# Singapore Math

#### Singapore Mathematics Framework

Singapore Math’s research-based framework identifies the behaviors, skills, and knowledge that comprise holistic mathematics instruction and result in well-rounded, confident, and successful mathematicians. The components are highly interconnected- students with a deep toolbox of thinking skills and heuristics (Processes) are better able to persevere (Attitudes) through multiple attempts at a challenging problem. When students are communicating their thinking (Processes), they explain the material (Concepts) while also engaging in self-reflection of their strategy (Metacognition).

**Our Five Success Criteria**

Based on Singapore Math’s framework, we developed five success criteria to outline what these characteristics and behaviors look like in practice. These are written as “I can” statements in student-friendly language, allowing teachers and students to explicitly discuss what components they are practicing and why. Expand the tabs below to see the statements.

**Exercise a growth mindset****Demonstrate content knowledge****Be a flexible thinker****Communicate thinking****Show Leadership**

#### References and Addtional RESOURCES

What is the CPA Approach? (concrete- pictorial-abstract)

Jo Boaler - Showing examples of number sense

Jo Boaler - discusses creativity and how math practices are related

Image credits: Mathodology, Singapore Math, Lexington Singapore School, Singapore Math SA

**Key Components of Singapore Math**

What makes Singapore Math so special? In short, it is an evidence-based, holistic approach to teaching and learning mathematics. While many programs focus on short-term gains by rote memorization, Singapore develops deep understanding and creative problem-solving skills by ensuring students know ** why** an algorithm works, not just

**to use it.**

*how***Math AT CHA**

CHA offers grade level and one grade-level ahead math. All students use the Dimensions textbook for class instruction, workbook for homework, and IXL for fluency practice.

In each grade, Dimensions goes well beyond common-core state standards, even in the at-level curriculum. Students who completed at-level math at CHA are often placed in advanced math classes in middle school or when moving to other public and private elementary schools.

We believe in developing deeper knowledge, not just moving faster. Teachers use an extension curriculum when students show mastery of the material being taught in class and are ready for deeper instruction and application of the concepts. Comprised of Singapore-based materials and additional high-quality, rigorous supplements, this curriculum focuses on application of concepts, problem-solving skills, multi-step problems, applied projects, and communicating thinking and strategies.

Note: In primary grades, reading is also considered, as the texts assume grade-level reading ability (e.g., a Kindergartener using a first-grade math text must be able to read at a first-grade level).

- Placement Process - New Students
- Placement Process - Returning Students
- Changing Placement
- Math Groups
- Supporting Students
- Challenging Students
- IXL Math
- FAQ's