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Mrs. R. Marans, Head Teacher

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Head Teacher’s Message - January

 

Head Teacher’s Message 

A couple of months ago, I focused on Literacy in my monthly message. This month, I’d like to try and provided some insight and tips for helping your child in Numeracy or Math. Many students struggle with Math and, in my experience, this is often due to one of two things. Firstly, many students do not yet have the foundational skills. It is imperative that students spend time in the early years practising adding, subtracting, and multiplying. There are lots of fun games that can help children practice these skills without having to sit and go through worksheets. Secondly, students will develop mathematical thinking at vastly different rates. A key component of success in Math is being able to recognize patterns. Patterning skills help students develop strategies for solving problems in all areas of Math. At home, younger students can play with shape patterns, while older students can begin to look at numeric and algebraic patterns. Hundreds charts or multiplication tables are great places to look for patterns. 

I would like to wish everyone a happy Lunar New Year. May the Year of the Rat be full of success, peace and happiness for you all.

Mrs. R. Marans
Head Teacher
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