Singapore Math: Meeting the Needs of the 21st Century Skills in the Context of the K-12 Curriculum

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in the Context of the K-12 Curriculum” held last May 26, 2012 at the SEAMEO Innotech, Commonwealth Ave. Philippines.

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  • Singapore Math: Meeting the Needs of the 21st Century Skills in the Context of the K-12 Curriculum

    1. 1. Singapore Math Meeting the Needs of the 21st Century in the Context of the K-12 Curriculum by Teacher Rochelle M. Razo
    2. 2. A brief background Rochelle M. Razo School Directress and Teacher John Dewey School for Children Congressional Avenue corner Mindanao Avenue Project 8, Quezon City Email: rochelle_razo@johndewey.edu.ph
    3. 3. Insights about the video?
    4. 4. The hasdramatically changedand it will CONTINUE to CHANGE
    5. 5. www.pisa.oecd.org
    6. 6. Prepare 21st Century Students www.pisa.oecd.org
    7. 7. Prepare 21st Century Students www.pisa.oecd.org
    8. 8. Prepare 21st Century Students to deal with more rapid change than ever before www.pisa.oecd.org
    9. 9. Prepare 21st Century Students to deal with more rapid change than ever before www.pisa.oecd.org
    10. 10. Prepare 21st Century Students to deal with more rapid change than ever before to use technologies that have not been invented www.pisa.oecd.org
    11. 11. Prepare 21st Century Students to deal with more rapid change than ever before to use technologies that have not been invented www.pisa.oecd.org
    12. 12. Prepare 21st Century Students to deal with more rapid change than ever before to use technologies that have not been invented for jobs that have not been created www.pisa.oecd.org
    13. 13. Prepare 21st Century Students to deal with more rapid change than ever before to use technologies that have not been invented for jobs that have not been created www.pisa.oecd.org
    14. 14. Prepare 21st Century Students to deal with more rapid change than ever before to use technologies that have not been invented for jobs that have not been created to solve problems we don’t yet know will arise www.pisa.oecd.org
    15. 15. Prepare 21st Century Students to deal with more rapid change than ever before to use technologies that have not been invented for jobs that have not been created to solve problems we don’t yet know will arise - OECD, PISA Report 2009 www.pisa.oecd.org
    16. 16. How the demand for skills has changed Mean task input as percentiles of the 1960 task distribution Data from OECD www.pisa.oecd.org
    17. 17. OECD Report Data from OECD www.pisa.oecd.org
    18. 18. “The trouble with our times is that the future is NOT what it used to be.” - Paul Valery
    19. 19. Need to learn about today’s learners
    20. 20. “Because of the current technologicalrevolution, our kids’ brains are evolving rightnow - at a speed like never before.” Our Generation Today’s Digital World Kids today live in a 600- We had little complex channel television access to knowledge. universe, 10,000-station Teachers and school radio universe accessible were the experts and the online, one trillion plus authority internet pages. Jukes, et. al. (2010), Understanding the Digital Generation
    21. 21. How are TODAY’s students DIFFERENT from our generation?• For today’s digital generation, play is work, and work is increasingly seen in terms of games and game play. Jukes, et. al. (2010), Understanding the Digital Generation
    22. 22. How are TODAY’s students DIFFERENT from our generation?• They network simultaneously with many others. They learn better through COLLABORATION. Jukes, et. al. (2010), Understanding the Digital Generation
    23. 23. How should we educate today’s learners?To develop students’ skills, knowledge, and habitsof mind that will allow them to continuously learnand adapt to the changing world Jukes, et. al. (2010), Understanding the Digital Generation
    24. 24. Source:Partnership for 21st Century Skills, http://p21.org/
    25. 25. 21st Century Student Outcomes and Support Systems Source:Partnership for 21st Century Skills, http://p21.org/
    26. 26. 21st Century Student Outcomes and Support Systems Source:Partnership for 21st Century Skills, http://p21.org/
    27. 27. Core Subjects & 21st Century Themes • English, reading or language arts • Science • World languages • Geography • Arts • History • Mathematics • Government and Civics • Economics Source:Partnership for 21st Century Skills, http://p21.org/
    28. 28. Learning & Innovation Skills Source:Partnership for 21st Century Skills, http://p21.org/
    29. 29. Learning & Innovation Skills• Creativity and Innovation Source:Partnership for 21st Century Skills, http://p21.org/
    30. 30. Learning & Innovation Skills• Creativity and Innovation• Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Source:Partnership for 21st Century Skills, http://p21.org/
    31. 31. Learning & Innovation Skills• Creativity and Innovation• Critical Thinking and Problem Solving• Communication and Collaboration Source:Partnership for 21st Century Skills, http://p21.org/
    32. 32. Source:Partnership for 21st Century Skills, http://p21.org/
    33. 33. Life and Career Skills Source:Partnership for 21st Century Skills, http://p21.org/
    34. 34. Life and Career Skills• Flexibility and Adaptability Source:Partnership for 21st Century Skills, http://p21.org/
    35. 35. Life and Career Skills• Flexibility and Adaptability• Initiative and Self-Direction Source:Partnership for 21st Century Skills, http://p21.org/
    36. 36. Life and Career Skills• Flexibility and Adaptability• Initiative and Self-Direction• Social and Cross-Cultural Skills Source:Partnership for 21st Century Skills, http://p21.org/
    37. 37. Life and Career Skills• Flexibility and Adaptability• Initiative and Self-Direction• Social and Cross-Cultural Skills• Productivity and Accountability Source:Partnership for 21st Century Skills, http://p21.org/
    38. 38. Life and Career Skills• Flexibility and Adaptability• Initiative and Self-Direction• Social and Cross-Cultural Skills• Productivity and Accountability• Leadership and Responsibility Source:Partnership for 21st Century Skills, http://p21.org/
    39. 39. Are we preparing ourstudents for the future?
    40. 40. Low Completion RateLegend: HE= higher education Data from: Presentation by Patricia Licuanan, Chairperson of TVET= technical vocational education training Commission on Higher Education available at DepEd website
    41. 41. Low Student Achievement National Achievement Test 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 Grade 64.81% 66.33% 69.21% School High 46.84% 47.40% 40.38% School Source: Department of Education
    42. 42. International AssessmentTIMSS (Trends in International Math and ScienceSurvey)The only international comparative survey test the Philippines participated in.Students performed poorly in the 1998 and 2003 tests. 1998 – the Philippines ranked 36th out of 39 countries 2003 – 41st out of 45 participating nations Source: Luz, J.M. (2011) Brigada Eskwela
    43. 43. Philippines Scores in MathAverage Mathematics Scale Scores of Fourth-grade Students (2003) Philippines: 358 International Average : 495 Singapore: 594 Hong Kong: 575 United States: 518 Source: http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2005/2005005.pdf
    44. 44. Philippines Scores in MathAverage Mathematics Scale Scores of Eighth-grade Students (2003)Philippines 378International Average 466Singapore 605Hong Kong 586United States 504Malaysia 508 Source: http://nces.ed.gov/Indonesia 411 pubs2005/2005005.pdf
    45. 45. Weakest Competencies in Math• Using formulae to solve specific problems or to calculate certain results• Manipulating numbers and equations• Thinking conceptually and spatially (i.e. geometry, trigonometry)• Solving math problems using mathematical Source: Luz, J.M. (2011) Brigada Eskwela concepts and established
    46. 46. Data from the:World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Report
    47. 47. The Philippines must catch up with the rest of the world. Data from the:World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Report
    48. 48. The Philippines must catch up with the rest of the world. Country and Overall Rank 2008 2009 2010 2011Singapore Singapore3 5 3 2Malaysia Malaysia 21 24 26 21Brunei Darussalam 5(6#)"*7%(611%/%8 39 32 28 28Thailand 34 36 38 39Indonesia Indonesia 55 54 44 46Vietnam 70 75 59 65Philippines Philippines 71 87 85 75Cambodia Cambodia 109 110 109 97 Data from the:World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Report
    49. 49. The Philippines must catch up with the rest of the world. Country and Overall Rank 2008 2009 2010 2011Singapore Singapore3 5 3 2Malaysia Malaysia 21 24 26 21Brunei Darussalam 5(6#)"*7%(611%/%8 39 32 28 28Thailand 34 36 38 39Indonesia Indonesia 55 54 44 46Vietnam 70 75 59 65Philippines Philippines 71 87 85 75Cambodia Cambodia 109 110 109 97 Data from the:World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Report
    50. 50. The Philippines must catch up with the rest of the world. Data from the:World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Report
    51. 51. The Philippines must catch up with the rest of the world. The Philippines ranks 5th among ASEAN countries in terms of QUALITY of education Data from the:World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Report
    52. 52. The Philippines must catch up with the rest of the world. Data from the:World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Report
    53. 53. The Philippines must catch up with the rest of the world. Country and Overall Rank 2008 2009 2010 2011Singapore Singapore3 5 3 2Malaysia Malaysia 21 24 26 21Brunei Darussalam 5(6#)"*7%(611%/%8 39 32 28 28Thailand 34 36 38 39Indonesia Indonesia 55 54 44 46Vietnam 70 75 59 65Philippines Philippines 71 87 85 75Cambodia Cambodia 109 110 109 97 Data from the:World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Report
    54. 54. The Philippines must catch up with the rest of the world. Data from the:World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Report
    55. 55. The Philippines must catch up with the rest of the world. The Philippines ranks 8th (last) in terms of QUALITY of Science & Math Education and Capacity for Innovation Data from the:World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Report
    56. 56. Reasons for the Poor Academic Performance • Poorly trained teachers • Inadequate funding • Overcrowded classrooms • Lack of textbooks and instructional materials Source: Luz, J.M. (2011) Brigada Eskwela
    57. 57. Source:SEAMEO INNOTECH 2011
    58. 58. Duration of Basic Duration of Country Education Pre-university ProgramBrunei Darussalam 11/12 13/15Cambodia 12 13Indonesia 12 13Lao PDR 12 14Malaysia 11 14/15Myanmar 11 12Philippines 10 10Singapore 10/11 12/14Thailand 12 12Timor-Leste 12 12Vietnam 12 14/15 Source:SEAMEO INNOTECH 2011
    59. 59. Source: Department of Education
    60. 60. We are the last country in Asia and1 out of only 3 countries in the worldwith a 10-year Pre-university Program Source: Department of Education
    61. 61. Source: Department of Education
    62. 62. K to 12
    63. 63. K to 12Basic Education Program
    64. 64. Source: Department of Education
    65. 65. K + 12 = Kindergarten + 12 Years Source: Department of Education
    66. 66. K + 12 = Kindergarten + 12 Years Source: Department of Education
    67. 67. K + 12 = Kindergarten + 12 YearsKindergarten Source: Department of Education
    68. 68. K + 12 = Kindergarten + 12 Years 6 years of ElementaryKindergarten Source: Department of Education
    69. 69. K + 12 = Kindergarten + 12 Years 4 years of Junior High School 6 years of ElementaryKindergarten Source: Department of Education
    70. 70. K + 12 = Kindergarten + 12 Years 2 years of Senior High School 4 years of Junior High School 6 years of ElementaryKindergarten Source: Department of Education
    71. 71. K + 12 = Kindergarten + 12 Years 2 years of Senior High School HS Year 6 HS Year 5 HS Year 4 4 years of Junior HS Year 3 High School HS Year 2 New HS Year 1 6 years of ElementaryKindergarten Source: Department of Education
    72. 72. Source: Department of Education
    73. 73. How the BEC will be enhanced Source: Department of Education
    74. 74. How the BEC will be enhanced Source: Department of Education
    75. 75. How the BEC will be enhanced Focus on the optimum development of the Filipino Source: Department of Education
    76. 76. How the BEC will be enhanced Focus on the optimum development of the Filipino Allows for mastery of the competencies Source: Department of Education
    77. 77. How the BEC will be enhanced Focus on the optimum development of the Filipino Allows for mastery of the competencies Continuum following an expanding spiral progression model Source: Department of Education
    78. 78. How the BEC will be enhanced Focus on the optimum development of the Filipino Allows for mastery Flexible to of the competencies local needs Continuum following an expanding spiral progression model Source: Department of Education
    79. 79. How the BEC will be enhanced Integrative, Focus on the optimum Inquiry-based, development of the Filipino Constructivist Allows for mastery Flexible to of the competencies local needs Continuum following an expanding spiral progression model Source: Department of Education
    80. 80. Source: Department of Education
    81. 81. K to 12 Curriculum Model Source: Department of Education
    82. 82. K to 12 Curriculum Model Source: Department of Education
    83. 83. Math Curriculum in K-12Parallel to Singapore Math as itcovers basic concepts and ideas,skills and processes on:• Numbers and Number Sense• Geometry• Measurement• Patterns and Algebra• Probability and Statistics
    84. 84. K-12 Parallel to Singapore Math • Emphasis on the development of students’ critical thinking, problem solving, reasoning, communicating, making connections, representations and decisions in real life
    85. 85. Singapore Math Source: http://www.moe.gov.sg/education/syllabuses/sciences/files/ maths-primary-2007.pdf
    86. 86. TIMSS 2007 Source:Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Trends_in_International_Mathematics_and_Science_Study
    87. 87. TIMSS 2007 Source:Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Trends_in_International_Mathematics_and_Science_Study
    88. 88. High Performing Countries PISA 2009 Source:Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Trends_in_International_Mathematics_and_Science_Study
    89. 89. A different approach to education Traditional instruction is not working as effectively as it once did in our homes and in schools. Jukes, et. al. (2010), Understanding the Digital Generation
    90. 90. We must keep pace and stayRELEVANT to keep students ENGAGED.
    91. 91. If we teach today’s studentsas we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow. - John Dewey
    92. 92. 21st Century skills require 21st Century Schools
    93. 93. 21st Century skills require 21st Century Schools• Increased innovation and curriculum flexibility
    94. 94. 21st Century skills require 21st Century Schools• Increased innovation and curriculum flexibility• Student-centered
    95. 95. 21st Century skills require 21st Century Schools• Increased innovation and curriculum flexibility• Student-centered• Evidence-based practices
    96. 96. 21st Century skills require 21st Century Schools• Increased innovation and curriculum flexibility• Student-centered• Evidence-based practices• Energizing networks connecting schools
    97. 97. 21st Century skills require 21st Century Schools• Increased innovation and curriculum flexibility• Student-centered• Evidence-based practices• Energizing networks connecting schools• Systemic leadership wherein the strong help the weak
    98. 98. ecision Making Your involvement guarantees havl decisions, whether large or small, our children’s futureme influence on the performance ofoth faculty and students.
    99. 99. REFERENCES• Department of Education of the Philippines. Enhanced K + 12 Basuic Education May 2, 2012 from http://www.deped.gov.ph/ quicklinks/quicklinks2.asp?id=100• Jukes, I., McCain, T., & Crockett, L. (2010). Understanding the digital generation: Teaching and learning in the new digital landscape. Canada: Corwin.• Luz, JM. (2011). Brigada Eskwela: Essays on Philippine education. Philippines: Anvil Publishing, Inc.• National Center for Education Statistics. Highlights From the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study: TIMSS 2003. Retrieved 20 December 2011 from http://nces.ed.gov/ pubs2005/2005005.pdf
    100. 100. REFERENCES• Ministry of Education Singapore. Mathematics Syllabus Primary. Retrieved 25 April 2012 from http://www.moe.gov.sg/ education/syllabuses/sciences/files/maths-primary-2007.pdf• Partnership for the 21st Century (2011). A framework for the 21st century learning. Retrieved 04 July 2011 from http:// www.p21.org• OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). Retrieved 20 May 2012 from http://www.pisa.oecd.org/pages/ 0,2987,en_32252351_32235731_1_1_1_1_1,00.html• Wikipedia. Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study. Retrieved 15 January 2011 from http://en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/Trends_in_International_Mathematics_and_Science_Study
    101. 101. Thanks for listening!

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