Originally Broadcasted
Date: Thursday 29th July, 2021

Here are the 3 main takeaways:

1. Zorbit Math is a blended-learning software that builds Math conceptual foundations in young children from preschool to Grade 3 levels. Math is fundamentally a “spatial” subject. Through the heavy use of visual-spatial representations of numbers, Zorbit facilitates a deep comprehension of important Math concepts in young learners.   

2. To minimise mindless answering of Math questions, Math should be used to solve problems. In Zorbit Math, children do exactly that! Through rich Math tasks, children use Math as a tool to solve a variety of problems that Zorbit (the game character) and his friends encounter. 

3. An independent study found that children who used Zorbit Math over 8 weeks saw an increase in their mathematics achievement scores equivalent to one year of natural growth. Zorbit Math is widely and successfully used in schools in Canada. Through both its online and offline resources, teachers can help children develop confidence and enjoyment in Math during these important early years. 

    Featured Speaker

    Ms Cheryl Chia, Founder and Director, BrainFit®

    With more than 20 years’ experience in brain fitness training, Ms Cheryl Chia is an accomplished physiotherapist, who is also the founder of BrainFit, an entity that specialises in scientific brain fitness training. Cheryl holds a Master Degree in Physiotherapy Studies from the University of Queensland, Australia. She was awarded a full scholarship from KK Hospital, Singapore and was also the overall coordinator for paediatric neurology physiotherapy there. She has lectured in Nanyang Polytechnic and is a much sought-after speaker, including at events organised by MediaCorp, the Child Guidance Clinic, schools and international brain-based learning conferences. She is a frequent invited guest on Parenting Made Easy Radio 93.8, where she shares her expertise on brain fitness to help parents raise smarter and more resilient children. Cheryl is also an author and a mother to two young girls.