NCTM 2010 Can Singapore Math Enhance Student Achievement in the U.S. ??
can singapore<br />mathematics<br />enhance student learning in the U.S.?<br />Opening Presentation<br />Selected Features of Singapore Mathematics<br />Yeap Ban Har, Ph.D.<br />National Institute of Education<br />Nanyang Technological University<br />Slides can be downloaded from www.mathz4kidz.com<br />
Overview ofEducation System<br />Grades 1 – 6 (compulsory education)<br />Primary School Leaving Examination Grade 6<br />Grade 7 – 10<br />General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level Grade 10<br />Grade 11 – 12 or Polytechnic<br />General Certificate of Education Advanced Level Grade 12 or Diploma<br /> There are variations for advanced and struggling students.<br />
Mrs Hoon made some cookies to sell. 3/4 of them were chocolate cookies and the rest were almond cookies. After selling 210 almond cookies and 5/6 of the chocolate cookies, she had 1/5 of the cookies left.<br />How many cookies did Mrs Hoon sell?<br />almond cookies<br />5/8<br />3/8<br />210<br />chocolate cookies<br />1/5<br />3/8 – 1/5 = 7/40 <br /> 210 <br />1/40 30<br />32/40 960<br />She sold 960 cookies.<br />
A lion weighs 135 kg. A cow weigh 87 kg more than the lion. An elephant weighs 139 more than the cow. How heavy is the elephant?<br />(Primary 2)<br />TelokKurau Primary School<br />
complex problem solving<br />is expected of every student<br />In twice-a-year tests designed by the schools, problems such as this one are given to challenge students. However, there is an expectation that every student makes significant effort to acquire the ability to solve such problems.<br />Raffles Girls’ Primary School<br />
parental<br />expectations<br />Seminar for Parents on Problem Solving<br />
system-wide intervention<br />Fuchun Primary School<br />Northlight School <br />