Singapore Math Administrators Symposium, Nashville

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This presentation was given by Dr Yeap Ban Har. Other presenters included Dr Duriya Aziz and Andy Clark. This symposium was for administrators from different parts of the state of Tennessee.

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Singapore Math Administrators Symposium, Nashville

  1. 1. Experiencing <br />Singapore Math<br />Singapore Math Administrators Symposium<br />Nashville, Tennessee           24 – 25 January 2011<br />Yeap Ban Har banhar@sg.marshallcavendish.com<br />
  2. 2. Experiencing <br />Singapore Math<br />Session <br /> Mathematics as a Thinking Tool<br /> Importance of Initial Concrete Experiences<br /><ul><li>Emphasis on Conceptual Understanding</li></li></ul><li>thinking<br />tool<br />
  3. 3. Experiencing <br />Singapore Math<br />A<br />C<br />B<br />In the diagram, ACEG and BDFH are squares. AB, CD, EF and GH are of the same length. The ratio of AB : BC is 2 : 1.<br />What fraction of square ACEG is shaded?<br />Grade 6 National Test Item <br />Singapore Examination and Assessment Board 2010<br />H<br />D<br />G<br />E<br />F<br />
  4. 4. Experiencing <br />Singapore Math<br />A<br />C<br />B<br />H<br />D<br />G<br />E<br />F<br />
  5. 5. Experiencing <br />Singapore Math<br />A<br />C<br />B<br /><br />H<br /><br />D<br />G<br />E<br />F<br />
  6. 6. concrete<br />introduction<br />
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  39. 39.   <br />“… in which at some simple level a set of ideas or operations were introduced in a rather intuitive way …” <br />Bruner 1975, p.3-4 <br />
  40. 40. Experiencing <br />Singapore Math<br />Traditional Gift from Singapore ‘Five Stones’<br />
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  42. 42. Experiencing <br />Singapore Math<br />Session <br /> From Concrete to Pictorial<br />
  43. 43. emphasis <br />visualization<br />
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  54. 54. Experiencing <br />Singapore Math<br />Session <br /><ul><li>Bar Model Method
  55. 55. Where Does It All Lead To?</li></li></ul><li>emphasis <br />visualization<br />
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  58. 58. Experiencing <br />Singapore Math<br />2 units = $24<br />2 units = $24<br />1 unit = $12<br />The book costs $12.<br />
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  60. 60. Experiencing <br />Singapore Math<br />3 units = $24<br />3 units = $24<br />1 unit = $8<br />The book costs $16.<br />2 units = $16<br />
  61. 61. Experiencing <br />Singapore Math<br />3 units = $24<br />1 unit = $8<br />4 units = $32<br />The book costs $32 ÷ 3 = $10.67.<br /> $24<br />
  62. 62. emphasis <br />variation<br />
  63. 63. Experiencing <br />Singapore Math<br />Session <br /><ul><li>Variation, Not Repetition
  64. 64. Teach Less, Learn More</li></li></ul><li>emphasis <br />variation<br />connections<br />
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  79. 79. Experiencing <br />Singapore Math<br />Session <br /><ul><li>Current Developments </li></ul>in Mathematics Instruction in Singapore<br />
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  81. 81. Revision of the Curriculum <br />1992<br />2001<br />2007<br />2013<br />thinking<br />curriculum and standards<br />
  82. 82. thinking<br />textbooks<br />
  83. 83. thinking<br />national test<br /> of a group of children are boys. <br /> of the boys and 210 girls chose to go on a school trip. <br /> of the children chose not to go on the school trip. <br />How many children chose to go on the school trip?<br /><br />210<br />960 children chose to go.<br />
  84. 84. technology<br />national test<br />A type of candy costs 40 cents each.<br />Find the largest number of candies that can be bought with $95.<br />$95 ÷ 40 cents = 367.5<br />The largest number of candies that can be bought is 367.<br />
  85. 85. thinking<br />pedagogy<br />
  86. 86. PERI Report<br />2010<br />engagement<br />pedagogy<br />
  87. 87. engagement<br />pedagogy<br />
  88. 88. struggling<br />learners<br />system-wide strategies<br />learning support programs<br />foundation programs<br />
  89. 89. lessonstudy<br />professional development<br />
  90. 90. Singapore Math Summer Institute<br />Worchester State University, MA      6-8 July 2011<br />where content meets pedagogy<br />DrYeap Ban Har Dr Richard Bisk  Several Other Singapore Presenters <br />Contact melissaooi@sg.marshallcavendish.com<br />

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