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Mathematics Education – An Asian Perspective

Mathematics Instructional Practices in Singapore Secondary Schools

Editors: Kaur, Berinderjeet, Leong, Yew Hoong (Eds.)

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  • Showcases comprehensively how school mathematics curriculum instruction is enacted in Singapore schools
  • Offers an evidence-based pedagogy that mathematics teachers in Singapore secondary schools have developed and use
  • Presents multiple aspects of mathematics instruction in schools, including specific case studies
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This book offers a detailed look into the how and what of mathematics instruction in Singapore. It presents multiple aspects of mathematics instruction in schools, ranging from the unique instructional core, practices that promote mastery, development of conceptual knowledge through learning experiences, nurturing of positive attitudes, self-regulation of learning and development and use of instructional materials for making connections across mathematical ideas, developing mathematical reasoning, and developing fluency in applying mathematical knowledge in problem solving.The book presents a methodology that is successful in documenting classroom instruction in a comprehensive manner. The research findings illuminate instruction methods that are culturally situated, robust and proven to impact student learning. It demonstrates how a unique data source can be analysed through multiple lenses and provides readers with a rich portrait of how the school mathematics instruction is enacted in Singapore secondary schools.

About the authors

Berinderjeet Kaur is a Professor of Mathematics Education at the National Institute of Education in Singapore. She holds a PhD in Mathematics Education from Monash University in Australia. She has been with the Institute for the last 30 years and is one of the leading figures of Mathematics Education in Singapore. In 2010, she became the first full professor of Mathematics Education in Singapore. She has been involved in numerous international studies of Mathematics Education and was the Mathematics Consultant to TIMSS 2011. She was also a core member of the MEG (Mathematics Expert Group) for PISA 2015. She is passionate about the development of mathematics teachers and in turn the learning of mathematics by children in schools. Her accolades at the national level include the public administration medal in 2006 by the President of Singapore, the long public service with distinction medal in 2016 by the President of Singapore and in 2015, in celebration of 50 years of Singapore’s nation building, recognition as an outstanding educator by the Sikh Community in Singapore for contributions towards nation building.
Yew Hoong Leong began his career in the field of mathematics education as a mathematics teacher and has since developed a keen interest in the issues related to quality mathematics teaching in the classroom. Surrounding this focus, his research interest ranges widely, including topics such as the complexity of classroom practice, mathematics problem solving, task design, and more recently, the professional development of mathematics teachers. He has contributed extensively to international publications in all of these areas over the last 20 years.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)
  • Overview of the School System and School Mathematics Curriculum in Singapore

    Pages 1-13

    Kaur, Berinderjeet (et al.)

  • A Study of the Enacted School Mathematics Curriculum in Singapore Secondary Schools

    Pages 17-43

    Kaur, Berinderjeet (et al.)

  • The Instructional Core That Drives the Enactment of the School Mathematics Curriculum in Singapore Secondary Schools

    Pages 45-59

    Kaur, Berinderjeet (et al.)

  • Learning Opportunities to Promote Conceptual Understanding in Singapore Secondary School Mathematics Instruction

    Pages 63-77

    Yeo, Kai Kow Joseph

  • Teaching Practices That Promote Mastery in Mathematics Learning in Singapore Secondary School Classrooms

    Pages 79-103

    Lee, Ngan Hoe (et al.)

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-981-15-8956-0
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mathematics Instructional Practices in Singapore Secondary Schools
Editors
  • Berinderjeet Kaur
  • Yew Hoong Leong
Series Title
Mathematics Education – An Asian Perspective
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-8956-0
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-8956-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-8955-3
Series ISSN
2366-0155
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 345
Number of Illustrations
74 b/w illustrations, 27 illustrations in colour
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