Conquer Model Drawing for Upper Primary
Conquer Model Drawing is a series of two books – Lower Primary and Upper Primary – specially conceived and developed to encapsulate the essence of mathematical modelling and harness students’ cognitive skills to solve word problems. The books cover Numbers, Measurements, Fractions, Decimals, Ratio, Average, Percentage and Speed.
In Primary Mathematics, applications and modelling are problem solving processes that allow students to connect mathematics learned to the real world, thereby enhancing the understanding of key concepts and methods as well as developing mathematical competencies.
Why draw a model?
Modelling, in particular, is the process of formulating and improving a mathematical model to solve real-world problems. Through mathematical modelling, students learn to deal with ambiguity, make connections, select and apply appropriate mathematics concepts and skills, identify assumptions and reflect on the solutions, and make informed decisions based on given or collected data. In other words, a student learns to read a problem, assess the known and unknown, draw a model to represent the problem, and in the process, simplify the problem to see a solution.
The topics, and therefore, the questions, are graded for effective progressive learning. Examples appended with clear notes and instructions serve to help students understand the concept behind each model drawing. Exercises are designed to teach the use of these models for problem solving.
The step-by-step solutions provide a comprehensive learning experience for students, enabling them to master the mathematical skill of model drawing.
|Year Level||Year 4, Year 5, Year 6|
|Date of Publication||2016|