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by singapore eagle
Sun, 30 Oct 2016 10:16 pm
Forum: Parenting, Family & Schools
Topic: Newbie looking for P1 & P2 curriculum recommendations
Replies: 6
Views: 1917

Re: Newbie looking for P1 & P2 curriculum recommendations

The P1 syllabus goes up to addition and subtraction within 100. So a child is expected to be able to to subtract any two digit number from any other two digit number, provided that the answer > 0. I wouldn't say that my daughter was ever "taught" to memorise anything. But, through practice/worksheet...
by singapore eagle
Sun, 30 Oct 2016 3:22 pm
Forum: Parenting, Family & Schools
Topic: Newbie looking for P1 & P2 curriculum recommendations
Replies: 6
Views: 1917

Re: Newbie looking for P1 & P2 curriculum recommendations

My daughter here in Singapore use the My Pals are Here series. She has a textbook and something called a pupil's workbook.

Note that the 'Singapore maths' doesn't really get going until around P3/P4 and then it really appears to ramp up in P5/P6.
by singapore eagle
Fri, 11 Sep 2015 11:25 pm
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: General Election - Coming Soon - 11th September
Replies: 251
Views: 37669

Re: General Election - Coming Soon - 11th September

Wd40 wrote:
singapore eagle wrote:It's 100 votes from each polling station. There are 832 polling stations.
That is 83k out of 2 million or 0.5%.

You need to move your decimal point!
by singapore eagle
Fri, 11 Sep 2015 11:08 pm
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: General Election - Coming Soon - 11th September
Replies: 251
Views: 37669

Re: General Election - Coming Soon - 11th September

It's 100 votes from each polling station. There are 832 polling stations.
by singapore eagle
Fri, 11 Sep 2015 10:50 pm
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: General Election - Coming Soon - 11th September
Replies: 251
Views: 37669

Re: General Election - Coming Soon - 11th September

So it looks like a big swing back to the PAP.

Far from making gains, WP have a fight to hold on to their existing seats.

And PAP are heading for well above 60% nationwide.
by singapore eagle
Fri, 11 Sep 2015 8:06 pm
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: General Election - Coming Soon - 11th September
Replies: 251
Views: 37669

Re: General Election - Coming Soon - 11th September

Right, despite not being able to vote, I think election night is worth staying up for. Here's the picture as I understand it. 1) The PAP looks a certain winner in more than 2/3rds of the seats. Any sort of action anywhere except the places I list below would be a huge surprise. 2) The interesting se...
by singapore eagle
Wed, 09 Sep 2015 9:52 am
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: General Election - Coming Soon - 11th September
Replies: 251
Views: 37669

Re: General Election - Coming Soon - 11th September

So, as we get to the last day of campaigning, what do we think is going to happen on Friday? (One of the oddities of Singapore elections is that there is absolutely no objective sense of how the parties are faring.) My take: - WP to add one more GRC and one more SMC, where they are up against an unp...
by singapore eagle
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 10:03 am
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: General Election - Coming Soon - 11th September
Replies: 251
Views: 37669

Re: General Election - Coming Soon - 11th September

The curious thing is I am used to governments calling elections early only when they are playing on a very transient advantage. You can look at PM Lee's national day rally speech to see the PAP capitalising on the transient advantage of LKY's passing and SG50. The pitch to the electorate is clearly...
by singapore eagle
Wed, 05 Aug 2015 11:31 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Singaporean Identity...
Replies: 29
Views: 7350

Re: Singaporean Identity...

Mr Brown was contemplating this on Monday, with his five-word Singapore stories:

http://www.mrbrown.com/blog/2015/08/5-w ... ories.html

My favourites were

What are we queuing for?
I love you. Let's BTO.
Your children go where tuition?
by singapore eagle
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 2:23 pm
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: General Election - Coming Soon - 11th September
Replies: 251
Views: 37669

Re: General Election ...

I enjoyed the 2011 election. I even trudged along to a rally at Serangoon Stadium one night. There will surely be a further swing to the opposition this time - I'd venture that the question is how much. Will the PAP be able to give up their usual habit of patronising and alienating the electorate? W...
by singapore eagle
Thu, 23 Jul 2015 10:55 am
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: ST says "Higher salary bar for foreigners seeking family visas"
Replies: 56
Views: 12830

Re: ST says "Higher salary bar for foreigners seeking family visas"

Here is more of a breakdown of non-PR foreign workers by pass type: http://www.mom.gov.sg/documents-and-publications/foreign-workforce-numbers And some of the data for previous years for comparison: http://www.momsingapore.blogspot.sg/2012/09/manpower-realities-beyond-numbers.html Edit: and some eve...
by singapore eagle
Thu, 23 Jul 2015 10:40 am
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: ST says "Higher salary bar for foreigners seeking family visas"
Replies: 56
Views: 12830

Re: ST says "Higher salary bar for foreigners seeking family visas"

Please refer me to any report on subject matter: "numbers of foreigners (table out their nationalities/countries) working here now compared to 10 years ago, 5 years ago, 2 years ago. Specify group; E, PEP, S, work permit" This document tells you as much as the government wants you to know: http://p...
by singapore eagle
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 4:13 pm
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: UNABLE TO BOOK PR APPOINTMENT
Replies: 4
Views: 2568

Re: UNABLE TO BOOK PR APPOINTMENT

Keep checking back. The experience that a lot of us have had is that earlier slots appear fairly regularly.
by singapore eagle
Sun, 31 May 2015 2:08 pm
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: Man Shot Dead Near Shangri-La Hotel Singapore
Replies: 71
Views: 10107

Re: Man Shot Dead Near Shangri-La Hotel Singapore

It's interesting seeing the reaction on social media. Near-universal praise for the police.

In other countries, people might be a bit slower to believe the police's account. Others might question whether it was necessary to use lethal force.

I say this with no agenda. It's just quite eye-opening.
by singapore eagle
Sun, 31 May 2015 2:05 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Forum has become so quiet
Replies: 66
Views: 12611

Re: Forum has become so quiet

OK, I genuinely offer this in a constructive spirit... Many of you regulars come across as very, shall we say, aggressive. This isn't always the case and there are some notable exceptions - e.g. JR8 and Strong Eagle (most of the time, anyway). I haven't posted very much since I joined, and in part t...

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