Maths is a subject in Singapore that will make most kids cringe. And that is not without good reason, the abstract concepts are difficult to relate to real life instances. However, mathematics is critical as one of the core foundation subjects in the education of our children. Read More
Over the years, many schools around the world have adopted Singapore’s approach to teaching mathematics. More than 50 countries have either imported our textbooks for sale to the general public, or tried to incorporate aspects of our mathematics curriculum or style of teaching into their own national syllabus.
When Japan cut classroom hours and introduced more flexible learning in the 1980s, under a policy which it called the Yutori – which means “relax” – students’ scores dropped. Parents tried to compensate by sending them to cram schools to make up for the decline in rigour in the regular classroom. Read More