KeynoteConnecting Singapore Mathto Common Core State StandardsYeap Ban Har Slides are available at www.banhar.blogspot.com
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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
Seoul National University of Education, Korea East Coast Primary School, Singapore
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
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.