Gross Singapore Math

Gross Singapore Math

by KC Yan © S. Mockus, & T. Millard, (2010) Estimation (or guesstimation as it is more commonly known in the U.S.) is a creative mathematical activity that is seldom given enough curriculum attention and time in Singapore. For the lay public, and probably for a...
Tutor Selection 8: What Your Tutor needs to know from You

Tutor Selection 8: What Your Tutor needs to know from You

  Good tutors become invested in their students’ success and want to be sure their customers are happy with the results. If your tutor appears without asking any questions of your child, warning flags should appear immediately. After all, how can one fully understand...
Anything Funny about Singapore Math?

Anything Funny about Singapore Math?

by KC Yan Math educators, especially stressed [often self-inflicted] local teachers in Singapore, are always on the look-out for something funny or humorous to spice up their oft-boring math lessons. At least, this is the general feeling I get when I meet up with...
Pi Day in Singapore

Pi Day in Singapore

by KC Yan Thousands of students around the world celebrate Pi Day today, but local math students in Singapore can only dream of being part of this annual mathematical event. Singapore math students, teachers, and parents don’t (and can’t) celebrate Pi Day, as long as...