Primary Mathematics
What is it about?
The ILLAC Program is a powerful and effective programme that uses the theories of neurology and psychology to help students learn better and faster. The programme stimulates children’s executive functions through handson activities and uses brain priming activities to prep the brain before working on the questions in the worksheets. A wellstimulated and prepped brain learns faster and absorbs better!
Throughout each session, your child’s working memory, mental flexibility and inhibitory control will be systematically stimulated through our speciallydesigned activities to ensure they not only excel in class but also in life. The programme also includes Speed Reading and Character Education to ensure your child is not only excellent in his/her studies but also has excellent decisionmaking skills in life.
Benefits of the Program


How exactly does it work?
In each 2 hours session, your child will be doing speed reading for about 10min, brainpriming activities for another 10 min and executive functions stimulation for another 10min. The rest of the time is used to learn academic concepts of Mathematics and its various heuristics. The teacher will also engage in onetoone consultation with each student to address weaknesses and clarify misconceptions.
Every 2 hours of learning with us is packed with brainstimulating work and learning that ensures your child is not only receiving tuition but real solid enrichment for the brain!
Primary Mathematics
In Singapore’s Primary Math, there are 12 heuristics in the Mathematics Syllabus and each taxes on at least 2 executive functions, above the knowledge needed to solve each sum:
Sample Question:
A farmer has 25 cows and chickens altogether. If the total number of legs among all the animals are 90, how many chickens are there in the farm?
Solution:
Besides taxing on the working memory to remember the steps to solve the problem using the Assumption Method, students will also need to ensure they exercise a lot of inhibitory control to use the correct numbers, differentiate the items and not make any careless transference of numbers in the process.
When do I use the Assumption Method?
When 2 totals and 2 items are given in the question.
What item should I assume?
If the question asks for “chickens”, assume all to be “cows”, because in that case, the final answer will be “chickens”.
Assume all to be cows.
Step 1: New total > 25 x 4 = 100 legs
Step 2: Difference between new and old total > 100 – 90 = 10 legs
Step 3: Difference between the items > 4 – 2 = 2 legs
Step 4: Divide the differences > 10 ÷ 2 = 5
Ans: 5 chickens
Click here for more information of each level: Primary One, Primary Two, Primary Three, Primary Four, Primary Five, Primary Six
Programme Outline for Each Level





Extensive revision of all topics will be done on a weekly basis to ensure students are ready for PSLE! 
We also include in our programmes:
SPEED READING
Speed Reading is a fixed component in our ILLAC program regardless of subject chosen. We train them to speed read using our very own Super Reader application on the iPad (you won’t be able to find it in iTunes, don’t bother ;).
We teach children to speed read using visualisation skills which broaden their ability to comprehend stories that they read in an instant.
Speed Reading takes place every single session (about 10min per lesson), hence the more times they come in in a week, the faster they are able to speed read!
But why speed read?
Imagine your child being able to read at half the time he usually takes, understand the demands and finish what is expected all in a jiffy.
You will not only save your breathe in chasing him to finish his work, he will have more time to relax and engage in other stuff which he likes!
BLISS…
Speed reading will also prepare your child for higher academic achievement by ensuring that he will be ready to read, visualise and understand anything that he needs to digest in order to prepare himself for the worldstage.
Character Education
You might think this is not important, or why would you need to sign up for an enrichment class that teaches “character”. Actually, character education is more than just teaching children to be good, our “Character Education” teaches students situational analysis, exposes them to current affairs, and guides them in developing decisionmaking skills.
Research shows that students who go through highquality character education perform better academically due to their heightened ability in making good decisions in life.
Character Education in ILLAC takes many forms. Most of our Comprehension Passages and Cloze passages teach either a moral or is based on current affairs that stir thinking. Teachers will also take about 10min per lesson to conduct discussions in class using our Character Education materials. From there, students develop oratorial skills in presenting their thoughts.
What is the schedule ?
You can choose between once a week per subject, or twice a week, 2 hours each subject/lesson. Multiple combinations of classes are available, please click here for more information of each level: Primary One, Primary Two, Primary Three, Primary Four, Primary Five, Primary Six
How to register ?
You can call, Whatsapp, email or visit us at our centers at Vision Exchange #0615 or West Coast Plaza #0116/17/18.