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  • 1. Teaching Mathematics in primary and secondary schools Dr Yeap Ban Har yeapbanhar@gmail.com Slides are available at www.banhar.blogspot.com
  • 2. Introduction Examples What to Teach How to Teach Discussion
  • 3.  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
  • 4. In Singapore, the average learners perform at a high level. The following are some data from some international research on math achievement and attitude.
  • 5. All major international tests (literacy, science and mathematics) between 1964 and 2003 were placed on a common scale. Selected countries shown in the table. Score 1960-1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 500 Japan Hong Kong Japan Korea Hong Kong Japan Korea Singapore Hong Kong Japan Korea Singapore 400 Thailand The Philippines Singapore Thailand Malaysia Thailand Malaysia Thailand 300 Indonesia Indonesia The Philippines The Philippines Reference: E. Hanusek, D. Jamison, E. Jamison & L. Woessmann (2008)
  • 6. average advanced high intermediate low grade eight mathematics 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
  • 7. average advanced like math dislike math grade eight mathematics Singapore 611 48 32 23 Malaysia 440 2 39 15 Thailand 427 2 26 16 Indonesia 386 0 20 10 International 500 3 26 31
  • 8. average advanced like math dislike math grade eight mathematics 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
  • 9. 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
  • 10. examples Greenridge Primary School, Singapore
  • 11. What were some methods discussed in class today?