Singapore Mathematics Curriculum focuses on mathematical problem solving. <ul><li>Primary 1 children solving a problem based on addition of three one-digit numbers . </li></ul><ul><li>Princess Elizabeth Primary School </li></ul>
The Problem <ul><li>Put numbers 1 to 5 in this arrangement so that the vertical total is the same as the horizontal total. </li></ul><ul><li>Do it for 2 to 6. </li></ul><ul><li>Predict the total for 3 to 7. </li></ul>
The Solution <ul><li>Children, later, made predictions for the case of using 3 to 7. </li></ul>
It is recognized that mathematics is “an excellent vehicle for the development and improvement of a person’s intellectual competence in logical reasoning, spatial visualization, analysis and abstract thought” Ministry of Education Singapore 2006 Wellington Primary School
Teachers are trained to teach in these ways. <ul><li>National Institute of Education </li></ul>
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