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Happy Chinese New Year

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Forest Man of India

Previously, I blogged about the Mountain Man of India: Mountain Man Motivational Story Today, I learnt that there is also a Forest Man of India. By planting one tree a day (for many years), Jadav Payeng (a.k.a Forest Man of … Continue reading

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Python Online Courses for Teenagers/Adults

If your child is interested in a Computer Science/Data Science career in the future, do consider learning Python beforehand. Computer Science is getting very popular in Singapore again. To see how popular it is, just check out the latest cut-off … Continue reading

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American Health Concerns that many are unaware of

America (and prosperous European countries like UK and France), being 1st world countries, are sometimes concerned about “First World Problems” that most other countries do not have time/energy/money to care about. Two health concerns that are very popular in America, … Continue reading

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Maths Tuition Blog

We have revamped our Maths Tuition Blog at: https://mathtuition88.blogspot.com/. It now features a “sticky” Home Page that showcases some useful JavaScript Apps. We have also increased the font size for easier reading. For instance, our most popular App is the App … Continue reading

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Nalgene Bottle Singapore

Since Singapore is such a hot country, it is important for students and adults to keep hydrated to avoid heatstroke. One of the most popular and best brands of water bottles is Nalgene, which is made in the USA. It … Continue reading

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National Geographic Kids Singapore

National Geographic Kids Review National Geographic Kids is a nice magazine that kids will love. Kids have a natural interest in animals/birds/dinosaurs, and this will inspire them to start reading, and learn about animals at the same time. Animals are … Continue reading

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‘I refused to meet my son’s JC teacher after the 1st meeting with her’

A mother’s heartfelt comment on Facebook (received 184 likes). Excerpt: “I refused to meet my son’s JC teacher after the 1st meeting with her after 1st half of JC1. She focused the whole conversation on my son’s grades and that … Continue reading

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Preschool Math Tuition Books and Toys

There seems to be an increasing demand for kindergarten Maths tuition for children of ages 2-6. (I have received many such requests lately.) Many parents are worried that their child may lose at the “starting line” which is Primary 1, … Continue reading

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iPhone XR Price Reduction (Singapore)

Apple (US) has already started some form of price reduction for the iPhone XR, though only for trade-ins of iPhone 7 Plus. One can guess that their sales must be not as good as expected. Though iPhone XR is indeed … Continue reading

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2019 Calendar (Singapore) Printable

Singapore Calendar 2019 Quite a nice calendar template that I frequently use. From Calendar Labs. For those looking for a more awesome and colorful calendar, do check out this “Hubble Space 2019 Calendar”. Possibly one of the most impressive calendars … Continue reading

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Christmas Present for Gifted Kids

This microscope set will be ideal for gifted children who are interested in biology, or science in general. Learning about the microscope is the first step towards the study of life sciences/medicine/biological sciences. This set is made and endorsed by … Continue reading

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Singapore Families with Many Children

In Singapore, having 5 kids is so rare that even the newspaper reports it! Another related video is about raising 7 kids in modern Singapore: This YouTube video is only a short excerpt, for those who want to watch the … Continue reading

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The Most Accomplished 10-Year-Old (Gifted pupil)

Pan Annan is probably the most accomplished 10 Year-old student in Singapore, or perhaps even in the world. Her list of accomplishments: International rhythmic gymnastics champion Youngest member of the Singapore National Youth Chinese Orchestra (SNYCO), where she plays the Pipa … Continue reading

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Second Order Linear ODE Summary

Second Order Linear D.E. Summary Homogenous D.E. . Solve the Characteristic Equation: . Case 1) Two real roots : Case 2) Real double root : Case 3) Complex Conjugate root , where : Non-homogenous D.E. General solution of non-homogenous D.E.: … Continue reading

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Singapore Math Free Resources for Homeschool

Singapore Math is a popular resource for homeschooling children in the United States and many countries. Due to its challenging questions and unique methodology, Singapore Math prepares children for real math at higher levels. We have curated some of the … Continue reading

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Tricky Riddle involving a horse

Can YOU figure it out? Simple math riddle about a horse leaves social media users totally stumped Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5400399/Facebook-users-stumped-simple-math-riddle.html#ixzz57ZL1KUHY Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year to all readers of Mathtuition88.com! Thanks to your support, Mathtuition88.com has reached 885,060 views! We will continue posting Math and Education posts so please continue to visit the website for updates.

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More schools to merge in 2019, JCs included

Seems like the declining population is quite serious indeed. Not too long ago there was another merger: 8 JCs to merge (i.e. 4 JCs to close down). “Merge” is just a nice way to say that the affected schools are … Continue reading

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Singapore Math for Homeschool

Singapore Math Books for Homeschool Just to share my earlier page on Singapore Math Books for Homeschool. Highly recommended for parents who are homeschooling their kids and want a comprehensive Math syllabus.

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Highly Motivational Math Video (in Chinese)

This is actually one of the best motivational videos on Math I have seen. Unfortunately there is no English translation. It covers how useful Math is, and also some history of Math in ancient China. (It is rarely known, but … Continue reading

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Uni Grads: Choosing the hawker life over the tried and tested route

Very nice to see their passion in cooking, and daring to choose the road less travelled. Do support them at their stall, Prawn Village, which currently at 20 Ghim Moh Road, #01-62, 199583. SINGAPORE: They had not yet graduated from university, but … Continue reading

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PSLE 181 to NUS Medicine (Miracle Story)

Quite an amazing story. The road from PSLE 181 to NUS Medicine is a long and arduous journey. Read how Mr Tan Jun Xiang, 22, managed to overcome the odds to enter the prestigious NUS Medicine faculty. NUS Medicine is … Continue reading

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Math Books for Christmas

Wishing all readers a joyous Christmas ahead! Here are some ideas for a mathematical Christmas gift for your loved ones who are math lovers: 1) This Christmas-themed Math book is the perfect gift for your child. According to Amazon, it … Continue reading

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Tessellations of Pentagons

Tessellation is a cool topic in primary level to PSLE math. Most students will enjoy it even if they hate other types of Math. It is a natural human instinct to be amazed at how different shapes can fit together … Continue reading

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50 Life Lessons from an 80 Year Old

Quite interesting list. Wonder who is the 80 year old? Source: http://www.familyfriendlyhq.ie/family-blog/50-life-lessons-from-80-year-old-everyone-should-know We absolutely love these pieces of advice from an 80 year old man.  Have a firm handshake. Look people in the eye. Sing in the shower. Own a great … Continue reading

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Biological evidence that Jesus actually was born in December

The type of sheep in Israel is the “Awassi” sheep, a type of desert sheep. In Israel, the principal lambing season is December through January. It makes sense, since the winter in Israel is around 8 degrees Celsius, which is not … Continue reading

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$1 (Bid) R2-D2 Droid for kids interested in Robotics

For $1, you can bid on this R2-D2 Droid inventor kit at Hachi.Tech (https://www.hachi.tech/auction/RHOTFI). This is a very reliable online site that is owned by Challenger. The Droid is perfect for those kids who want to learn more about robotics … Continue reading

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He who loves learning is better than he who knows how to learn (Confucius)

From Baidu Baike: 知之者不如好之者,好之者不如乐之者: 对于学习,了解怎么学习的人,不如喜爱学习的人;喜爱学习的人,又不如以学习为乐的人。比喻学习知识或本领,知道它的人不如爱好它的人接受得快,爱好它的人不如以此为乐的人接受得更快。 Translation: He who knows how to learn, is not as good as he who likes learning. He who likes learning, is not as good as he who loves learning. (Confucius) I guess this applies to … Continue reading

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Why do people get so anxious about math? – Orly Rubinsten

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/why-do-peop… Have you ever sat down to take a math test and immediately felt your heart beat faster and your palms start to sweat? This is called math anxiety, and if it happens to you, you’re not … Continue reading

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Education and the Blockchain – Should We be Teaching Blockchain in Schools?

Source: https://preply.com/ It goes without saying that tech progress is moving at a rapid pace. Futurists point to Moore’s law – the idea that tech capabilities double every two years – as evidence for tech’s expansion into nearly every facet of … Continue reading

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