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Lecture 3 | Bar Models

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Lecture 3 | Bar Models

  1. 1. general session | fundamentals of singapore math challenging word problems using bar models yeap ban har | marshall cavendish institute math in focus summer institute | philadelphia
  2. 2. Country GDP per capita in current USD 2012 Singapore 60,400 Malaysia 16,900 Thailand 10,100 Philippines 4,400 “Upon separation from Malaysia in 1965, Singapore was faced with … high levels of unemployment and poverty. 70% of Singapore’s households lived in badly overcrowded conditions, and a third of its people squatted in slums on the city fringes. Unemployment averaged 14%, GDP per capita was less than $2,700, and half of the population was illiterate. “
  3. 3. In the 1970’s, Singapore needed a way to help students, most of whom were not performing well in mathematics, learn mathematics. CPA Approach based on Bruner’s work and a host of other learning theories were used to help students learn. Today, many people refer to this approach as Singapore Math.
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