Worcester State University
Singapore Math Implementation Project


About Singapore Math

The Singapore Math Implementation Project initially involved over 70 K-8 teachers  throughout Massachusetts, including many who are using the Singapore Math textbooks in their classrooms. SMIP was initiated with funding from the Massachusetts Department of Education. This web site  will provide these teachers and others with a forum for questions, discussion and sharing of ideas.


How is Singapore Math Different?

1. Greater Depth/Less Breadth – More time is spent on each
    topic. Fewer topics are covered in a year. Greater
    emphasis on mastery. 

2. More multi-step problems. Problems often require the use
    of several concepts. “Word problems” are more varied.

3. Review of concepts is not explicitly incorporated into the
    curriculum. Students are expected to have mastered a
    concept once it has been taught.

4. A higher level of expectation is implicit in the curriculum.

5. Probability is not included in the K-8 curriculum.
Related Links
  SingMathProject - More Information including presentations
  Professional Development and Teacher Training Opportunities
  Richard Bisk - Professor of Mathematics
  Parker/Balderidge Text Mathematics for Teachers
  Singapore Ministry Mathematics Syllabus
  Distributor of Textbooks & Materials - singaporemath.com
  National Research Panel - Executive Summary - On Evaluating Curricular Effectiveness
  School Administrator May 2003 Executive Perspective
  TIMSS Study
  Wall Street Journal, Sept. 12, 2006
  A Tale of Two Countries & One School District
  University of Hawaii & Singapore on Algebra Curriculum
  Video - Show Elementary Classrooms, Place Value
  Video - Show Classrooms, Teaching Model Drawing
  Schoolplus - Enrichment Program
  Online Tutorial - Free Placement Tests
  Education Next Article Discusses Math Reform
  Hung-Hsi Wu Web Site
  NCTM Atlanta 2007
  Massachusetts Guidelines for the Mathematical Preparation of Elementary Teachers
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