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
professor of mathematics at Worcester State University, has provided contentbased 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 5089298962. Math elementary textbooks
series in use in the United States that use the Singapore approach.
1. Primary
Math – US Edition – Available from www.singaporemath.com
2. Primary
Math – Standards Edition  Available from www.singaporemath.com
3. Math
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 Part 1 Part 2

 
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 29July 2, 2015 Time: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM Registration Information. 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 Mathematics Summer Institute  Where Content Meets Pedagogy Location: Worcester State University When: August 1113, 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  rbisk@verizon.net  508.929.8962

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