Worcester State University
Singapore Math Implementation Project


Singapore Math

Singapore Math is a term used to refer to math textbooks from the small Asian country of Singapore. Since 1995, Singapore has been one of the top performing countries in mathematics in the TIMMS study. Richard Bisk professor of mathematics at Worcester State University,  has provided content based professional development for teachers using Singapore Math since 2000.

Currently there are three Singapore Math elementary textbooks series in use in the United States.

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/

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 throughout the United States and in Singapore.  He can be reached at rbisk@worcester.edu  or 508-929-8962.

National Singapore Math Institute - Denver - July 2011
Video - Presentation at Utah Capital Building
Professional Development and Teacher Training
Contact Dr. Richard Bisk, Professor of Mathematics at Worcester State University - rbisk@worcester.edu

About Singapore Math

Links of Interest
  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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Contact Us

 Worcester State University
 486 Chandler Street
 Worcester, MA  01602

 Office Location:
 Sullivan Building
 Room S-145B
 Richard Bisk


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