Singapore Math®, an integral part of the Common Core State Standards, is where content meets pedagogy.

The Singapore Math® approach ushers students toward a holistic understanding of mathematical concepts as it imparts mastery of procedural skills. It is a comprehensive learning and teaching methodology that forms the basis of the current Mathematics Standards and is, therefore, organically designed to align with the Common Core.

The 4th Singapore Math® Summer Institute will focus on this inextricable link between the Common Core State Standards and the Singapore Math® approach. With nearly 50 years of experience in teaching Mathematics Education and Mathematics combined, Dr. Yeap Ban Har and Dr. Richard Bisk have an exceptional grasp of the tools teachers need to implement a strong curriculum. They have developed this year's program to provide participants with varied experiences in Singapore Math® instruction, so every attendee can be sure to improve his or her classroom practice.

At the Summer Institute, participants will:

  • Delve into the fundamental importance of place value, whole number operations, and fractions;
  • Explore the depth of these three elements and how they connect to the Common Core;
  • Discover the integral role bar-modeling and other visuals play in introducing math concepts;
  • Learn how to effectively encourage students' ability to persevere, problem solve, and develop positive attitudes about math.