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# Overview

The Mathematics Department seek to nurture every ACSian to be a passionate learner and a confident and creative problem-solver.

We aim to:

- Create a dynamic learning environment and equip ACSians with skills to apply Mathematics in real life
- Provide a holistic Math programme divided into three areas, Fun in Mathematics, Discovery in Mathematics and Mastery in Mathematics
- Challenge pupils to be creative problem-solvers and develop their passion for Mathematics

__FUN in MATHEMATICS (P1 and P2)__In the area of Fun in Mathematics, the Primary 1 and 2 pupils are
engaged in Math games and Heuristics. As the pupils are in the early
stages of learning Mathematics, more hands-on activities are used to
teach mathematics. In the area of heuristics, pupils will learn the
basic model drawing.

__DISCOVERY in MATHEMATICS (P3 and P4)__For Discovery in Mathematics, the Primary 3 and Primary 4 pupils are
exposed to real-life mathematics. Pupils will find more meaning in Math
as they discover how Math is used in a real-life scenario. Pupils are
also exposed to Mathematics games to reinforce their learning. Pupils
who have high ability in Math are selected to be in the Thoburn
programme where they learnt Mathematics in greater depth through
investigation of real-life problems and making interdisciplinary
connections.

__MASTERY in MATHEMATICS (P5 and P6)__In the area of Mastery in Mathematics, for the primary 5 and 6 pupils,
we want to consolidate and reinforce their learning in Math. To stretch
the higher ability pupils, there is a Math Olympiad programme and the
Thoburn programme catered for them. As for the pupils who need more
coaching in Mathematics, there is a Math pull-out programme for them
where pupils are taught at a pace that is suitable for them.

__Mathematics Framework__The Mathematics Framework focuses on using Mathematics for
problem-solving. The development of problem-solving ability is dependent
on five inter-related components, namely, conceptual understanding,
skills proficiency, mathematical processes, and attitudes and
metacognition.