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- 1. Slides are available at www.banhar.blogspot.com Singapore Math Implementing Common Core State Standards Dr. Yeap Ban Har Marshall Cavendish Institute Singapore yeapbanhar@gmail.com www.facebook.com/MCISingapore
- 2. Improving Low Student Achievement
- 3. “Upon separation from Malaysia in 1965, Singapore was faced with … high levels of unemployment and poverty. 70% of Singapore’s households lived in badly overcrowded conditions, and a third of its people squatted in slums on the city fringes. Unemployment averaged 14%, GDP per capita was less than $2,700, and half of the population was illiterate. “
- 4. Score 1960-1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 500’s Japan Hong Kong Japan Korea Hong Kong Japan Korea Singapore Hong Kong Japan Korea Singapore 400’s Thailand Philippines Singapore Thailand Malaysia Thailand Malaysia Thailand Indonesia Philippines Indonesia Philippines 300’s | Hanusek, Jamison, Jamison & Woessmann 2008
- 5. Country GDP per capita in current USD 2012 Singapore 60,800 Malaysia 16,800 Thailand 9,500 Indonesia 4,900 Philippines 4,400 Source | IMF
- 6. | Hanusek, Jamison, Jamison & Woessmann 2008
- 7. Country % of Low Performers % of High Performers Mean Singapore 8.3 40.0 573 Vietnam 14.2 13.3 511 Thailand 49.7 2.6 427 Malaysia 51.8 1.3 421 Indonesia 75.7 0.3 375 OECD 23.1 12.6 494 | PISA 2012
- 8. Country % of Low Performers % of High Performers Mean Shanghai 3.8 55.4 613 Singapore 8.3 40.0 573 Hong Kong 8.5 33.7 561 South Korea 9.1 30.9 554 Japan 11.1 23.7 536 Finland 12.3 15.3 519 OECD 23.1 12.6 494 | PISA 2012
- 9. What is Essential in Mathematics Literacy Let’s look at what international assessment (PISA) for 15-year-olds and Smarter Balanced Assessment for Hawaii State test suggest.
- 10. Source | PISA2012
- 11. Source | PISA2012
- 12. | Smarter Balanced Assessment
- 13. | Smarter Balanced Assessment
- 14. | Smarter Balanced Assessment
- 15. | Smarter Balanced Assessment
- 16. | Smarter Balanced Assessment
- 17. What is Essential in Mathematics Literacy What should students be learning in mathematics and what are the implications for classroom practices?
- 18. What is Essential in Mathematics Literacy What should students be learning in mathematics and what are the implications for classroom practices? communication metacognition number sense visualization patterns
- 19. What is Basics? The state standards (in this case Common Core State Standards) outline what the basics are. In the next three examples, the standards suggest that (Kindergarten) knowing that 12 is 10 and 2 is basic, (Grade 5) being able to add and subtract mixed numbers with different denominators is basic and (High School Algebra) being able to solve simple equations is basic.
- 20. | Common Core State Standards
- 21. | Common Core State Standards
- 22. What Does Teaching for Relational / Conceptual Understand Look Like?
- 23. Teaching for Meaning Making Concrete Materials Students are given bags of 6 beans each Anchor Task How many beans in 4 such bags? Students Talking Multiple Responses Count all Repeated addition Multiplication Board Writing Student Journal Meaning Making 4 x 6 is the same as 4 bags of 6 beans. Also linking new materials (multiplication) to old materials (addition).
- 24. Teaching for Meaning Making How do I know if I have taught in a meaningful way? • Link to previous knowledge • Link to a concrete scenario • Students can extend their thinking.
- 25. Teaching for Meaning Making
- 26. Teaching for Meaning Making Use of Textbooks Suggest the kind of anticipated responses (add another six, double, associative property and subtraction strategy) As a reflection tool for students at the end of the discussion (“Let’s see how they do it.”)
- 27. Teaching Through Problem Solving Assessing Differentiating Remediation Enrichment Acceleration
- 28. Teaching Through Problem Solving
- 29. What’s My Anchor Task? Anticipated Responses Differentiating Remediation Enrichment Acceleration
- 30. Teaching Through Problem Solving
- 31. Variation in Examples

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