Introduction to Singapore Math Cassy Turnerwww.SingaporeMathSource.com
Why Implement Singapore Math? Singapore students placed top three of all participating countries in 2007, 2003, 1999, 1995 on the TIMSS……both fourth and eighth grade students!
What is the TIMSS? Benchmarking study of mathematicsand science achievement carried out since 1995 by the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement.
What is the TIMSS? In 2007, 48 countries participated in TIMSS, at the fourth-grade level, the eighth-grade level, or both. 2007 results are the most recent comparison (2003, 1999, 1995 are the dates of earlier studies). 2011 results will be released December 20012.
Average mathematics scale scores of fourth-grade students, by country: 2007Hong Kong 607Singapore 599Chinese Taipei 576Japan 568Kazahkstan 549Russian Federation 544Finland 541Latvia 537Netherlands 535 SOURCE:England 531 Trends in InternationalLithuania 530 Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS),United States 529 2007Germany 525 http://nces.ed.gov/timss/table07Denmark 523International 500
Average mathematics scale scores of eighth-grade students, by country: 2007Chinese Taipei 598Korea, Republic of 597Singapore 593Hong Kong 572Japan 570Hungary 517England 513 SOURCE:Russian Federation 512 Trends in International Mathematics andUnited States 508 Science Study (TIMSS), 2007Lithuania 506 http://nces.ed.gov/timss/tabCzech rRepublic 504Scale Average 500
Five Factors to Singapore’s Success1. A sound curriculum2. High expectations3. Subject banding4. Well-managed schools5. Qualified & dedicated teachers
Singapore Math PhilosophyTopics are introduced then used for challenging problems Emphasis on Mental Math 26 + 16 26 4 12 30 + 12 = 42
Singapore Math PhilosophyWord problems begin in 1st grade.Instruction moves from the concrete to the pictorial to the abstract.Great for visual & English Language Learners.Mastery of basic math facts required!
Begin with the basics… Concrete ? Pictorial7+3= Abstract
2 Types of Bar ModelsPart - Whole ModelUsed to find the whole given the parts or the parts given the whole.Comparison BarsUsed to compare two objects to each other.
Part – Whole ModelsOn Tuesday, Cole ran 6 miles. On Thursday,he ran 8 miles. How many miles did he runaltogether? 6 mi 8 mi ? mi
Comparison Bar ModelsLisa is 13 years old. Her sister is 22 years old.Find the difference in age between them. 13 ? Lisa Sister 22