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ChatGPT: Supercharge your child's PSLE journey with 20 game-changing prompts

ChatGPT: Supercharge your child's PSLE journey with 20 game-changing prompts

ChatGPT is the perfect study companion for primary school students. With its vast experience and superior language capabilities, it can give students a major edge when it comes to exam preparation. 

In this article, we'll look at 20 creative and exciting ways that ChatGPT can help you succeed in your exams.

5 ways ChatGPT can help you learn English

1. Reading comprehension practice

Students can ask ChatGPT questions about a passage or story to improve their understanding and interpretation skills.

Example of using ChatGPT to improve reading comprehension skills

Passage: "The Industrial Revolution, which began in the 18th century, marked a significant shift in the world's economic and social landscape. It brought about mechanisation, urbanisation, and mass production, transforming traditional agrarian societies into industrialised ones. The invention of steam power and the growth of factories revolutionised industries such as textiles, mining, and transportation. This period of rapid change also led to societal challenges, including poor working conditions and social inequalities."

Read the passage above and answer the following questions in question-and-answer format. For each answer, explain how you found this answer and why this is a good answer for a PSLE Singapore paper: 

- What were the key features of the Industrial Revolution? 

- How did the invention of steam power impact industries? 

- What were some of the social challenges that arose during this period?

2. Spelling and grammar checks

ChatGPT can help students with proofreading their written work, checking for spelling errors, and suggesting grammar improvements.

Example of how you can use ChatGPT to improve your spelling and grammar

"I enjoy writting and reading. It's one of my favorit activities. I often goes to the libary to find new books." 
Look at the sentence above and answer the following questions. Also tell me where I made mistakes and how I can improve. 
- Could you please check for any spelling errors in my paragraph? 
- Are there any grammar improvements I can make? 
- Can you suggest alternative words for "writing," "favourite," "goes," and "books"?

3. Creative writing prompts

Students can ask ChatGPT for creative writing ideas or story starters to enhance their imagination and writing skills.

Questions and prompts for ChatGPT to improve your creative writing

  • Write a narrative on a picnic, but from the perspective of a bird. Also, highlight the feelings of the bird within the narrative.
  • Could you give me a creative writing prompt related to a futuristic city?
  • "{Insert your child's creative writing assignment here} ." Look at this write-up and give me specific tips to improve my writing. Keep in mind that this is written by a Primary school student for exam assessment. After you are done, re-write the write-up with your suggestions.

4. Vocabulary expansion

ChatGPT can provide synonyms, antonyms, and definitions to help students enrich their vocabulary.

Language learningStudents can engage in conversations with ChatGPT to practice English language skills, including sentence construction, grammar, and pronunciation.

ChatGPT prompt examples to learn vocabulary

  • Explain the difference between {word 1} and {word 2} by giving detailed examples so I can teach my child who is in Primary 4 the difference between these two words. Also, tell me tips to make sure that they remember the difference between these two words forever. Don't give me generic tips, be very specific about these two words.
  • Could you provide an antonym for "courageous"?
  • Can you give me the definition of the word "ephemeral"?

5. Language learning

Students can engage in conversations with ChatGPT to practice English language skills, including sentence construction, grammar, and pronunciation.

Prompts and questions you can use in ChatGPT to improve your language skills

  • "I want you to act as my language partner. Now, start a conversation with me about {add topic of your choice here}. The conversation should only be in English language. In every response, give me your opinion and then ask me a question to keep the conversation going. Also, give me feedback on my answers and provide detailed notes on how I could have responded better."
  • How can I improve my sentence structure to make it sound more natural?
  • Could you help me with the pronunciation of the word "pronunciation"?

5 Ways you can use ChatGPT to help you learn Maths

1. Maths problem solving

ChatGPT can assist with solving Maths equations or word problems, helping students understand the steps and processes involved.

Example

If you had to solve the following equation: 2x + 5 = 17,

You could ask ChatGPT the following questions:

  • Look at this equation '2x + 5 = 17' and I want you to give me step by step solution - with details on what you did and why. 

2. Practice Maths concepts

Students can ask ChatGPT for examples and explanations of various Maths concepts, such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, or fractions.

Examples of questions that you can ask

  • "Can you give me 5-word problems to test a student's understanding of {topic}?"
  • “Give me 10 question prompts to assess a student’s understanding of {topic}. After you mention all of the questions, write all of the correct answers and highlight the keywords that a student must have in their answers."

3. Times tables practice

ChatGPT can generate multiplication problems for students to practice their times' tables and improve their mental Maths skills.

ChatGPT prompt to make learning timetables more enjoyable:

  • Give me a catchy rhyme that will help my child learn the {numbers} tables.

4. Geometry and shapes

Students can ask ChatGPT about different geometric shapes, their properties, and how to identify or classify them.

Questions you can ask ChatGPT

  • What are the properties of a rectangle?
  • How can I identify if a shape is a parallelogram?
  • Can you explain the concept of symmetry in geometric shapes?

5. Measurement conversions

ChatGPT can help students convert units of measurement, such as centimetres to inches or kilograms to pounds, by providing the appropriate conversion factors and explanations.

Questions you can ask ChatGPT

  • How do I convert centimeters to inches?
  • Can you provide a conversion from kilograms to grams?
  • Explain the process of converting minutes to hours.

5 Ways ChatGPT can help you learn Science

1. Identify fun ways to teach specific scientific topics

ChatGPT can help parents find stories and games to help them teach complex scientific topics to their kids.

Examples of ChatGPT prompts:

  • 'Give me 5 games that teach Primary 3 students about the human digestive system that parents can play at home using only the things that most people have at home.' 

In fact, we came up with these 2 fun games to learn digestion using a similar prompt.

  • "I want you to act as an experienced Primary Science teacher. You love teaching science concepts through simple stories. Now, I want you to share a story that you will tell a science student who is interested in {add your child's interest here} to help them learn about {add the concept you want to explain here}."
  • "I want you to act as an experienced Primary Science teacher. You love teaching science concepts through simple stories. Now, how would you teach a {insert your child's age}-year-old to learn about {topic}.
    Just for your knowledge, they need to be taught the following:
    - {List learning objectives here}."

We made a story using the prompt above to help Primary 5 students learn about the difference between plant and animal cells. Check it out here.

2. Explaining scientific processes

Students can ask ChatGPT to explain scientific processes, such as the water cycle, photosynthesis, or the life cycle of animals, to deepen their understanding.

Questions to ask ChatGPT

  • How would you explain Plants reproduction to a Primary 5 student? Use examples and stories to help make this concept more interesting.
  • What are the steps involved in photosynthesis?
  • Can you describe the life cycle of a butterfly?

3. Inquiry-based learning

ChatGPT can engage in discussions with students, encouraging them to ask questions, make predictions, and explore scientific principles.

Questions to ask ChatGPT

  • What would happen if all the bees disappeared?
  • How do scientists predict weather patterns?
  • Can you explain the concept of natural selection?

4. Identifying and classifying organisms

Students can ask ChatGPT about different types of plants, animals, or microorganisms and learn how to identify and classify them based on their characteristics.

Questions to ask ChatGPT

  • How can I identify different species of birds?
  • What are the main characteristics used to classify mammals?
  • Can you explain the classification of microorganisms?

5. Create revision notes

ChatGPT can help students create revision notes and mindmaps.

Example of a prompt that would help students create revision notes and mindmaps.


- "I want you to act as an experienced {subject} teacher. Create detailed revision notes for the topic of {topic}. List out the central idea, main branches, and sub-branches. Include all of the key information I need to know. This includes definitions, formulas, and anything else you think will help me in my exam. Make sure I learn about {key sub-topic/s}. The topics covered in this section are: {list all sub-topics you need to learn}. After you are done, create a mermaid mind map that will help me keep track of all that I need to learn. Please try to make the mind map a little more detailed. Please write in English language."

5 general ways ChatGPT can help you become exam-ready

1. Review and recap key concepts

ChatGPT can help students review and recap key concepts from their textbooks or study materials. They can ask questions related to specific topics and receive explanations or summaries to reinforce their understanding.

Questions to ask ChatGPT

  • What are the key concepts in the chapter about reproduction in plants?
  • Can you explain the main points covered in the chapter on food webs?

2. Practice with sample questions

Students can ask ChatGPT to provide sample questions related to their exam topics. This allows them to practice answering questions, assess their knowledge, and identify areas that require further study.

Questions you can ask ChatGPT

  • Can you give me an example of a Maths problem involving division?
  • Could you provide 5 sample questions on the topic of adverbs?
  • Can you generate a sample question related to the animal life cycle?

3. Clarify doubts and misconceptions

ChatGPT can help clarify any doubts or misconceptions students may have about certain topics. They can ask specific questions or seek explanations for confusing concepts, allowing them to address their misconceptions before the exam.

Questions to ask ChatGPT

  • I'm having trouble understanding the concept of fractions. Can you provide a clear explanation?
  • Can you explain the different types of figurative language used in English comprehension passages?
  • I'm confused about the structure of the water cycle. Can you clarify it for me?

4. Time management strategies

ChatGPT can provide tips and strategies for effective time management during exams. Students can ask for advice on how to allocate time to different sections or subjects, prioritise tasks, and create study schedules to optimise their preparation.

ChatGPT prompts to learn time management

  • How can I allocate my time effectively between studying different subjects?
  • What are some techniques to stay focused and avoid distractions while studying?
  • Suggest a monthly study schedule for preparing for English PSLE exam.
  • Create a weekly timetable for me that would help me learn and understand the concept of fractions.

5. Test-taking strategies

ChatGPT can offer guidance on effective test-taking strategies. Students can ask for tips on how to approach different types of questions, manage time during the exam, eliminate answer choices, and handle exam anxiety, ultimately enhancing their performance.

Questions to ask ChatGPT

  • What are some tips for approaching multiple-choice questions?
  • How can I manage my time effectively during an exam with limited time?
  • Can you provide techniques to reduce exam anxiety and stay calm during the test?

Remember, while ChatGPT can provide valuable assistance in exam preparation, it's important for students to refer to their textbooks, study materials, and consult with their teachers for comprehensive and accurate information.

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