MAV2013 Session 1 CPA Approach

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MAV2013 Session 1 CPA Approach

  1. 1. The Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract Approach in Primary Mathematics 5 Dec 2013 | MAV Annual Conference Dr Yeap Ban Har Marshall Cavendish Institute Slides are available at www.banhar.blogspot.com The Merlion by Yeap Ken Min
  2. 2. “Upon separation from Malaysia in 1965, Singapore was faced with … high levels of unemployment and poverty. 70% of Singapore’s households lived in badly overcrowded conditions, and a third of its people squatted in slums on the city fringes. Unemployment averaged 14%, GDP per capita was less than $2,700, and half of the population was illiterate. “
  3. 3. Country GDP per capita in current USD 2012 Singapore 60,400 Malaysia 16,900 Thailand 10,100 Philippines 4,400
  4. 4. | Hanusek, Jamison, Jamison & Woessmann 2008
  5. 5. Score 1960-1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 500’s Japan Hong Kong Japan Korea Hong Kong Japan Korea Singapore Hong Kong Japan Korea Singapore 400’s Thailand Philippines Singapore Thailand Malaysia Thailand Malaysia Thailand Indonesia Philippines Indonesia Philippines 300’s | Hanusek, Jamison, Jamison & Woessmann 2008
  6. 6. Example 1 First Lesson on Fractions Primary 2
  7. 7. Example 2 Division involving Fractions Primary 5
  8. 8. Lesson 2 Share 3 fourths. 5th December 2013
  9. 9. Example 3 Addition within 40 Primary 1
  10. 10. Lesson 1 5th December 2013
  11. 11. Lesson 1 5th December 2013
  12. 12. Lesson 1 5th December 2013
  13. 13. Lesson 1 5th December 2013
  14. 14. Lesson 1 5th December 2013
  15. 15. Lesson 1 5th December 2013
  16. 16. Lesson 1 5th December 2013
  17. 17. Example 4 Area of Circle Primary 6
  18. 18. Nanyang Primary School, Singapore CPA Approach Based on Bruner’s work on representations – enactive, iconic and symbolic
  19. 19. thinkingschools learningnation Mathematics is “an excellent vehicle for the development and improvement of a person’s intellectual competence”. Ministry of Education, Singapore (2006)
  20. 20. Ministry of Education, Singapore (1991, 2000, 2006, 2012)

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