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World Class Maths: Asian Teaching Practice

Learn how to create lessons plans based on Asian maths teaching methods, and develop your maths teaching practice.

Integrate world-class maths teaching methods into your own teaching practice

Get an introduction to Asian maths teaching methods for primary education, with this course from Macmillan Education and University of Southampton.

On this course, you’ll examine the key features of Asian maths teaching methods in greater depth, and put them into practice in your own classroom.

You’ll discover how to create your own lesson plans based on Asian maths teaching methods.

You’ll learn how to design mathematical tasks to develop your maths teaching professionally.

You’ll understand how to integrate Asian maths teaching methods into your own teaching practice.

What topics will you cover?

  • An overview of the key features of Asian classrooms and maths pedagogies.
  • Understanding established principles with a range of examples and practices from Singapore teaching methods, including the Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract approach and the Bar Model method.
  • Understanding another Asian principle, Shanghai’s Teaching with Variation, with a range of examples and practices.
  • Put these principles into practice with a range of exercises and tasks, and reflect on how you can use them in your classroom.

When would you like to start?

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

  • Summarise the key features of Asian maths classrooms and teaching methods
  • Reflect on your own maths education and your country’s national performance in maths compared with Asian countries
  • Model Asian teaching methods through staged tasks and exercises
  • Develop the expertise to put these methods into practice in your teaching

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for primary school teachers, school administrators and education policy makers, but may also be of interest to parents with children at primary school.

Who will you learn with?

Christian Bokhove

I am an Associate Professor in Mathematics Education within Southampton Education School. I specialise in international comparative research and the use of technology.

Lianghuo Fan

Lianghuo Fan is Distinguished Professor and Director of Asian Centre for Maths Educ. at East China Normal University, Shanghai. Prior to this he was Professor in Education at Southampton Educ. School.

Charis Voutsina

I am a Lecturer in Mathematics Education at the University of Southampton. My particular area of interest is early mathematics learning and development.

John Schulz

John Schulz is the Director of the SEds Video & Digital Media Studio and a Principal Teaching Fellow within Southampton Education School. John teaches on a wide variety of MSc and Doctoral programmes.

Who developed the course?

Macmillan Education is part of the Springer Nature group that includes nature, Scientific American and Springer, prestigious brands that have published ground-breaking research for over 150 years.

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