Where to Find Cassy

Much of my work is arranged directly with schools or districts seeking help with Singapore Mathematics or math instruction generally. That said, I am delighted to be among a select group of educators who lead workshops for the Bureau of Education and Research (BER), the leading provider of staff development and training in North America. Currently, I conduct two different workshops for BER:

“Boost Students’ Math Problem Solving Skills Using Singapore Model Drawing”

How to Use Strategies From Singapore Mathematics to Strengthen Your Math Instruction”

Need personalized help with your Math Program?

I love to visit schools and classrooms to help teachers with math instruction. Please don’t hesitate to contact me at if you are interested in bringing me to your school or district. Complete the form here or send an email to Cassy (at) SingaporeMathSource (dot) com.


Past Speaking Engagements


2015 NCSM Annual Conference, Boston, MA

Strip Models, Tape Diagrams, and Bar Models, Oh My!

These visual components sit at the intersection of Common Core, Singapore Math®, and now technology! Learn why this visual model for word problems is so powerful, try some problems from the simple to the complex, and investigate web-based programs and iPad apps that will help anyone incorporate this effective strategy into their classrooms.

2015 NCTM Annual Meeting & Exposition, Boston, MA

Strip Models, Tape Diagrams, and Bar Models, Oh My! is on Thursday, April 16, 2015, from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Filling Knowledge Gaps with Critical Singapore Math® Approach Across Grade Levels (Gr. 3-5)

One of the biggest challenges during a Singapore Math® implementation can be the gaps in student knowledge. Upper elementary students frequently lack the foundation provided by the 1st-3rd grade Singapore curriculum. In this direct from the classroom session, you’ll learn the critical lessons and concepts students must master before jumping into their grade-level content.

Tennessee Conference on Singapore Math Strategies for Grades K-5

February 3 & 4, 2014

Hawaii Conference on Singapore Math Strategies for Grades K-5

November 14 & 15, 2013

I was one of five presenters at these 2-day conferences presenting the following eight sessions. All of my session are considered “Advanced”, for instructors with some knowledge of Singapore Mathematics:

  • Filling in Knowledge Gaps: Critical Lessons Across the Grade Levels (Grades 3-5)
  • Ask the Expert: Implementing the Next Steps (Grades k–5)
  • Technology a la Singapore: Web Sites, Apps & More! (Grades  k–5)
  • The Top Tools for Developing Strong Math Coaches (Grades  1–5)
  • Formative Assessment: Real-Time Tools for Knowing Students “Get It” (Grades  1–5)
  • What’s So Singaporean About Geometry? (Grades 2–5)
  • Ask the Expert: Solving Challenging Word Problems (Grades 3–5)
  • Singapore Math Resources: From Not-Worth-It to Gotta-Have-It (Grades  1–5)

2013 NCTM Regional Conference and Exposition in Baltimore

Lauri Susi of Conceptua Math and I were selected to present a session entitled “Combine Technology with Singapore Strategies to Develop Number Sense” on Thursday, October 17, 2013. (Sorry I missed you! I was so sick.)

Here’s a description of the presentation (link): Visual reasoning is a powerful tool for making sense of mathematics. Learn how to utilize free online software tools along with instructional methods from Singapore to help students develop a deeper understanding of number concepts and operations. We will share strategies for guiding student learning with manipulatives and software.

2013 National  Conference on Singapore Math Strategies, Las Vegas, Nevada

I was honored to receive an invitation to present at North America’s largest Singapore Math Conference. My sessions covered the following topics:

  • You’ve Adopted Singapore Math. Now What? (Grades  K–6)
  • Making Math Assessment Meaningful (Grades  1–6)
  • What’s Happening Here? What an Administrator Should See in a Singapore Math Classroom (Grades  K–6)
  • Developing an In-House Singapore Math “Go-To” Expert (Grades  K–6)

2012 Annual Conference of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Philadelphia, PA

“Technology + Singapore Strategies = Number Sense” (two posts on this presentation: thoughts and tools) Lead Speaker: Cassandra Turner Co-Speaker: LauriSusi

2009 Annual Meeting of Phi Delta Kappa, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA

Keynote speech:  “It’s not Magic, It’s Math!”


Past Public Training Dates

2015  – “How to Use Strategies From Singapore Mathematics to Strengthen Your Math Instruction (BER)

2014  – “How to Use the Best Strategies From Singapore Mathematics to Strengthen Your Math Instruction” (BER)

2013 – “How to Use the Best Strategies From Singapore Mathematics to Strengthen Your Math Instruction” (BER)

2013 – “Boost Students’ Math Problem Solving Skills Using Singapore Model Drawing” (BER)

2012-2013 – 2-day “Helping Students Succeed in Math” Conferences presented by BER

2012 – “How to Use Strategies From Singapore Mathematics to Strengthen Your Math Instruction” (BER)

  • Jan. 30 – Long Island, NY
  • Jan. 31 – Baltimore, MD
  • Feb. 1 – Northern Virginia, VA
  • Feb. 2 – Richmond, VA
  • Feb. 3 – Roanoke, VA
  • Feb. 29 – Baton Rouge, LA
  • Mar. 1 – Houston
  • Mar. 5 – Hartford, CT
  • Mar. 6 – Providence, RI
  • Mar. 7 – Albany, NY
  • Mar. 8 – Burlington, VT
  • Mar. 9 – Manchester, NH
  • Mar. 19 – Ottawa, ON
  • Mar. 20 – Hamilton, ON
  • Mar. 21 – Toronto, ON
  • Mar. 22 – Cincinnati, OH
  • Mar. 23 – San Antonio, TX
  • Oct. 29 – Birmingham, AL
  • Oct. 30 – Jackson, MS
  • Oct. 31 – Houston, TX
  • Nov. 1 – San Antonio, TX
  • Nov. 2 – Dallas, TX
  • Nov. 19 – Richmond, VA
  • Nov. 20 – Arlington, VA
  • Nov. 26 – Buffalo, NY
  • Nov. 27 – Cleveland, OH
  • Nov. 28 – Columbus, OH
  • Nov. 29 – Indianapolis, IN
  • Nov. 30 – Atlanta, GA
2012 – “Boost Students’ Math Problem Solving Skills Using Singapore Model Drawing” (BER)
  • Jan. 17 – Atlanta, GA
  • Jan. 18 – St. Louis, MO
  • Jan 19 – Milwaukee, WI
  • Jan. 20 – Minneapolis, MN

2011 – “How to Use Strategies From Singapore Math to Strengthen Your Math Instruction” (BER)

  • January 31 – Appleton, WI
  • February 1 – Madison, WI
  • February 2 – Rochester, MN
  • February 3 – Sioux Falls, SD
  • February 4 – Fargo, ND
  • March 9 – Harrisburg, PA
  • March 10 – Atlanta, GA
  • March 29 – Rochester, NY
  • March 30 – Buffalo, NY
  • May 9 – Providence, RI
  • May 10 – Albany, NY
  • May 11 – Hartford, CT
  • May 12 – Dallas, TX
  • May 13 – Phoenix, AZ
2011 – “Boost Students’ Math Problem Solving Skills Using Singapore Model Drawing” (BER)
  • Jan. 4 – Springfield, MO
  • Jan. 5 – St. Louis, MO
  • Jan. 19 – Phoenix, AZ

2010 – “How to Use Strategies From Singapore Math to Strengthen Your Math Instruction” (BER)

  • Feb. 10 – Harrisburg, PA
  • Feb. 11 – Atlanta, GA
  • March 29 – Rochester, NY
  • March 30 – Buffalo, NY
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