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PRIMARY 5 REGULAR MATHEMATICS PROGRAMME

Primary 5 is the year that your child formally transitions into PSLE mode.

If your child is struggling to cope with the Primary 5 Mathematics syllabus, they may experience a drop in their exam grades. He or she should begin learning the right concepts to tackle PSLE Mathematics examination questions now.

Is your child still:
- struggling to score well in exams?
- unable to grasp key mathematical concepts?
- losing more than 10 marks to careless mistakes?

As students progress to upper primary, they are presented with new topics and concepts. Without a strong foundation in Mathematics, they will face difficulties in solving exam questions.

Cognitus Academy’s Mathematics Programme provides 5 key elements to help students learn effectively during our lessons with the DEPTH Framework.

Our Teaching Team

We take pride in helping our students achieve breakthroughs in their results.
We are able to do that because of the strong team that we have built to teach, organise and administer our robust programmes.

At Cognitus Academy, our teachers are the heart and soul of our Maths programmes. We take great care in selecting our educators, and they go through an intensive 3-month training programme to build their teaching skills.

Our curriculum and teaching methods are always evolving to keep up with changes in the education system. This transformation is led by our curriculum team, which includes ex-MOE teachers, Heads of Department, Senior Teachers, PSLE markers, and our experienced Cognitus instructors.

P5 Mathematics Topics

Our P5 Mathematics programme is modelled closely to the latest MOE syllabus.
We will be covering the following topics in our lessons:

Whole Numbers
In this topic, we focus on the following:

– Reading and writing numbers in numerals and in words up to 10 million
Four operations of whole numbers
In this topic, we focus on the following:

– Multiplying and dividing by multiples of 10, 100 and 1000
– Order of operations
– Word problems involving 4 operations
Fractions
In this topic, we focus on the following:

– Converting fractions into decimals
– Adding and subtracting mixed numbers
– Multiplying proper and improper fractions/mixed numbers and a whole number
– Word problems involving fractions
Geometry
In this topic, we focus on the following:

– Area, properties and angles in a triangle, parallelogram, rhombus and trapezium
Volume
In this topic, we focus on the following:

– Measuring volume of a cube and cuboid
– Finding volume of a liquid in a rectangular tank
– Word problems involving volume
Ratio
In this topic, we focus on the following:

– Concept of ratio
– Ratio of 2 and 3 quantities
– Word problems involving ratio
Decimals
In this topic, we focus on the following:

– Multiplying and dividing decimals up to 3 decimal places
– Converting measurements
– Word problems involving 4 operations of decimals
Rate
In this topic, we focus on the following:

– Expressing rate as an amount of a quantity per unit of another quantity
– Word problems involving rate
Percentage
In this topic, we focus on the following:

– Expressing a part of a whole as a percentage
– Finding discount, GST and annual interest
– Word problems involving percentage
Average
In this topic, we focus on the following:

– Finding the average of a set of given data
– Word problems involving average

Our Strategy

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. Our curriculum structure includes having probing questions in class to encourage students to explore, discover and build their confidence in Mathematics. Students will also have access to a library of learning resources.

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 Mathematics questions. Training students to understand their own tendencies greatly improves the accuracy of their calculations.

Practical and Authentic (Real World) Mathematics 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 Mathematics 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 Mathematics exciting and engaging. Learning Mathematics in this way unlocks the fun and challenging aspects of the subject.

Honed Precision


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.

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Cognitus 360 to Super-charge your Child's Academic Journey

At Cognitus Academy, we provide your child with comprehension learning through Cognitus 360. This framework accompanies your child at every stage of their learning journey with us, ensuring that all their learning requirements are catered to.

The Cognitus 360 includes a carefully crafted process that addresses your child's diverse needs in conjunction with their weekly lessons!

Schedule a Call

Once you indicate your interest in our programme, our teachers will give you a call. Be prepared to answer their questions about your child's strengths and weaknesses in the relevant subject. This will enable our teachers to further elaborate on addressing your child's weaknesses with our curriculum.

Attend Our Weekly Lessons

Weekly lessons provide guidance and teaching of crucial skills and concepts that will enhance your child’s learning of English.

Through weekly practices and homework assignments, your child will develop mastery and fluency in all important areas of learning.

Attempt Our Mock Exam Papers

We offer our exclusive Cognitus Academy Mock Exam Papers on a termly basis, deliberately crafted to be slightly more challenging than standard school exam papers.

What distinguishes our Mock Exams Programme from others is the detailed scorecard we furnish you with. This scorecard meticulously highlights your child's strengths and areas where they may have missed a mark or two. It serves as a strategic guide to PSLE success.

Students are expected to progress steadily with each termly Mock Exam.

Past Year Exam Papers for Deeper Diagnosis

We maintain a comprehensive library of past year papers with answer sheets as supplementary resources for students to practice on our Cognitus Online platform.

Students should identify their areas of weakness from their Mock Exam scorecard and independently work on these areas using the past year papers provided.

Access Lesson Recordings

Our online lesson recordings are shared with students who are unable to attend the lesson live and opted for our Live Online Lessons, providing opportunities for students to engage in self-paced learning before attending the next lesson. Your child will never fall behind!

Holiday Workshops for the Extra Boost

We have a range of additional programmes designed to supplement weekly lessons in order to maximise learning time during school holidays.

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Cognitus YouTube

Uncover instructional films pertinent to your child's needs and encourage them to engage in self-directed learning. 

WhatsApp Support

Parents will be able to keep in touch with our teachers should there be any enquiries anytime.

Additional Materials

We also feature our Students' Works, publish Blog Articles and have a Centre Library for students to browse through our collection of books for reading.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How does your programme benefit my child?
After more than ten years of refinement, our Critical Reading & Writing (CRW) Strategy and DEPTH Framework has helped hundreds of students improve their results by at least one grade, with several achieving Distinction (AL1) for PSLE, O Levels and A Levels.
We have infused the essence of the Critical Thinking approach and created the CRW Strategy that has an impact on students’ Comprehension Open-ended, Comprehension Cloze Passage, Comprehension Short Answer Questions (SAQ) and Summary. Our CRW Strategy develops students’ writing ability, helping them in their Continuous Writing. We are proud to share our students’ essays with you in our Blog.
Our DEPTH Framework condenses Mathematical techniques into 5 key elements that students should put more emphasis on. Students will have to not only be quick with their understanding and calculations of Math questions, but also to be right in their answers while not making any careless mistakes.
How qualified are teachers at Cognitus Academy? Are they NIE-trained?
We share the same concern with the parents of all our students. We want the teachers teaching your child to be the best at what they do and demonstrate the professionalism befitting an educator. All Cognitus Academy teachers undergo a stringent interview process, rigorous training programme and aptitude tests before they are allowed to teach our students. All our teachers have completed university education with high achievements and have wealth of experience teaching English, including writing. Guided by Dr Daniel Chua, an NIE-trained ex-teacher and a former NIE lecturer himself, our teachers meet weekly for professional development and mentoring. 
 
Not all our teachers are former MOE teachers. While we believe that the training and experience of a former school teacher can be invaluable, our observation has been that students taught by former school teachers may not always do well when it matters. Otherwise, parents would have sought their children’s school teachers for guidance. Armed with our strategy and teacher development programme, we believe that our team of teachers will help your child improve and excel.
Do you offer a trial lesson for new students before they commit to termly lessons?
Yes, we offer a trial lesson for students who are new to Cognitus Academy. We understand that parents need to know that our programmes can meet the needs of their children before they commit their time and resources at our centre. Therefore, we will arrange for a trial lesson in one of our available class slots for new students to try out the teaching approach, lesson material and classroom environment before joining us. The teacher will conduct a brief diagnostic session with the student 15 minutes before the lesson. After the lesson, the teacher will conduct a 15-minute feedback session with the parent. Please note that the teacher may conduct these sessions over a phone call due to the teacher’s lesson schedule.
Do you offer replacement lessons if my child misses a lesson?
To fully benefit from the programme, students are strongly encouraged to attend lessons consistently. In the event that students are unable to attend a class due to school events or medical leave, we offer replacement lessons to be scheduled within the same lesson week. Students are allowed to join an existing class of the same level if there are available seats. Should your child be unable to attend a replacement lesson during the week, lesson materials will be passed to him/her in his/her next lesson. While we will try our best to schedule a replacement lesson for our students, we regret that replacements classes are not guaranteed. We also seek your understanding that fees collected are not refundable because resources have been committed to provide the lesson for your child on the scheduled time. 
How is your Mathematics programme different from other Mathematics tuition programmes?
Cognitus Academy applies the DEPTH Framework where we ensure that learning does not simply come from drill and practice. DEPTH Framework focuses on real-life application of Mathematics and problem-solving skills. We follow a structured lesson plan where students apply their knowledge in bite-size practices and move on to problem sums to build their confidence. Students who are strong in Mathematics will be stretched through practices with non-routine questions.
My child is not doing well in Paper 2 (Problem Sums). How will your programme help him/her?
Our diagnostic process starts from learning the needs of every student. Once we have identified the main cause of the student’s error, we will embark on a remediation plan that runs parallel with our regular lessons. Students often struggle because of conceptual misunderstanding, lack of comprehension for the question, lack of confidence and carelessness. From there, we will focus on the best course of remediation for your child.
How does my child build up his/her foundation in Mathematics?
One key foundation in the DEPTH Framework is the ability to connect mathematical concepts with real-life examples. Starting from the concrete application of Mathematics, your child can then develop understanding in using abstract (numbers and models) forms of presentation for their interpretation and solution of each question. Our experienced teachers will also pace your child towards success by helping them to create small victories that lead to big success in Mathematics.
If my child has Mathematics questions from school that he is unable to solve, can he consult the centre’s teachers?
Certainly! The purpose of conducting a small-class Mathematics tuition is to create a structured, yet individualised learning experience for our students. Please send all your child’s questions from school and individual practices our way.
How is a typical Primary Mathematics lesson like?
Each P3 to P4 lesson runs for 90 minutes. Each P5 to P6 lesson runs for 2 hours.
– For the first 15 minutes, we will go through corrections from previous homework. This step is critical in helping students correct misconceptions.
– The next section of the lesson will focus on conceptual and skill teaching, where the teacher explains the topic of the day by adopting a “I do, we do, you do” approach. First, the teacher demonstrates the skill to be taught. Next, the teacher and students work out the questions together. Finally, the student is able to solve the questions independently.
How many students are there in a class?
We keep our class sizes small for conducive learning, around 10 for English and up to 20 for some Maths classes. The aim is to provide the best individualised support for students within a group. Our consistently good results are a testament to the effectiveness of our class sizes.

Still can’t decide which Mathematics programme to enrol in?

We understand that choosing the right programme is an important decision because we have worked with hundreds of parents who are just as concerned as you about their child’s results. If you would like to discuss your needs with one of our curriculum specialists, fill out the form below and we will be in touch with you.