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Recap of Week 3

Welcome to Week 4! In Weeks 2 and 3 we focused on CPA and the Bar Model method as Singapore mathematics teaching methods. Based on the experiences of educators and …

Presenting teaching with Variation

This video explains what teaching with Variation is and demonstrates the principle with some concrete examples. In China, teaching with Variation has been used in classrooms for many years. Professor …

Interview with Professor Gu

This is an interview with one of the key people involved in the development of Variation theory, Professor Gu. The video is in Chinese with English subtitles, so you may …

Recap of Week 2

Welcome to Week 3! In Week 2 we focused on the CPA approach in mathematics education in Singapore. Based on the experiences of educators and students, in this video, we …

Interview with Dr Kho

This is an interview by Professor Fan with one of the key people involved in the development of the Bar Model method, Dr Kho Tek Hong. He is the inventor …

Presenting the Bar Model method

This video explains what the Bar Model method is, and shows some concrete examples. The Bar Model method refers to a particular mathematical problem-solving approach. The method uses rectangular bars …

Country video: Singapore

In this video, we introduce Singapore as a country. Singapore is an island country, located in Southeast Asia. It has an area of 720 km2, and a population of 5.6 …

Recap of Week 1

Welcome to Week 2! In Week 1, we focused on how Asia does well from an international perspective, and presented some possible reasons why this may be the case. Based …

General features Asian maths pedagogy

In this video, we introduce the general features of Asian maths pedagogy, in particular Singapore and Shanghai teaching approaches, as preparation for the next two weeks. In those weeks we …

Introductions

In this video, all the educators will introduce themselves and their roles in the course. Professor Lianghuo Fan is a Professor in Education and Head of the Mathematics, Science and …

Explanation: more Variation

In this step, we introduce a sequence of tasks from a textbook that is designed with many of the Asian maths principles in mind. This video demonstrates how you could …

Solutions: more Variation

This article has the solutions from the second sequence of Variation tasks. The full solutions are in the attached PDF file. Note: These tasks are adapted from ‘Max Maths Primary …