This Google Classroom is designed to help students at year 5-6 deepen the knowledge of the basics, extend to important topics in year 6, 7 and 8 and acquire problem-solving strategies to deal with the challenging mathematics for selective school and scholarship tests.

This workshop is suitable for students who have completed (or nearly) all basic year 6 school maths (with good scores). For those who have not done this, here is a guide on covering all gaps in year 6 school maths

All the lessons have been recorded and posted in a Google Classroom. They are released weekly for students to work at their own pace. In each lesson, students walk through a workbook to practise what the theory they have learned. They can also access a lot of resources every week. By the end of 11 weeks, students can keep coming back to access the Google Classroom to learn, to revise and progress at their own pace to the end of Feb 2021.

For more information see the workshop's flyer and HOWTO

Cost

$200 for 11 sessions

Date

14th Sep 2020 - end of Feb 2021, plus Google classroom access till the end of Feb 2021

Place value for whole number Place value for decimal Addition and subtraction of large whole numbers over 3 digits Addition and subtraction of large whole decimal numbers over 5 digits Multiplication of large numbers over 3 digits Multiplication of decimal numbers over 3 digits Division with large divisor from 2 digits or higher Division with decimal divisor How decimal division really works Equivalent division to simplify large divisions Extremmely large division with division by subtraction strategy Index and roots of numbers Mental addition and subtraction of whole number with 3 or more digits Mental multiplication of numbers with 2 digits Drawing fractions with denominator up to 10 Coversion between whole number, decimal and fraction Time addition and subtraction Fraction addition and subtraction with different denominators Fraction multiplication and division with a whole number Fraction multiplication and division with a fraction Equivalent fractions and cancelling down to simplify fractions Relationship between fraction and division Simplifying large divisions Percentage Lowest common multiple Highest common factor Direct proportional relationship Inverse proportional relationship Relationship between distance, time and speed Rate and ratio Ratio problem solving techniques Similar triangles and ratios of corresponding sides Perimeter of composite rectangular shapes Triangle and definition of base and height of your own choice Area of triangles Find the hypotenuse of right-angled triangle (Pythagoras' theorem) The family of parallelogram The family of rectangular shapes Area of parallelograms Trapezium's area Circle and definition of Pi Cirle circumference and area calculation Hand drawing of special angles: 30, 45, 60, 90, 120, 240 and 300 degrees Sum of angles inside a triangle and other polygons Finding missing angles in a composite shape Names of common prisms and their volume calculation Basic pre-algebra: Bodmas/order of operations Basic pre-algebra: Writing maths sentences to represent word problems Basic pre-algebra: Using brackets to write clear maths sentences Basic pre-algebra: Using pronumerals Basic pre-algebra: Solving single-unknown equation Basic pre-algebra: Writing single-unknown equation Basic pre-algebra: Guess & check technique to solve algebraic problems Basic pre-algebra: Balance scale technique to solve algebraic problems Basic pre-algebra: Substitution technique to solve algebraic problems Problem solving strategies: List of items Problem solving strategies: Guess and check Problem solving strategies: Looking for patterns Problem solving strategies: Solving a simpler problem first Problem solving strategies: Working backward Problem solving strategies: Acting it out Problem solving strategies: Eliminating possibilities Problem solving strategies: Using a diagram Problem solving strategies: The model method for algebra Problem solving strategies: Avoiding unnecessary and complex calculations Problem solving strategies: Choosing appropriate strategies for a maths question

Places available

unlimited

Please log on the system to book places in workshops

Instruction

Students can enrol in this class at any time before the end of 2020. The pace is really fast due to the difficulty of this class. And students will have access until the end of Feb 2021 to work at their own pace. Those who enter the class later should still proceed at the pace 1 lesson per week in the correct order as the content is very heavy and difficult.

Students will get weekly workbooks in PDF format for this class. They also need to use the document Maths Problem Solving Strategies Year 4-5 which is available in the Google classroom.

Workshop/Class 6

Workshop name

Online Writing for Scholarship and Selective tests

Description

The Google classroom aims to help students in narrative and persuasive writing to reach a competitive level in scholarship and selective school tests.

The class includes 10 themed narrative lessons designed to help students write a short narrative (stories) to a competitive standard. The lessons employ a hands-on approach to writing with theory only introduced as necessary to improve writing.

Each week, students will complete a timed practice writing task using the Mathemafix's Selective Writing module. Parents can mark for their own kids or request marking (on demand) at $15 per task. This gives parents the flexibility to decide how much effort students should put into writing (only worth about 10% of the selective school test but writing is very important for school English mark and scholarship tests).

There are also 3 separate bonus persuasive writing lessons which will help gain better English marks at school for the selective school application and some scholarship tests.

For more information see the workshop's flyer and HOWTO.

Cost

$200 for 10 sessions

Date

1st Dec 2020 - end of Feb 2021, plus Google classroom access till end of Feb 2021

Moving from Recount to Narrative Narrative Elements and Structure Introducing Conflict Show Not Tell Address the prompts Cohesion and Coherence Themes Literary techniques Critical reflection Putting Everything Together Three bonus lessons on persuasive writing

Places available

unlimited

Please log on the system to book places in workshops

Instruction

Students can enrol in this class at any time before the end of 2020. However, students will have access until the end of Feb 2021 to work at their own pace. Those who enter the class later should still proceed at the pace 1 lesson per week in the correct order as the content is very heavy and difficult.

Students will need to use the document Guide for Scholarship and Selective Test Writing which is available in the Google classroom along with several other short writing guides. They also use the Selective Writing module on the Mathemafix website.

Workshop/Class 7

Workshop name

ZOOM Open Learning Group 1

Description

The small group ZOOM session aims to help students who are behind in selective test preparation get more direct and proactive support during the 10 weeks before the selective test. Each Open Learning group has 4 students. The small number of students allows more proactive and individualised support for each student. Each student can ask any question. Students can request help in reviewing difficult failed questions, learning maths problem solving strategies, getting tips on writing, etc. Mini lessons could be given to each student to address the weaknesses. Planning support can be given to keep a student on track to complete only the most important work to save time.

A device with active pen such as Apple iPad Pro or Microsoft Surface Pro, HP Envy x360 13, HP Spectre x360, Lenovo Yoga C940, Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 ... will make it so much easier for kids to write on the screen. This makes it so much easier for learning.

All subjects areas will covered as requested by students.
Students are expected to work through the Selective Minimum Workplan and
a personalised study plan for each student.

Places available

1 out of max 4 participants

Please log on the system to book places in workshops

Instruction

Students should come into each meeting with questions to ask and topics to seek help.

Workshop/Class 8

Workshop name

ZOOM Open Learning Group 2

Description

The small group ZOOM session aims to help students who are behind in selective test preparation get more direct and proactive support during the 10 weeks before the selective test. Each Open Learning group has 4 students. The small number of students allows more proactive and individualised support for each student. Each student can ask any question. Students can request help in reviewing difficult failed questions, learning maths problem solving strategies, getting tips on writing, etc. Mini lessons could be given to each student to address the weaknesses. Planning support can be given to keep a student on track to complete only the most important work to save time.

A device with active pen such as Apple iPad Pro or Microsoft Surface Pro, HP Envy x360 13, HP Spectre x360, Lenovo Yoga C940, Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 ... will make it so much easier for kids to write on the screen. This makes it so much easier for learning.

All subjects areas will covered as requested by students.
Students are expected to work through the Selective Minimum Workplan and
a personalised study plan for each student.

Places available

0 out of max 4 participants (please email mathemafix@gmail.com to get on reserver list)

Instruction

Students should come into each meeting with questions to ask and topics to seek help.