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Title:  Singapore Math
Description: Singapore Math is a collection of math curricula originally developed by Singapore's Ministry of Education and private textbook publishers for use in Singapore schools. Singapore Math curricula were developed under a national framework centered on problem solving that emphasizes computational skills as well as conceptual and strategic thinking processes. Compared to many U.S. textbooks, Singapore Math textbooks, particularly those intended for earlier grades, tend to provide more in-depth coverage of a relatively small number of topics. Curricula for the secondary level (for the Singapore Math collection of curricula, grades 7-10) follow a more integrated approach, where concepts and examples from algebra and geometry are introduced progressively at each grade level. Singapore Math textbooks emphasize problem-based development of mathematical concepts and use concrete illustrations to show how to solve multistep problems. The content framework covers topics in increasingly advanced detail in successive grades. There are several textbook options for students in the middle school grades.
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Cover Date: April 2009
Web Release: April 28, 2009
Publication #: WWC IRMSSM09
Center/Program: WWC
Type of Product: Intervention Report
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