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Teaching of Fractions Day 1


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MAP202 This is a 12-hour course spread over two days.

MAP202 This is a 12-hour course spread over two days.

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  • 1. where mindsets are changedknowledge is constructedand the capacity to learn, enhanced
  • 2. FRAC TION in singapore Dr Yeap Ban Har math Marshall Cavendish Institute Singapore yeapbanhar@gmail.comHall County SchoolsGainesville, GeorgiaFebruary 2012Slides are available at
  • 3. FRAC TION in singapore Agenda MAP202 Teaching of Fractions math 20 & 21 February 2012 MAP111 Bar Model Method in Primary Mathematics 21 February 2012Hall County Schools The course book for MAP101 Fundamentals in Singapore Mathematics Curriculum is given as aFebruary 2012 reference.Slides are available at
  • 4. Day 1 Agenda0800 – 1100• Introduction• Fundamental Ideas in Fractions• Revisiting the Basics of Singapore Math1200 – 1530• Division of Fractions Day 2 Agenda 0800 – 1100 • Review • Other Fraction Ideas & Multiplication of Fractions • Revisiting the Basics of Singapore Math 1200 – 1530 • Bar Model Method Across Topics
  • 5. THINKING SCHOOLSLEARNING NATION Singapore Ministry of Education 1997
  • 6. “Mathematics is an excellent vehicle for the developmentand improvement of a person’s intellectual competencies” Singapore Ministry of Education 2006
  • 7. 21st Century Competencies FrameworkSingapore Ministry of Education 2011
  • 8. MAP201 TEACHING OF FRACTIONSincorporating fundamentals of singapore math
  • 9. FRACTIONthe C P Aapproach
  • 10. FRACTIONthe C P Aapproach
  • 11. FRACTIONmathematicalvariability
  • 12. FRACTIONconceptualapproach
  • 13. FRACTION 3teaching for 3 fourths 4meaning
  • 14. St Edward’s School, Florida
  • 15. St Edward’s School, FloridaGrade 2concrete pictorial  abstract
  • 16. FRACIt does not showhalf. What does it show then? TION opportunities for differentiation It does not show fourth. What does it show then?
  • 17. 4 eighteenths1 fourth 8 9 + 36 36 Singapore Examination & Assessment Board Primary School Leaving Examination
  • 18. We discussed the three-part lesson plancomprising whole-class problem solving, supportedsmall-group consolidation and individualconsolidation using workbook. In Singapore, teachersupplement textbooks and workbook materials withfurther problem solving or further basic practicedepending on student needs
  • 19. fourth as a noun Primary 2 3 fifths + 1 fifth3 fourths Primary 3 3 fifths + 1 tenth3 pieces3 pencils Primary 4 3 fifths + 9 tenths Primary 5 3 fifths + 1 halfFRAC We discussed the importance of fundamentals ideas such as knowing that we count objects in a set and weTION do not count, add or subtract quantities with different unit.spiral There is also an emphasis on the idea of fifths as a noun.approach
  • 20. Lim Siong GuanHead, Civil Service Singapore
  • 21. We discussed teaching visualization, We discussedmathematics versus looking for patterns andteaching the ability to number sense. Also welearn mathematics. discussed generic competencies communication, including metacognition and collaboration.