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Modelmatics, Issue #008 -- Parents Can Coach
March 28, 2014

Can you solve the following Grade 5 and 6 Singapore Math questions?


Alan has 1/3 as much money as Bob and 2/3 of what Colin has. If Colin has $300 less than Bob, how much money do the 3 boys have altogether?


John spent $160 of his money on a bag and 1/3 of the remainder on a wallet. If he had 50% of his money left, how much money did he have at first?


Mightyman had some pens. He gave ¼ of what he had plus 6 pens to Beeman. He then gave 1/3 of what he had left plus 6 pens to Woodenman. After that, he gave ½ of the remainder plus 6 pens to Captain Africa. He had 6 pens left. How many pens did Mightyman have at first?


May and June have some money. If May spends $40 a day and June spends $20 a day, May will be left with $450 when June has spent all her money. If May spends $20 a day and June spends $40 a day, May will be left with $1350 when June has spent all her money. How much money does June have?


Have you ever wondered if parents could coach their own kids Math?

Do you sometimes feel the current Singapore Math syllabus is a little beyond you?

Or do you sometimes feel a little lost because you did not learn Math this way when you were a kid?

Does watching other kids excel but seeing your own fall behind exasperate you?

Do you want to know what's the latest trend in Math teaching?

Do you find any of these scenarios familiar? If you do, you might want to know that you are not alone. Many parents are facing the same problem simply because you were not taught Math this way when you were in school.

Parents can coach, if they are given the right training and support.

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