## [Math Olympiad] 4 tips for SASMO training

Though Math Olympiad questions seem challenging, the key is to use effective teaching methods.

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Though Math Olympiad questions seem challenging, the key is to use effective teaching methods.

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Super IQ Maths (Preschool) book building a foundation and nurturing interest in Mathematical Olympiad

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In our family, “Learning is compulsory. Schooling is optional”. Today, 10yo Jae had a hard-to-get appointment to renew his passport yet school was opened for him with short notice given. So he skipped school. There was a booth selling cakes at the immigration office, so we had a little math exploration: He was quite amazed

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In primary school mathematics, one of the most challenging topics is the division of fractions. 3 ÷ 1/2 = ? How about 1/2 ÷ 1/4 = ? And 4/5 ÷ 2/3 = ? Do you understand why you calculate the way you do? Or do you do it by memorising an algorithm? You can give

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One child just had a math test and an upcoming school math team selection test. There are 2 potential situations: 1. Unable to solve the problem 2. Able to solve the problem but makes an error Since this child needed support on Type 2 mistakes, we had a short review session together and came up

The date 22022022 is a palindrome & ambigram! A palindrome is a sequence of characters or numbers that is read the same forward and backward. An ambigram reads the same when flipped or rotated 180 degrees. Can you think of more palindrome dates in 2022? How about more ambigram dates? Invite your child to explore

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It was Jae & El’s birthday recently and we bought some boxes of Pocky. These are popular cream-coated biscuit sticks from Japan. El chose the almond sticks, which come in 2 packs of 7 sticks in a box. Jae chose the chocolate sticks, which come in 2 packs of 25 sticks in a box. They

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Physical school is on alternate weeks & it’s back to mummy’s homeschool this week. El was trying to solve this problem: How many different shapes can you make using 5 square tiles? (ICAS Math Intro Paper, 2014) He drew several shapes. (Pictorial) I thought of using our Blokus game pieces. (Concrete) Jae was interested &

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In recent years, Singapore math has included more real-world applications. Sustainability is now a huge topic globally. It involves our and our children’s future well-being. Our family is making ecobricks, to avoid sending non-recyclable plastic waste to landfills in Malaysia. Instead, we turn them into useful construction materials. The minimum mass of an ecobrick is