Welcome to No Problem Sums

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Greetings!

I’m Mark Heng. Welcome to my No Problem Sums website 🙂

Are you a parent struggling with helping your kid’s Maths homework? Or a primary school student finding it hard to keep up with Maths? Are problem sums giving you more than a fair share of problems?

As a parent myself, I can empathize with you on the headaches today’s Maths syllabi have inadvertently brought on. But fret not, I have an idea about how to alleviate this particular problem. Read on…

Mark’s Idea of No Problem Sums

The main aim of this site is to help parents and students tackle difficult or tricky Primary School Maths problem sums. I envision doing this by walking through how I’d solve these Maths questions, with clear explanation of what to look out for.

Not so much about creating model answers, since different schools may require different presentation of workings and answers. It’s more about showing an approach to tackling Maths sums, which I’m hopeful is easier to grasp.

Thus putting the “No” before “problem sums”, the inspiration behind the name of this website and what it aims to do. For more about Mark’s inspiration and idea, read the About page.

Not sure how to use this website? Click here for instructions...

How to Get Around

Moving around this website to get help on problem sums is easy; and can be fun too!

Use the Main Menu

The main menu is that dark-grey bar with words in white, located near the top of the page, beneath the No Problem Sums banner. Those white words are category names, telling you how articles are being organized in our library.

Move the mouse pointer over the category name which suggests the type of articles you are interested to explore. If a category name ends with a “>>” mark, a secondary menu will drop down to show sub-categories contained within.

Click on a category or sub-category name to reveal a listing of related articles.

View Articles and Listings

An article can be viewed in full on a page, once it is selected. Listings of articles are shown with excerpts to facilitate such a selection.

When there are more articles to be listed, the “<< Show Earlier Articles" and "Show Later Articles >>” options will show up at the end of the current listing. Click on either to see more listings.

Read the article excerpts to see which one you want to know more about. Then click the “Read More” option at the end of that article to open it in full view.

Do a Search

The search box can be found right at the top of the sidebar on the right side of the page. It has the heading “Simple Search”.

Move the mouse pointer over the search box and click it. Next, type your search term into the box and click the “Search” button. Be mindful that a search term should be wide in scope — use “models” instead of “models with 3 unknowns”, for example.

If articles matching your search term are found, a listing will be shown, as described earlier. An error message alerts you when nothing is available; in this case, use a different search term or locate articles by other means.

Explore on Your Own

There are several other ways to get to the articles you want to read and learn about. Like the “Latest Articles” section on the sidebar; or the various panels on the home page, just to name two. Feel free to explore — information is just a few clicks away.

Links to articles and other resources can appear on a page — these are clickable options and are shown in dark blue color. For example, click here to go to the home page.

Many of the links describe what they connect to; move the mouse pointer over a link to reveal what it does before you click it. Try it with the “click here” link example just above.

Stay in Touch

Before I end, allow me to ask a few questions:

  • How did you get to know about No Problem Sums?
    Perhaps you heard from friends or fellow students; or their parents. Good. I’m happy that word is getting around. Help me to spread the message too. Many thanks.
  • What was the purpose of your visit?
    Maybe, certain problem sums are giving you problems. Really! You’ve tried your best to crack them but to no avail. I’m confident you found some help here.
  • Were you looking for other problem sums to learn from?
    Wow, way to go! That’s the spirit, a positive attitude towards learning. At the same time, you can help others by contributing your school’s problem sums to our library.
  • Were you looking for Maths teasers and puzzles?
    Nice 🙂 Mathematical diversions of all sorts can be good for your brains and help you see things from different perspectives. I’ll try my best to bring you (and solve some) interesting puzzles and teasers. You can share yours too.

All the same, I warmly welcome your comments, suggestions and feedback. You can start by replying to this article (see below). If Facebook is your thing, hop over to the No Problem Sums page and Like Us: https://www.facebook.com/NoProblemSums

You can also send me an Email using the contact form here.

My best wishes,
Mark Heng

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