“Practice makes Perfect” is an adage many will know. However, sometimes, no matter how much you practice with your child, he/she does not improve. This undoubtedly causes frustration and impatience. In these cases, the lack of improvement can usually be attributed to a weak understanding of the core P4 Math strategies.
As primary school students progress through the years, the number of problem sum strategies they learn will increase significantly. Students often find it challenging to understand all of them in such a limited span of time. However, most of the problem sum strategies are being built upon and extended from their fundamental forms since Primary 4. There are many more strategies but before they move on to Primary 5, it will be beneficial to understand three of them; “Fraction of remainder”, “Difference unchanged” and “Gap and difference”.
Fraction of Remainder
It will be good to start with reviewing the fundamentals before progressing to Primary 5, where the “Fraction of remainder” problem type will diversify into at least four more types.
The “Difference unchanged” strategy is demonstrated in an age concept question. A student may fail to see the point that the age difference between any two people always remains the same.
Gap and Difference
“Gap and Difference” strategy contains the widest variety of questions throughout primary school math as the syllabus goes on further into Primary 5 and 6. Strengthening the understanding of this strategy during Primary 4 will equip students with the ability to handle those questions and strategies which build upon it.
Our teacher, Xavier will guide you through using these 3 important Math Strategies to solve the questions Primary 4 students commonly struggle with. Click here to find out more.