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ERIC Number: ED505064
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 12
Singapore Math
What Works Clearinghouse
"Singapore Math" is a collection of math curricula originally developed by Singapore's Ministry of Education and private textbook publishers for use in Singapore schools. "Singapore Math" curricula were developed under a national framework centered on problem solving that emphasizes computational skills as well as conceptual and strategic thinking processes. Compared to many U.S. textbooks, "Singapore Math" textbooks, particularly those intended for earlier grades, tend to provide more in-depth coverage of a relatively small number of topics. Curricula for the secondary level follow an integrated approach, where concepts and examples from algebra and geometry are introduced progressively at each grade level. The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) identified 12 studies of Singapore Math that were published or released between 1983 and 2008. Six studies are out of scope of the review protocol because they have an ineligible design; the other six are out of scope of the review protocol for other reasons. The lack of studies meeting WWC evidence standards means that, at this time, the WWC is unable to draw any conclusions based on research about the effectiveness or ineffectiveness of "Singapore Math." (Contains 5 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: What Works Clearinghouse (ED)
Identifiers - Location: Singapore