Singapore math...all the rage in the U.S.

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singapore math
by Blanca Latorre Fernandez - Saturday, 9 October 2010, 12:42 PM
 
I've read the article and I think is not clear why this method is better than others, I mean, the article don't explain very well the method, in the article you can read that they mix theory and cards, graphics..., but I think in Spain use the same, games with theory, for this, I think this article is lack of information (I don't Know if I've written it well).

About the last question, in my opinion the programme in Spain isn't efficient. I'm math's teacher and everyday I'm with children since 12 to 18 years old, every year we teach the same, adding each year little things and when we start a new course you have to remember the children the same because they've forgotten everything, unless, you have always some children that remember the things, they save our classes.
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Re: singapore math
by Michele Dykes - Saturday, 16 October 2010, 11:53 PM
 
Thanks for your observations, Blanca. Why do you think the Asian countries have better test scores on international math exams? What can we learn from them?