What is Singapore math?
Singapore math refers to the teaching method and curriculum used in Singapore, a nation that
consistently ranks at the top of international assessments of student
achievement in math. It’s based on a framework developed by Singapore’s Ministry
of Education that emphasizes mastery of concepts through dynamic problem solving
One of the defining
features of Singapore math is visualization. The concrete, pictorial, and
abstract method underscores real-world application of math. It takes students
from hands-on activities to pictorial representations, and finally to
When we first introduced the world to Singapore math in
the late nineties there was one core series for grades 1-6,
Mathematics, that encapsulated the approach. We still offer this series and
many other titles that represent this effective method. Almost two decades after
bringing Singapore math to the U.S., it has become an established part of math
education and comes in many forms. We're proud to have started the phenomenon!
At Singapore Math Inc. we remain true to the essence of the Singapore approach
as we add titles to our collection.
Why Singapore math?
is a powerful method with proven results. It provides both instant improvement
and long-term mastery. Singapore math
students the how and why of foundational math through the steady build of
concepts and skills with the goal of preparing them for more advanced topics.
The approach is known for its focus on depth over memorization and drill work.
Singapore math is about drawing connections, supporting the thinking process,
and instilling comprehensive understanding. It encourages perseverance and
naturally gives students confidence as they become equipped to solve problems
using many different tools.
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