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Author Wong, Khoon Yoong
Title Mathematics Education : The Singapore Journey
Imprint Singapore : World Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd, 2009
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Series Series In Optics And Photonics ; v.2
Series In Optics And Photonics
Note Contents -- Introducing the Landscape of the Singapore Mathematics Education Journey Editorial Board -- References -- Part I Singapore Education and Mathematics Teacher Education -- Chapter 1 Singapore Education and Mathematics Curriculum WONG Khoon Yoong LEE Ngan Hoe -- 1 OVERVIEW OF CHAPTER -- 2 SINGAPORE: A BRIEF PROFILE -- 3 SINGAPORE EDUCATION SYSTEM -- 3.1 Education Structure -- 3.2 The School Curriculum -- 3.3 Major Initiatives -- 4 SINGAPORE MATHEMATICS EDUCATION -- 4.1 An Overview -- 4.2 Early Years -- 4.3 The Singapore "Pentagon" Framework: Problem Solving as Its Focus -- 4.4 Problem Solving and the Singapore Model Method -- 4.5 Singapore Textbooks and Resource Materials -- 5 CONCLUDING REMARKS -- References -- Chapter 2 Mathematics Teacher Education: Pre-service and In-service Programmes LIM-TEO Suat Khoh -- 1 THE CONTEXT OF TEACHER EDUCATION -- 2 PRE-SERVICE MATHEMATICS TEACHER EDUCATION -- 2.1 Pre-service Teacher Education at the National Institute of Education -- 2.2 Pre-service Preparation for Secondary Level Mathematics Teaching -- 2.2.1 The Secondary CS Mathematics Course (The Secondary Mathematics Methods Course) -- 2.2.2 Mathematics Content Knowledge for Teaching at Secondary Level -- 2.3 Pre-service Preparation for Primary Level Teaching -- 2.3.1 The Primary Mathematics Methods Course -- 2.3.2 Mathematics Content Knowledge for Primary Level Teaching -- 3 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR MATHEMATICS TEACHER -- 3.1 Professional Development Infrastructure in the Singapore Education System -- 3.2 Structured Programmes and the Professional Development Continuum Model -- 3.3 Some Issues in Professional Development -- 4 RESEARCH ON MATHEMATICS TEACHING AND MATHEMATICS TEACHER EDUCATION IN SINGAPORE -- 4.1 Mathematics Pedagogical Content Knowledge of Teachers -- 4.2 Pedagogical Practices in Singapore
4.3 Initial Teacher Preparation Programmes -- 4.4 Professional Development of Mathematics Teachers -- 5 CONCLUSION -- References -- Chapter 3 Learning Communities: Roles of Teachers Network and Zone Activities CHUA Puay Huat -- 1 TEACHER EDUCATION IN GENERAL -- 2 LEARNING COMMUNITIES -- 3 TEACHERS NETWORK AND LEARNING CIRCLES -- 3.1 Organisational Structure -- 3.2 Nature of Programmes and Activities -- 3.3 Impact of Learning Circles on Teachers' Learning -- 4 CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE (COE) FOR MATHEMATICS AT EAST ZONE -- 4.1 Organisational Structure -- 4.2 Nature of Programmes and Activities -- 4.3 Impact of COE Activities on Teachers' Learning -- 5 CONCLUDING REMARKS -- References -- Chapter 4 Lesson Study in Mathematics: Three Cases from Singapore FANG Yanping . Christine Kim-Eng LEE SHARIFAH THALHA Bte Syed Haron -- 1 INTRODUCTION -- 2 CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK OF THE STUDY -- 2.1 An Activity System Mediated by Tools and Communities of Practice -- 2.2 Lesson Study as a Tool for Building an Activity System for Professional Learning in Schools -- 2.3 Continuous Cycles of Improvement across Cycles and beyond Research Lessons -- 2.4 Methodology -- 2.4.1 Design Experiment -- 2.4.2 Training and Implementation -- 2.4.3 Research on the Design and Implementation -- 3 THREE MATHEMATICS RESEARCH LESSONS -- 3.1 Case 1- Developing Teachers' Pedagogical Content Knowledge through Research Lessons and Videos of Teaching: Primary 3 Lesson on Long Division in Cycle 1 -- 3.2 Case 2 - Lesson Study as a Site for Mentoring New Teachers: Primary 4 Lesson on Area of Rectangles in Cycle 3 -- 3.3 Case 3 - Continuous Improvement in Using Manipulatives: Primary 3 Equivalent Fraction Lessons in Cycle 2 and Cycle 4 -- 4 CONCLUSION -- References -- Chapter 5 Teacher Change in an Informal Professional Development Programme: The 4-I Model YEAP Ban Har HO Siew Yin -- 1 INTRODUCTION
2 WAYS OF DESCRIBING TEACHER CHANGE -- 3 THINK-THINGS-THROUGH (T3) PROJECT -- 4 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY -- 5 THREE CASE STUDIES -- 5.1 The Case of Yeo -- 5.2 The Case of Boo -- 5.3 The Case of Hoe -- 6 THE 4-I MODEL OF TEACHER CHANGE -- 7 APPLICATIONS OF THE 4-I MODEL -- Acknowledgement -- References -- Chapter 6 Singapore Master Teachers in Mathematics Juliana Donna NG Chye Huat FOO Kum Fong -- 1 THE TEACHING TRACK -- 2 THE ACCREDITATION FRAMEWORK -- 2.1 The Accreditation Process for Master Teacher Appointment -- 3 ROLES OF THE MASTER TEACHER -- 4 PERSONAL JOURNEYS TO BECOME MASTER TEACHERS -- 4.1 PMTT -- 4.2 SMTT -- 5 AS TEACHER LEARDERS -- 5.1 PMTT -- 5.2 SMTT -- 6 AS A CURRICULUM LEADER -- 6.1 PMTT -- 6.2 SMTT -- 7 BUILDING A COMMUNITY OF PROFESSIONAL PRACTITIONERS -- 7.1 PMTT -- 7.2 SMTT -- 8 CONCLUSION -- References -- Part II Teaching and Learning of Mathematics -- Chapter 7 Model Method: A Visual Tool to Support Algebra Word Problem Solving at the Primary Level NG Swee Fong Kerry LEE -- 1 INTRODUCTION -- 2 EXAMPLES FROM A LOCAL TEXTBOOK -- 3 MOVING BETWEEN DIFFERENT MODES OF REPRESENTATION -- 4 FINDINGS FROM PERCEPTION STUDY: ALGEBRA 1 AND ALGEBRA 2 -- 4.1 Illustrative Examples of How Students Used the Model Method to Solve Word Problems - Algebra 1 -- 4.1.1 Good Practices as Evidenced by Correct Model Drawings -- 4.1.2 Types of Errors Evidenced by Model Drawings -- 4.2 Algebra -- 4.3 Ongoing Research: Algebra 3 and Algebar Study -- 5 CONCLUSIONS -- References -- Chapter 8 Solving Algebra Word Problems: The Roles of Working Memory and the Model Method Kerry LEE NG Swee Fong -- 1 INTRODUCTION -- 2 WORKING MEMORY AND ALGEBRAIC PROBLEM SOLVING -- 3 AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY -- 4 THE MODEL METHOD -- 5 STUDENTS' USAGE OF MODELS -- 6 THE MODEL AND SYMBOLIC METHODS COMPARED -- 7 CONCLUSIONS -- References
Chapter 9 Understanding of Statistical Graphs among Singapore Secondary Students WU Yingkang WONG Khoon Yoong -- 1 INTRODUCTION -- 2 THE FOUR STUDIES AND SINGAPORE STATISTICAL GRAPH TOPICS -- 3 UNDERSTANDING OF STATISTICAL GRAPHS (USG): A FRAMEWORK -- 4 GRAPH READING -- 5 GRAPH INTERPRETATION -- 6 GRAPH CONSTRUCTION -- 7 GRAPH EVALUATION -- 8 OVERALL PERFORMANCE ON GR, GI, GC, AND GE -- 9 RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN STUDENT CHARACTERISTICS AND THEIR USG -- 10 IMPLICATIONS AND CONCLUSION -- References -- Chapter 10 Word Problems on Speed: Students' Strategies and Errors JIANG Chunlian -- 1 INTRODUCTION -- 2 WORD PROBLEMS ON SPEED IN THE MATHEMATICS CURRICULUM -- 3 THE THREE WORD PROBLEMS ON SPEED -- 4 STRATEGIES THAT CAN BE USED FOR SOLVING THE THREE PROBLEMS: A FRAMEWORK -- 5 METHOD -- 6 RESULTS -- 6.1 Relative Performance -- 6.2 Use of Strategies -- 7 DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION -- References -- Chapter 11 Review of Research on Mathematical Problem Solving in Singapore FOONG Pui Yee -- 1 INTRODUCTION -- 2 PROBLEM SOLVING IN MATHEMATICS -- 2.1 Problem-solving Approaches and Tasks -- 2.1.1 Problem-Solving Instructions -- 2.1.2 Open-ended Approaches -- 2.1.3 Cooperative Learning and Problem Solving -- 2.1.4 Problem Posing -- 2.2 Mathematics Word Problems -- 2.2.1 The Model Method -- 2.2.2 Suspension of Sense Making in Word Problems -- 2.3 Looking Ahead -- 3 TEACHERS' BELIEFS AND PRACTICES ABOUT PROBLEM SOLVING -- 3.1 Teachers' Beliefs, Concerns and Practices -- 3.2 Teachers' Enactment of Mathematical Problem Solving in the Classroom -- 4 SINGAPORE MATHEMATICS TEXTBOOKS -- 4.1 International Comparison of Textbooks -- 5 STUDENTS' PROBLEM-SOLVING BEHAVIOURS -- 5.1 Cognitive and Metacognitive Behaviours in Problem Solving -- 5.1.1 Disposition and Metacognition -- 5.1.2 Technology as a Support in Problem Solving -- 5.2 Problem Solving as Assessment Tools
5.2.1 Alternative Assessment -- 5.2.2 Mathematics Achievement and Problem-Solving Ability -- 5.2.3 Attitude and Problem-Solving Ability -- 6 CONCLUSIONS -- References -- Chapter 12 Use of ICT in Mathematics Education in Singapore: Review of Research NG Wee Leng LEONG Yew Hoong -- 1 INTRODUCTION -- 2 LOCAL RESEARCH ON USE OF ICT IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION -- 3 ICT-USE AS A "BETTER" WAY FOR TEACHING MATHEMATICS -- 4 ICT-USE AS A "BETTER" WAY FOR LEARNING MATHEMATICS -- 5 ICT-USE IN RELATION TO OTHER FACTORS IN THE INSTRUCTIONAL ENVIRONMENT -- 6 CONCLUSION -- References -- Chapter 13 Mathematics Anxiety and Test Anxiety of Secondary Two Students in Singapore YEO Kai Kow Joseph -- 1 INTRODUCTION -- 2 CONCEPTS OF TEST ANXIETY AND MATHEMATICS ANXIETY -- 2.1 Test Anxiety -- 2.2 Mathematics Anxiety -- 3 LITERATURE REVIEW -- 4 METHODOLOGY -- 4.1 Research Design -- 4.2 The Sample -- 4.3 The Instruments -- 4.3.1 Fennema-Sherman Mathematics Anxiety Scale (MAS) -- 4.3.2 Test Anxiety Inventory (TAI) -- 4.4 Procedure -- 5 RESULTS AND DISCUSSION -- 6 CONCLUSIONS -- References -- Chapter 14 Positive Social Climate and Cooperative Learning in Mathematics Classrooms LUI Hah Wah Elena TOH Tin Lam CHUNG Siu Ping -- 1 INTRODUCTION -- 2 LITERATURE REVIEW -- 2.1 Individualised Instruction -- 2.2 Social Interaction and Cooperative Learning of Mathematics -- 3 PROJECT 1: POSITIVE SOCIAL CLIMATE FOR ENHANCING PUPIL'S MATHEMATICS SELF-CONCEPT -- 3.1 Phase 1 - Instrumentation -- 3.2 Phase 2 - Intervention -- 4 PROJECT 2: COOPERATIVE LEARNING FOR LOWER SECONDARY MATHEMATICS PUPILS -- 4.1 Participants -- 4.2 Procedures -- 4.3 Phase 1: Findings -- 4.3.1 Activity 1: Investigating the Properties of Linear Graphs Using Graph Plotter -- 4.3.2 Activity 2: Interpretation of Distance-Time Graphs -- 4.3.3 Activity 3: Application of Trigonometric Ratios -- 4.4 Preparation for Phase 2
4.5 Phase 2: Findings
Key Features:Provides much food for thought and pointers to meet future challenges in mathematics education not only within Singapore, but also in other countriesSuitable for policymakers and teacher educators outside of mathematics education who wish to tease out lessons that may be applicable beyond mathematics
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Link Print version: Wong, Khoon Yoong Mathematics Education : The Singapore Journey Singapore : World Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd,c2009 9789812833754
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