The Mathematical framework has been the cornerstone of Singapore Mathematics Curriculum. The central focus of the framework is Mathematical Problem Solving. Mathematical problem solving is central to the learning and the development of mathematical problem solving ability is dependent on five inter-related components, namely Concepts, Skills, Processes, Attitudes and Metacognition.
In EFPS, we target to develop our pupils in all five components. Our customized programmes and activities allow deeper understanding and connectedness to the real world issues and engaged pupils to learning experiences that link real life applications and authentic task.
Our Department's Vision
To inculcate an appreciation and love for the learning of Mathematics in our pupils.
By appreciating Mathematics, we want our pupils to recognize the importance of the subject in their daily lives – beyond the textbooks and classroom context. We also seek to spark the interest of our pupils in Mathematics through a variety of fun-filled programmes such as games, quizzes and puzzles.
Our Department's Mission
To achieve this, the department seeks to equip the teachers with current and relevant pedagogy, which can then result in the delivery of quality teaching.
The Mathematics syllabus aims to enable all students to:
- acquire mathematical concepts and skills for continuous learning and to support learning in other subjects;
- develop thinking, reasoning, communication, application and metacognitive skills through a mathematical approach to problem-solving;
- connect ideas within mathematics and with other subjects through the applications of mathematical concepts;
- build confidence and foster interest in mathematics
In EFPS, we develop these five components in our pupils through structured learning which includes Polya’s 4-step UPDC, Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract (CPA) approach, learning experiences, journaling, performance task, customized worksheets, conceptual worksheets, E2K, ICAN and LSM. Refer to the table below.