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Try it yourself: a Variation sequence

In this step, we introduce a sequence of tasks from a textbook that is designed with many of the Asian maths principles in mind. We ask you to do the following:

  1. First, look at the three pages below (pdfs are at the bottom of the step) to get a sense of the sequence of tasks.

  2. Now complete the tasks. How have the principles of Variation been applied?

  3. If you would like, you can comment on this article or you can add copies or scans of your solutions to this padlet.

  4. We provide our own solutions in the next step.

  5. Finally, you can watch the video, where we narrate the whole process in the light of Variation theory.

These tasks come from:

Max Maths Primary - A Singapore Approach’ Student’s Book 5 p.39-42 © Macmillan Publishers Limited and Star Publishing Pte Ltd 2018

Max Maths Primary – A Singapore Approach’ is specifically designed for International and English-medium schools that are following the Cambridge Primary maths curriculum framework.

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World Class Maths: Asian Teaching Practice

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