PRIMARY SCHOOLS MATHS SYLLABUS AIMS
FOR
Mathematics is an excellent vehicle for the
development and improvement of aperson’s intellectual competence in logical
reasoning, spatial visualisation,analysis and abstract thought.
Students develop
numeracy, reasoning, thinking skills, and problem solving skills through
the learning and application of mathematics. These are valued not only in
science and technology, but also in everyday living and in the
workplace.
The development of a
highly skilled scientifically and technologicallybased
manpower requires a strong grounding in mathematics. An emphasis on mathematics
education will ensure that we have an increasingly competitive workforce
to meet the challenges of the 21st century.
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Mathematics education aims to enable students to:
Mathematical
concepts cover numerical, algebraic, geometrical,
statistical, probabilistic, and
analytical concepts.
Students
should develop and explore the mathematics ideas in depth,
and see
that mathematics is an integrated whole, not merely isolated
piece of
knowledge.
They should
be given a variety of learning experiences to help them
develop a
deep understanding of mathematical concepts, and to make
sense of
various mathematical ideas, as well as their connections and
applications, in order to participate
actively in learning mathematics and
to become
more confident in exploring and applying mathematics.
The use of manipulatives (concrete
materials), practical work, and use of
technological aids should be part of the
learning experiences of the
students
Mathematical
skills include procedural skills for numerical calculation, algebraic manipulation, spatial visualisation, data analysis, measurement, use of mathematical
tools, and estimation.
The development of skill proficiencies in students is
essential in the learning and application of
mathematics. Although students should become
competent in the various mathematical skills, overemphasising procedural skills without understanding the underlying mathematical
principles should be avoided.
Skill proficiencies include the ability to use
technology confidently, where appropriate, for
exploration and problem solving. It is important also to incorporate the use of thinking skills and heuristics in the process of
developing skill
proficiencies.
Mathematical
processesrefer to the knowledge skills (or process skills) involved in the process of acquiring and applying mathematical knowledge.
This includes reasoning, communication and
connections, thinking skills and heuristics, and application and
modelling.
