Singapore Math Administrators Symposium Newark

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Singapore Math Administrators Symposium Newark

  1. 1. Experiencing Singapore MathExperiencing Singapore Math Newark  East Brunswick Yeap Ban Har Marshall Cavendish Institute Singapore yeapbanhar@gmail.com Slides are available at www.banhar.blogspot.com
  2. 2. Experiencing Singapore Math  Land  270 sq miles  People introduction  4.7 million  GDP per capita  1965 USD510  2010 USD43,300 in current USDJunyuan SecondarySchool, Singapore
  3. 3. General Overview of Singapore and its Education System
  4. 4. General Overview of Singapore and its Education System Students  500 000 Teachers  30 000 Principals & Vice-Principals  900 Schools  173 Primary Schools (Primary 1 – 6)  155 Secondary Schools (Secondary 1 – 4)  13 Junior Colleges (JC 1 – 2) Canossa Convent Primary School,  15 Mixed-Level Schools Singapore The data refers to 1-12 school system. Pre-school is not part of the formal education system. The data excludes post-secondary education system which includes institutes of technical education, polytechnics and universities.
  5. 5. High achievement was not a given. In1960, among 30 615 candidates whosat for the first Primary School LeavingExamination, 45% of the candidatespassed. Keon Ming Public School, Singapore
  6. 6. Experiencing Singapore Math 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 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)
  7. 7. Experiencing Singapore Math 1982Introduction of Singapore mathematics textbooks as they are known today. Mathematics is “an excellent vehicle for the development 1992 and improvement of a person’s Introduction of Problem- intellectual competence”. Solving Curriculum Ministry of Education Singapore 2006 1997 2001 Thinking Schools Introduction of textbooks published by Learning Nation private publishers and approved by Ministry of Education. 2007 New editions of textbooks are published with the introduction of the revised curriculum. Page 1
  8. 8. ExperiencingPage 4 Singapore Math
  9. 9. Achievement Attitude 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 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. ExperiencingSingapore Math
  12. 12. Experiencing Singapore Math Experiencing Singapore MathInitial Concrete Experiences & Building Conceptual Understanding Yeap Ban Har Marshall Cavendish Institute Singapore yeapbanhar@gmail.com Slides are available at www.banhar.blogspot.com
  13. 13. Experiencing Singapore Math  Relational Understanding  R Skemp what & how  Concrete Introduction  J BrunerJunyuan SecondarySchool, Singapore Page 08 Page 13
  14. 14. ExperiencingPage 5 Singapore Math
  15. 15. Experiencing Singapore MathShare 3 fourths equally among 3.3 fourths 3 = 1 fourth
  16. 16. Experiencing Singapore MathShare 3 fourths equally between 2. 3 fourths 2= 6 eighths 2 Share 3 fourths equally among 4.= 3 eighths 3 fourths 4 = 12 sixteenths 4 = 3 sixteenths
  17. 17. Experiencing Singapore Math12 cookies 412 pieces 412 sixteenths 412 tenths 4 12 cookies 4 cookies12 x 4 12 pieces 4 pieces 12 x 4x Page 13
  18. 18. ExperiencingSingapore Math
  19. 19. Experiencing Singapore Math Experiencing Singapore MathEmphasis on Number Sense & Visualization Yeap Ban Har Marshall Cavendish Institute Singapore yeapbanhar@gmail.com Slides are available at www.banhar.blogspot.com
  20. 20. ExperiencingSingapore Math
  21. 21. ExperiencingSingapore Math
  22. 22. ExperiencingSingapore Math
  23. 23. ExperiencingSingapore Math
  24. 24. King Solomon Academy, London
  25. 25. Experiencing Singapore MathKing Solomon Academy, London
  26. 26. Singapore Math ExperiencingKing Solomon Academy, London
  27. 27. Experiencing Singapore MathGlobe Academy, London
  28. 28. Experiencing Singapore MathGlobe Academy, London
  29. 29. Experiencing Singapore MathGlobe Academy, London
  30. 30. emphasisvisualization
  31. 31. Experiencing Singapore Math3 units = 181 units = 18 3=66 x 8 = 48There were 48 coins at first. Page 15

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