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Usiskin, Zalman – Mathematics Teacher, 2012
Singapore students have scored exceedingly well on international tests in mathematics. In response, there has been a desire in the United States--both at the policy level and at the school level--to emulate Singapore. Because what can be identified most easily about Singapore's school mathematics can be gleaned from curriculum documents from the…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Textbooks, Core Curriculum
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Tamir, Pinchas; Zuzovsky, Ruth – Studies in Educational Evaluation, 1999
Describes the achievement of Israeli fourth and eight graders on the performance assessment of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). The Israeli educational system has stressed practical tasks, and as expected, performance of Israeli students on the TIMSS performance assessment is quite high. (SLD)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Grade 4, Grade 8