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  • 1. Improving MathInstructionThe Singapore ExperienceDr. Yeap Ban HarMarshall Cavendish InstituteSingapore Da Qiao Primary School, Singaporebanhar@sg.marshallcavendish.comSlides are available at www.facebook.com/MCISingapore
  • 2. Hanusek, Jamison, Jamison & Woessmann (2008)
  • 3. All major international tests (literacy, science and mathematics) between1964 and 2003 were placed on a common scale. Selected countriesshown in the table. Score 1960-1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 500 Japan Hong Kong Hong Kong Hong Kong Japan Japan Japan Korea Korea Korea Singapore Singapore 400 Thailand The Philippines Malaysia Malaysia Singapore Thailand Thailand Thailand 300 Indonesia Indonesia The Philippines The PhilippinesReference: E. Hanusek, D. Jamison, E. Jamison & L. Woessmann (2008)
  • 4. National Curriculum Revised once every six years Revised Curriculum in 2013  Learning Experiences are explicit  Mathematical Modeling is emphasized
  • 5. Ministry of Education, Singapore (1991, 2000, 2006, 2012)
  • 6. thinkingschools learningnatio n Mathematics is “an excellent vehicle for the development and improvement of a person’s intellectual competence”. Ministry of Education, Singapore (2006)
  • 7. Improving Curriculum Greenridge Primary School, Singapore Using Existing Research Using Data
  • 8. Bruner’s Research CPA Approach Spiral Approach
  • 9. Public School in Chile
  • 10. Concrete  Pictorial  Abstract 15 3=5 symboli c iconicenactive
  • 11. A curriculum as it develops shouldrevisit these basic ideas repeatedly,building upon them until the studenthas grasped the full formalapparatus that goes with them. Bruner 1960
  • 12. A curriculum as it develops should revisit these basic ideas repeatedly, building uponPrimary 2 them until the student has grasped the full formal apparatus that goes with them. Bruner 1960 Primary 3 Primary 4 Primary 5
  • 13. Dienes’s Research Variability
  • 14. Skemp’s Research Relational Understanding Instrumental UnderstandingConventional Understanding
  • 15. Improving Instruction Strategy 1 Curriculum Document
  • 16. Improving Instruction Strategy 2 Textbooks
  • 17. Improving Instruction Strategy 3 Leadership
  • 18. Improving Instruction Strategy 4 Professional Learning
  • 19. MCI Pedagogyfor Professional Learning As a Learner As an Observer As a Reflective Teacher
  • 20. Singapore MCI Pedagogy for Professional Learning  As a Learner  As an Observer  As a Reflective Teacher
  • 21. MCI Pedagogy Hawaii, USAfor Professional Learning As a Learner As an Observer As a Reflective TeacherSouth Korea
  • 22. MCI Pedagogyfor Professional Learning As a Learner As an Observer As a Reflective Teacher Singapore
  • 23. MCI Pedagogy for Professional Learning  As a Learner  As an Observer  As a Reflective TeacherSingapore New York, USA
  • 24. Japan
  • 25. The Netherlands
  • 26. Singapore MCI Pedagogy for Professional Learning  As a Learner  As an Observer  As a Reflective Teacher
  • 27. All major international tests (literacy, science and mathematics) between1964 and 2003 were placed on a common scale. Selected countriesshown in the table. Score 1960-1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 500 Japan Hong Kong Hong Kong Hong Kong Japan Japan Japan Korea Korea Korea Singapore Singapore 400 Thailand The Philippines Malaysia Malaysia Singapore Thailand Thailand Thailand 300 Indonesia Indonesia The Philippines The PhilippinesReference: E. Hanusek, D. Jamison, E. Jamison & L. Woessmann (2008)
  • 28. mathematics
  • 29. dislike mathgrade eight mathematics advanced like math average Singapore 611 48 32 23 South Korea 613 47 8 56 Taiwan 609 49 14 53 Hong Kong 586 34 19 37 Japan 570 27 9 53 International 500 3 26 31
  • 30. intermediategrade eight mathematics advanced average high low Singapore 611 48 78 92 99 Malaysia 440 2 12 36 65 Thailand 427 2 8 26 55 Indonesia 386 0 2 15 43 International 500 3 17 46 75
  • 31. Improving MathInstructionThe Singapore ExperienceDr. Yeap Ban HarMarshall Cavendish InstituteSingapore Da Qiao Primary School, Singaporebanhar@sg.marshallcavendish.comSlides are available at www.facebook.com/MCISingapore

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