### Singapore Math - Primary Day School

```Singapore Math
Monday, February 10 8:30
Why Singapore Math?
 A good fit for Primary Day
 Concept Mastery
 Math in Focus – American version of Singapore Math
(excellent resources)
Implementation: Math in Focus
• Highly Scaffolded Curriculum: Math in Focus adapts
instruction to the needs of individual learners through
scaffolding (gradually remove the supports as the
Implementation: Concepts
 The sequence of topics has been carefully
constructed based upon child development theory.
 Primary Grades focus on foundational concepts: basic
facts, place value, mental math, algebraic thinking,
geometry concepts, spatial visualization* (pictorial)
 Problem solving and data analysis throughout the
program
Pre-K: Building a Strong Foundation
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Counting
Numbers to 100
Order
Shapes
Classifying and Sorting
Calendar
Patterns
Stories
Kindergarten: Mastering Basics
 Number Sense to 100
 Number Bonds 1-12
Subtraction Concepts
 Ordinal Numbers and Position
 Mental Math Strategies
 Introduce Place Value,
 Money, Time, and Graphs
Number
Bonding
Part-Part-Whole
 Mastery:
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Place Value and Number Sense
Numbers to 1,000
Base Ten Block Patterns
Regrouping
 Mental Math and Estimation
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Time and Money
Fractions
Measurement
Graphing
Geometry
Problem Solving
Base
Ten
Blocks
Base Ten Regrouping
 Place Value
 Numbers to 10,000
to 10,000
 Multiplication and Division
 Money
 Elapsed Time
 Fractions
 Geometry
 Graphing
 Real-World Problems with Bar
Modeling
Integrated technology
 Ipads, SMART boards, IXL – nonverbal reasoning skills
 Enhances the learning experience and offers ways to
communicate, collaborate, and create
Differentiation
 Math is developmental!
 Two goals:
 Content
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Flexible grouping – small groups
Pre-assessment
Resources
Differentiation Resources: Extra Practice, Reteach, and
Enrichment opportunities provided for every lesson
 Process
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Stations for independent learners
Activities for visual, kinesthetic and auditory learners
Activities that vary in complexity
Cross-curricular
 Enrichment Class:
 Critical thinking essential to any math curriculum
 Develop spatial and logical reasoning over their four years
 “Games” (cooperative activities) learning tools, assessment, drill
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