# Singapore Math

Post date: Jul 3, 2012 8:25:19 PM

Singapore Math is the name given to the math curriculum developed in the country of Singapore.

In the 1980's, students in Singapore were ranked in the lower half of all countries tested in mathematics. Beginning in 1993, Singapore ranked number one in the world in mathematics, and it continues to hold the top or second position to this day. So the question is how is maths taught in Singapore?

The math content in Singapore Math is the same as the math content in most countries. What is most different about Singapore Math is the philosophy about what is to be emphasized and the pedagogy about how the content is taught. Singapore Math recognizes that for children, what they learn in primary school is the basis of all future math learning and thus focuses on problem solving and the base-ten system.

To find out more check out some of the links below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-QMZ_f9PUg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kn26on8U1X4&feature=related

http://www.thesingaporemaths.com/

http://personal.anderson.ucla.edu/jason.frand/math_enrichment/SingaporeMath.html