How to Revise for PSLE Maths
Concerned about how to revise for PSLE Maths?
Now that the official PSLE Examination timetable is out for 2020 and we’re 219 days away from the PSLE Mathematics paper, it’s time to do some planning!
In this post, we’re going to address some of the commonly asked questions that parents often ask and share some PSLE Math preparation tips to help you out.
Top Questions on PSLE Math Preparation
Now, when it comes to revising for PSLE Maths, the questions that are on many parents’ minds are usually:
- Is there a best way to prepare my child for their Primary 6 PSLE Maths Exam?
- How much preparation is enough?
- How do I know if my child is on track?
In short, there is no best way to prepare for PSLE Maths because every child is different. However, it helps if revision is done in a structured way so that your child can get the most out of it.
As for the amount of preparation to be done, that really depends on the size of learning gaps you’ll need to fill as well as your goal for PSLE Maths.
When it comes to determining if you are on track, it’ll be useful if you can monitor your child’s progress on a daily basis.
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What to do to Revise PSLE Maths – Top 5 Tips
1. Understand Your Child’s Current Math Level
The first, and most important, tip that we have for you is to know where your child is currently standing.
To get the most effective kind of revision, you need to know your child’s proficiency levels in the various Maths topics. Being aware of how big their learning gaps are helps you plan how much time and effort they’ll need to put in to get them to their goals.
You can either do this by keeping track of your child’s practice manually or use a tool like Practicle that helps you monitor their Math proficiency automatically.
2. Focus on the Right Areas
You only have so much time to work with and you wouldn’t want to drown your child in a pile of unnecessary practices on top of their workload. That’s why it is important to make sure that any Math practice that they are doing for revision is targeted to their needs.
Focusing on the right areas ensures that your child spends a balanced amount of time strengthening their foundation while challenging their strengths. This is a much better approach to helping them improve rather than demanding them to be equally good in all areas which might led to unneeded stress.
In order to achieve this manually, you’ll need to have a nice blend of resources ranging from the usual Math assessment books to top school papers and use them as needed.
3. Ensure Regular Practice
When it comes to Math, practice really does make it perfect.
Build momentum by getting your child to practice daily. If you were able to do Step 1 and Step 2 right, your child will gain so much more despite the short amount of time since the practice they are doing is targeted to help them.
Consistent practice will also increase your child’s familiarity with numbers and help them improve their accuracy and speed over time.
To do this, discuss with your child and come up with a working schedule to help them get into the habit of daily Math practice.
4. Teach Time Management
To save your child from the situation of running out of time during the PSLE Math exam, you need to teach them how to manage time effectively when they are doing their usual Math revision. Guide your child on how to divide their time amongst the different kinds of Math problems.
As a start, you can make sure they stick to it with the help of a timer during their practice and then slowly transiting to a clock.
5. Look out for Common Mistakes
As you are practising the problems to revise for PSLE Maths, make it a point to review your child’s mistakes and make them reflect on them. Helping your child be aware of the mistakes they tend to make will increase their sensitivity to them over time and prevent making similar mistakes in future.
One simple way to do this can be to keep a notebook of the usual mistakes that your child makes in their practices and review them on a regular basis.
I hope you have a better idea about how to go about revising for PSLE Maths.
Although your child’s grades for PSLE Maths may be important, we need to recognize that every child is different. At the end of the day, what’s important is that they have put in the effort and gave it their best shot..