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New Syllabus Mathematics 7th Edition Launch

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This lecture was given at the launch of the new edition of the New Syllabus Mathematics series. The Secondary 1 books for Express and Nornal (Academic) as well as the Additional Mathematics books will be used from 2013.

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New Syllabus Mathematics 7th Edition Launch

  1. 1. Some Trends in Mathematics Education &Implications for Instruction and Assessment Dr Yeap Ban Har Consultant New Syllabus Mathematics Series www.banhar.blogspot.com
  2. 2. Outline  Trends in Assessment  Mathematical Modelling Teaching Through Problem Solving
  3. 3. Trends in AssessmentProgramme for International Student Assessment (PISA) www.pisa.oecd.org
  4. 4. Trends in Assessment: Looking into the Crystal Ball • More real-life context• More formulation of situations prior to solving • More communication
  5. 5. Example Straits Times July 20, 2012“The research ranks the preschool environment in 45 countries. Singapore ranks 29th, …” How to compare Variables preschool environments? Finland has a good preschool environment. Index Singapore does not.
  6. 6. Example Straits Times July 20, 2012“The research ranks the preschool environment in 45 countries. Singapore ranks 29th, …” How to compare Variables preschool environments? Finland has a good preschool environment. Index Singapore does not.
  7. 7. Variables & Weight Availability 25% Affordability 25% Quality 45% Social Context 5% How to compare Variablespreschool environments? Finland has a goodpreschool environment. Index Singapore does not.
  8. 8. Example Straits Times July 20, 2012“The median gross monthly preschool teacher wage ($1,840)was just 63 per cent of Singapore’s overall median gross wage ($2,925) last year.” How are pre-school Median teachers paid? Pre-school teachers are poorly paid in 63% Singapore
  9. 9. Example Straits Times July 20, 2012“The median gross monthly preschool teacher wage ($1,840)was just 63 per cent of Singapore’s overall median gross wage ($2,925) last year.” How are pre-school Median teachers paid? Pre-school teachers are poorly paid in 63% Singapore
  10. 10. Try It!Develop a mathematical model to predict thewinning time for the men’s 200m race at the London Olympics.
  11. 11. Trends in Assessment: Suggestions for Instruction • Provide extended mathematical modelling experience once a term which can be part of continual assessment• Assess sub-skills of mathematical modelling in written examination • A balanced approach that emphasised both formulating, solving and interpreting.
  12. 12. Teaching Through Problem Solving Three-Part Mathematics LessonsProblem Independent Guided Practice Solving Practice
  13. 13. Problem Independent Guided Practice Solving PracticeUse the play dough to make a cuboid.Cut it into two identical prisms.What is the volume of each prism?
  14. 14. Problem Independent Guided Practice Solving Practice
  15. 15. Problem 11.258 20th July 2012Use the play dough to make a cuboid.Cut it into two identical prisms.What is the volume of each prism?Method 1 Method 2Its volume is half that Its volume is thethe corresponding product of cross-cuboid. section area and height.
  16. 16. Problem Independent Guided Practice Solving Practice
  17. 17. Problem Independent Guided Practice Solving Practice
  18. 18. Teaching Through Problem Solving Three-Part Mathematics LessonsProblem Independent Guided Practice Solving Practice Secondary 1 Sum of Interior Angles of a Polygon
  19. 19. Teaching Through Problem Solving Three-Part Mathematics LessonsProblem Independent Guided Practice Solving Practice Secondary 3 Angle Properties of Circles
  20. 20. Some Trends in Mathematics Education &Implications for Instruction and Assessment Dr Yeap Ban Har Slides are available at www.banhar.blogspot.com

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