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Symposium Features Newark’s Mayor and Math Educators from Singapore

Recently, a day-long seminar featuring Newark Mayor Cory Booker was exclusively organized for administrators of Newark Public Schools. The seminar was an opportunity for local administrators to interact with leading educators from Singapore and gain a deeper understanding of the concepts and principles of this style of thinking and learning.

“Singapore has been a top performer in mathematics on all international comparisons, and schools throughout the U.S. have been adopting Math in Focus to make it a reality here. This symposium is meant to give the administrators of Newark the opportunity to hear why and to experience how they can implement the concepts in their classrooms.”

 -Scott Bowker, General Manager of Specialized Curriculum for HMH.

To read more about this event, read the Press Release on the HMH website.

To read more about research and achievement in New Jersey, read the The Analysis of State Test Scores in Old Bridge, NJ Report.

Pictured from left to right, Tina Powell, Mayor Cory Booker, Andy Clark, Ban Har Yeap, and Scott Bowker.


Singapore Math, Bar Models App for iPad Helps Parents, Teachers and Students

“Singapore Math, Bar Models was designed to give students easier access to the distinctive approach of this program. All the key components remain and are now presented in a manner that’s even more relevant to our digital native students.”

- Andy Clark, U.S. consulting author, Math in Focus


links to download Grades 2, 3, 4, or 5


Goodbye Flashcards, Hello SIngapore [New Haven Independent]

Melissa Bailey’s recent article published in the New Haven Independent featuring teacher, Rosalie Carr tells the story behind a school’s successful implementation of Math in Focus.

To tackle the problem, Carr reached into her new toolkit.
She didn’t have kids stare at the textbooks.
She started with something kids can touch.

The article features a Grade 1 lesson and details of how teachers are making the transition away from a “mile-wide, inch-deep” to this focused, in-depth methodology that Singapore math has become known for.

With Singapore math, kids are encouraged not to just spit out answers, but to talk about which strategies they use to arrive at the solution. -Rosalie Carr

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