Greenland Central School - Math In Focus

- Singapore Math emphasizes the development of strong
**number sense**, excellent**mental-math**skills, and a deep understanding of**place value**. - The curriculum is based on a progression from
**concrete**experience—using manipulatives—to a**pictorial**stage and finally to the**abstract**level or algorithm. This sequence gives students a solid understanding of basic mathematical concepts and relationships before they start working at the abstract level. - Singapore Math includes a strong emphasis on
**model drawing**, a visual approach to solving word problems that helps students organize information and solve problems in a step-by-step manner. **Concepts are taught to mastery**, then later revisited but not re-taught. It is said the U.S. curriculum is a mile wide and an inch deep, whereas Singapore’s math curriculum is said to be just the opposite.**The Singapore approach focuses on developing students who are problem solvers.**

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