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  1. 1. Math Leadership Symposium Alabama Math, Science and Technology Initiative Alabama Department of Education Education TransformationSome Key Initiatives Related to Mathematics Education in Singapore Yeap Ban Har Marshall Cavendish Institute Singapore yeapbanhar@gmail.com Slides are available at www.banhar.blogspot.com Birmingham Museum of Art
  2. 2. Singapore Education Transformation  Land  270 sq miles  People  4.7 million  GDP per capita  1965 USD510  2010 USD43,300 in current USDJunyuan Secondary School, Singapore
  3. 3. SingaporeEducation TransformationAll international tests (language, science and mathematics) between 1964 and2003 were placed on a common scale. Selected countries shown in the table. Score 1960-1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 500 Japan Japan Japan Japan Korea Korea Korea Hong Kong Singapore Hong Kong Hong Kong Singapore 400 Thailand Singapore Malaysia Malaysia Thailand Thailand Thailand The Philippines 300 Indonesia Indonesia The Philippines The PhilippinesReference: E. Hanusek, D. Jamison, E. Jamison & L. Woessmann (2008)
  4. 4. SingaporeEducation Transformation since 1992 … problem-solving curriculum Ministry of Education Singapore, 2006
  5. 5. SingaporeEducation Transformation since 1997 … thinking schools learning nation Wellington Primary School, Singapore
  6. 6. Mathematics is “an excellent vehicle for the development and improvement of a person’s intellectual competence”. Ministry of Education (Singapore) 2006Junyuan Secondary School, Singapore
  7. 7. SingaporeEducation Transformation since 2011… student-centric values-driven Edgewood Elementary School, Scarsdale
  8. 8. SingaporeEducation Transformation national test … problem solving & thinking
  9. 9. SingaporeEducation Transformation 3 units = 18 1 units = 18 3=6 6 x 8 = 48 There were 48 coins at first.
  10. 10. SingaporeEducation Transformation
  11. 11. SingaporeEducation Transformation
  12. 12. SingaporeEducation Transformation ABCD is a square. So, AB = BC MN = AB and PQ = BC So, MN = PQ It is given that PQ = MQ and NQ So, MNQ is equilateral triangle. Angle MQN = 60o Angle PQN = 30o PQN is isosceles triangle. Angle QPN = 75o Angle MPN = 150o
  13. 13. SingaporeEducation Transformation 2010 Grade 6 National Examination in Mathematics National Average Quality Pass 43.3% Pass 84.0% Canossa Convent Primary School, Singapore
  14. 14. SingaporeEducation Transformation 1982 Introduction of Singapore mathematics textbooks as they are known today. Mathematics is “an excellent vehicle for the development 1992 and improvement of a person’s Introduction of Problem- intellectual competence”. Solving Curriculum Ministry of Education Singapore 2006 1997 2001 Thinking Schools Introduction of textbooks published by Learning Nation private publishers and approved by Ministry of Education. 2007 New editions of textbooks are published with the introduction of the revised curriculum.
  15. 15. SingaporeEducation Transformation
  16. 16. Grade 12 orSingapore Polytechnic DiplomaEducation Transformation Diploma in Education BachelorBachelor Degree Degree with Diploma in PGDE Education Keys Grade School, Manila, The Philippines x Each teacher receives about 120 hours of specialist training in teaching mathematics as part of pre-service teacher education. Pre-servive teacher education at National Institute of Education, Singapore
  17. 17. SingaporeEducation Transformation North Vista Primary School, Singapore Teacher Professional Development for Early Childhood Teachers in Singapore Da Qiao Primary School, Singapore
  18. 18. SingaporeEducation Transformation Curriculum That Focuses on 21st Century Skills Archipelschool De Tweemaster – Kameleon, The NetherlandsKing Solomon Academy,London High School Attached to Tsukuba University, Japan
  19. 19. SingaporeEducation Transformation National Examination Bukit View Primary School, Singapore Pathlight School, Singapore
  20. 20. Textbooks & Professional Development Math in FocusKeys Grade School, The Philippines Lesson Study at Da Qiao Primary School, Singapore
  21. 21. In-service Professional Development in The Philippines Yeap Ban Har Marshall Cavendish InstituteIn-service Professional Development in Chile Singapore yeapbanhar@gmail.com Slides are available at www.banhar.blogspot.com
  22. 22. Math Leadership SymposiumAlabama Math, Science and Technology Initiative Alabama Department of Education Foundations of Singapore Math Yeap Ban Har Marshall Cavendish Institute Singapore yeapbanhar@gmail.com Slides are available at www.banhar.blogspot.com Birmingham Museum of Art
  23. 23. 110 g 290 g
  24. 24. 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. ? ?
  25. 25. emphasisvisualization
  26. 26. ExperiencingSingapore Math Escuela de Guetamala, Chile
  27. 27. ExperiencingSingapore Math x + 2x = 12
  28. 28. C H E R Y L
  29. 29. C H E R Y L1
  30. 30. C H E R Y L 2
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  40. 40. C H E R Y L
  41. 41. C H E R Y L
  42. 42. C H E R Y L
  43. 43. C H E R Y L Which letter is 99?
  44. 44. D A V I D
  45. 45. Emphasis on Generalization Primary Mathematics (Third Edition) Looking for patterns and making generalization is also emphasized. This emphasizes the relatedness between the 2, 4 and 8 times table. This emphasizes a general idea – the use of doubling to multiply.Reference: Yeap (2011) International Conference on School Mathematics Textbooks held in Shanghai, China
  46. 46. Emphasis on Generalization My Pals Are Here! Mathematics (Second Edition) Explicit request to engage in higher-order competencies such as to look for a pattern.
  47. 47. Emphasis on Generalization My Pals Are Here! Mathematics (Second Edition) There are sections of the later series devoted to higher-order
  48. 48. emphasisgeneralization
  49. 49. Math Leadership SymposiumAlabama Math, Science and Technology Initiative Alabama Department of Education Experiencing Singapore Math Yeap Ban Har Marshall Cavendish Institute Singapore yeapbanhar@gmail.com Slides are available at www.banhar.blogspot.com Birmingham Museum of Art
  50. 50. Singapore MathLearn New Concept Through Problem Solving
  51. 51. Singapore MathDrill-and-Practice Through Problem Solving
  52. 52. Singapore MathApplying Knowledge in Problem Solving
  53. 53. emphasis concretepictorial abstract
  54. 54. emphasis spiral
  55. 55. ExperiencingSingapore Math
  56. 56. ExperiencingSingapore Math Math in Focus
  57. 57. ExperiencingSingapore Math Math in Focus
  58. 58. ExperiencingSingapore Math Math in Focus
  59. 59. ExperiencingSingapore Math Math in Focus
  60. 60. ExperiencingSingapore Math Math in Focus
  61. 61. ExperiencingSingapore Math Math in Focus
  62. 62. ExperiencingSingapore Math Math in Focus
  63. 63. ExperiencingSingapore Math Math in Focus
  64. 64. ExperiencingSingapore Math Math in Focus
  65. 65. ExperiencingSingapore Math Math in Focus
  66. 66. ExperiencingSingapore Math Math in Focus
  67. 67. ExperiencingSingapore Math Da Qiao Primary School, Singapore
  68. 68. emphasis variation
  69. 69. Jay has 12 cookies.Kimi has 9 cookies.How many cookies do they have altogether?Marcus has 12 cookies.He has 9 cookies fewer than Natalie.How many cookies does Natalie have?Sam had some cookies.He gave 9 cookies to Terrie.Then he had 12 cookies left.How many cookies Sam had at first?
  70. 70. tens ones
  71. 71. Keys Grade School, The PhilippinesFuchun Primary School, Singapore King Solomon Academy, London Yeap Ban Har Marshall Cavendish Institute Singapore yeapbanhar@gmail.com Slides are available at www.banhar.blogspot.com

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