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# MTAP TL International Convention

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### MTAP TL International Convention

1. 1. Singapore Singapore Math in Colorado, USA Math & TeacherPreparationplenary lecture Dr. Yeap Ban HarMTAP (Tertiary Chapter) Marshall Cavendish Institute Singapore yeapbanhar@gmail.comwww.banhar.blogspot.com
2. 2. Singapore This lecture focuses on the whats and hows of Singapore Math Math and the implications on teacher preparation. & TeacherPreparation Singapore Math in Hawaii, USAplenary lecturewww.banhar.blogspot.com
3. 3. Singapore In particular, the role of mathematics in developing Math thinking as well as conceptual understanding, and the & Teacher central role of problemPreparation solving are discussed.www.banhar.blogspot.com
4. 4. Kranji Secondary School, SingaporeSingapore Math & TeacherPreparation A framework for teacher preparation to teach mathematics in this particular way is outlined.www.banhar.blogspot.com
5. 5. Singapore Math in The NetherlandsSingapore Math & TeacherPreparation Singapore Mathwww.banhar.blogspot.com
6. 6. Example 1How many ½ are there in ¾ ?
7. 7. Example 1How many ½ are there in ¾ ?
8. 8. Example 1How many ½ are there in ¾ ?
9. 9. Example 1How many ½ are there in ¾ ?
10. 10. Example 1How many ½ are there in ¾ ?Prospective teachers musthave a conceptualunderstanding of thecontent they teach. Theyalso need thecorrespondingpedagogical knowledgee.g. using concreterepresentation and pictorialrepresentation to helpstudents access abstract
11. 11. Example 2Find the value of 51 3.
12. 12. Example 2Find the value of 51 3.Prospective teachers mustunderstand mathematicalvariability and perceptualvariability of the mathematicsskill / concept they teach.What is the emphasis when thelesson shift from 21 3 to 51 3?What is the difference betweenusing base ten block and coins to
13. 13. Theoretical Underpinnings of Singapore MathJerome Bruner• Spiral Approach• CPA ApproachZoltan Dienes• VariabilityRichard Skemp• Relational Understanding Article on Relational Understanding
14. 14. Lesson 41 16.08.12
15. 15. Lesson 41 16.08.12 a b To prove that angle at centre is equal to 2a + 2b a
16. 16. Northbrooks SecondarySchool, Singapore
17. 17. Lesson 41 10.10.11 a b To prove that angle at centre is equal to 2a + 2b 180o - 2a 2a a
18. 18. Lesson 41 16.08.12 a b To prove that angle at centre is equal to 2a + 2b 2a 2b b a
19. 19. key of singapormathemati focuscs e
20. 20. problem solving
21. 21. thinking
22. 22. anexcellent vehicle for the development &improvement of a person’s intellectual competencies Ministry of Education Singapore 2006
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24. 24. developin visualizatiog
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26. 26. x x x 10 76x 10
27. 27. x x x 10 76 - 20x 10
28. 28. Singapore Math in London, UK