8 Must Know Methods for Solving Math Problem Sums

Learn how to solve Math problem sums by recognising which method to use, and applying them correctly.
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  • Lectures 43
  • Length 2.5 hours
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English
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Published 6/2015 English

Course Description

Hi everyone, I am Jimmy Ling, a Mathematics teacher in Singapore with more than 10 years of teaching experience. When I am teaching Primary School students, I realised that many of them have difficulties in solving problem sums.

There are 8 methods which you must know in order to do well for your Mathematics exams. You must learn to first UNDERSTAND the question, then IDENTIFY the method to solve the question, followed by APPLY the method correctly.

What is this course about?

- Learn the 8 Must Know Methods for Primary School Mathematics Problem Sums

- Recognise the correct method to use when solving problem sums

- Learn how to check your answers

- Learn how to avoid common mistakes

- Unlimited lifetime access to this course, (rewind and re-watch it anytime you want)

- Unlimited support from me (Ask me any Math problem sums and I will be glad to help you)

Structure of the course

- 28 Videos with examples to explain the 8 methods

- After each method, worksheets with questions which use the same method are given

How to learn from this course?

- I will teach the 8 methods using videos with examples

- Watch the videos, rewind and watch again and make sure you understand the 8 methods

- After each method, practice the worksheet given to reinforce your understanding

- Ask whenever you need help

Who should attend this course?

- Singapore Primary 5 and 6 Students

- Elementary school final year students outside Singapore

- Parents who want to help their children in their studies

What is required?

- A basic understanding of fractions, ratios, percentage and whole numbers

- Understand simple English

- Most importantly, a mind which is keen to learn!

Why take this course

- To score well for your Mathematics Exams!

- Learn at your own pace, you can rewind and re-watch the videos again to make sure you understand,

- Learn anywhere, and anytime you want!

I will appreciate any reviews and feedback!

I created this course initially for Singapore Primary level students. Singapore students are well know for producing top standards in Mathematics, so I will like to share the methods taught in Singapore to students over the world. I think it will be very useful for students in their Elementary level.

In order to help me improve my future Mathematics course, can you tell me which country you are from and how this methods can apply to your Mathematics in your country?

I will also appreciate if you can write a review for my course and rate it.

What are the requirements?

  • Basic foundation on whole numbers, fractions, ratios and percentage
  • Ability to understand simple English

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn the 8 Must Know methods to ace your Mathematics exams!
  • Recognize which method to use when solving problem sums
  • Apply the method correctly
  • Avoid common mistakes
  • Check your answers

What is the target audience?

  • Singapore Primary 5 and 6 Students
  • Final year of elementary school students

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
01:58

Are you facing difficulties in solving Math problem sums? This course is suitable for final year Elementary School students and Singapore Primary 5 and 6 students. This is an introduction of how I came up with this course and how it will benefit you.

Section 2: Model Drawing
04:40

The model drawing is the most important and commonly used method in the Primary level in Singapore. In this video, you will learn what this method is about and an example on how to apply it.

Model Drawing Example 2
03:34
Model Drawing Example 3
04:32
Model Drawing Example 4
03:41
4 pages

This is the first worksheet on the above method. Practice is ESSENTIAL for you to reinforce your concepts. Do this worksheet after watching finish the videos.

Model Drawing Worksheet 2
4 pages
Section 3: Constant Part, Constant Total, Constant Difference
02:15

In this video, you will learn what type of problem sums will require this method.

03:27

In some problem sums, one of the parts remain constant after some changes. You will learn how to use it to solve problem sums.

03:18

For questions involving internal transfer, the total remain constant. You will learn how to use this concept to solve problem sums.

02:56

When both sides of the ratioo increase or decrease by the SAME amount, the difference remains the same. You will learn what type of question will use this concept.

Constant Difference Example 2
03:01
3 pages

This is the first worksheet on the above method. Practice is ESSENTIAL for you to reinforce your concepts. Do this worksheet after watching finish the videos.

Section 4: Grouping
02:01

In this video, you will learn how to group items together to solve problem sums.

Grouping with Equal Items Example 2
01:22
Grouping with Unequal Items Example 1
03:05
Grouping with Unequal Items Example 2
02:06
3 pages

This is the first worksheet on the above method. Practice is ESSENTIAL for you to reinforce your concepts. Do this worksheet after watching finish the videos.

Section 5: Excess and Shortage
03:50

In this video, you will learn what type of questions will require this method and how to use it to solve the problems.

Excess and Shortage Example 2
02:05
3 pages

This is the first worksheet on the above method. Practice is ESSENTIAL for you to reinforce your concepts. Do this worksheet after watching finish the videos.

Section 6: Units and Parts
04:08

You can use this method when there are changes on both sides of the ratio by DIFFERENT amount, and you are given a starting ratio and final ratio, Watch this video to learn how to apply this method.

Units and Parts Example 2
02:51
5 pages

This is the first worksheet on the above method. Practice is ESSENTIAL for you to reinforce your concepts. Do this worksheet after watching finish the videos.

Units and Parts Worksheet 2
5 pages
Simultaneous Equations Example 1
04:11
Simultaneous Equations Example 2
02:34
04:01

Instead of using Algebra, this is an alternative method to solve Simultaneous Equations.

Solving Simultaneous Equations Using Models Example 2
03:17
6 pages

This is the first worksheet on the above method. Practice is ESSENTIAL for you to reinforce your concepts. Do this worksheet after watching finish the videos.

Section 7: Supposition
03:51

This is a very useful method which requires you to make some assumptions to solve the problems. Most students will use the Guess and Check method instead. However, if you can learn this method properly, you will learn how much faster this method is as compared to Guess and Check.

Supposition Example 2
02:31
Supposition Example 3
07:17
3 pages

This is the first worksheet on the above method. Practice is ESSENTIAL for you to reinforce your concepts. Do this worksheet after watching finish the videos.

Section 8: Number X Value
Number X Value Example 1
02:56
Number X Value Example 2
05:06
3 pages

This is the first worksheet on the above method. Practice is ESSENTIAL for you to reinforce your concepts. Do this worksheet after watching finish the videos.

Section 9: Work Backwards
04:14

This method is commonly used when you are given the ending conditions and you need to find the starting conditions.

Work Backwards Example 2
05:31
3 pages

This is the first worksheet on the above method. Practice is ESSENTIAL for you to reinforce your concepts. Do this worksheet after watching finish the videos.

Section 10: Revision
2 pages

This revision will use one or more out of the 8 methods which you have learnt so far. After watching all the videos in this course and making sure you have practice all the worksheets so far, you can try this revision. During each question, it is useful to take note of the method which you have used beside each question. This will guide you in your revision next time.

Revision 2
2 pages
Revision 3
2 pages

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Instructor Biography

Jimmy Ling, Mathematics Teacher in Singapore

Hello everyone,

This are some information about me.

- Graduated from NUS with degree in Mathematics

- Current school lecturer

- Current director of a tuiiton centre in Singapore

- More than 10 years of teaching experience

- Teach Primary, Secondary, Junior College Mathematics in Singapore

I have help many students ace their Mathematics exams. There is no short cut and secret in doing so. It is only about understanding concepts and practice.

I hope to let more students around the world have access to quality and affordable education.

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