## Tuesday, 21 April 2015

### What Are Some Examples of the Singapore Math Method?

What are Some Examples of the Singapore Math Method?
Mathematics can be one of the greatest academic challenges a child can face. By introducing Singapore Maths, Our School has integrated into their curriculum a way to reach all students at all learning levels. Singapore Math is a visual method, using pictorials to describe concepts.

Instead of using numbers to describe a problem, Singapore Math uses pictures. These pictures are presented in stories that can aid in the learning process. A child may see a picture of four birds on a branch and two birds flying towards it, then they will be presented with the problem 4 + 2 =? Another addition problem may illustrate two children with two toys in front of each of them. They will be asked how many toys the children have together and be presented with the problem 2 + 2 =?
A child may see a picture of four birds nests, and each nest may contain four birds. They will be asked to solve the problem: there are (blank) birds in four nests. Being able to see the amount of parts in each whole as an illustration, the child can easily count and solve the problem.