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Department Goal
To create a diverse and vibrant learning environment to nurture confident critical problem solvers and motivated lifelong learners

HOD / SH / Corrdinator
HOD (internal): Mr Christopher Wong
Level Head: Ms Low Yun Hui

The Mathematics Department supports the school’s strategic goal of creating a Compelling Learning Experience that cultivates the spirit of life-long learning. The department has put into action various measures to provide a holistic learning environment for pupils to explore Mathematics and develop a love for Mathematics through their primary school years.

Our Mathematics Program emphasizes on:

  • Mastery of knowledge and skills
  • Problem solving
  • Critical and creative thinking
  • Communication skills

Programme/ Activities

 Learning through real life experiences - LE3 Programme



Using cubes to discover number bonds             Measuring the distance travelled by their aeroplane


Using the trundle wheel to measure distances.   Discovering the volume of packet and can drinks.

Problem Solving Strategies (PSS)
Using the spiral approach, students are exposed to different problem solving strategies progressively from Primary 1 to Primary 6. This enables them to familiarise themselves with the various heuristics skills so as to build their confidence in dealing with Math problems. 

To promote meta-cognition among students, students reflect after each strategy has been taught and identify the key features to the heuristic skills.

Mathematical Olympiad (P4-P6) 

8 sessions training programme to expose selected students to Mathematics problems that will stimulate their interest and enthusiasm for problem solving. 

Participate in national mathematics competitions held by schools such as Hwa Chong Institution and Raffles Institution. 


Our Achievements

ICAS Mathematics (2017)

·        4 High Distinctions

·        28 Distinctions

Singapore And Asian Schools Math Olympiad (2017)

·         2 Gold

·         3 Silver

·         10 Bronze

Raffles Institution Primary Math World Contest (2017)

·        6 Distinctions

·        7 Credits

Singapore Mathematical Olympiad for Primary School (2017)

·        1 Bronze

RafflesInstitution Primary Math World Contest (2018)

·        9 Distinctions
·        4 Credits

Mathematics websites

General Math websites

1. MOE Syllabus

2. Math Problems Sums – Koobits

3. World of Math Online

4. Math is Fun – Math Resources

5. A Maths Dictionary for Kids
 Teaching Ideas and links
 1.  Coolmath4parents

 2.  Games to cultivate interest

 3. Math Learning Center

 4. Math Puzzles, Printables, Problems, Test Preparation  

 5.  Online Lesson – Identifying fractions using lines and circles. Renaming, comparing, adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing of fractions using lines and circles.  

 6.  Primary Games – Educational games for the primary classroom  

 7. Cool Math 4 kids – Math games, Math puzzles, Math lessons – designed for kids and fun!  

 8. Hundreds of pages of Basic Math Skills  

 9. The Internet’s #1 Education Site for K-8 pupils and teachers

10. National Library of Virtual Manipulatives

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At the Primary School Education Seminar, St Gabriel's Primary School shared the engaging learning experience that our students have in the mathematics classroom. Our teachers were present to share how we designed the purposeful and engaging learning activities and how we carried them out. Examples of these activities across the levels were also displayed.    Mr Christopher Wong, Level Head, Mathematics, shared with Channel Newsasia how, in St Gabriel's Primary, students are engaged in the learning of mathematics so that they develop a deep understanding of the mathematical concepts and skills as well as confidence and interest in the subject.   

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