Singapore Method: Using the Singapore Bar Models to Solve.
Metacognition has always been emphasized in the Singapore Math curriculum. For more than 20 years, it has been one of the five inter-related components of the Math Curriculum Framework. The central focus is to use Math to solve problems.
Bar modeling is a specific variant of the common Draw a Picture mathematics problem-solving strategy. Because Singapore Math uses this one variant consistently, students know what kind of picture.
A word problem is a math situation that calls for an equation to be solved. Students must apply their critical thinking skills to determine how to solve the problem. Word problems give students the opportunity to practice turning situations into numbers. This is critical as students progress in their education, as well as in their day-to-day life.
What it is: Explicit instruction is a way of teaching that makes the learning process completely clear for students. With explicit instruction, you model a skill and verbalize your thinking process, using clear and concise language. You give students opportunities for guided and independent practice—including practicing the new skill and also reviewing skills that they’ve learned in the past.
Problem Solving Strategies Trial and Improvement Draw a Diagram Look for a Pattern Act It Out Draw a Table Simplify the Problem Use an Equation Work Backwards Eliminate Possibilities. A pen and a pencil cost. Problem Case 1: The 2nd person plays the 1st i.e. 1 game Case 2: The 3rd person plays the 1st and 2nd i.e. 2 games.
The series follows the principles outlined in the Singapore mathematics framework, including the Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract (CPA) approach, mental math strategies, and bar modeling. In the Dimensions Math program, concepts are introduced and explained in a new format with vibrant imagery, while the progression and scope that define Singapore math remain intact.
Camp should have either completed level 2 or higher of a Singapore Math curriculum or have mastered two-digit addition and subtraction and have an understanding of the concept of fractions. Topics: During FUN! Camps, students will learn and practice mental math skills and several problem-solving strategies (including bar modelling!).