MAP114 Differentiated Instruction in Primary Mathematics
DifferentiatedInstructionincorporating ratio, whole numbers and fractionsCourse Code: MAP114, MAP115 and MAP116Yeap Ban Haryeapbanhar@gmail.comMarshall Cavendish InstituteSlides are available atwww.banhar.blogspot.com
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CountryGDP per capita incurrent USD2012Singapore 60,400Malaysia 16,900Thailand 10,100Philippines 4,400Upon separation from Malaysia in 1965, Singapore wasfaced with … high levels of unemployment andpoverty. 70% of Singapore’s households lived in badlyovercrowded conditions, and a third of its peoplesquatted in slums on the city fringes. Unemploymentaveraged 14%, GDP per capita was less than $2,700,and half of the population was illiterate.
In the 1970’s, Singapore needed a way to help students, mostof whom were not performing well in mathematics, learnmathematics.CPA Approach based on Bruner’s work and a host of otherlearning theories were applied. Today, many people refer tothis approach as Singapore Math.
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“The idea of differentiating instruction is an approach toteaching that advocates active planning for andattention to student differences in classrooms,in the context of high quality curriculums.”| www.caroltomlinson.com
Goh’s Report (1978) recommended adifferentiated education system forSingapore.Grade 1 to 4MathematicsFoundationMathematics
We want to make our education system evenmore student-centric, and sharpen our focusin holistic education – centred on values andcharacter development.| Heng 2011
Differentiated instruction is reflected in the ProfessionalLearning Communities (PLC) four criticalquestions| DuFour 2004Educational LeadershipMay 2004 | Volume 61 | Number 8Schools as Learning Communities
what is it that the teacher wantsstudents to learn
how does a teacher know whenstudents have learnt it