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Introduction to Singapore Math Cassy Turnerwww.SingaporeMathSource.com
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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!
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What is the TIMSS? Benchmarking study of mathematicsand science achievement carried out since 1995 by the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement.
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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.
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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
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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
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Five Factors to Singapore’s Success1. A sound curriculum2. High expectations3. Subject banding4. Well-managed schools5. Qualified & dedicated teachers
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Singapore Math PhilosophyTopics are introduced then used for challenging problems Emphasis on Mental Math 26 + 16 26 4 12 30 + 12 = 42
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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!
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Begin with the basics… Concrete ? Pictorial7+3= Abstract
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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.
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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
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Comparison Bar ModelsLisa is 13 years old. Her sister is 22 years old.Find the difference in age between them. 13 ? Lisa Sister 22
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In a class, 2/5 of the students wearglasses.If 16 students wear glasses, howmany students are therealtogether?(Primary Mathematics Standards Edition 3b)
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John and Paul spent $45 altogether.John and Henry spent $65 altogether.If Henry spent 3 times as much asPaul, how much did John spend?(Primary Mathematics Standards Edition 5a)
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