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HCO Presentation at The Hague

  1. 1. Presentation at HCO, Dan Haag Mayflower Primary School, SingaporeHigh Achievement &Motivated Students:Effects & Principles of The Singapore Approach The Hague Yeap Ban Har Marshall Cavendish Institute Singapore Slides are available at yeapbanhar@gmail.com 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. High achievement was not a given. In 1960,among 30 615 candidates who sat for thefirst 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
  4. 4. 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 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)
  5. 5. Primary Mathematics (Third Edition)See Ho, S. Y. & Yeap, B. H. (2011). Development of Visualization Skills in Singapore PrimarySchool Mathematics Textbooks. Paper presented at PME-35 Angkara, Turkey.See also Yeap, B. H. (2011). The Emphasis of Primary-Level Textbooks in Singapore onHigher-Order Thinking Skills. Paper presented at International Conference on SchoolMathematics Textbooks Shanghai, China.
  6. 6. Primary Mathematics (Third Edition)
  7. 7. 1982Piloting a New Approach to Mathematics Teaching 1992 Introduction of Problem- Solving Curriculum Mathematics is “an excellent vehicle for the development and 1997 improvement of a person’s Thinking Schools Learning Nation intellectual competence”. Ministry of Education Singapore 2006
  8. 8. Achievement Attitude TIMSS 2007 Singapore 71 41 Hong Kong 67 40 Taiwan 50 24Grade 4 Japan 62 23 Kazakhstan 89 19 England 62 16 Russia 80 16 International 72 5
  9. 9. Achievement Attitude TIMSS 2007 Taiwan 37 45 S Korea 33 40 Singapore 60 40Grade 8 Hong Kong 47 31 Japan 30 26 Hungary 30 10 England 40 8 International 54 2
  10. 10. Mean PISA 2009 Shanghai 600 Singapore 562 Hong Kong 55515 year-olds S Korea 546 Taiwan 543 Finland 541 Liechtenstein 536 International 496
  11. 11. an exampleAnchor Green Primary School, Singapore
  12. 12. Let the piece of paperrepresents a cake. 3 fourths  3 = 3 1 3  4 4
  13. 13. Let the piece of paperrepresents a cake. 3 fourths  2 = 3 6 3 2  2  4 8 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. Let the piece of paperrepresents a cake. 3 fourths  2 = 3 1 3 2   4 2 4
  16. 16. Let the piece of paperrepresents a cake. 3 fourths  2 = 3 1 3 3 2    4 2 4 8
  17. 17. Let the piece of paperrepresents a cake. 3 fourths  4 =
  18. 18. an exampleAnchor Green Primary School, Singapore
  19. 19. The fill-in-the-squares problem demonstratesthe importance of looking for patterns.
  20. 20. Professional Development in Bunnik, The Netherlands
  21. 21. Jenaplanschool Cleophas, Utrecht, The Netherlands
  22. 22. 3 fourths  4 = 12 sixteenths  4 1 3 3 fourths  4 = ×4 4 = 3 sixteenths
  23. 23. the singapore approachMayflower Primary School, Singapore
  24. 24. Problem-Solving Approach Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract Approach
  25. 25. Escuela de Guetamala, ChileStudents in Chile and The Philippinesusing the CPA Approach to learnmultiplication and fractions. Victory Christian International School, The Philippines
  26. 26. King Solomon Academy, London
  27. 27. Globe Academy, London
  28. 28. Students in Chile, England and The Netherlands having lessons that emphasized visualization.Chile The Netherlands England
  29. 29. Problem-Solving Approach• The extended discussion challenges the advanced learners to go beyond what they already know and to think deeper, articulate better as well as to have empathy for others.• The extended discussion provides processing time for struggling learners.
  30. 30. • The CPA Approach is based on theory of representations which explains how students learn abstract ideas (Bruner).• The CPA Approach engages students’ multiple intelligences (Gardner).• The CPA Approaches focuses on higher-order competencies such as visualization.Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract Approach

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