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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 learner masters the task) 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 Counting Numbers to 100 Order Shapes Classifying and Sorting Calendar Patterns Addition and Subtraction Stories Kindergarten: Mastering Basics Number Sense to 100 Number Bonds 1-12 Mastery of Addition and Subtraction Concepts Ordinal Numbers and Position Mental Math Strategies Introduce Place Value, Money, Time, and Graphs Number Bonding Part-Part-Whole First Grade: Exploring New Concepts Mastery: Place Value and Number Sense Numbers to 1,000 Base Ten Block Patterns Addition and Subtraction with Regrouping Mental Math and Estimation Introduced: Time and Money Fractions Measurement Graphing Geometry Problem Solving Base Ten Blocks Base Ten Regrouping Second Grade: Confident Learners Place Value Numbers to 10,000 Addition and Subtraction 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 Flexible grouping – small groups Pre-assessment Resources Differentiation Resources: Extra Practice, Reteach, and Enrichment opportunities provided for every lesson Process 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