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!

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.

ONLINE LEARNING

– 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

OFFLINE LEARNING

– 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

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.

Continuous Study Makes a Difference

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.

We are now in West Coast Plaza

Eye Level @ West Coast Plaza is Open!

At Eye Level, we respect children’s views and dreams, rather than impose rules and thoughts from adults upon them. We consider each child’s individuality and ability, and we encourage children to be the leaders of their own learning. Since each child grows at his or her eye level, we guide students to become those who learn and think for themselves, similar to the benefit of teaching people how to catch a fish, instead of catching the fish for them.

We expect our students to be proactive learners, so they get motivated to study, plan strategies at their eye level, and implement the plans using good time management. Our Instructors provide a better learning environment and external motivation so that the student keeps on studying. They also help the student to set a goal and provide guidance towards achieving the goal.

Visit our new Eye Level @ West Coast Plaza Learning Centre to find out more.

Eye Level @ West Coast Plaza
154 West Coast Road
#02-52/53, West Coast Plaza
Singapore 127371
Contact : 9739 4448
Email : westcoastplaza@myeyelevel.com
Centre Manager : Ms Jenny Wang

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!”