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February 27 and April 9 2013: What's So Great about Singapore Math?

posted Feb 24, 2013, 9:18 PM by allison coates   [ updated Mar 22, 2013, 9:30 AM ]
MSMI is pleased to present What's So Great about Singapore Math?

Offered on two evenings, Wednesday February 27, 2013 and Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at Minnehaha Academy's Alumni House, 3105 46th Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN. Both talks are at 7 pm.

Singapore's Primary Mathematics program is an internationally renowned elementary mathematics curriculum, producing top international results year after year.

Is it really that much better than other curricula? Is it really possible that teaching arithmetic well is difficult? Can pedagogy matter for something as simple as addition? Yes, yes, and yes, and this talk will show you why.

Meant for both parents and educators, this talk will explain the main ideas of Singapore's Primary  Mathematics and why it is producing top results. You will learn the core features of solid math education, focusing on the knowledge needed year over year to prepare for algebra.

The speaker for this event is Allison Coates, executive director of MSMI. Ms. Coates holds an S.B. in mathematics from MIT, and an M.S. in computer science from University of California, Berkeley.

The talk is approximately 90 minutes, with time for questions. It is free of charge, but registration is required.

Please contact Allison by email at allison@msmi-mn.org with any questions.