Singapore Maths is a teaching method based on the national mathematics curriculum used for kindergarten through sixth grade in Singapore.
Although many countries acknowledge the importance of problem solving in maths, Singapore has embraced this as the fundamental requirement when teaching maths. This is why Singapore has developed methodologies to effectively give its students the tools that are needed to become proficient problem solvers in maths and in all other aspects of their lives.
Singapore Maths uses unique techniques to teach problem solving. The Bar Model Method is one such technique. This method is used as a visual approach allowing children to understand, interpret and conceptualise word problems by translating the words of the problem into a visual representation.
Visualisation is a much more effective tool compared to comprehension alone when decoding critical information in problems. Based on Singapore’s overall success, this decoding process proves transferable to other aspects of life.
According to results of the two most reputable education studies in the world: TIMSS (Trends in International Maths & Science Study) and PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment), since 1995, Singapore Maths continues to be recognised as the most successful national maths program in the world. The studies are based on more than 600,000 students in over 60 countries worldwide.
Singapore Maths is the most effective complement to your child’s existing school maths curriculum.