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PSLE MATHEMATICS INTENSIVE PROGRAMMES

Does your find Mathematics too challenging? Is your child still:
β€’ Struggling to score well in Mathematics exams?
β€’ Unable to understand key mathematical concepts?
β€’ Losing more than 10 marks due to careless mistakes?

At Cognitus Academy, we offer a range of short programmes to help students at every level of readiness.

PSLE Mathematics Regular Programme

From our experience…
πŸ‘‰πŸ» Students are struggling to score well in Mathematics because they are unable to solve problem sums involving model drawing.
πŸ‘‰πŸ» Students are also intimated by certain Mathematics topics like Speed, Ratio and Percentages, of which they lack the ability to grasp the concepts taught.
πŸ‘‰πŸ» Careless mistakes can be the bane of every student dealing with Mathematics. This is because they are unmotivated to score and are mainly aiming to pass the subject.

We believe that it is never too late to make improvements. We have taught students who come to us weeks before PSLE and improved by two grades. However, the process was gruelling and filled with anxiety for both students and parents.

Apart from regular Mathematics lessons, Cognitus Academy has designed a series of intensive programmes that follow the DEPTH Framework and covers all the important Pri 5 topics and heuristics necessary to excel for P6 Mathematics exam.

Read on to see how the programmes works.

Conquering Mathematics through the DEPTH Framework

The DEPTH Framework provides 5 key elements to help students learn Mathematics effectively. This framework evaluates students’ current ability, helps to clear doubts, and exposes students to exam-based questions.

Our curriculum structure includes asking probing questions in class to encourage students to explore, discover and build their confidence in Mathematics.

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.

P5 Mathematics Final Dash Programme

➑️ Conceptual Alignment

Each lesson in the P5 Maths Final Dash is designed to focus on P5 Maths topics that are new to students and will have continued importance in PSLE Maths exams. Each lesson covers the basic concepts, and systematically extends to more complex problem sums within the topic. The notes will provide clear steps for quick revision for the upcoming exams.

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➑️ Topics Covered

June
βœ… Whole numbers
βœ… Fractions
βœ… Ratio
βœ… Advanced Triangle

October - December
βœ… Percentage
βœ… Rate and Average
βœ… Area and Volume
βœ… Advanced Geometry

PSLE Mathematics Level Up Programme

➑️ Conceptual Alignment

Each lesson in the PSLE Maths Level Up Programme will focus on the development and connection of key concepts that are commonly tested in PSLE. Your child will develop foundational understanding of key concepts and apply easy-to-use steps for solving word problems. After following some tried and tested problem-solving strategies, your child will gain more confidence for the PSLE Maths exams.

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➑️ Topics Covered

In this 4-day Programme, we will cover the following topics that clarify the most basic types of word problems.
βœ… Model Drawing (Double vs Multiple Quantities, Static vs With Transfers)
βœ… Assumption vs Guess and Check
βœ… Grouping and Number x Value
βœ… Part-Whole vs Part-Part (Fraction of Whole and fraction of remainder, Identify base of percentage, Repeated Identity in Ratio)
βœ… Perimeter and Area in Composite Figures
βœ… Angle Properties in Geometry

PSLE Mathematics Power Up Programme

➑️ Conceptual Alignment

Each lesson in the PSLE Maths Power Up Programme will focus on the interconnection of key concepts that are commonly tested in PSLE. Your child will develop systematic thinking processes for analysing complex word problems and breaking them down into simpler parts. After seeing the interconnectedness of the PSLE Maths topics, your child will be able to apply the correct methods that they have learnt to solve word problems efficaciously.

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➑️ Topics Covered

In this 4-day Programme, we will cover the following topics that differentiate AL1 students from the rest.
βœ… Comparison models with units and numbers intermingled with transfers
βœ… Factors vs Multiples
βœ… Excess vs Shortage in various contexts
βœ… Big Total / Small Total vs Big Difference / Small Difference (across topics)
βœ… Grouping and Number x Value
βœ… Perimeter and Area of Composite Figures
βœ… Volume and Surface area
βœ… Volume and Displacement and Rate (with fraction of whole)
βœ… Rate and Statistics in real-life application

PSLE Mathematics Final Dash Programme

➑️ Conceptual Alignment

In the PSLE Maths Final Dash Programme, we will be specifically tackling Paper 2 by looking at questions from past year school prelim papers. The focus will be on how your child can tackle questions across different topics and concepts. Your child can expect more guiding questions and prompts to start off in the solving process in the correct direction. The aim is to help your child infer and write down more key information so as to gain precious method marks. Your child will also get to write down the concepts and methods suitable for each question to consolidate the learning and be ready for PSLE.

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➑️ Topics Covered

βœ… Algebra
βœ… Fractions
βœ… Ratio
βœ… Percentage
βœ… Circles
βœ… Angles in geometric figures
βœ… Speed
βœ… Volume
βœ… Pie Charts
βœ… Solid figures and nets

Our Teaching Team

Cognitus Academy takes 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 Mathematics programmes.

Having been a teacher trainer at the National Institute of Education (NIE), Dr Daniel Chua has not only crafted a solid curriculum for our students, but also an effective training programme for our teachers.

At Cognitus Academy, teachers form the foundation of our Mathematics programmes. Prospective teachers are screened meticulously and undergo a rigorous 3-month training programme to develop core competencies of a teacher. Teaching interns also develop academic and philosophical roots in their pedagogy by studying the relevant materials in-depth and observing senior teachers in action before they enter the classrooms to teach.

After the completion of formal training, new teachers will continue to go through robust training and meet regularly to sharpen their problem-solving skills, explore innovative and effective curriculum for students, and refine teaching methods to enhance the students' mastery of the subject.

Our curriculum and pedagogy are continuously refined and updated in accordance with the changes in the education system by our curriculum team comprising of ex-MOE teachers, Heads of Department, Senior Teachers, PSLE markers and experienced Cognitus teachers.

Here’s what students say after they have attended our PSLE Mathematics Intensive Programmes

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100% Dedication and Interest

“A heartfelt thanks to you for your 100% dedication and genuine interest in
helping the kids achieve the best they can in Maths. You are a great teacher and
Kyra is very lucky to have joined your class. Thank you!”
Parent of Kyra
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87% for Maths

β€œWould like to thank you for your guidance towards Marcus over the past months.
He did very well for his Maths (87%), apparently top for his class. This
achievement certainly boosted his confidence. I hope he remains humble and not get too complacent. Once again, thank you so much! :)”
Parent of Marcus
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Became more Confident

β€œGaby may have joined your class rather late, but I can see she has benefitted
from it. She seems more confident in her Math abilities in general and especially in
tackling difficult problem sums. Regardless of how she does at the exams, I just
wanted to say, thank you. You’ve been a great help.”
Parent of Gaby

If you are ready...

πŸ“ Goldhill Plaza

Programme Run Date and Time
PSLE Mathematics Level Up
Run 5
6 - 9 Sep

11am - 1pm

*All schedules subject to changes. Classes are usually fully subscribed 1 month in advance. Sign up now to avoid disappointment.

Programme Run Date and Time
PSLE Mathematics Final Dash
Run 1
5 - 8 Sep

2.15pm - 4.15pm

*All schedules subject to changes. Classes are usually fully subscribed 1 month in advance. Sign up now to avoid disappointment.

πŸ“ Parkway Centre

Programme Run Date and Time
PSLE Mathematics Level Up
Run 2

(CLOSED)
7 – 10 Jun

10:30am – 12:30pm
Run 3

(CLOSED)
21 – 24 Jun

10:30am – 12:30pm

*All schedules subject to changes. Classes are usually fully subscribed 1 month in advance. Sign up now to avoid disappointment.

Thanks for taking time to read about our PSLE Mathematics Intensive Programmes.

These are the underlying principles behind some of the strategies taught to gifted kids. We want mainstream students to also benefit from them because we have seen how powerful they can be. If you want your child to improve significantly for the coming PSLE Mathematics exams, sign up using the form below.