What Your ChildLearn inMathematicsS e m i n a r fo r Pa re n t sYeap Ban HarMarshall Cavendish InstituteSingaporeyeapbanhar@gmail.comSlides are available atwww.banhar.blogspot.comSt Gabriel’s PrimarySchool, SingaporeMarymount ConventSchool, Singapore
Land 270 sq miles 700 sq km People 5.3 million GDP per capita 1965 USD500 2011 USD50 000in current USDJunyuan SecondarySchool, Singaporeintroduction
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, SingaporeToday, aboutthe sameproportionachieve thehighest gradein each of thefour subjectstested.
Score 1960-1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s500 Japan JapanKoreaHong KongJapanKoreaSingaporeHong KongJapanKoreaHong KongSingapore400 Thailand SingaporeThailandThe PhilippinesMalaysiaThailandMalaysiaThailand300 IndonesiaThe PhilippinesIndonesiaThe PhilippinesReference: E. Hanusek, D. Jamison, E. Jamison & L. Woessmann (2008)All major international tests (literacy, science and mathematics) between 1964and 2003 were placed on a common scale. Selected countries shown in the table.
1992Introduction of Problem-Solving Curriculum1997Thinking SchoolsLearning Nation1982Introduction of Singapore mathematicstextbooks as they are known today.Mathematics is “an excellentvehicle for the developmentand improvement of a person’sintellectual competence”.Ministry of Education Singapore 2006
We started off badly butwe have managed to helpour students in learningmath.