MasterHand Learning Asia Pacific LLP

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Maths & Science

The MasterHand Math & Science Department offers a variety of integrated programmes and schemes designed for both local and international students, with the aim of enhancing mathematical and scientific thinking skills.

Our programmes commence with appropriate assessments, to highlight student's skills and areas where improvement is needed. Our qualified teachers will initially recommend a set of exercises for students to study, to ensure progressive development of skills and abilities in the early phase each programme.

Each lesson is always stimulating and stretches student's a little further every time, while maintaining a steady and realistic learning pace.

For further details regarding a free trial, availability, prices and syllabus information, please fill out the enquiry form on the contact us page and we will be in touch.

Kinderplay Math

(Ages 4 – 6yrs)

Mathematics relates to ideas and concepts about quantity and addresses logical and spatial relationships.

In this programme, learning Math can be incorporated into block play, dramatic play, sand and water play and outdoor play.

Children can also make connections between mathematics and musical experiences or art when they explore rhythmic or visual patterns and symmetry.

In various activities children can also understand the number concepts and also build the foundation for understanding the characteristics and properties of two-and three-dimensional geometric shapes.

Terms Term 1: Number Sense Term 2: Patterns & Relations Term 3: Shapes & Spatial Sense Term 4: Measurement
  • Use potential language and ordinal numbers in everyday activities.
  • Illustrate from a story or photograph class events or daily routines in sequence.
  • Use concrete objects to solve additional and subtraction problems with comparative language.
  • Observe and manipulate concrete examples of half and whole.
  • Explore and describe a wide variety of concrete objects by their attributes.
  • Categorize objects by more than one attribute.
  • Create and compare repeating patterns of concrete materials.
  • Investigate and identify materials of various shapes using appropriate language.
  • Explore and identify space, direction, movement, relative position and size using body movement and concrete objects.
  • Listen to and use comparative words to describe the relationships of objects to one another.
  • Use estimation in meaningful ways and follow up by verifying the accuracy of estimations.
  • Use non-standard units to measure length, weight and amount of content in familiar objects.
  • Manipulative Games
  • Role playing
  • Demonstration
  • Art & Craft
  • Art & Craft
  • Manipulative Activity
  • Art & Craft
  • Collage making
  • Bodily Kinesthetic
  • Demonstration
  • Role playing

Math Tuition

(Tuition tailored to all levels.)

Pre-school Level

Our philosophy of teaching is to create fun math-loving children. We guide children through the "whys" of math while teaching the "how's". All worksheets are planned and administered depending on the level of the child. Based on the results that we get from every lesson we then design personalised action plans for each student, covering areas that need further revision and practice to help them achieve a higher degree of understanding and application.

Primary/ Secondary Level

We offer personalised group tutoring services to help students acquire the necessary level of competency in their required subjects and also promote independent learning habits, through a co-ordinated use of school textbooks and assessment materials. Our tuition is known for the following:

  • Small class-sizes of up to a maximum of 6 students
  • Personalised lessons that are targeted at each student's area of concern and matches their existing level of competency.
  • During a typical lesson of 1.5 hours, students will be assigned exercises by the tutor or do their school homework. Each student can be assured of a minimum of 15 to 20 minutes of 1-to-1 instruction related to their assigned exercises or school homework during the lesson.
  • This approach allows the student a high level of flexibility to discuss and learn subjects/topics that are essential to the student at that moment.

Other benefits:

  • Revise and strengthen concepts learnt from school.
  • Fill in gaps in knowledge.
  • Identify areas where errors are commonly committed in problem sums and higher order questions.
  • Build confidence and proficiency in tackling.

Olympiad Math Programme

(Pre-school – Secondary 2; ages 6yrs – 12yrs)

This programme is designed to expose primary and secondary students to challenging problems, interesting puzzles and key mathematical concepts to help them develop critical and creative thinking skills. The scheme also prepares them for higher level math courses.

Topics in the Olympiad Math Programme includes: Number theory, Geometry, Logical thinking and Arithmetic.

Benefits of the Programme

  • Stimulate the student's interest and natural curiosity for problem solving.
  • Broaden their mathematic knowledge and perception.
  • Experience the satisfaction and feeling of accomplished upon the discovery of their new problem solving abilities.
  • Teachers will also monitor the progress of the students by catering to the learning needs of the students, achieving differentiated learning.
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Math Preparation Course for Foreign Students

(Primary Level – "A" Level)

Our first Math Preparation Course for Foreign Students was held in October 2008. The initial 3 week programme was attended by thirty-five selected secondary international students and was conducted by Mr Lim Khia Kiam and Miss Gan Hwee Choo.

The Math Preparation Course for Foreign Students, lets students work closely with facilitators who conduct group activities concerning application of real-life mathematical problems.

The aim of the scheme is to help students establish their level of competencies in the various mathematic areas essential for math courses in the Singapore School educational system. Thereafter, they are given further advanced exercises to stretch their knowledge and strengthen their problem solving ability.

All the students are assessed accordingly and given certificates of achievement at the end of the course.

MasterHand Abacus

(Pre-school – Primary: ages 4yrs -10 yrs)

Our Abacus programme is designed to sharpen children's memory and concentration power, with the use of their hands, eyes and brain. Children will also learn to be disciplined, patient and confident. They will develop mental calculation skills and understand numerical concepts.

Current programmes are running on Saturdays from 12:30 – 1:30pm.

For more details about the programme and costing please contact us directly or leave your details in the online enquiry box.

MasterHand Integrated Science Programme

(Pre-school – Primary 6)

Young children are naturally curious.

They wonder what things are called, how they work and why things happen. The foundations of scientific learning lie in inquiry and exploration and these are the tools of active learning. In the MasterHand Integrated Science Programme, children will develop their understanding on the scientific concepts in all content areas and gain a enthusiasm for physics, chemistry and biology and humanities.

Field trips are supplemented within the programme from time to time to give children a hand-on learning experience of science processes and functions. The programme serves to reinforce teaching in other key subjects such as Mathematics and Geography.

Terms Term 1: Living things vs non-living things Term 2: Ocean Adventure Term 3: Earth & Space Term 4: Little Scientist
  • Observe and identify the characteristics and needs of living things.
  • Investigate, describe and compare the characteristics that differentiate living from non-living things.
  • Observe and describe plants, insects and animals as they go through predictable life cycles.
  • Identify the body parts of fish.
  • Observe and identify the movement of fish and their habitat.
  • State the importance of sea creatures in the environment.
  • Compare and contrast natural materials such as water, rocks, soil and organisms using descriptive language.
  • Explore and discuss what air is or does.
  • Identify the characteristics of local weather based on first-hand observations.
  • Explore sunlight and shadows and describe the effects of the sun or sunlight.
  • Describe the properties of solid and liquid.
  • Explore of liquids and solids found in children's daily environment.
  • Differentiate solid from liquid.
  • Explain how solid changes to liquid and vice versa.
  • Observe plants and small animals.
  • Art and Craft
  • Take a tour in school garden.
  • Art & Craft
  • Tour to Fish Farm
  • Create their own aquarium.
  • Art & Craft
  • Construct pinwheel
  • Experiment with ways to "lose" their shadows or change the shape of their shadow.
  • Story telling
  • Art & Craft
  • Simple experiment.