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Singapore Maths in London (Harris)
Singapore Maths in London (Harris)
Singapore Maths in London (Harris)
Singapore Maths in London (Harris)
Singapore Maths in London (Harris)
Singapore Maths in London (Harris)
Singapore Maths in London (Harris)
Singapore Maths in London (Harris)
Singapore Maths in London (Harris)
Singapore Maths in London (Harris)
Singapore Maths in London (Harris)
Singapore Maths in London (Harris)
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Singapore Maths in London (Harris)

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This is a short presentation on principles of strong mathematics programmes.

This is a short presentation on principles of strong mathematics programmes.

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  • 1. Principles of a StrongMathematics ProgrammeHarris Federation, London  October 2012 Yeap Ban Har Marshall Cavendish Institute Singapore yeapbanhar@gmail.com Slides are available at www.banhar.blogspot.com
  • 2. Strong mathematics programmes ensurethat- the weakest students learn enough- the average learners perform at a high level Royston Primary School, London- the advanced learners are challengedStrong mathematics programmes include- a focus on intellectual abilities such as visualization, generalization and number sense- an emphasis on the development of 21st century competencies such as communication, self-directed learning and so on This is achieved by - using visuals (Bruner) - making meaning (Skemp) - providing careful variation (Dienes)
  • 3. Experiencing Singapore Math Mathematics is “an excellent vehicle for the development and improvement of a person’s intellectual competence”. Ministry of Education Singapore 2006Page 1
  • 4. ExperiencingPage 4 Singapore Math
  • 5. High achievement was not a given. In 1960,among 30 615 candidates who sat for thefirst Primary School Leaving Examination,only 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
  • 6. 110 g 290 g Page 2
  • 7. 2 units = 290 g – 110 g = 180 g 1 units = 180 g  2 = 90 g110 g 3 x 90 g = 270 g Bella puts 270 g sugar on the dish. ? ?
  • 8. ExperiencingSingapore Math

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