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 5

Course Name

 Singapore Math

Suggested to the students in public school

 Grade 5-6

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

Primary Mathematics Textbook 6A and 6B: ISBN:  978-981-01-8514-5 and 978-981-01-8515-2

Course Content

1. Number theory (rational and irrational number)

2. Fraction basics

3. Operations with fraction (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division)

4. Exponent, absolute value

5. Decimal basics

6. Operations with decimals

7. Ration, proportion, percent

8. Conversion of fractions, decimals and percentage

9. Probability

10. Geometry and measurement (covering and surround)

11. Perimeter, area and volume

12. Integers and equations

13. Introduction on exponent and root

14. Operator evaluation order and basic operation law (associate, commutative,

????? distributive law)

15. Constant convert methods

16. Linear equations

17. Inequality and linear inequality equation