Singapore Maths in London (Harris)

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Singapore Maths in London (Harris)

  1. 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. 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. 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. 4. ExperiencingPage 4 Singapore Math
  5. 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. 6. 110 g 290 g Page 2
  7. 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. 8. ExperiencingSingapore Math

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