Make It Right
The Make It Right series is the first problem solving series aimed at helping pupils identify and analyze common conceptual errors in word problems.
OVERCOME CONCEPTUAL PROBLEMS
With the common belief that practice makes perfect, pupils today practice a tremendous amount of problem sums to improve their competencies in problem solving. Yet, it is so common to see pupils stumble over the same type of problems and repeating their mistakes. Research has shown that if pupils can analyse and understand what is wrong with their own solutions, they will learn a lot better than to be simply presented with the correct solutions.
There are many types of errors presented by pupils, ranging from calculation errors to conceptual errors which are more common.
The Make It Right series is the first problem solving series aimed at helping pupils identify and analyze common conceptual errors in word problems. With more than a decade’s research and study into how and why pupils make mistakes, the series compiles the common mistakes made by pupils at different levels.
SPOT THE ERROR
Pupils will identify the ‘line of error’ and explain what is wrong with the given solutions. They will counter propose a correct solution to the given problem.
The ‘line of error’ will be revealed and pupils can compare with their initial findings.
The correct solution is presented beside the error for pupils to make meaningful comparison. It also serves as a check against their initial attempt to solve the problem on the reverse page.
IDENTIFYING THE ERROR
This section explains why and how the error is made. It also includes some of the misconceptions to explain why the errors are made.
"It is the clear that Make It RIGHT is built on a sound theoretical underpinning, which improves my child's understanding of the conceptual approach and how to avoid common pitfalls. It is definitely not the conventional assessment book. My son enjoyed the questions and his results improved to the 90s after completing the P5 series. Thanks!"
Mr Wong Fong Ching