developed structurally, each child is assessed individually. Our instructors tailor our curriculum by understanding each child’s abilities from their eye level.

Eye Level from the perspectives of our Parents (Part 2)

This month, we share with you blogger mummy, Cherry’s experience with Eye Level Singapore 🙂

Here is an excerpt from her blog, Sweet Memoirs, on how Eye Level has developed the confidence of her boy who is currently in K2:

“I have never seen G doing some number problems before ever so confidently and enthusiastically until he started his lessons at Eye Level. Every time we come back from his lessons, he would ask me to set the timer for him while he works on his assignment to be submitted on the next session. “Please turn on the timer for me, mom. See how I can finish it very fast”, he’d proudly declare.”

Find out what else she said about Eye Level by visiting her blog, Sweet Memoirs, today!