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Maths Plus

The curriculum at Math's Plus is designed to help your child learn and master key mathematical concepts, develop accurate computational skills and finally apply both of these successfully to problem solving.

The program follows a structured work-sheet based approach, wherein the entire curriculum is divided into modules, corresponding to various topics. The worksheets within each module progress from the simple to the more complex, allowing the child to learn gradually and apply his previous learning. The same concepts are presented and tested in many different ways. This helps to develop flexibility in the child's thinking and allows him / her to understand the concept fully and apply it in a number of different ways, rather than associating it only with a certain way of doing things.

Apart from the use of structured worksheets, a unique feature of the program is the use of various educational tools and aids for activity-based learning. Activity- based learning ensures better understanding and retention of abstract mathematical concepts and makes learning more enjoyable. When a child enjoys the learning process, he learns faster and better and can realize his full potential. Research has shown that children learn better `by doing' (kinesthetic learning) rather than simply seeing (visual learning) or listening (oral skills).

Independent learning is encouraged but in a supervised environment. The instructors are always at hand to assist with any difficulties that the child may encounter. Instructors are fully equipped to work with young children and are trained in the latest activity-based techniques of teaching.

The curriculum and teaching methodologies

Mathematics as Problem Solving

Mathematics as Communication

Mathematics as Reasoning





Mathematical Connections

The curriculum at Maths PLUS is presently divided into 8 different skill levels, called MERCURY, VENUS, EARTH, MARS, JUPITER, SATURN URANUS and NEPTUNE. Within each level, different modules are designed to cover the following key areas :

Number Sense and Operations

Geometry Concepts

Measurement and Estimation

Data Analysis and Representation

Reasoning and Problem Solving

The Maths PLUS program structure



A detailed description of the overall learning objectives for the 8 skill levels is given below. Within each level, a complete listing of the modules and the detailed learning objectives for each module are also provided.



MERCURY

Designed to impart pre-numeracy and early number skills to preschoolers and toddlers. Key skills imparted are visual discrimination and observation skills to recognize similarities and differences. This is followed by extensive practice in counting pictures and dots to build on counting and number recognition skills. Extensive practice with joining dots helps to focus on number sequencing. Finally, students learn physical number formation by first tracing and later writing numbers independently.


VENUS

Imparts early mathematical skills such as recognition of shapes and patterns and describing the position of objects in relation to one another. Introduction of vocabulary relating to the characteristics and description of objects (length, weight and size) and basic time concepts such as year, months, weeks, days, broad time of the day in relation to appropriate activities and events which take place at that time.


EARTH

Here, the child will learn to count, read and write whole numbers up to 100. This section introduces and develops key number concepts which will be carried forward as the student progresses to higher levels. Number bonds, place value, addition and subtraction, ordinals, skip counting etc are all introduced in this section. Students work with numbers up to 99 and learn addition and subtraction with these numbers, with and without regrouping. They are also introduced to problem solving situations using these two operations. Simple pictorial representation of data through picture graphs is introduced with simple analysis and interpretation.


MARS

The number system is further extended to include the hundreds place. he child learns to read and write numbers up to 999. All number concepts done earlier are taught with reference to 3 digit numbers. Children are introduced to the concept of groups and multiplication is explained as repeated addition. They learn to recognize solid (3-dimensional) shapes and identify their characteristics such as number of faces, edges, corners etc


JUPITER

The number system is further extended to include the thousands place and children learn to read and write numbers up to 9999. All number concepts are extended to 4 digit numbers. Students learn to multiply by 10, 100, and 1000 and by double digit numbers. Division is introduced as equal sharing or equal grouping. Children understand that fractions represent a part of a whole or a set of objects. They refine their understanding of concepts relating to measurement of length, weight and capacity as well as time and money.


SATURN

The number system is extended up to ten lakhs and the student is introduced to the concept of periods, in the Indian and International Number System. The four basic operations are extended to higher complexity, including multiplication by 3-digit number and division by 2-digit number. Students learn about the tests of divisibility, factors and multiples. Knowledge of fractions is extended to the four operations, equivalence, types of fractions, lowest terms etc. The system of 24 hour clock is introduced. Geometry covers a variety of basic concepts relating to lines, line segments, rays, symmetry, polygons, triangles, quadrilaterals, angles and circles.


URANUS

Students learn to work with large numbers running up to croes and millions. They understand the inter-relationship between fractions, decimals and percentages. Averages are introduced and a number of concepts relating to commercial or business math's (such as profit and loss, speed, simple interest) are introduced which bring the student closer to application of mathematics in real life. In geometry, students study angles, circles, triangles and quadrilaterals in greater detail.


NEPTUNE

Students learn the differences between natural numbers, whole numbers and integers and understand the concept of absolute value of a number. They are introduced to algebra where they understand how numbers and quantities can be represented through letters (variables) and how to express various mathematical operations as algebraic expressions. They learn to formulate equations to express mathematical situations and solve these. The concepts of ratio and proportion are introduced. The geometry section deals with properties of angles formed by a transversal cutting across two or more parallel lines and various other concepts relating to circles, triangles and quadrilaterals.


GETTING STARTED FOR MATHS PLUS NEPTUNE

Schedule an appointment with our Center Director to visit the center.

Understand the program in detail, experience the world class learning environment and meet our trained instructors who will work closely with your child.

Have your child take the Diagnostic Test which will help us to assess his/her skills and build a personalized learning plan.

Enroll your child with us and decide on a weekly schedule convenient to you. Your child will attend Math's Plus twice a week for an hour each time. Enrolment is possible at any time of the year, so CALL NOW !!!


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