IEC4006 - Helping Children with Problems in Mathematics

  • The course will focus on factors affecting children with mathematical difficulties and techniques for identifying these children. Diagnosis and remediation in mathematics and strategies for improving pupils’ understanding in mathematical concepts and problem-solving strategies will be examined.

    • An appreciation and use of the learning trajectory approach to identify where the children with difficulties in mathematics are along the natural progression in learning and development of mathematics for developmentally appropriate practices.
    • An appreciation of basic number screening and diagnostic test for number age.
    • Development of number sense in children.
    • Effective Teaching-Learning Practices in Mathematics
    • Overcoming learning difficulties in Primary Mathematics
  • Day 1 (AM)

    • Why the need for Learning Trajectory Approach to identify developmentally appropriate level for intervention of challenges in learning mathematics.
    • Big ideas of foundational mathematics and their links

    Day 1 (PM)

    • Basic number screening test
    • Basic number diagnostic test

    Day 2 (AM)

    • Development of number sense in children
    • Effective Teaching-Learning Practices in Mathematics
    Day 2 (PM)
    • Overcoming learning difficulties in primary mathematics (Part 1)

    Day 3 (AM)

    • Overcoming learning difficulties in primary mathematics (Part 2) (Based on data after implementation of mathematics lesson)

    Day 3 (PM)

    • Group presentation of findings of lessons learnt from their implementation of a mathematics lesson to overcome learning difficulties.
  • Primary level teachers

  • Those teaching Mathematics

    1. Individual Assignment (APIE) (60%)
    2. Group Assignment (30%)
    3. Class Participation (10%)
  • Date: 19, 20 & 21 November 2018
    Time: 9.00am to 5.00pm 
    Duration: 26 hours (includes e-learning)
    Venue: National Institute of Education

    *Note: NIE reserves the right to change or cancel the course due to unforeseen circumstances

    • MOE Participants - $279.20 (inclusive of GST and $1 copyright fee).
    • Non MOE Participants - $1,531.10 (inclusive of GST and $1 copyright fee)

    Tea refreshments will be provided during the workshop.

  • 19 October 2018

    Applicants will be notified of the results of their applications via e-mail.

  • Please read the instructions below carefully before completing the application form.   

    Upon confirmation, payment is required for all courses. Payment should only be made after the course placement letter has been sent to participants to confirm the application. Cancellations/withdrawals are not allowed. However, a replacement may be sent to attend the same course. 

    Payment through GIRO/IFAAS

    NIE will proceed to invoice the respective schools, and they can  make payment through GIRO or IFAAS. The amount payable should be credited into the NIE bank account number 518-041272-001.

    Payment by Cheque

    Please submit the cheque together with the application form. Cheque should be made payable to “National Institute of Education” and participant(s)’ name and course(s) clearly indicated on the reverse of the cheque.

    Please mail to: 
    National Institute of Education
    Office of Graduate Studies and Professional Learning
    1 Nanyang Walk, Singapore 637616
    Attn: Ms Bhavani Silvarajoo


    NIE will acknowledge receipt of the application form through email within one week. The course placement letter will be emailed to applicants who have been successfully placed in a course and upon course confirmation.


    Please note that NIE reserves the right to replace an instructor for a course if the lecturer is unable to teach the course due to unforeseen circumstances. No refund of the course fee will be made to participants.

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