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Yeap Ban Har<br />Marshall Cavendish Institute<br />Singapore<br />banhar@sg.marshallcavendish.com<br />NCoN2011<br />work...
The Curriculum (Ministry of Education 2006)<br />
Singapore Mathematics: Focus on Thinking<br />an<br />excellent<br />vehicle<br />for<br />the development<br />&<br />imp...
PROBLEM 1<br />4<br />2<br />Group A3<br /> Step 1: Make 42<br />  Step 2: Make 6<br />  Step 3: Write the difference o...
PROBLEM 1<br />4<br />2<br />Group B3<br /> Step 1: Make 42<br />  Step 2: Make 6<br />  Step 3: Write the difference o...
PROBLEM 2<br />NCoN2011, Brunei Darussalam <br />
Draw polygons on the grid paper such that the vertices are on the dots and the total number of dots on the perimeter of ea...
We discussed how to find the area of this polygon.<br />In the end the group agreed that the area is 2 units2.<br />Respon...
Responses by Teachers in Brunei at Workshops at NCoN2011 <br />
Responses by Teachers in Brunei at Workshops at NCoN2011 <br />
Draw polygons on the grid paper such that the vertices are on the dots and the total number of dots on the perimeter of ea...
De Tweemaster, The Netherlands<br />
PROBLEM 3<br />
Responses by Teachers in Brunei at Workshops at NCoN2011 <br />
PROBLEM 3<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
PCF Kindergarten<br />Singapore<br />Question: Is it possible to use problem solving for every lesson?<br />Answer: Even i...
Workshop Materials <br />
Please tear the ten digit tiles out. <br />
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NCoN2011 Brunei 25-26 April 2011 Workshop

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This is a 2-hour workshop on mathematical problem solving in primary school. It was conducted as part of National Conference on Numeracy 2011 by Ministry of Education, Brunei Darussalam.

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NCoN2011 Brunei 25-26 April 2011 Workshop

  1. 1. Yeap Ban Har<br />Marshall Cavendish Institute<br />Singapore<br />banhar@sg.marshallcavendish.com<br />NCoN2011<br />workshop<br />Developing Mathematical Problem-Solving Ability in Primary Levels<br />PasarGadong, Brunei Darussalam<br />www.banhar.blogspot.com<br />
  2. 2. The Curriculum (Ministry of Education 2006)<br />
  3. 3. Singapore Mathematics: Focus on Thinking<br />an<br />excellent<br />vehicle<br />for<br />the development<br />&<br />improvement of<br />a person’s intellectual<br />competencies<br />Ministry of Education Singapore 2006<br />
  4. 4. PROBLEM 1<br />4<br />2<br />Group A3<br /> Step 1: Make 42<br /> Step 2: Make 6<br /> Step 3: Write the difference on the piece of square paper.<br />
  5. 5. PROBLEM 1<br />4<br />2<br />Group B3<br /> Step 1: Make 42<br /> Step 2: Make 6<br /> Step 3: Write the difference on the piece of square paper.<br />
  6. 6. PROBLEM 2<br />NCoN2011, Brunei Darussalam <br />
  7. 7. Draw polygons on the grid paper such that the vertices are on the dots and the total number of dots on the perimeter of each polygon is four. <br />Find the area of each polygon.<br />PROBLEM 2<br />Group A3<br />Responses by Teachers in Brunei at Workshops at NCoN2011 <br />Each polygon has an area of 1 unit2.<br />
  8. 8. We discussed how to find the area of this polygon.<br />In the end the group agreed that the area is 2 units2.<br />Responses by Teachers in Brunei at Workshops at NCoN2011 <br />
  9. 9. Responses by Teachers in Brunei at Workshops at NCoN2011 <br />
  10. 10. Responses by Teachers in Brunei at Workshops at NCoN2011 <br />
  11. 11. Draw polygons on the grid paper such that the vertices are on the dots and the total number of dots on the perimeter of each polygon is four. <br />Find the area of each polygon.<br />PROBLEM 2<br />Group B3<br />Responses by Teachers in Brunei at Workshops at NCoN2011 <br />
  12. 12. De Tweemaster, The Netherlands<br />
  13. 13. PROBLEM 3<br />
  14. 14. Responses by Teachers in Brunei at Workshops at NCoN2011 <br />
  15. 15. PROBLEM 3<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
  16. 16. PCF Kindergarten<br />Singapore<br />Question: Is it possible to use problem solving for every lesson?<br />Answer: Even in teaching a basic concept (i.e. the number five), a teacher used a problem-solving approach. Make a ‘toy’ using 5 cubes.<br />
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  23. 23. Please tear the ten digit tiles out. <br />

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