Common Core and Singapore Math

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Common Core and Singapore Math

  1. 1. KeynoteConnecting Singapore Mathto Common Core State StandardsYeap Ban Har Slides are available at www.banhar.blogspot.com
  2. 2. key focus of singaporemathematicsalignment in the big ideas and basic philosophy common some differences in the detailscorestate standards
  3. 3. Best mathematical instruction does not involve giving students procedures. This is one of the key in preparing high-achieving performers. “…. make life difficult for him.” “…. keep his cool and still do the job.” “…. throw him a lot of curve balls.” Bob Bowman Michal Phelps’ coach
  4. 4. Seoul National University of Education, Korea East Coast Primary School, Singapore
  5. 5. key focus of singaporemathematics
  6. 6. thinkingproblem solving conceptualunderstanding
  7. 7. conceptualunderstanding
  8. 8. The lesson began with this task – which number isbigger? Bigger by how much? This is to helpstudents link subtraction with comparison situation. Students were asked why it was necessary to see 52 as 40 + 10 + 2 in subtracting 25 later in the lesson.Anchor Green Primary School,Singapore conceptualunderstanding
  9. 9. Jonas making number bonds for 32.Anchor Green Primary School,SingaporeThe lesson began with this task – which number isbigger? Bigger by how much? This is to helpstudents link subtraction with comparison situation.
  10. 10. Concrete  Pictorial  Abstract Princess Elizabeth Primary School, Singapore
  11. 11. CHIJ Our Lady of Good Counsel Singapore East Coast Primary School Singapore
  12. 12. part-whole situations change situations
  13. 13. part-whole situations change situations
  14. 14. comparison situations
  15. 15. Which number is bigger? Bigger by how much? comparison situations How do you know? “We subtract.”Anchor Green Primary School,Singapore
  16. 16. Examples used in Opening Keynote Lecture.My Pals Are Here! Maths 3A
  17. 17. Anchor Green Primary SchoolSingapore
  18. 18. My Pals Are Here! Maths (Third Edition)
  19. 19. 7 +  = 12Princess Elizabeth Primary School, Singapore

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