OUR MATHS STRATEGY
Conquering Mathematics through the DEPTH Framework
Our teaching methodology (DEPTH Framework) provides 5 key elements to help students learn effectively during our lessons.
This framework evaluates students’ current ability, helps to clear doubts, and expose students to exam-based questions.
Nurturing critical mathematical and numeracy skills is challenging. Therefore, Cognitus Academy’s teachers are fully trained in mathematical concepts and equipped with effective teaching strategies to enhance the learning of our students.
How we apply the DEPTH Framework in our lessons
Deepened Curriculum, Heightened Learning
Apart from what is learnt from the school syllabus, students will develop a deeper insight into the curriculum. Understanding the core concepts deeply will also enhance students’ ability to apply heuristics to handle higher-order thinking questions.
Eliminated Errors and Misconceptions
Drills and practices develop fluency and heighten students’ awareness of their carelessness when solving Math questions. Training students to understand their own tendencies greatly improves the accuracy of their calculations.
Practical and Authentic (Real World) Math Teasers
Learning out of real-world context requires abstract thinking. This requirement stumps some students who need to see concrete examples. Students will learn to link math to authentic real-world problems, enhancing their number sense and conceptual development.
Think Critically and Mathematically
Thinking critically requires habits of mind and problem-solving skills. Merging critical and mathematical thinking makes the learning of Math exciting and engaging. Learning Math in this way unlocks the fun and challenging aspects of the subject.
With carefully selected tasks for each lesson, students will learn how to be quick and accurate in their computations. Beyond procedural accuracy, students will also develop structural thinking that provides repeatable steps for analysing non-routine questions.
Excellent strategies requires excellent execution
Our team of experienced Math teachers are well-versed in the DEPTH Framework and are fully dedicated to help your child grow and improve.
Dr Daniel Chua
Founder and Director
As a seasoned PSLE exam marker and innovative educator, his students have achieved sterling results in both English and Math. Dr Chua’s students have benefitted from his ability to connect mathematical concepts with real-life examples, explain difficult concepts in a clear and effective manner, and devise easy-to-apply methods to answer complex problem sums.
As a result, 42 out of 44 students in his inaugural PSLE cohort managed to score A* (above 91%) in their PSLE Math exam.
Mr Stewart Teng
Head of Mathematics Curriculum
As an experienced Mathematics educator of more than 20 years, Mr Teng previously co-founded and built VisibleMath Academy, one of the most impactful Maths programmes and has coached hundreds of Primary and Secondary students towards scoring distinctions for their Maths exams.
It is no surprise that students who apply his methods consistently score distinctions in their Maths exams.
In fact, his students’ distinction rates of 88% for PSLE students and 80% for O Level students are way above national averages.
Ms Joanna Lee
Education Consultant / Teacher
Joanna has more than 10 years of teaching experience in school enrichment programmes and conducting school workshops.
She is passionate about nurturing and training students to be independent learners reaching their fullest potentials.
Thanks for taking time to read about our strategy.
These are the underlying principles behind
some of the strategies taught to students.
We want mainstream students to also benefit from them
because we have seen how powerful they can be.
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