In primary school mathematics, one of the most challenging topics is the division of fractions.
3 ÷ 1/2 = ?
How about 1/2 ÷ 1/4 = ?
Do you understand why you calculate the way you do?
Or do you do it by memorising an algorithm?
You can give your child a head start by applying this concept in your daily life.
“Wow, grandma gave us 3 chocolate tarts today. I’m going to give each of us half a tart. How many halves will there be?”
This topic is introduced in Singapore Math at Primary 6. If you do enough variations of this during meal times from 3 years old, your child will have 8 years of experience by then!
Strong number sense is built up over time and math is all around us. Have fun!