Make it Count

Learning mathematics is more than just the computation of numbers. We are no longer impressed by the ability to calculate numbers quickly or mentally. Calculators could do that quite well, and Singaporean students are allowed to use them at Primary 5 and 6. Instead, children in schools today are being taught to understand mathematical concepts and problem solving strategies...
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Common Ideological Mistakes When Learning Math

Nowadays, calculations (computational math) can easily be done on our smartphones. The emphasis has now shifted to higher order thinking skills, which bodes very well for Singapore Math. It is now considered a mistake to emphasize merely memorizing formulas, and using drill and practice to hone calculation skills, without first understanding the root concepts. In contrast, S...
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