Structure: Series of student textbooks and workbooks, along with teacher guides, introduce and develop mathematical concepts using a concrete-pictorial-abstract method. Singapore Math is characterized by going deeper in fewer topics, utilizing representations such as number bonds and model drawings, and teaching students to mastery, eliminating the need to cover the same materials multiple times.
Learning Activities: Students engage in teacher directed lessons as they construct their own understanding of the mathematics in a problem-based curriculum.
· Increased student mastery of content.
· Conceptual understanding leading to procedural fluency.
· Improved use of mathematics for problem solving.