Thursday, November 13, 2014

The magic of Singapore Math

One very special attribute of Singapore Math as practiced at Magellan International School, is that it's methods e.g symbolic demonstration, bring to conscious awareness, mathematical processes which may have been hidden due to rote memorization.

The way in which SM is taught and learned is by teaching the student to demonstrate and show not just what the correct answer is but how they got to this conclusion, thereby making transparent a process which for many adults has made made an unconscious habit through rote memorization and repetition.

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