Singapore Math® Information

Did you know that we are the only Certified Singapore Math® Learning Centre in all of B.C.?

So just what is Singapore Math®?

The Singapore Math® curriculum is the pedagogical approach and content adopted by thSingaporean government several decadeago, and which has consistently propelled this smalisland country to the top rank in international mathematical tests, faoutstripping the US and Canada.  The Singapore Math® method focuses on students not just learning to parrot math methods, but
on truly understanding and mastering a more limited number of concepts each school year.  

 

Much like the aims of the new BC Curriculum, gone are the days of spiral teaching anshort term retention to pass tests.  Studentare now expected to understand material on a deepelevel.  The Singapore Math® philosophy allows more time and practice tensure that students trulgrasp each concept before moving on.  

The Singapore Math® method integrates concrete to pictorial to abstract sequencing on thoroughgoing basis .  When studenteventually encounter complex word problems, they possesthe skills to break it down from the abstract to pictorial, which  ensures more accuratunderstanding of the question and consequently the correct solution. Moreover, the sequencing ocontent in the Singapore Math® curriculum has been  very carefully constructed based upon childevelopment theory. The same can be said abouthe new BC Curriculum.  Your child will now bexpected to learn fewer concepts, but to attain mastery of them.

 

Most importantly, the Singapore Math® method provides students with a variety of problemsolvinstrategies, in contrast to thtraditional approach to teaching math, where one strategy is provideper concept.  A student who struggles with one method tproblem solve is equipped with a variety odifferent tools to achieve success.

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