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Stickers Math Question
Abby, Brian, Charles, Dennis and Eason have 50 stickers altogether. Abby has the most stickers — she has 12 stickers. In second place (tied) are Brian and Charles. In third place is Dennis. In fourth place is Eason, with 6 … Continue reading
How to turn your blog into a book
This is something quite interesting. Possibly a very good idea for many bloggers — kill two birds with one stone (write a book while developing a blog). Source: How to turn your blog into a book (WordPress) We know many … Continue reading
Marbles Math Question
Aaron and Bob had some marbles in a box. At first, Bob had thrice as many marbles as Aaron. Aaron sold 5 marbles and Bob bought another 35 marbles. Then, Bob had 5 times as many marbles as Aaron. How … Continue reading
Homeschool Math Challenging Puzzles
Homeschool Math Challenging Questions Mathtuition88 will be starting a series of Homeschool Math Challenging Problems, aimed at age 8 to 10 (Grade 2 to 4). This series is targeted at kids age 8 to 10 who are strong / gifted … Continue reading
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GEP Test Format
There is limited information on the GEP Test Format on the official MOE website: IDENTIFICATION OF PUPILS FOR THE GEP The entry point into the GEP is at Primary 4. Pupils are identified for the GEP through a twostage exercise … Continue reading
Mosquito Rasbora & Neon Tetra
Mosquito Rasbora (Boraras Merah / Phoenix Rasbora) can live peacefully together with neon tetras! The neon tetras mostly ignore the smaller mosquito rasboras, except maybe during feeding time where they try to snatch the food. There has been zero aggression … Continue reading
Jeff Bezos: How do you say no to annoying meeting requests?
Source: https://qz.com/work/1799193/jeffbezosonhowtosaynotomeetings/ How do you respond: A) Yes, I’ll definitely meet with you. B) No, I won’t meet with you. C) Tell you what. Call so and so and they’ll work something out. D) Quietly resolve to become a shutin. … Continue reading
“Toxic environment” in Elite Secondary School (Singapore)
Just came across this Facebook post (originally by Pamela Lim): For convenience, the post is reproduced below. Although the school is not explicitly named, it is quite easy to guess from the description which school it is! (It is probably … Continue reading
Paul Krugman Masterclass Review
URL: Paul Krugman Teaches Economics and Society Paul Robin Krugman is an American economist who is the Distinguished Professor of Economics at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, and a columnist for The New York Times. … Continue reading
IP Math Syllabus (Integrated Programme Mathematics)
Students and parents new to IP (Integrated Programme) may be confused on what is the Mathematics syllabus of IP Math. Indeed, it is very confusing as every school has its own syllabus. In general, the syllabus as a whole is … Continue reading
Cheap alternative to Dyson Vacuum (Xiaomi DREAME V9 Pro)
Though Singapore is a relatively rich country, many people still find Dyson Vacuum Cleaners unaffordable since it is well over a thousand dollars. Fortunately, there is a cheap and good alternative to Dyson Vacuum Cleaners (with many positive reviews): Xiaomi … Continue reading
Sellfy free account to be discontinued
Just received some news from Sellfy: Hi there, We have important news about your Sellfy account and your store https://sellfy.com/mathtuition88 You have been on our transaction fee only plan (Legacy plan) since you signed up for Sellfy. We are truly thankful for being with us … Continue reading
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
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 cutoff … 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
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
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
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
‘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
Preschool Math Tuition Books and Toys
There seems to be an increasing demand for kindergarten Maths tuition for children of ages 26. (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
iPhone XR Price Reduction (Singapore)
Apple (US) has already started some form of price reduction for the iPhone XR, though only for tradeins of iPhone 7 Plus. One can guess that their sales must be not as good as expected. Though iPhone XR is indeed … Continue reading
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
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
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
The Most Accomplished 10YearOld (Gifted pupil)
Pan Annan is probably the most accomplished 10 Yearold 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
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 : Nonhomogenous D.E. General solution of nonhomogenous D.E.: … Continue reading
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
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/article5400399/Facebookusersstumpedsimplemathriddle.html#ixzz57ZL1KUHY Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter  DailyMail on Facebook
Happy New Year
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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
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.
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
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, #0162, 199583. SINGAPORE: They had not yet graduated from university, but … Continue reading
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
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 Christmasthemed Math book is the perfect gift for your child. According to Amazon, it … Continue reading
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
50 Life Lessons from an 80 Year Old
Quite interesting list. Wonder who is the 80 year old? Source: http://www.familyfriendlyhq.ie/familyblog/50lifelessonsfrom80yearoldeveryoneshouldknow 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
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
$1 (Bid) R2D2 Droid for kids interested in Robotics
For $1, you can bid on this R2D2 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
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
Why do people get so anxious about math? – Orly Rubinsten
View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/whydopeop… 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
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