Singapore Mathematics Implementation Project

Singapore Mathematics refers to the math textbooks from

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, retired  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

Math elementary textbooks series  in the United States that use the Singapore approach:

1.  Primary Math – US, Standards and Common Core Editions      Available from

2 .  Math In Focus – Available from                 


Summer Workshops and Conferences

Philadelphia Summer Workshop   William  Penn Charter School 

June 28-30, 2016

Staten Island Academy Summer Workshop - July 25-27, 2016

Phoenix Summit - July 11-12, 2016

Kansas City - Math Plus - July 13, 2016

Providence - Model Drawing Workshop 

Gordon School - August 23,2016  1:00-4:00 PM

To register contact:

Eric Kravitz -


Professional Development and Teacher Training OpportunitiesI am also available to conduct institutes on site at your school. 

 Testimonials                             PD Sites

Contact Dr. Richard Bisk at


Boston Globe Article 

on Model Drawing 

Professional Development


NCTM 2016 Presentation on Content Focused PD


Video-Parent's Night   Shrewsbury, MA -  October, 2014

Part 1        Part 2

Video -  Singapore Mathematics and Teacher Preparation at the Utah Capital Building


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