Have you heard all the buzzzzz about Singapore Math? Our district adopted it a few years ago and we have seen a humungo jump in our math scores! If you don't know much about Singapore Math, it is a math program that focuses on number sense and a deep understanding of place value. Students are taught mental math strategies and model drawing to complete word problems. Basically, kiddos are taught the WHY so they understand the HOW. The program builds on itself, delving deep into concepts before moving on to the next objective. Students master objectives and then build upon them in consecutive grades.
I hated math all through school. I hated memorizing rules and formulas and I never understood WHY I was doing anything. I KNOW if I would have been taught like this, I would have LOVED math!
My purpose for this post is to offer resources to teachers who currently use Singapore Math in the classroom, or to give non-Singapore teachers strategies to add in their current math lessons. I am NOT an expert by any means. Below you will find a few resources and a video created by one of my teacher friends (Bobbi Love) and I for our district. Follow our page to get the latest resources that we post.
Students are learning to subtract 3 digit numbers with borrowing. With Singapore Math, we "Trade" place value discs. View the video below for directions. *the video is 4 digit, but you get the idea