Singapore Math aims for mastery. It is a highly effective teaching approach that instills deep understanding of mathematical concepts. Mastery is achieved through intentional sequencing of concepts. Some of the key features of the approach include the CPA (Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract) progression, number bonds, bar modeling, and mental math. Instead of pushing through rote memorization, students learn to think mathematically and rely on the depth of knowledge gained in previous lessons.
Singapore Math raises U.S. student performance through their thoughtfully designed and evidence-based math programs.
An attitude that math is important and approachable is also essential. Students perform at a higher level when their potential for understanding and success is assumed.