Mathematics Education in Singapore

  • Tin Lam Toh
  • Berinderjeet Kaur
  • Eng Guan Tay

Part of the Mathematics Education – An Asian Perspective book series (MATHEDUCASPER)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Eng Guan Tay, Tin Lam Toh, Berinderjeet Kaur
    Pages 1-9
  3. The Singapore School Mathematics Curriculum

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Ngan Hoe Lee, Wee Leng Ng, Li Gek Pearlyn Lim
      Pages 35-53
    3. Yew Hoong Leong, Berinderjeet Kaur
      Pages 55-65
    4. Weng Kin Ho, Pee Choon Toh, Kok Ming Teo, Dongsheng Zhao, Kim Hoo Hang
      Pages 67-100
    5. Berinderjeet Kaur, Ying Zhu, Wai Kwong Cheang
      Pages 101-137
  4. Teaching and Learning Practices in Singapore Mathematics Classrooms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. Tin Lam Toh, Chun Ming Eric Chan, Eng Guan Tay, Yew Hoong Leong, Khiok Seng Quek, Pee Choon Toh et al.
      Pages 141-164
    3. Joseph B. W. Yeo, Ban Heng Choy, Li Gek Pearlyn Lim, Lai Fong Wong
      Pages 165-193
    4. Chun Ming Eric Chan, Kit Ee Dawn Ng, Ngan Hoe Lee, Jaguthsing Dindyal
      Pages 195-216
    5. Swee Fong Ng, Boon Liang Chua
      Pages 217-240
    6. Ngan Hoe Lee, Kit Ee Dawn Ng, Joseph B. W. Yeo
      Pages 241-268
    7. Tin Lam Toh, Berinderjeet Kaur
      Pages 287-311
    8. Wee Leng Ng, Beng Chong Teo, Joseph B. W. Yeo, Weng Kin Ho, Kok Ming Teo
      Pages 313-348
  5. Teacher Education and Professional Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 349-349
    2. Yew Hoong Leong, Berinderjeet Kaur, Ngan Hoe Lee, Tin Lam Toh
      Pages 385-404
    3. Berinderjeet Kaur, Lu Pien Cheng, Lai Fong Wong, Cynthia Seto
      Pages 429-449
    4. Yew Hoong Leong, Eng Guan Tay, Khiok Seng Quek, Sook Fwe Yap
      Pages 451-468
    5. Ban Heng Choy, Jaguthsing Dindyal
      Pages 469-488
  6. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 489-489

About this book


This book provides a one-stop resource for mathematics educators, policy makers and all who are interested in learning more about the why, what and how of mathematics education in Singapore. The content is organized according to three significant and closely interrelated components: the Singapore mathematics curriculum, mathematics teacher education and professional development, and learners in Singapore mathematics classrooms. Written by leading researchers with an intimate understanding of Singapore mathematics education, this up-to-date book reports the latest trends in Singapore mathematics classrooms, including mathematical modelling and problem solving in the real-world context.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Tin Lam Toh
    • 1
  • Berinderjeet Kaur
    • 2
  • Eng Guan Tay
    • 3
  1. 1.National Institute of EducationNanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.National Institute of EducationNanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeSingapore
  3. 3.National Institute of EducationNanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeSingapore

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-3572-3
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-3573-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2366-0155
  • Series Online ISSN 2366-0163
  • Buy this book on publisher's site