Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Singapore Math Tutorial Freebie

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

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26 comments:

  1. I love singapore math. Thanks for sharing this resource!

    Mrs Poland
    Think, Wonder, & Teach

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  2. Thank you Mrs. Poland! We are so happy you can use this resource!

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  3. Hi Ladies!!!
    I hope you had a seusstastic week! I nominated you for an award! Come on over and get it! :)

    Michelle

    Apples and ABC's

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    1. Thank you so much Michelle! That is very sweet! Your Blog is adorable!
      Amy, Gretchen, Shelley

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  4. i just found your blog through the newbie linky party! your work is great! thanks for sharing :o)

    ps: i'm your newest follower!

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    1. Thanks so much for the praise Jen! We are now following you!

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  5. Hi Amy, Gretchen, and Shelley!

    Another good teacher friend of mine RAVES about Singapore Math! I am planning on taking a class on it this summer and am SO excited!! Thanks for the wonderful video preview!! Also I awarded you ladies the One Lovely Blog Award! Come to my site to check it out!

    Molly
    Lessons with Laughter

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    1. Singapore Math is awesome! We have more videos in our store if you are interested. Thanks soooo much for the award! You are too sweet! We love following you!

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  6. Hi Ladies! Thanks for sharing. I had never heard of Singapore math. I am a new follower to your adorable blog. I found it from Lessons with Laughter.

    Krista
    stellar-students

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    1. Thanks Krista! Singapore Math is an amazing way to teach mental math strategies and solving word problems. I am so glad our district decided to adopt it! We are now following you!

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  7. You do Singapore Math!!!!! YAY! I think you are the first blog I've seen that talks about Singapore. How happy I am by that. :-) I am a new teacher and had never heard of Singapore math until I took a job at the school I am teaching at. It is certainly different from what I was taught in elementary school, which makes trying to follow their format of teaching a bit difficult. I have a lot to learn about the curriculum. I like what I have learned so far, but need to learn much more! Thanks for posting about Singapore!
    - Elizabeth
    http://firstyearinthe3rdgrade.blogspot.com/

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  8. I am so excited to have found y'alls adorable blog! I love Singapore Math and incorporate what I know about it when I can.

    I am your newest follower! I would love for you to come visit me when you get the chance! =)

    Heather
    Heather's Heart

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  10. Singapore math really works and enhance the mental ability of a child in terms of computations.Hope there will be singapore math tutorials in all schools all over the globe.Because this is of really of great help.

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  13. I'm thankful that my tutor gave me various tips on memorizing formulas. I’m not close friends with Math, but then I began to understand how important it is after my tutorials. I'm glad that you're now sharing your knowledge to other students, and I hope they'll learn to love math also. :)

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  14. Hello! I just signed up to follow your blog. THANK YOU so much for posting this info on Singapore math. My best friend is the principal at a private school. She RAVES about Singapore math. I am sad that the school my children attend don't use Singapore. Since I am very active in their school and a member of the PTA board I hope to put the word out, and work to effect change toward Singapore. In the meantime I hope to augment my 7 year old twin boys (entering 2nd grade) math program with Singapore, beginning now. Do any of you "chicks" :-] or followers have any ideas on whether or not this might confuse my children?

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  15. I love your blog and am now following! I taught 3 levels of Singapore math for 2 years and really liked it. It was difficult to transition when students didn't "begin" with the concept, but I felt like they were capable of so much more by the end of each year.

    Anyways, I stumbled upon here because I wanted to share my collaborative Pinterest board that focuses on SIngapore math. If you'd be interested I would for you to come and pin anything Singapore related :) Just follow the board and then leave a comment on my blog with your Pinterest username and I'll add you to the board.

    Pinterest board: http://www.pinterest.com/nlovelace/singapore-math-in-the-classroom-all-grades/

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  16. Having grown up with this curriculum of Math, I found it odd that in the video students are told to start from the left instead from the right. I've always done it the other way, solving the ones before tens and tens before hundreds and so on. I think it's cool though that others are finding the curriculum useful. I really hated Math in the 6 years of Primary School (which probably sounds odd to any non-Singaporean reading this comment, haha!).

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  20. Why do you start with the thousands instead of the ones?

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