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What Is Singapore Maths?


Singapore has become a “laboratory of maths teaching” by incorporating established international research into a highly effective teaching approach. With its emphasis on teaching pupils to solve problems, Singapore maths teaching is the envy of the world.


At a glance

  • Singapore consistently top the international benchmarking studies for maths teaching
  • A highly effective approach to teaching maths based on research and evidence
  • Builds students’ mathematical fluency without the need for rote learning
  • Introduces new concepts using Bruner’s Concrete Pictorial Abstract (CPA) approach
  • Pupils learn to think mathematically as opposed to reciting formulas they don’t understand
  • Teaches mental strategies to solve problems such as drawing a bar model


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Bar Modelling


Bar modelling is an essential maths mastery strategy. A Singapore-style of maths model, bar modelling allows pupils to draw and visualize mathematical concepts to solve problems.


At a glance

  • A versatile maths model strategy that can be used across a wide range of concepts and topics
  • Gives pupils a powerful and adaptable strategy for solving increasingly difficult problems
  • Allows pupils to understand on a conceptual level what occurs when using complex formulas (for example, algebra)
  • Draws on the Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract approach
  • Used extensively in Singapore-style maths mastery textbooks and workbooks
  • Based on three pedagogical theorists — Bruner, Dienes, and Bishop


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