Ofsted, National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM) and the Department for Education (DfE) have all emphasised the value of the pedagogical and discovery learning nature of the Singapore approach to teaching Maths.
With teaching methods that have been tried and tested over the last 30 years, and through the incorporation of key learning theories, such as Piaget, Dienes, Bruner, Skemp and Vygotsky, Singapore has become a “laboratory of Maths teaching”, which has seen them rise to the top of the international rankings for TIMSS (Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study) and PISA (Programme for International Students Assessment) for Mathematics.
This course is two days allowing time and space for planning and reflection on this revolutionary approach and ensuring that you have acquired the knowledge to use this method successfully.
Our Singaporean expert will discuss concrete-pictorial-abstract approach, effective use of questioning to encourage deep mathematical thinking, bar modelling and problem-solving.
Who should attend?
Recommended for anyone responsible for raising Maths teaching standards, regardless of whether your school is using the Maths – No Problem! materials. Ideal as a follow-on to our Teaching for Mastery Essentials course. Previous exposure to the principles of Singapore Maths or Maths mastery is recommended.
For teachers, Mathematics subject leaders, department heads and senior leaders (Year 1 to Year 6). Those teaching Early Years and Years 7 and 8 can benefit from this training as well.
Course impact for teachers
Heads, deputies, Maths leads and senior team members will come away with a full understanding of the principles behind Singapore Maths in order to train and support teachers back at school.
Course impact for schools
Your school will benefit from having well trained staff with the in-depth skills to support the implementation of a mastery teaching approach across the school.
|Thursday 18th January 2018
|Friday 19th January 2018
|08:30||Registration and welcome coffee||08:45||Registration and welcome coffee|
|09:00||The Big Picture||09:00||Model Method – Fractions|
|11:00||Addition and Subtraction||11:00||Assessment|
|13:30||Multiplication and Division||13:30||Providing for Advanced Learners|
|15:00||Model Method – Whole Numbers||15:00||Providing for Struggling Learners|
|16:30||End of Day 1||16:00||End of Day 2|
Training consultant – Dr Yeap Ban Har
An accomplished and inspirational speaker, Ban Har spent ten years at the National Institute of Education in Singapore where he was involved in several funded research programmes in
Ban Har was part of the teach which reviewed the Singapore Maths curriculum for the revised 2013 syllabus and he teaches courses at tertiary institutions in South East Asia and North