## IPMUM Education

Math Musings## How I Made 21 Math Musings Videos in 21 Days

The videos were taken candidly at home, with the help of my son who was 8 years old at that time. We are neither digital professionals nor professional speakers. These are just musings from my experience as a mum to my children and a teacher to my students. Most of...

## How My Students Achieved The Results They Wanted

As a teacher, nothing makes me more satisfied than seeing our students make it, Every student who first come to us has a story about his Math journey. The most compelling stories for me to tell are those where students come in feeling very demoralised and defeated. ...

## Math Tuition For Students Who Are Already Good

So you ask, why do I need to send my child to Math tuition when he is already doing well. Will he still learn anything new? Depending on the level of your child, the answer is different. However, we have a lot of students who are doing good and still come to us. ...

## What If The Math Classes Don’t Work?

You ask, hey.. what if my child comes for your classes every week and we still don’t see any improvement in his marks. Perhaps.. that could be a possibility. Even though we guarantee that we will do our best to help every child that walks through our doors, ..even...

## They Say Tuition Classes Are Expensive?

Yes, they are not cheap but expensive is relative. If people see the value in something, the price is immaterial. For example, if a meal at XYZ restaurant costs $300 and no one bats an eyelid when the bill arrives. Why? Because the food was good and everyone was...

## How To Maximise Your Child’s Potential in Math Even If He drags His Feet At Home

Picture this Scenario 1 You have been working all day. When you come home, your child is watching TV. You ask if he has done the exercises from the assessment books you assigned earlier. He says no but assures you that he will do later. Later never came. He just keeps...

## The Fastest Way For Busy Parents To Learn Math Is To Learn From Me

Many busy parents want to teach their children at home. But there is no time. It is not just an excuse. It is real. Working hours are long and by the time you come home, the last thing is you want to do is to sit down and start teaching your child. Not only are you...

## Why Making Mistakes is Valuable For Learning Math

Very often, students only want to know the right answer. Whenever I ask students to try out a question in class, the first thing they want to know is .. “Teacher, what is the answer?” and I will ask back “What’s yours”?. Surprisingly, they have not even worked out...

## What to Do After Failing Math in Primary 5

So, your child has done badly in his Math paper or even failed... and he’s in Primary 5. If you are a first-time Primary 5 parent, you may be shocked and upset. Don’t be quick to scold your child or blame him. This will only demoralize him and make him give up. Before...

## 5 Minutes Per Math Question Everyday

Many students do not do enough Math questions. In other words, they do not practice enough. The common reason I hear all the time is that there is NO TIME. Now, what if your child takes just 5 minutes of his daily life to do just one Math Word Problem? Why 5 minutes?...

## The 4 Things that Parents Find Out Too Late in Math

The 4 things that parents find out too late when it comes to learning Math are: 1) That as long as your child is not yet failing in his Math exams, it is OK. 2) That there is still time to catch up even when your child’s Math score is just at borderline pass. 3) That...

## Why Do Students Do Badly in Math

There are many reasons why students do badly in Math particularly in Math exams. I’m not going to talk about students being lazy, not focused, distracted or just very careless. These are usually attributes that parents already know. What many parents do not know is...

## Carol Dweck’s Growth Mindset Concept Helped to Differentiate my Teaching Approach

One of the first things I did when I decided to make teaching my business was to research on why kids get Math anxiety and how to motivate them. And so, I discovered Carol Dweck. She’s a world-renowned Stanford University psychologist who authored the best-seller...

## Why I Don’t Scold My Students When They Make Mistakes

One thing I do not do as a teacher is to put a student down when he or she makes mistakes. It’s not uncommon for me to tell my class, ”Do your homework. It’s ok if you don’t get them right but never leave any of your answers blank”. I don’t scold my students when they...

## 5 Steps to Effective Problem-Solving Skills in Math

Albert Einstein said “If I had an hour to solve a problem, I’d spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and 5 minutes thinking about solutions” Many kids get anxious or stressed when it comes to solving Math word problems. They have no issues when doing basic Math...