Author Archives: GotClass

Top-performing Asian countries use the ‘mastery approach’ to teach math in schools — and now it’s spreading

  Many students in Shanghai, China, are taught math using the mastery approach. Getty / Guang Niu The predominantly Asian approach to teaching mathematics in schools, called the “mastery approach,” is spreading, largely due to the fact these countries are high-performers on international tests. For example, half of primary schools in England are getting £41 […]

Collaboration, education key to Singapore’s ‘Smart Nation’ future

Jul 27, 20165:50 AM FROM the humble thumb drive to an automated wearable artificial kidney, Singapore is not only home to some of the world’s most innovative products and ideas, but has consistently taken innovation to the next level, seeking to solve national problems from food waste to transportation. Speaking at the 50th anniversary celebration […]

Singapore’s Top Secondary Schools In 2015 – Ranked By Cut-Off Point

Singapore’s Top Secondary Schools In 2015 – Ranked By Cut-Off Point   BY TAN WEN CHUAN ON JANUARY 7, 2015BREAKING NEWS, EDUCATION, SINGAPORE CULTURE Keeping up with the Cut-Off Points It has already been two years after the Great Secondary School Banding Scrap of 2012. Life has continued as normal. Our education system hasn’t crumbled. Yet. Even the PSLE has yet […]

5 Tips To Prepare For BACK-TO-SCHOOL!

After the jolly season comes the inertia to prepare for school, as we usher in a new year. Congratulations parents, you have done well in bringing your child to a new level (academically)! Ahhh… the school holidays have completely thrown out discipline, the kids may have seen more of their playmates than schoolmates, iPads than […]

Government vs Private Childcare – What Are You Really Paying For?

Written by MoneySmart Fretting about enrolling your child in infantcare before he or she is born? Raising a child in Singapore is somewhat like a marathon in which you have to adopt the mindset of a sprinter. It starts with registering your unborn child for infant or childcare, sometimes queuing overnight for a place at the centre […]