Edgemont School District (Parents)

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This evening seminar was for parents in the school district in New York.

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Edgemont School District (Parents)

  1. 1. Singapore Matha program for parents Yeap Ban Har Marshall Cavendish Institute Singapore yeapbanhar@gmail.com Slides are available at www.banhar.blogspot.com
  2. 2.  Land  270 sq miles  700 sq km introduction  People  5.3 million  GDP per capita  1965 USD500  2011 USD50 000Junyuan Secondary School, Singapore in current USD
  3. 3. why do we teachmathematics this wayGreenridge Primary School, Singapore
  4. 4. Mathematics is “an excellent vehicle for the development and improvement of a person’s intellectual competence”. 1982 Ministry of Education Singapore 2006Introduction of Singapore mathematics textbooks as they are known today. 1992 Introduction of Problem- Solving Curriculum 1997 Thinking Schools Learning Nation
  5. 5. Singapore Math focuses onthe use of visuals and initialconcrete experiences. Theemphasis is not just knowinghow but also knowing why.
  6. 6. Escuela de Guetamala, ChileGreenville Elementary School, New York
  7. 7. Seely Place Elementary School, New York
  8. 8. Archipel Basisschool Tweemaster-Kameleon, The Netherlands
  9. 9. 3 6 2  2 4 8Archipel Basisschool Tweemaster-Kameleon, The Netherlands
  10. 10. Let the piece of paperrepresents a cake. 3 fourths  3 = 3 1 3  4 4
  11. 11. Let the piece of paperrepresents a cake. 3 fourths  2 = 3 6 3 2  2  4 8 8
  12. 12. Let the piece of paperrepresents a cake. 3 fourths  2 = 3 1 3 2   4 2 4
  13. 13. Let the piece of paperrepresents a cake. 3 fourths  2 = 3 1 3 3 2    4 2 4 8
  14. 14. Let the piece of paperrepresents a cake. 3 fourths  2 = 2 fourths  2 = 1 fourths  2 = 3 1 1 3 2    4 4 8 8
  15. 15. Archipel Basisschool Tweemaster-Kameleon, The Netherlands
  16. 16. 3A number is of a second number. 5The sum of the two numbers is 120. King Solomon Academy, London UK
  17. 17. 3A number is of a second number. 5The sum of the two numbers is 120. 120 8 units = 120 80 40 1 units = 120  8 1 units = 15 The smaller number is 3 x 15 = 45. The larger number is 5 x 15 = 75.
  18. 18. Box B contains twice as manybooks as Box A. Box Ccontains 20 more books thanBox A. Together, the threeboxes contain 116 books. Edgewood Elementary School, New York
  19. 19. Box B contains twice as manybooks as Box A. Box Ccontains 20 more books thanBox A. Together, the threeboxes contain 116 books.Box C 20 116Box ABox B
  20. 20. Box B contains twice as manybooks as Box A. Box Ccontains 20 more books thanBox A. Together, the threeboxes contain 116 books.Box C 24 20 116 – 20 = 116 – 16 – 4 = 96 4 units = 96 4 units = 80 + 16Box A 24 1 units = 96  4 =Box B 24 24 Box A ….
  21. 21. Seely Place Elementary School, New York
  22. 22. Singapore Math focuses onnumber bonds and mentalstrategies.
  23. 23. We end the evening with afew questions.
  24. 24. Singapore Math allowsaverage learners perform ata high level. The followingare some data from someinternational research onmath achievement andattitude.
  25. 25. All major international tests (literacy, 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 Hong Kong Hong Kong Hong Kong Japan Japan Japan Korea Korea Korea Singapore Singapore 400 Thailand The Philippines Malaysia Malaysia Singapore Thailand Thailand Thailand 300 Indonesia Indonesia The Philippines The PhilippinesReference: E. Hanusek, D. Jamison, E. Jamison & L. Woessmann (2008)
  26. 26. mathematics
  27. 27. ave adv high int low Singapore 606 43 78 94 99 South Korea 605 39 80 97 100 Hong Kong 602 37 80 96 99grade four mathematics Taiwan 591 34 74 93 99 Japan 585 30 70 93 99 Northern Ireland 562 24 59 86 96 Belgium 549 10 50 89 99 Finland 545 12 49 85 98 England 542 18 49 78 93 Russia 542 13 47 82 97 United States 541 13 47 81 96 International 500 4 28 69 90
  28. 28. intermediate advanced high low average South Korea 613 47 77 93 99 Singapore 611 48 78 92 99grade eight mathematics Taiwan 609 49 73 88 96 Hong Kong 586 34 71 89 97 Japan 570 27 61 87 97 Russia 539 14 47 78 95 Israel 516 12 40 68 87 Finland 514 4 30 73 96 United States 509 7 30 68 92 England 507 8 32 65 88 International 500 3 17 46 75
  29. 29. intermediategrade eight mathematics advanced average high low Singapore 611 48 78 92 99 Malaysia 440 2 12 36 65 Thailand 427 2 8 26 55 Indonesia 386 0 2 15 43 International 500 3 17 46 75
  30. 30. grade eight mathematics dislike math advanced like math average Singapore 611 48 32 23 Malaysia 440 2 39 15 Thailand 427 2 26 16 Indonesia 386 0 20 10 International 500 3 26 31
  31. 31. grade eight mathematics dislike math advanced like math average Singapore 611 48 32 23 South Korea 613 47 8 56 Taiwan 609 49 14 53 Hong Kong 586 34 19 37 Japan 570 27 9 53 International 500 3 26 31
  32. 32. perentage correct Singapore 82International 52
  33. 33. perentage correct Singapore 52International 27
  34. 34. perentage correct Singapore 45International 23
  35. 35. perentage correct Singapore 60International 25

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