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This seminar is for parents at The Blake School in Minneapolis.

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    • Seminar on Mathematics Learning Yeap Ban Har Marshall Cavendish Institute Singapore yeapbanhar@gmail.com Slides are available at www.banhar.blogspot.com
    • Singapore
    •  Land  270 sq miles  700 sq km introduction  People  5.3 million  GDP per capita  1965 USD500  2011 USD50 000 Junyuan Secondary School, Singapore in current USD
    • High achievement was not a given. In 1960, among the 30,615 candidates who sat for the first Primary School Leaving Examination, 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
    • Southeast Asian nations did not do well … Score 1960-1970s 500 Japan Japan Korea Hong Kong 400 Thailand 1990s 2000s … in science, Japan Japan Korea Korea mathematics Singapore Hong Kong Hong Kong Singapore and literacy. Malaysia Malaysia 1980s Singapore Thailand The Philippines 300 Thailand Thailand Indonesia Indonesia The Philippines The Philippines Reference: E. Hanusek, D. Jamison, E. Jamison & L. Woessmann (2008)
    • 1982 Introduction of Singapore mathematics textbooks as they are known today. 1992 Introduction of ProblemSolving Curriculum 1997 Thinking Schools Learning Nation Mathematics is “an excellent vehicle for the development and improvement of a person’s intellectual competence”. Ministry of Education Singapore 2006
    • We started off badly but we have managed to help our students in learning math.
    • By 1990’s, Singapore has buckled the trend … Score 1960-1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 500 Japan Japan Korea Hong Kong Japan Korea Hong Kong Singapore Japan Korea Hong Kong Singapore 400 Thailand Singapore Thailand The Philippines Malaysia Thailand Malaysia Thailand 300 Indonesia Indonesia The Philippines The Philippines Reference: E. Hanusek, D. Jamison, E. Jamison & L. Woessmann (2008)
    • 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 Korea Hong Kong Japan Korea Singapore Hong Kong Japan Korea Hong Kong Singapore 400 Thailand Singapore Thailand The Philippines Malaysia Thailand Malaysia Thailand 300 Indonesia Indonesia The Philippines The Philippines Reference: E. Hanusek, D. Jamison, E. Jamison & L. Woessmann (2008)
    • Attitude Achievement Singapore 71 41 Hong Kong 67 40 Taiwan 50 24 Japan 62 23 Kazakhstan 89 19 England 62 16 Russia 80 16 International 72 5 TIMSS Grade 4 Boston College
    • Attitude Achievement Taiwan 37 45 S Korea 33 40 Singapore 60 40 Hong Kong 47 31 Japan 30 26 Hungary 30 10 England 40 8 International 54 2 TIMSS Grade 8 Boston College
    • Mean PISA OECD 600 Singapore 562 Hong Kong 15 year-olds Shanghai 555 S Korea 546 Taiwan 543 Finland 541 Liechtenstein 536 International 496
    • Singapore Math focuses on the use of visuals and initial concrete experiences..
    • Archipel Basisschool Tweemaster-Kameleon, The Netherlands
    • Let the piece of paper represents a cake. 3 fourths  3 = 3 1 3  4 4 Archipel Basisschool Tweemaster-Kameleon, The Netherlands
    • 3 6 2  2 4 8 Archipel Basisschool Tweemaster-Kameleon, The Netherlands
    • Let the piece of paper represents a cake. 3 fourths  2 = 3 6 3 2  2  4 8 8
    • Let the piece of paper represents a cake. 3 fourths  2 = 3 1 3 2   4 2 4
    • Let the piece of paper represents a cake. 3 fourths  2 = 3 1 3 3 2    4 2 4 8
    • Let the piece of paper represents a cake. 3 fourths  2 = 2 fourths  2 = 1 fourths  2 = 3 1 1 3 2    4 4 8 8
    • Archipel Basisschool Tweemaster-Kameleon, The Netherlands
    • 3 5 A number (x) is of a second number (y). The sum of the two numbers (x and y) is 120. King Solomon Academy, London UK
    • 3 5 A number is of a second number. The sum of the two numbers is 120. 120 80 8 units = 120 1 units = 120  8 1 units = 15 One of the numbers is 3 x 15 = 45. The greater number is 5 x 15 = 75. 40
    • Box B contains twice as many books as Box A. Box C contains 20 more books than Box A. Together, the three boxes contains 116 books. Edgewood Elementary School, New York
    • Box B contains twice as many books as Box A. Box C contains 20 more books than Box A. Together, the three boxes contains 116 books. Box C Box A Box B 20 116
    • Box B contains twice as many books as Box A. Box C contains 20 more books than Box A. Together, the three boxes contains 116 books. Box C x Box A x Box B x 116 20 x
    • Box B contains twice as many books as Box A. Box C contains 20 more books than Box A. Together, the three boxes contains 116 books. Box C Box A 24 116 – 20 = 116 – 16 – 4 = 96 20 4 units = 96 4 units = 80 + 16 24 1 units = 96  4 = Box B 24 24 Box A ….
    • Box B contains twice as many books as Box A. Box C contains 20 more books than Box A. Together, the three boxes contains 116 books. x + 20 + x + 2x = 116 4x + 20 = 116 4x = 116 – 20 = 96 Box C x Box A x Box A … Box B … Box C … x Box B x = 96  4 = 24 20 x