Singapore Maths for Parents at Sandton

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This is for the parents evening on 23rd April at Sandton Campus.

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Singapore Maths for Parents at Sandton

  1. 1. What Your ChildLearn inMathematicsS e m i n a r fo r Pa re n t sYeap Ban HarMarshall Cavendish InstituteSingaporeyeapbanhar@gmail.comSlides are available atwww.banhar.blogspot.comSt Gabriel’s PrimarySchool, SingaporeMarymount ConventSchool, Singapore
  2. 2. Singapore
  3. 3.  Land 270 sq miles 700 sq km People 5.3 million GDP per capita 1965 USD500 2011 USD50 000in current USDJunyuan SecondarySchool, Singaporeintroduction
  4. 4. High achievement was not a given. In1960, among 30 615 candidates whosat for the first Primary School LeavingExamination, 45% of the candidatespassed.Keon Ming Public School, SingaporeToday, aboutthe sameproportionachieve thehighest gradein each of thefour subjectstested.
  5. 5. Score 1960-1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s500 Japan JapanKoreaHong KongJapanKoreaSingaporeHong KongJapanKoreaHong KongSingapore400 Thailand SingaporeThailandThe PhilippinesMalaysiaThailandMalaysiaThailand300 IndonesiaThe PhilippinesIndonesiaThe PhilippinesReference: E. Hanusek, D. Jamison, E. Jamison & L. Woessmann (2008)All major international tests (literacy, science and mathematics) between 1964and 2003 were placed on a common scale. Selected countries shown in the table.
  6. 6. 1992Introduction of Problem-Solving Curriculum1997Thinking SchoolsLearning Nation1982Introduction of Singapore mathematicstextbooks as they are known today.Mathematics is “an excellentvehicle for the developmentand improvement of a person’sintellectual competence”.Ministry of Education Singapore 2006
  7. 7. We started off badly butwe have managed to helpour students in learningmath.
  8. 8. gradeeightmathematicsSingaporeSouth KoreaTaiwanHong KongJapan4847493427328141992356533753611613609586570advancedlikemathdislikemathaverageInternational 3 26 31500
  9. 9. gradeeightmathematicsSingaporeMalaysiaThailandIndonesiaInternational4822037812821792362615469965554375611440427386500advancedhighintermediatelowaverage
  10. 10. SingaporeMath
  11. 11. ShanghaiHong KongS KoreaSingaporeMean60056255554615year-oldsTaiwanLiechtensteinInternationalFinland543541536496PISAOECDSingaporeMath
  12. 12. Singapore Math focuseson the use of visuals andinitial concreteexperiences..
  13. 13. Archipel Basisschool Tweemaster-Kameleon, TheNetherlands
  14. 14. Archipel Basisschool Tweemaster-Kameleon, TheNetherlands286243
  15. 15. Let the piece of paperrepresents a cake.3 fourths 3 =41343
  16. 16. Let the piece of paperrepresents a cake.3 fourths 2 =83286243
  17. 17. Let the piece of paperrepresents a cake.3 fourths 2 =4321243
  18. 18. Let the piece of paperrepresents a cake.3 fourths 2 =834321243
  19. 19. Let the piece of paperrepresents a cake.3 fourths 2 =8381412432 fourths 2 =1 fourths 2 =
  20. 20. Archipel Basisschool Tweemaster-Kameleon, TheNetherlands
  21. 21. King SolomonAcademy, London UKA number is of a second number.The sum of the two numbers is 120.53
  22. 22. A number is of a second number.The sum of the two numbers is 120.538 units = 1201 units = 120 81 units = 1512080 40The smaller number is 3 x 15 = 45.The larger number is 5 x 15 = 75.
  23. 23. Edgewood Elementary School, NewYorkBox B contains twice asmany books as Box A.Box C contains 20 morebooks than Box A.Together, the three boxescontains 116 books.
  24. 24. SingaporeMathBox B contains twice asmany books as Box A.Box C contains 20 morebooks than Box A.Together, the three boxescontains 116 books.20Box CBox ABox B116
  25. 25. SingaporeMathBox B contains twice asmany books as Box A.Box C contains 20 morebooks than Box A.Together, the three boxescontains 116 books.20Box CBox ABox B116 – 20 = 116 – 16 – 4 = 964 units = 964 units = 80 + 161 units = 96 4 =2424 2424Box A ….
  26. 26. We end the evening witha few questions.
  27. 27. The following are a fewmore examples for you tolook at after the seminar.
  28. 28. Learning multiplicationfacts
  29. 29. Escuela de Guetamala, Chile

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