Singapore Math

The Singapore math method is focused on mastery, which is achieved through the intentional sequencing of concepts.

About

the Singapore Math

The Singapore math method is focused on mastery, which is achieved through intentional sequencing of concepts. Students learn through three stages: Concrete, Pictorial, and Abstract. The math concepts include numbers, number bonds and operations, geometry, measurements, sequencing, time, spatial awareness, and early problem solving. Singapore math not only helps students become more successful problem solvers, it helps them gain a sense of confidence and resourcefulness because it insists on conceptual depth.

Why?

So how is it different from the way math is widely taught in Canada/U.S?

In typical math programs, students get a worked example, then solve problems by repeating all the same steps with different numbers. In Singapore math, students must think through concepts and apply them in new ways. Students are pushed to greater engagement and broader thinking.