Specialised Educational Services (SES) is a division of the Dyslexia Association of Singapore.

Maths Programme

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SES Maths Programme is offering a new curriculum to support students in Primary 5 and 6 with problem sums.

Common difficulties a child may face with problem sums:

• Weakness in short term memory
• Understanding the vocabulary of mathematics
• Problems with sequencing
• Challenges following multi-step calculations

Our unique approach to tackling problem sums:

1. TRY: Students are first given the opportunity to solve a word problem on their own
2. SHARE: 
They will share with their peers how they arrived at the solution
3. LEARN: 
The teacher's role is to draw out key features of the problem and to introduce a suggested method of solving the problem
Students will apply what they have learned by solving a similar word problem

Try-Share-Learn-Apply approach is proudly developed by the SES Maths Programme team. 

Expanded Entry Criteria:
• Students in Primary 5 and 6 (Standard) scoring between 50 and 74%
• Passing paper one in the latest Maths exam papers
• Non-DAS students with a valid diagnosis of dyslexia and meet the above criteria

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The aim of the SES Maths Programme is to effectively support students with dyslexia who have persistent difficulties in mathematics, particularly with maths word problems.

Our Approach

The programme helps to bridge the gap between your child's ability and the mainstream syllabus by addressing areas they are weaker in. This is done through a C-R-A (Concrete-Representational-Abstract) approach. Every stage of learning ensures that the child links mathematical ideas in a progressive and cumulative way. The methodology applied constantly keeps in touch with the mainstream school maths syllabus, with the aim of bridging the gap between the student's ability and mainstream syllabus.

Recommended for

Students with dyslexia have specific areas of difficulty that can affect their mathematical performance such as poor short term and working memory, reversals in words and numbers, problem with sequencing and difficulty with reading word problems. These difficulties can impede a child's ability to understand concepts, do calculations and apply to what they have learnt to forward and backward, understanding of number relationships, place value, timetable facts and following multi-step calculations.


The SES Maths curriculum which is evidence based, serves to to meet the diverse needs of our learners.  
The Maths
depending on the entry level of the students  initially focuses on concept mastery and understanding
. As the student progresses on the curriculum the focus then shifts to teaching the understanding of Advanced problem solving using heuristics at Primary 5 & 6. 

Entry Criteria

  • P1 - P4: Below 49%
  • P5 - P6 Standard: Below 75%
  • Open to all Foundation students
  • Non-DAS students with a valid diagnosis of dyslexia and meet the above criteria can be accepted.

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