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Learning Support Mathematics (Primary 1 and 2)

A programme aims to provide assistance to P1 and P2 pupils who are weak in Mathematics. Pupils who are identified will be supported. They will be pulled out from their classes to attend lessons during curriculum time. The ratio of teacher to pupils will be 1:10 (max).  This small group teaching will enable pupils to be fully engaged in the learning of Mathematics.



Improving Confidence and Achievement in Numeracy  (ICAN) (Primary 3 to 6)

ICAN is a MOE-initiative to help pupils who are facing difficulties with learning Mathematics.  The target groups of this programme are mainly the Primary 3 to 6 pupils. Our school started on this programme in 2015.  

Centred on the teaching and learning of concepts rather than procedure, pupils learn about the Math concepts behind the related algorithm. ICAN Teachers use strategies that provide more scaffolding to pupils during their lessons for these classes.

Pupils’ learning is guided through structured lessons with emphasis on: 

mastering basic Math facts, 

constantly reviewing and revisiting concepts learnt previously, 

providing scaffolds to assist pupils as they learnt new concepts

using manipulatives to help pupils link the concrete to the pictorial to the abstract

designing appropriate work to pupils to demonstrate mastery of the concepts and skills

consolidating the lesson to help pupils form link their learning with the real world situations


In 2016, another class of pupils was started in this programme.  The class size was kept small so that the teacher could provide greater support to individual pupils.