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What is Math Anxiety?

| Brainbuilder™, Global News, Maths, Test, Uncategorized

Math anxiety is a feeling of tension, apprehension or fear that interferes with math performance (Ashcraft, 2002). Under the recent pressure of the NAPLAN, it is important for us to recognise the impact of math anxiety. There is increasing stress being placed

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2017 April Holiday Program Review

| Brainbuilder™, Global News, Local News Australia, Maths, Test

  The April Holiday Program has come to a successful end! Based on our feedback, it’s safe to say our students had tremendous fun throughout the April Holiday Program through our Maths and Science curriculum. Aside from their obvious enjoyment,

Holiday Maths Olympiad Training

| Brainbuilder™, Local News Australia, Maths, Test, Uncategorized

What is the Maths Olympiad? APSMO hosts the Maths Olympiad, a competition designed as an introduction for both primary and high school students to math concepts that are important in the futures. BrainBuild’s Holiday math programs cover topics presented in

AMC Training Program

| Brainbuilder™, Global News, Local News Australia, Maths, Test

What is AMC? The Australian Mathematics Competition is one of the largest school-based mathematics competition involving around 700,000 participants yearly in over 30 different countries. The competition, held on Thursday 27th July 2017 this year, aims to test students’ mathematical

Only 1.11% of Malaysian Pupils scored straight A’s at UPSR test in 2016

| Brainbuilder™, Global News, Local News Malaysia, Maths, Test

UPSR results in 2016 were significantly low compared to those in 2015; with only 4, 896 pupils that represented 1.11% scoring straight A’s in 2016 out of a total of 452, 721 candidates; contrary to 2015 with 38, 344 students

Malaysia ranks 18th place in Maths at global achievements test (TIMSS) while Singapore ranks number 1 among 39 countries.

| Brainbuilder™, Global News, Local News Malaysia, Maths, Test

Malaysian students’ performance in Mathematics has significantly improved since Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) test in 2011, scoring 25 points higher from 440 to 465 in 2015. The TIMSS is a large-scale international test that evaluates students’

Dr Fong designs SMAT to benchmark students’ performances against highest Maths education standards

| Brainbuilder™, Global News, Local News Malaysia, Maths, Test

Singapore Maths Achievement Test (SMAT) was designed and introduced by Dr Fong in 2016 as a way to benchmark students’ performances against Singapore Maths standards that ranked top in global achievements test TIMSS 2016. See full article here For the first time,

Australia’s global mathematics ranking plummets since 2011

| Global News, Maths, Test

The Australian students’ rankings in Year 4 Mathematics dropped from 18th to 28th and from 12th to 17th   in Year 8 Mathematics at global achievement test (TIMSS). The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) is a test recognised

BrainBuilder™ students outperform in AMC test

| Brainbuilder™, Local News Australia, Test

About AMC The  Australian Mathematics Competition (AMC) is one of the world’s largest school-based mathematics competitions with more than 14 million entries since 1978. This test highlights the importance of mathematics as a curriculum subject and gives students an opportunity to

New minimum numeracy, literacy standards for NSW HSC students

| Brainbuilder™, Local News Australia, Maths, Test

The NSW government yesterday unveiled new minimum standards for numeracy and literacy which will come into affect from 2020. This is seen as another step towards arresting the decline in standards for maths in Australia and to prepare students to

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