A little information about the plusing sums the Junior 3s are presently doing.
As, the children were doing last year, they are this year again using the ‘bridging system’. But as most of you have observed, most of the children are as well using the ‘counting on the fingers system’. Both are accepted as eventually the ‘counting system’ will be implemented.
I would though like ALL CHILDREN to be able to use ‘the bridging system’ as this is a vital and basic format of our syllabus.
I know that some children find ‘the counting system’ easier and faster but I MUST INSIST that the ‘bridging system’ is WELL KNOWN and USED by ALL Junior 3 students.
‘The Bridging System’ is the one which is given as an example on the Pupil Book 3A
I thank you for all your help and co operation.