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Tshwane Home Schoolers Expo is proud to announce that Jade Eduction will be venturing with us and exhibiting at our Expo.


Who is Jade Education? Let me tell you.

Singapore Maths is the generic name of the maths curriculum or syllabus that is created by the Education Ministry in Singapore for use in Singapore schools. As more and more people around the world became fascinated by the astounding success of Singapore students in mathematics, they began referring to Singapore's maths curriculum as simply Singapore Maths.


What does Jade Education offer?

Singapore Maths Approach

They use the C-P-A approach.  Concrete - Pictorial - Abstract approach enables learners to encounter maths in a meaningful way and translate mathematical skills from the Concrete to the Abstract.

Concrete – learners are introduced to visual manipulatives which are used to explain abstract mathematical concepts in a straightforward and easy-to-understand manner.

Pictorial – once learners are familiar with the visual manipulatives, pictures, models and diagrams are introduced and to present the working and solution in pictorial format.

Abstract – when learners are familiar with concepts taught, they progress to use only abstract representations such as numbers, mathematical notation and symbols.


Mathematical problem solving is central to mathematics learning. It involves the acquisition and application of mathematics concepts and skills in a wide range of situations, including non-routine, open-ended and real-world problems. The development of mathematical problem solving ability is dependent on five inter-related components, namely, Concepts, Skills, Processes, Attitudes and Metacognition.  Problem solving and mathematical thinking are two big ideas behind Singapore math.







Three Reasons Why Singapore Math Works

1) By spending time on concrete manipulation and pictorial representation, students are able to internalize and visualize mathematical concepts.

2) The problem situation provides a familiar context for students to think about an abstract concept.

3) By sharing and discussing their solution methods, students develop metacognitive processes (ed. note: metacognition - awareness & understanding about one's own thinking).


Singapore Maths deals mostly with word problems and most parents and students find word problems difficult. Here are some of the benefits of solving word problems:

(1) It "helps pupils visualize situations"
(2) It "creates concrete pictures from abstract situations."
(3) It "satisfies the pupils' learning through seeing and doing."
(4) It "transforms words into recognizable pictures for young minds."


Want to speak with Jade Education?

Call them on: 011 264 2425

Head to their website: CLICK HERE

Visit their Facebook Page: CLICK HERE

Come visit their stall at the Tshwane Homeschoolers Expo - CLICK HERE


Hope to see you there!



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