FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- What is Kinetic Math?
Kinetic Math is your TRUE Math enrichment center. It offers energizing and engaging learning activities which help students develop numerical fluency, creativity, critical thinking and problem solving skills while enjoying math.
Kinetic Math aims to:
equip students with numeracy, reasoning, problem solving skills and critical thinking skills that are necessary for life.
provide students venue to reason logically, communicate mathematically, learn
cooperatively and independently.
develop the children’s love for mathematics through engaging and challenging learning activities.
- What are the different programs offered in Kinetic Math?
Kinetic Math offers Singapore Math, Bellwork and Saxon Math programs to Kinder to Grade 8 students.
Singapore Math is a math curriculum which has been recognized worldwide as it helps students develop not only their critical, creative and problem solving skills but also their positive attitude about math. It teaches students in stages, beginning with the concrete (using manipulatives), then moving to the pictorial (solving problems with pictures) and finally working in the abstract (numbers). It makes children learn not just the “how’s” but also the “why’s” of mathematics which strengthens the pupils’ conceptual understanding.
Bellwork is a research-based program from the United States which provides the students consistent practice of previously taught lessons. This helps children improve their understanding of mathematical concepts, master important skills in Math and reduce their test-taking anxieties.
Saxon Math is another well-researched program which is popular in the United States for its incremental approach to Mathematics. It breaks down complex concepts into related increments, thus, giving students ample time to understand and practice the lesson. It distributes instruction, practice, and assessment throughout the lessons and school year which enables students to master concepts. In Saxon Math, as new lessons are introduced, previously learned concepts are likewise reviewed. This helps in ensuring that the child integrates and retains math concepts.
- Which is the best math program?
In Kinetic Math, we give the children an assessment test before starting any program with us. That way, we can recommend the best program that suits your child’s needs.
- My child’s school is using the traditional Math curriculum. Will he get confused if I enrol him at Kinetic Math?
No. The programs offered by Kinetic Math complement the traditional Math lessons in school. They not only help the children with their current lessons, but also teach them more strategies to help them compute mentally and solve word problems.
- How long is each session?
Each session lasts for an hour. However, other parents or students request for 2 slots (hours) in a day.
- How often should my child go to the center?
The frequency of the child’s session depends on the needs of and the goal for each child. After taking the assessment test, the Kinetic Math teacher will recommend the number of Kinetic Math sessions that the child needs in a week in order to master the necessary skills needed.
- How early can the child start the Kinetic Math program?
Children as young as 4 years old may already enroll at Kinetic Math. However, we also accept students younger than four years old if their assessment test result shows that they are ready for the program.
- What is the teacher-student ratio in Kinetic Math?
The teacher-student ratio in Kinetic Math is 1:3.
- Does Kinetic Math offer tutorial lessons in Math?
Kinetic Math can help your child in his or her current lessons in class. We also hold review sessions for quizzes and exams. In addition, the center may also go back to past lessons that the child failed to master. For some children, advanced lessons may also be discussed.
- Does Kinetic Math accept students with special needs?
Yes, we welcome students with special needs who can sit down and do the Kinetic Math activities. One-on-one sessions may also be recommended as needed.
- My child needs to prepare for the entrance exam. Can Kinetic Math help him?
Yes, we can help him prepare for the entrance exam. We will help him review his past lessons and teach him the lessons that he failed to master. In addition, we will also help him develop his test-taking skills.
- Do you have summer programs?
Yes, in addition to the regular programs, we also offer various summer programs to help the children develop certain Math skills. Please call the Kinetic Math branch near you for more details.