NCLS Course Description

Last updated on October 2014



NCLS Math program


NCLS Math program provides different levels of math courses for students from 4th grade at public elementary schools up to 11th grade at public high schools, covering arithmetic, pre-algebra, 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 pre-requisite 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 4-5

Course Length

 1 year


Please download the following placement test sheets and take the test at home. A score of over 80% is required on this placement test:

Reference Textbook

Singapore Math, Primary Math Textbook 5A, 5B U.S. EDITION (ISBN: 978-981-01-8510-7 & 978-981-01-8511-4)

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