Edgemont Parents' Evening 2013

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Edgemont Parents' Evening 2013

  1. 1. Singapore Math a program for parents Yeap Ban Har Marshall Cavendish Institute Singapore yeapbanhar@gmail.com Slides are available at www.banhar.blogspot.com
  2. 2.  Land  270 sq miles  700 sq km introduction  People  5.3 million  GDP per capita  1965 USD500  2012 USD60 000 Junyuan Secondary School, Singapore in current USD
  3. 3. 1982 Introduction of Singapore mathematics textbooks as they are known today. 1992 Introduction of ProblemSolving Curriculum 1997 Thinking Schools Learning Nation Mathematics is “an excellent vehicle for the development and improvement of a person’s intellectual competence”. Ministry of Education Singapore 2006
  4. 4. features of a math lesson Greenridge Primary School, Singapore
  5. 5. SEED Institute, Singapore Let’s Learn Fractions Prolonged Engagement Anchor Task
  6. 6. Bruner CPA Approach
  7. 7. Greenville Elementary School, New York 2,476 x 3 Bruner CPA Approach
  8. 8. Vygotsky Working in Groups Nanyang Primary School, Singapore
  9. 9. Bruner Spiral Approach 242 – 128 537 – 272 432 – 178 200 – 18
  10. 10. perentage correct Polya Problem Solving Singapore 52 International 27
  11. 11. perentage correct Singapore 60 International 25
  12. 12. Singapore Math focuses on the use of visuals and initial concrete experiences. The emphasis is not just knowing how but also knowing why.
  13. 13. Seely Place Elementary School, New York

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