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EDUCATION SUMMIT                                 Mayflower Primary School, Singapore     Motiverendrekenonderwijs met  hog...
EDUCATION SUMMIT                                 Mayflower Primary School, SingaporeHigh Achievement &Motivated Students:E...
 Land                                         270 sq miles                                         700 sq km           ...
High achievement was not a given. In 1960,among 30 615 candidates who sat for thefirst Primary School Leaving Examination,...
All major international tests (literacy, science and mathematics) between 1964 and2003 were placed on a common scale. Sele...
Primary Mathematics (Third Edition)See Ho, S. Y. & Yeap, B. H. (2011). Development of Visualization Skills in Singapore Pr...
Primary Mathematics (Third Edition)
1982Piloting a New Approach to   Mathematics Teaching              1992    Introduction of Problem-       Solving Curricul...
Achievement                          Attitude            TIMSS 2007           Singapore      71         41           Hong ...
Achievement                          Attitude            TIMSS 2007             Taiwan       37         45            S Ko...
Mean                   PISA 2009                 Shanghai      600                Singapore      562                Hong K...
an exampleAnchor Green Primary School, Singapore
Let the piece of paperrepresents a cake.      3 fourths  3 =                         3      1                           ...
Let the piece of paperrepresents a cake.      3 fourths  2 =                         3     6     3                       ...
Let the piece of paperrepresents a cake.      3 fourths  2 =      2 fourths  2 =      1 fourths  2 =                   ...
Let the piece of paperrepresents a cake.      3 fourths  2 =                         3     1 3                           ...
Let the piece of paperrepresents a cake.      3 fourths  2 =                         3     1 3 3                         ...
Let the piece of paperrepresents a cake.      3 fourths  4 =
3 fourths  4 = 12 sixteenths  4                     1    3                                    3 fourths  4 =       ×4  ...
the singapore approachMayflower Primary School, Singapore
Problem-Solving     Approach  Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract               Approach
x + 2x = 12
ExperiencingSingapore Math
Escuela de Guetamala, ChileStudents in Chile and The Philippinesusing the CPA Approach to learnmultiplication and fraction...
King Solomon Academy, London
Globe Academy, London
Students in Chile, England and The                  Netherlands having lessons that                  emphasized visualizat...
3A number is     of a second number.            5The sum of the two numbers is 120.                                      K...
Box B contains twice as manybooks as Box A. Box Ccontains 20 more books thanBox A. Together, the threeboxes contains 116 b...
Experiencing                        Singapore MathGlobe Academy, London
Problem-Solving     Approach• The extended discussion challenges the advanced  learners to go beyond what they already kno...
• The CPA Approach is based on theory of representations  which explains how students learn abstract ideas  (Bruner).• The...
Education Summit Utrecht, The Netherlands
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  1. 1. EDUCATION SUMMIT Mayflower Primary School, Singapore Motiverendrekenonderwijs met hoge resultaten :de Singapore-aanpak De Fabrique, Utrecht Yeap Ban Har Marshall Cavendish Institute Singapore Slides are available at yeapbanhar@gmail.com www.banhar.blogspot.com
  2. 2. EDUCATION SUMMIT Mayflower Primary School, SingaporeHigh Achievement &Motivated Students:Effects & Principles of The Singapore Approach De Fabrique, Utrecht Yeap Ban Har Marshall Cavendish Institute Singapore Slides are available at yeapbanhar@gmail.com www.banhar.blogspot.com
  3. 3.  Land  270 sq miles  700 sq km introduction  People  5.3 million  GDP per capita  1965 USD500  2011 USD50 000Junyuan Secondary School, Singapore in current USD
  4. 4. High achievement was not a given. In 1960,among 30 615 candidates who sat for thefirst Primary School Leaving Examination,45% of the candidates passed. Today, about the same proportion achieve the highest grade in each of the four subjects tested. Keon Ming Public School, Singapore
  5. 5. All major international tests (literacy, science and mathematics) between 1964 and2003 were placed on a common scale. Selected countries shown in the table. Score 1960-1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 500 Japan Japan Japan Japan Korea Korea Korea Hong Kong Singapore Hong Kong Hong Kong Singapore 400 Thailand Singapore Malaysia Malaysia Thailand Thailand Thailand The Philippines 300 Indonesia Indonesia The Philippines The PhilippinesReference: E. Hanusek, D. Jamison, E. Jamison & L. Woessmann (2008)
  6. 6. Primary Mathematics (Third Edition)See Ho, S. Y. & Yeap, B. H. (2011). Development of Visualization Skills in Singapore PrimarySchool Mathematics Textbooks. Paper presented at PME-35 Angkara, Turkey.See also Yeap, B. H. (2011). The Emphasis of Primary-Level Textbooks in Singapore onHigher-Order Thinking Skills. Paper presented at International Conference on SchoolMathematics Textbooks Shanghai, China.
  7. 7. Primary Mathematics (Third Edition)
  8. 8. 1982Piloting a New Approach to Mathematics Teaching 1992 Introduction of Problem- Solving Curriculum Mathematics is “an excellent vehicle for the development and 1997 improvement of a person’s Thinking Schools Learning Nation intellectual competence”. Ministry of Education Singapore 2006
  9. 9. Achievement Attitude TIMSS 2007 Singapore 71 41 Hong Kong 67 40 Taiwan 50 24Grade 4 Japan 62 23 Kazakhstan 89 19 England 62 16 Russia 80 16 International 72 5
  10. 10. Achievement Attitude TIMSS 2007 Taiwan 37 45 S Korea 33 40 Singapore 60 40Grade 8 Hong Kong 47 31 Japan 30 26 Hungary 30 10 England 40 8 International 54 2
  11. 11. Mean PISA 2009 Shanghai 600 Singapore 562 Hong Kong 55515 year-olds S Korea 546 Taiwan 543 Finland 541 Liechtenstein 536 International 496
  12. 12. an exampleAnchor Green Primary School, Singapore
  13. 13. Let the piece of paperrepresents a cake. 3 fourths  3 = 3 1 3  4 4
  14. 14. Let the piece of paperrepresents a cake. 3 fourths  2 = 3 6 3 2  2  4 8 8
  15. 15. Let the piece of paperrepresents a cake. 3 fourths  2 = 2 fourths  2 = 1 fourths  2 = 3 1 1 3 2    4 4 8 8
  16. 16. Let the piece of paperrepresents a cake. 3 fourths  2 = 3 1 3 2   4 2 4
  17. 17. Let the piece of paperrepresents a cake. 3 fourths  2 = 3 1 3 3 2    4 2 4 8
  18. 18. Let the piece of paperrepresents a cake. 3 fourths  4 =
  19. 19. 3 fourths  4 = 12 sixteenths  4 1 3 3 fourths  4 = ×4 4 = 3 sixteenths
  20. 20. the singapore approachMayflower Primary School, Singapore
  21. 21. Problem-Solving Approach Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract Approach
  22. 22. x + 2x = 12
  23. 23. ExperiencingSingapore Math
  24. 24. Escuela de Guetamala, ChileStudents in Chile and The Philippinesusing the CPA Approach to learnmultiplication and fractions. Victory Christian International School, The Philippines
  25. 25. King Solomon Academy, London
  26. 26. Globe Academy, London
  27. 27. Students in Chile, England and The Netherlands having lessons that emphasized visualization.Chile The Netherlands England
  28. 28. 3A number is of a second number. 5The sum of the two numbers is 120. King Solomon Academy, London UK
  29. 29. Box B contains twice as manybooks as Box A. Box Ccontains 20 more books thanBox A. Together, the threeboxes contains 116 books. Edgewood Elementary School, New York
  30. 30. Experiencing Singapore MathGlobe Academy, London
  31. 31. Problem-Solving Approach• The extended discussion challenges the advanced learners to go beyond what they already know and to think deeper, articulate better as well as to have empathy for others.• The extended discussion provides processing time for struggling learners.
  32. 32. • The CPA Approach is based on theory of representations which explains how students learn abstract ideas (Bruner).• The CPA Approach engages students’ multiple intelligences (Gardner).• The CPA Approaches focuses on higher-order competencies such as visualization.Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract Approach
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