Muhammad Iylia Bin Mohd Hutta

Muhammad Iylia Bin Mohd Hutta

Psychology, Year 2 (2018)
Nanyang Technological University

I am a passionate individual who always seeks answers to the questions I have about human behaviour. This is the main reason why I chose to read Psychology. I have a particular interest in Academic Motivation and Religiosity and its related individual differences. As such, my larger interests lie in Social and Personality Psychology. Aside from my studies, I love to read literature (both academic and fiction), cycle, practice Silat and spend time with my family and friends.

Being a part of this study is meaningful to me as I know I would be playing a role in improving the academic performance and structure for future students of Singapore. As a product of Singapore’s education system, I too realise its shortcomings and I want to be able to bring it to greater heights by improving on its weaknesses and allowing as many students as possible to have a better chance at succeeding in school.

Fawziah binte Shaik Chentha Mathar

Fawziah binte Shaik Chentha Mathar

Sociology, Year 3 (2018)
Nanyang Technological University

I’m a third-year Sociology student studying at NTU. Through my field of study, I have a greater appreciation for how one should not just sit back and let society carry on the way it is, but should instead step up to lead change. I have also worked with children, and seen how they experience the education system at the primary school level. As such, I am eager to understand more about low-progress students and how we can help them. In my leisure time, I enjoy learning dance, reading sci-fi, and listening to K-pop.

I’m really excited to be a part of this study as I will get to learn from first-hand experience how technology can be incorporated into teaching and learning mathematics so that students can benefit as much as possible. Thorough interaction with everyone else working on this project, I also hope to learn more about the research process and improve my problem-solving skills.

Nur Amira binte Rahim

Nur Amira binte Rahim

Music, Year 2 (2018)
Bachelor of Arts
National Institute of Education

I am Nur Amira Binte Rahim and I am currently a year 2 student under the Bachelor of Arts Programme in the National Institute of Education. I major in Music and I enjoy playing and learning different musical instruments. In my free time, I like to compose my own songs and experiment with different genres. Most importantly, as future educator, I wish to pass on this passion for music to others.

By participating in this project, I would be exposed to a more interesting way of learning mathematics in the classroom (i.e. through games), which should in fact be more welcomed and encouraged in a primary school setting. This research helps me make connections between teaching and learning. As a future educator, this research would be helpful in guiding educators like myself to further assist their students’ learning. In addition, this participation in the research project would expose and equip me with adequate research skills, which I wish to be more familiar with and build up as time goes by, especially for future research projects I may be involved in.

Koh Zhi Chao, Brandon

Koh Zhi Chao, Brandon

Engineering, Year 2 (2019)
Nanyang Technological University

Despite majoring in engineering, I have always been curious about the problems faced by low progress learners as there were times when I was labelled as a ‘low-achiever’. I believe that there are many factors resulting in some learners not being able to keep up, hence taking on this project will allow me to explore further the deficits and mechanisms of low progress math learner population. This project also provides me a chance to participate in data collection sessions and do literature review, something that I have not done before and really looking forward to. In my free time, I like to watch football and read autobiographies of football players.

Kok Yao Xiang

Kok Yao Xiang

Accountancy, Year 2 (2019)
Nanyang Technological University

I have always been passionate about education and being a teacher is one of my life long aspirations. To teach, to inspire and to bring joy to students. That is what I define as success in my life. Apart from teaching, I enjoy learning new things, playing sports and listening to spoken word poetry.

Having taught children from different backgrounds, I’ve always felt like I could do more for the lower progress students but just didn’t know how. I am very thankful for this research opportunity as it allows me to venture into my area of interest. Therefore, I hope to contribute greatly to this study and bring what I learn into the classrooms I create.

Seah Kim May Samantha

Seah Kim May Samantha

Masters in Applied Psychology
National Institute of Education

I have always enjoyed working with children, and have a soft spot for those who are not doing as well as their peers. My interest is in improving the school experience for children with Special Educational Needs, working with them at the individual level as well as a systemic level. I am particularly interested in Mathematics, and the difficulties acquiring the skills that seem so effortless to the typical child.

Being part of this study is a privilege to me as I can understand children with mathematical difficulties at a more in-depth level, and be part of the solution to make school a less intimidating and more enjoyable experience for all children.