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Word Problem Wednesday – Laiza’s Dress

This month's problem comes from Dimensions Math 6A and highlights the unitary method of solving problems: Laiza spent 38% of her money on a dress and the rest on a purse. If she spent $114 on the dress, how much did she spend on the purse? Submit your solutions by the end of the month!   Last month's problem was from the website TestPapersFree.com, which provides past copies … [Keep Reading...]

Word Problem Wednesday – Pei Ling, Zandy, and Sulaiman

This month's problem comes from the website TestPapersFree.com, which provides past copies of continual and semestral assessments from Singapore Primary Schools. This is a great resource if you're looking to see questions directly from Singapore classrooms. This problem is from Raffles Girls School,  Grade 4, and is a Semester 2 assessment, which is the final term of the year. Pei Ling had 3 … [Keep Reading...]

Word Problem Wednesday – Rulers and Bread

Word Problem Wednesday was such a hit, we're going to continue throughout the year with one problem a month. This problem popped up in my Medium feed last month: Algebraic expressions — the return! Guess the Misconception author Craig Barton noted that on a quiz website for test prep in the UK,  only 1 in 3 students could answer this problem correctly. At the time, I was also analyzing the … [Keep Reading...]

Word Problem Wednesday – Alice, Betty, & Cassie

Word Problem Wednesday was such a hit, we're going to continue throughout the year with one problem a month. Our problem this month comes courtesy of a 5th grade teacher who was excited that for the first time, her students understood and easily modeled this problem from the Teacher's Guide for Primary Mathematics US Edition 5A. Alice, Betty, and Cassie have $70 altogether. The ratio of … [Keep Reading...]

Tales From the Classroom

Throwback Thursday Extra-Test Prep

As the standardized testing season approaches, we present readers a special edition of Throwback Thursday featuring one of our more popular posts. Here, Beth Curran addresses common questions and misconceptions on the topic of Test Preparation. As a teacher, I encouraged my students to welcome their annual opportunity … [Keep Reading...]

Making Math Masters

Making math masters: A brief overview of Singapore Math®

My students love math class. In fact, many will tell you math is their favorite subject. Why? They’ll tell you it’s because Singapore math is fun. I’d say it’s because once they understand how math works, they become confident in their abilities. So what exactly is Singapore math? Wait, math from Singapore? Isn’t that … [Keep Reading...]

Recent Posts

Word Problem Wednesday – Pinecones

Word Problem Wednesday was such a hit, we're going to continue throughout the year with one problem a month. Singapore Math, Inc. will be releasing a new series April 25 at the National Council of … [Keep Reading...]

Come see us at NCEA and NCTM

Spring educators’ conference season is upon us and we are thrilled by several opportunities to speak at upcoming events.  The descriptions below are from conference programs. NCEA 2018 Convention … [Keep Reading...]

Word Problem Wednesday – Robin, Marcia, & Anna’s Ages

Word Problem Wednesday was such a hit, we're going to continue throughout the year with one problem a month. This problem was taken from Noetic Learning's problem of the week and builds on the … [Keep Reading...]

Word Problem Wednesday – Dogs and Ropes

"The Internet Is Losing It Over This Second Grade Math Problem," reads the headline from an article posted online by msn.com. The article goes on to support the student's mother's conclusion that, … [Keep Reading...]

Announcing: Jumpstart Your Singapore Math® Instruction Workshops for 2018!

Back by popular demand! We are pleased to announce the return of Jumpstart, an intensive, two-day workshop for current and potential users of Primary Math and Math in Focus, as well as any teacher … [Keep Reading...]

Giving Thanks

Giving Thanks – Reflecting on An Amazing 2017!

Regular readers might know that I like to pause and take stock at this time of year. I broke that stride in 2016, but I’m doubly grateful to be back on track, with twice as much to share. This … [Keep Reading...]

Giving Thanks – Reflecting on An Outstanding 2015

I don't know about you, but 2015 has come and gone in a flash. Exciting things are happening here in 2016 as this company grows and adds some fabulous training and coaching consultants. But you'll … [Keep Reading...]

Giving Thanks — Looking Back on 2014

I’ve just returned from my tenth consecutive week of travel and welcome the arrival of Thanksgiving. A brief break from out-of-town training and coaching jobs affords the opportunity to once again … [Keep Reading...]