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Singapore maths makes its way to South America

Textbooks based on MOE method adopted in some countries

Published on Feb 5, 2014 7:05 AM
 
At Southern Cross School in Santiago, Chile, first- to fourth-grade pupils became more interested in their mathematics lessons after the school started teaching Singapore maths. -- ST FILE PHOTO: NURIA LING

At Southern Cross School in Santiago, Chile, first- to fourth-grade pupils became more interested in their mathematics lessons after the school started teaching Singapore maths.

Says head of the elementary school Shannon Watt: "They are more engaged and more active and asking more questions now."

Singapore's maths syllabus - developed by the Ministry of Education with a strong focus on problem solving and using model drawings - has been adopted in a number of South-east Asian countries and the United States.

And it has also slowly made its way to South America.

 
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