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Media Coverage of Singapore Math programs


Over the past decade, the strengths of Singapore Math curriculum have been attracting attention from schools, teachers, home educators, and parents. The news media has also taken notice. News companies including NPR and CNN, as well as newspapers such as the New York Times and August Chronicle have covered the success of Singapore Math programs and individual schools using our materials. Click on any headline to read the full story on the publisher's website.

In April 2014, results from the 2012 PISA test placed Singapore students once more at the top of international rankings. In addition, Singapore was the nation with the highest percentage of top performers. The PISA, or Programme for International Student Assessment, is administered for the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD); the 2012 test was taken by 85,000 students around the globe. Read more about results from the 2012 PISA in an April 1, 2014 article on Channel NewsAsia.


General Information about the Singapore Math approach


Thomas B. Fordham Institute: "Common Core confusion: It's a math, math world" by Kathleen Porter-Magee, May 2014

CNN: Schools of Thought - "My view: America's students can benefit from Singapore Math" by Bill Jackson, October 2012

Maths No Problem (UK): Video on Concrete Pictorial Abstract presented by Dr. Yeap Ban Har, June 2011

Voice of America: Singapore Math Adds Up for U.S. Teachers by Faiza Elmasry, August 2010

The Daily Riff's four-part series Singapore Math Demystified! by Bill Jackson, October 2010
  1. How I Became Interested in Singapore Math
  2. Philosophy and Pedagogical Approach of Singapore Math
  3. Is This The Most Visual Math?
  4. How To Make It Happen In Your School

Education in Japan: Singapore Math makes a difference by Kristen A. Graham - December 2008 (Originally published by the Philadelphia Inquirer)

Educational Leadership: Singapore Math: Simple or Complex? (PDF) by John Hoven and Barry Garelick - November 2007

The Implementation of Singapore Mathematics in a Regional School District in Massachusetts, 2000-2006 (PDF) by Mary M. Waight - September 2006

Education Next: Miracle Math by Barry Garelick - 2006

NPR's Talk of the Nation: Singapore Math Method with Ira Flatow featuring Robyn Silbey - December 2004

Washington Post: Looking East for Math Techniques by Valerie Strauss - March 2000


Videos about Schools using Singapore Math programs


Melrose Elementary: Singapore Math Program - 2012 (California)

The Today Show: Parents go back to school, learn math - 2011

The Florida Times-Union: The Bolles School: Singapore Math turns the subject into a visual art at Bolles - 2010 (Florida)


Articles about Schools using Singapore Math programs

NJ.com: Gill St. Bernard school receives a visit from Singapore math leader by the Hunterdon County Democrat Newspaper, April 2014 (New Jersey)

TheStar.com: Whitby school borrows world-best teaching methods by Louise Brown, March 2014 (Toronto, Canada)

Noozhawk: At Marymount of Santa Barbara, Math is No Problem by Molly Seguel, March 2012 (California)

LehighValleyLive.com: Mansfield Township woman learns Singapore Math overseas by Tommy Rowan, March 2012 (Pennsylvania)

WinonaDailyNews.com: WACS embraces Singapore Math method to boost scores by Amy Pearson, January 2012 (Minnesota)

San Diego Jewish Journal: Math, Singapore Style by Alanna Berman, January 2012 (California)

Schools That Can: Singapore Math: Ending the Spiral of Non-Mastery by Stephanie Whited, December 2011

Monterey Herald:NEW MATH = HIGH SCORES: Singapore system working at Santa Catalina by John Sammon, April 2011 (California)

Delaware Online: Delaware schools: New formula helps to instill 'numbers sense' in students by Edward L. Kenney, January 2011 (Delaware)

The Augusta Chronicle: Private schools finds answers in Singapore Method by Jason Wermers, December 2010 (Georgia)

The Florida Times-Union: Singapore Math turns the subject into a visual art at Bolles by Mary Kelli Palka - October 2010 (Florida)

The New York Times: Making Math Lessons as Easy as 1, Pause, 2, Pause ... by Winnie Hu - September 2010 (New York)

TCPalm: Singapore Math adds up for St. Edward's School in Vero Beach by Janet Begley - July 2010 (Florida)

The Seattle Times: The Secret of Schmitz Park Elementary School is Singapore Math by Bruce Ramsey - February 2010 (Washington)

Gainesville Times: Math progress adds up by Jessica Jordan - November 2009 (Georgia)

Deseret News: Math made fun: Singapore system hits Utah school by Amy Stewart - March 2009 (Utah)

Los Angeles Times: In L.A., Singapore math has added value by Mitchell Landsberg - March 2008

Sentinel and Enterprise: New math system adding up by Kyle Alspach - April 2006