Why Math In Focus

It’s a Model for the Common Core State Standards

The Singapore math framework was one of the 15 national curriculum's examined by the Common Core committee and had a particularly important impact on the Common Core writers and contributors.

Research-based Pedagogy

Math in Focus® offers you the same authentic Singapore math curriculum that has propelled Singapore students to international success. It follows the pedagogical framework developed by the Singapore Ministry of Education.

Concrete–Pictorial–Abstract Learning Progression

Numbers and symbols can be confusing when you don't have a grasp of what they actually mean. Singapore math teaches concepts using a concrete–pictorial–abstract learning progression to anchor learning in real-world, hands-on experiences.

Pedagogy Fit for RTI

Math in Focus adapts instruction to the needs of individual learners through scaffolding, the systematic sequencing of prompted content, and support to optimize learning. The ultimate goal of scaffolding is to gradually remove the supports as the learner masters the task.

Integrated Technology for the 21st-century Classroom

Math in Focus provides seamless integration of technology with the use of eBooks, Interactive Whiteboard activities, Online student activities, online manipulatives, and a Bar Modeling app.


Math in Focus® is a registered trademark of Times Publishing Limited.

This information was taken directly from the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Website.

Take a closer look at Math in Focus at the Singapore Math by Marshall Cavendish website