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- 1. Singapore MathK-6 Parent Program Yeap Ban Har Marshall Cavendish Institute Singapore yeapbanhar@gmail.com Slides are available at www.banhar.blogspot.com
- 2. Singapore
- 3. Singapore Math 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. 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. Singapore MathAll major international tests (literacy, science and mathematics) between 1964and 2003 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. Singapore Math
- 7. Singapore Math Mathematics is “an excellent vehicle for the development and improvement of a person’s intellectual competence”. 1982 Ministry of Education Singapore 2006Introduction of Singapore mathematics textbooks as they are known today. 1992 Introduction of Problem- Solving Curriculum 1997 Thinking Schools Learning Nation
- 8. We started off badly but wehave managed to help ourstudents in learning math.
- 9. Singapore Math Achievement Attitude TIMSS Boston College 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. Singapore Math Achievement Attitude TIMSS Boston College 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. Singapore Math
- 12. Singapore Math Mean PISA OECD Shanghai 600 Singapore 562 Hong Kong 55515 year-olds S Korea 546 Taiwan 543 Finland 541 Liechtenstein 536 International 496
- 13. Singapore Math
- 14. Singapore Math focuses onthe use of visuals and initialconcrete experiences..
- 15. Archipel Basisschool Tweemaster-Kameleon, The Netherlands
- 16. 3 6 2 2 4 8Archipel Basisschool Tweemaster-Kameleon, The Netherlands
- 17. Let the piece of paperrepresents a cake. 3 fourths 3 = 3 1 3 4 4
- 18. Let the piece of paperrepresents a cake. 3 fourths 2 = 3 6 3 2 2 4 8 8
- 19. Let the piece of paperrepresents a cake. 3 fourths 2 = 3 1 3 2 4 2 4
- 20. Let the piece of paperrepresents a cake. 3 fourths 2 = 3 1 3 3 2 4 2 4 8
- 21. 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
- 22. Archipel Basisschool Tweemaster-Kameleon, The Netherlands
- 23. 3A number is of a second number. Singapore Math 5The sum of the two numbers is 120. King Solomon Academy, London UK
- 24. 3A number is of a second number. Singapore Math 5The sum of the two numbers is 120. 120 8 units = 120 80 40 1 units = 120 8 1 units = 15 The smaller number is 3 x 15 = 45. The larger number is 5 x 15 = 75.
- 25. 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 Singapore Math
- 26. Singapore MathBox B contains twice as manybooks as Box A. Box Ccontains 20 more books thanBox A. Together, the threeboxes contains 116 books.Box C 20 116Box ABox B
- 27. Singapore MathBox B contains twice as manybooks as Box A. Box Ccontains 20 more books thanBox A. Together, the threeboxes contains 116 books.Box C 24 20 116 – 20 = 116 – 16 – 4 = 96 4 units = 96 4 units = 80 + 16Box A 24 1 units = 96 4 =Box B 24 24 Box A ….
- 28. We end the evening with afew questions.
- 29. The following are a fewmore examples for you tolook at after the seminar.
- 30. Learning multiplication facts
- 31. Escuela de Guetamala, Chile
- 32. Math in Focus Singapore Math
- 33. Math in Focus Singapore Math
- 34. Math in Focus Singapore Math
- 35. Math in Focus Singapore Math
- 36. Math in Focus Singapore Math
- 37. Singapore Math 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.
- 38. Singapore MathPrimary Mathematics (Third Edition)
- 39. Using number bonds todivide large numbers
- 40. Singapore MathBreaking 51 into 30 and 21 individing 51 by 3.
- 41. Singapore MathBreaking 51 into 30 and 21 individing 51 by 3.
- 42. An example of a challengingword problem fromSingapore’s state test forGrade 6
- 43. PSLE State Test for Grade 6
- 44. PSLE 7 Peili Peili Nurul Nurul 7 After … 7 Before …
- 45. A story to remind us to notsimply teach roteprocedures, no matter howtempting it is
- 46. ExperiencingSingapore Math

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