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Register now for What's So Great about Singapore Math? Saturday, October 12, 9 AM

posted Oct 3, 2013, 9:58 PM by allison coates
Register now for MSMI's October 12 talk, What's so Great about Singapore Math? 9:00 - 10:30 AM at Macalester College, Olin-Rice Science Center, St. Paul, MN.

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
the pedagogy matter for something as easy 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 program, what makes it so
special, and why it is producing top results. You will learn the core features of a solid mathematics education, focusing on the skills and
knowledge needed year over year to be prepared for algebra, and how Primary Mathematics curriculum succeeds in giving your student that
preparation.  Along the way, you will learn what steps you can take to ensure your child's mathematical preparation for algebra, and how you
and your student can enjoy learning mathematics.

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 space is limited. Please contact Allison by email
at allison@msmi-mn.org  to reserve your space or register here.