We believe that developing an organised way of thinking is critical and in order to achieve that, high-quality mathematics education has to start at an early age. Mathematics education at Worldly-Wise goes beyond rote counting, we intentionally inculcate number sense, the building block for all other math skills.

Firstly, we offer Numeracy-integrated English lessons where children practise numeracy and operations related to the IB theme set for the term. Secondly, thrice a week Montessori Mathematics session also helps them to approach math with hands-on, visual, and physical learning aids. All learning areas are intentionally designed to be developmentally appropriate.

From K1, we gradually introduce Financial Literacy lessons to prepare them for primary school or elementary school education. Take a closer look at the domains below.

Additionally, teachers are intentional with play activities, blending math into other sessions such as story-telling, art and crafts, science, playground time and etc. to help children understand that math happens everywhere!

Mathematics Activities

Simple relationships and patterns

Knowing simple relationships through matching, sorting, comparing, ordering and patterning helps children to exercise and build on their logical thinking capabilities. These thinking skills are foundational to understanding numbers and the number system.
  • Matching
  • Sorting
  • Comparing
  • Ordering
  • Patterning

Counting and number sense

Acquiring counting skills and developing number sense help children understand the concept of numbers and their relationships. Children should be provided with learning experiences where they need to count, compare, combine and take apart numbers. In order for the concept of numbers to be meaningful to the children, these learning experiences must be authentic and relevant to the children during play or as they occur in the real world.
  • Rote Counting
  • Rational Counting
  • Number sense
    • Conversation of quantity
    • Part-whole relationship
    • Subilizing

Basic shapes and simple spatial concepts

Identifying and naming basic shapes help children differentiate and describe things in the environment. Understanding simple spatial concepts involves children being aware of the spatial relationship between them and the people/things around them and using the language of position (e.g. top, bottom, in front of, behind) and movement (e.g. up, down, left, right) to describe it. Exploration of basic shapes and understanding of simple spatial concepts lay the foundation for geometry in future learning.
  • Basic Shapes
    • Shapes and its unique properties
    • Manipulate shapes and forming figures
  • Simple Spatial Concept
    • Geometry and 3-dimensional materials
    • Positional words
    • Directional words

Multiplication and Division

Multiplication and Division are exposed early to our children through engaging and regular Montessori sessions. They learn these concepts through physical apparatus and practises on our customised worksheets.
  • Skip Counting
  • Simple Multiplication and Division
  • Usage of Manipulatives
  • Problem Solving on Paper

Financial Literacy

Children start picking up basic concepts about money, spending, saving and learn how to pay at a store. Financial literacy is promoted through books, games, and imaginative play. This helps K2 students in their transition to primary school.
  • Concept of Money
  • Making Spending Decisions
  • Allowances and Spending Plans
  • Role-playing of a Tuckshop Situation and etc.
  • Saving and Earning Money
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