Singapore Math

What is Singapore Mathematics?

Singapore Mathematics is the a program that teaches kids WHY they are doing what they are doing through 3 stages of development.

Concrete » Pictorial » Abstract

In traditional math classrooms, student memorize a method (algorithm) without understanding the "why" behind the method.

Why did we choose Singapore Mathematics?

This program has been proven effective by the country of Singapore's improvement in mathematics on international standardized testing.

In 1995, 1999, and 2003 Singapore's fourth and eighth grade students were the top performers, and in 2007 they were second on the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMMS).

All Singapore students who were tested by TIMMS were taught using the Primary Mathematics series, also known as Singapore Math.

What does a lesson look like?

Mental Calculation - 5 minutes

Teacher-Directed Lesson - 15 minutes

Activity - 15 minutes

Problem-Solving - 15 minutes

Independent Practice - 10 minutes

Total Instructional Time = 60 minutes daily




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