Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Singapore Math Training Program

On Wednesday and Thursday, November 27th and 28th, Our Homeroom Teachers, Math Specialist Teachers and Parents participated in a Singapore Mathematics Training Workshop with Dr. Yeap Ban Har.
Singapore Math is a method in which students learn math by drawing pictures and doing problems mentally, rather than through tables and memorization. The curriculum uses visual tools to help children learn abstract concepts like multiplication, division and even simple algebra, all while still in elementary school.
Singapore Math's emphasis on the development of students' intellectual competencies is consistent with the importance placed on nurturing knowledge workers and people who can participate fully in an increasingly technological world. Textbooks based on Singapore Math have been adopted in many countries around the world. As of this year, there is even a Standards Edition of a K-8 textbook series based on Singapore Math.

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