Singapore Mathematics refers to the math textbooks
the small Asian country of Singapore. Since 1995, it has been one of the top performing countries in mathematics in the TIMSS study. Their success is not just due to the quality of the books, but to the strong mathematical preparation of their elementary teachers. Richard Bisk
professor of mathematics at Worcester State University, has provided content-based professional
development for teachers using these books since 2000. His work focuses on improving the mathematical understanding of teachers and is valuable regardless of the textbook series that the teachers are using.
Dr. Bisk is a consulting author for Math In Focus and has also done extensive work using the Primary Math editions. He has given presentations on his work and provided professional development in the United States, Singapore, Korea, Thailand, Great Britain and Portugal. He can be reached at rbisk@Verizon.net or 508-929-8962.
Math elementary textbooks
series in use in the United States that use the Singapore approach.
Math – US Edition – Available from www.singaporemath.com
Math – Standards Edition - Available from www.singaporemath.com
In Focus – Available from http://www.hmheducation.com/singaporemath/
MassMATE Conference May 23, 2012 - Common Core Mathematics Standards Influences From Singapore
Parent's Night Presentation -Shrewsbury, MA - October, 2014
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Summer Institutes - 2015
1. Singapore Mathematics - Number and Operations Institute The primary goal of this workshop is to
deepen your understanding of the math you teach, regardless of whether
you plan to use the Singapore books as your primary texts.
Strengthening your understanding will help you to be more effective as a
teacher. This institute will provide a supportive, yet challenging
environment for professionals working together.
Location: Worcester State University
When: June 29-July 2, 2015
Time: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Registration is closed.There are no remaining seats.
Cost is $760 if registration is received by May 20. This includes continental breakfast, lunch and books. Housing cost for 4 nights in University Residence Halls - $170 total 2. Singapore Math Workshop
Location: Staten Island Academy
When: July 27-29, 2015
Cost is $750 cost with a 5% discount for
groups of 5 or more. $125 for college credit. Housing at Courtyard
by Marriott at $138/night.
Professional Development and Teacher Training Opportunities - Dr. Richard Bisk - email@example.com - 508.929.8962