High Ability Math

GATE Math Programme® – Primary 1-3
Programme Scope:
  1. Core Module –  School math at advanced level – 20%
  2. Enrichment Module – Mathematical reasoning/Complex problem solving skills – 60%
  3. General Ability Module – Non-verbal reasoning (Visual/spatial, logic) – 20%

GATE Math program is designed for high ability learners who are motivated to learn beyond school curriculum, investigate and solve complex math problems at competitive standard.
Some examples of the mathematical reasoning concepts covered in our enrichment module are:

  • Common Sense Method
  • Think One Method
  • Systematic Guess Method
  • Unit Method
  • Time Tunnel Method
  • Grouping Method
  • Gap Method
Suitable For:

High ability children who need an enriched math curriculum beyond school syllabus.
It prepares students for:

  • Challenging questions in school exams
  • Math competitions (Olympiad math-NMOS/SMOPS, UNSW/ICAS math, Australian Math Competition, American Math Competition)
  • GEP (Gifted Education Programme) screening/selection tests
  • GATE (Gifted and Talented Education Programme) by international school (i.e. Singapore American School)
  • DSA via Math Subject Talent
GATE Math Programme® – Primary 4-6
Programme Scope:
  1. Core Module – School math at advanced level (PSLE & GEP curriculum combined) – 60%
  2. Enrichment Module – Math competition and DSA via Math subject talent – 40%

GATE Math program is designed for high ability learners who have the aptitude to master both PSLE and high ability curriculum modelled after GEP math.  GATE Math programme at upper primary school level exposes the high ability learners to various levels of competitive math questions to prepare them for the math competitions (NMOS by NUS High, SMOPS by Hwa Chong, RI Math World by RI, Australia Math Competition) and develop the passion for math.  Our enrichment module gives our students a competitive edge for DSA application by demonstrating subject talent.

Suitable for:

High ability learners who need an enriched math curriculum beyond school syllabus.
It prepares students for:

  • Challenging questions in school exams (including GEP classes) and PSLE
  • Math competitions (Olympiad math-NMOS/SMOPS, UNSW/ICAS math, Australian Math Competition, American Math Competition-8)
  • DSA application via subject talent (math)
GATE Elite Math Programme® – Primary 4-6 (By Invitation)
Programme Scope:
  1. Math competition module – 80%
  2. Core Module –  School math at advanced level (PSLE & GEP curriculum combined) – 20%

Elite Math programme is designed for students who are profoundly gifted in mathematics and have the aptitude and attitude to compete in national and international math competitions, such as NMOS by NUS high, SMOPS by Hwa Chong, RI Math World by RI, Australian Math Competition, and American Math Competition-8.
Elite Math programme is developed to groom future mathematicians, scientists, academia with a passion in math.  Many of our Elite Math programme students have been invited to special round of NMOS/SMOPS at P4 and awarded gold and high distinction from various competitions, as well as being the top 20 at national level and representing Singapore for International Math Olympiad.

Specially designed for:

High ability Learners who are exceptionally gifted and passionate about Mathematics.
It prepares students for:

  • Specialised National and International Math competitions (GEP, DSA application via Subject Talent, International Competitions)
Comparison of GATE Math & Elite Math Programme® – Primary 4-6

Our upper primary math programme at GATE caters to the learning needs of high-ability learners (GEP as well as non-GEP).
Due to the diversity of talents, interests and priorities among our students, we provide two types of math programmes to match their learning needs:

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Our Math ProgrammesGATE Math ProgrammeElite Math Programme
(by Teachers' Recommendation)
PSLE
- Complete all topics by the end of P5
- Intensive practice papers starting from P6
GEP Topics
DSA via Math as Subject Talent
Math Olympiad ObjectivesNMOS (P5)70 to 80%
Bronze, Silver & Above
80-90%
Silver, Gold & Above
SMOPS (P6)70 to 80%
Bronze, Silver & Above
80-90%
Silver, Gold & Above
Others
(i.e. AMC, Mathlympics)
80-85%
Top 30% & Above
(Regional Ranking)
80-90%
Top 10% & Above
(Regional Ranking)
Workload ModerateHeavy
Self-learning in AdvanceOptionalCompulsory
Target and GoalsStellar achievements among same age peersStellar achievements among children with strong passion in Math
Suitable ForHigh ability students who wants to excel and be challenged in Math, but have other commitments or need more time to explore various interestsHigh ability students who are ready and committed to learn at the pace of the programme