NCLS Course Description
Last updated on October 2014
NCLS Math program
Description:
NCLS Math program provides
different levels of math courses for students from 4^{th} grade at
public elementary schools up to 11^{th} grade at public high schools,
covering arithmetic, prealgebra, algebra, geometry, PSAT and SAT. Along with
the main ?horizontal? mathematic courses, we open ?Math contest? class as a
?vertical? exploration for students who love challenging themselves. This class
helps students to look at mathematic problems in different aspect of views and
develop effective approaches to the solutions.
Starting the year of 2012,
NCLS math program adopts Singapore math system as a core in classes.? Instead of pursuing a placement of public
school education or gifted students training, this system primarily focuses on
the fundamentals and skills in mathematics learning and problem solving, and
emphasizing on learning mathematics effectively.
Suggestions to the parents:
When you help your child to
choose class, you need to read the course syllabus carefully and clearly
understand the content in each course, then, find out a class which is proper
to your child. For Math 4, 5, and 6, please let your child take the placement
test at home and grade it yourself; a score of over
80% on the placement test is required for taking the related class.
When you think about ?math
contest? class for your child, please keep in mind that this class is not
suitable for all students. A certain level prerequisite is necessary in order
to ensure everyone in this class to meet their goals after several years
studying. It is highly suggested to speak to class teacher for the details
before you and your child make decision.
The course syllabus:
Class Name 
Math 4 
Course Name 
Singapore Math 

Suggested to the students in public school 
Grade 45 

Course Length 
1 year 

Prerequisite 
Please download the following placement test sheets and
take the test at home. A score of over 80% is required on this placement test:
http://www.singaporemath.com/v/vspfiles/assets/images/pl_pm4btest.pdf 

Reference Textbook 


Course Content 

1. Whole
Number Addition and Subtraction 2. Whole
Number Multiplication and Division 3. Rounding
Numbers 4. Estimation
of Sum, Differences, Products and Quotients 5. Fraction
Basic: Addition and Subtraction with Same Denominator 6. Fraction
Basic: Addition and Subtraction of Mixed Numbers 7. Compare
and Converting Fractions 8. Decimal
Basic: Tenths, Hundredths, Thousandths 9. Decimal
Basic: Addition and Subtraction 10. Rounding
and Compare Decimals 11. Decimal
Multiplication: Thousandths by Tenths 12. Finding
Percent, Calculating and Uses of Percent 13. Relating
Fractions, Decimals and Percent 14. Basic
Measurements: Time and Length 15. Basic
Measurements: Mass and Liquid Volume 16. Geometry
Basic: Points, Lines and Rays 17. Geometry
Basic: Types of Angles, Triangles and Quadrilaterals 18. Simple
Calculation of Perimeter, Area and Volume 