How does Singapore consistently rank number 1 in Math?
The Village Charter School is excited to bring a standards based Singapore math curriculum to Boise, Idaho. We believe that the unique approach Singapore Math offers will deepen the application and improve comprehension for our elementary, 6th, 7th & 8th grade students.
As a public charter school we commit to helping Treasure Valley students develop a better understanding of concepts through Singapore mathematics. The authentic Singapore math pedagogy supports the idea that fewer topics taught in greater depth at each grade level results in better understanding and retention than methods which tend to teach “a mile wide and an inch deep”. Classroom activities focus on teaching students problem solving skills through the use of story probelms, math manipulatives, math worksheets, real world application, hands on activities, model drawing, etc.
Elementary Mathematics Component
Elementary students use the Singapore Math Primary Mathematics Series uses the Concrete, Pictoral and Abstract approach. Singapore Math is ideal for active learner by encouraging active thinking, sommunication of mathmatical ideas and problem solving. Singapore math supports visual learners though its emphasis on model drawing and mental math. Singapore Math appeals to visual learners has a special emphasis on model drawing and mental math.
Middle School Mathematics Component
Students in the 6th, 7th & 8th grades are supported and challenged as they study pre-algebra, algebra,geometry and move into other advanced math topics. The Village Charter School goal for middle school students is to keep students challenged, engaged, and progressing at their level of understanding.
Teachers are supported in this curriculum in a variety of ways including training from the National Conference for Singapore Math Strategies and online resources for teachers, such as the Singapore Math Professional Learning Network.
For more research on Singapore Math please visit the following website: www.singaporemath.com/Media_s/13.htm