The New York Times SchoolBook recently ran an an article from Peg Tyre, author of “The Good School: How Smart Parents Get Their Kids the Education They Deserve”. Entitled Five Tips for Identifying a Good School, Tyre identifies five research-based tips for identifying what makes a “good” school.
Here’s her response to the question: What does a good math program look like?:
Math ability builds on math experiences. From the first day of preschool, children should be exposed to numbers and simple math concepts (greater than or less than, bigger or smaller) and algorithms (add and take away).
A good elementary school math program (yes, I’m talking about you, Singapore math) helps children harness their innate sense of number, their mental math, to understand math concepts. Being able to compute quickly and accurately is a must, too.
Wondering about schools using the curriculum near you? Check out my Schools in the News page or email me at Cassy (at) singaporemathsource (dot) com.