Unique teaching method bears fruit
N the recently concluded Kangaroo Maths Competition, BrainBuilder students won many awards, including one Grand Prix Prize, 25 gold medals, 30 silver medals and 30 bronze medals. Also, in the SASMO (Singapore and Asian Schools Math Olympiads) 2014, its students won 30 gold medals, 21 silver medals and 10 bronze medals.
BrainBuilder’s teaching methods are based on unique modules developed by Dr Fong Ho Kheong over the last 30 years. These methods have successfully contributed to Singapore’s top ranking in international assessments such as the PISA (Program for International Student Assessment) and TIMSS (Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study), since 1995. Today, over 80% of Singapore primary schools use Dr Fong’s textbooks.
Dr Fong’s methods are based on the CPA and Problem Sums approach. CPA depicts the stages of growth for children from concrete to pictorial to abstract levels, and problem sums focus on developing creativity, critical thinking, enquiry thinking and problemsolving capabilities.
Following favourable responses in the Klang Valley, additional ICASMaths intensive courses will be held in Penang, Kedah and Malacca.
To enable more students to be exposed to BrainBuilder’s teaching methods, it has set up its latest centres in Malacca and Bukit Mertajam.
In June, additional centres will be opening in Sri Rampai, Setapak and Taman Tun Dr Ismail in Kuala Lumpur.
For details, visit www. BrainBuilder.com.my or call 03-5631 1235 (Klang Valley), 012-207 8316 (Penang, Kedah and Malacca).
BrainBuilder students on the stage of Kangaroo Math Competition 2013 Award Ceremony with their instructors and Kangaroo Math Competition Malaysia director Suhaimi Ramly (fourth from left in second row).