Saturday, August 14, 2010
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Teachers learn about the thinking and problem-solving orientation of Singapore mathematics curriculum. They also learn about Bruner, Skemp,Dienes as well as the spiral nature of the curriculum. The examples included materials from K-5 and are mosty from Math in Focus given that this is the series the school is using.
This is a one-day workshop covering half an academic unit.
Fundamentals of Singapore Math
1. The Focus on Thinking and Problem Solving
2. Bruner's Theory (CPA Representations)
3. Skemp's Theory (Conceptual and Procedural Understanding)
4. Dienes' Theory (Variability)
5. Spiral Curriculum
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
In the photo, participants learn a simple game to help kids learn addition facts. One player says Salute and the other two hold up their cards as they salute each other. The one who says Salute tells the total of the two numbers he sees. The other players who cannot see their own number try to guess what number they are holding up.