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Mathematics Education in Singapore

  • Tin Lam Toh
  • Berinderjeet Kaur
  • Eng Guan Tay
Book

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

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

Mathematics Education in Singapore Singapore mathematics classrooms Singapore mathematics curriculum Singapore’s education system PISA TIMSS Mathematical problem solving mathematical modelling Singapore learners Low attainers Mathematics Teacher Education

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

About the editors

TOH Tin Lam is an Associate Professor and currently the Deputy Head of the Mathematics and Mathematics Education Academic Group at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University of Singapore.  He obtained his PhD from the National University of Singapore in 2001.  He continues to pursue research in mathematics as well as mathematics education and has published papers in international scientific journals in both areas.

Berinderjeet KAUR is a Professor of Mathematics Education at the National Institute of Education in Singapore. She holds a PhD in Mathematics Education from Monash University in Australia. She has been with the Institute for the last 30 years and is one of the leading figures of Mathematics Education in Singapore. In 2010, she became the first full professor of Mathematics Education in Singapore. She has been involved in numerous international studies on mathematics education and was the Mathematics Consultant to TIMSS 2011. She was also a core member of the MEG (Mathematics Expert Group) for PISA 2015. She is passionate about the development of mathematics teachers and in turn the learning of mathematics by children in schools. 

TAY Eng Guan is an Associate Professor and Head in the Mathematics and Mathematics Education Academic Group of the National Institute of Education at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.  Dr Tay obtained his PhD in the area of Graph Theory from the National University of Singapore. He has continued his research in Graph Theory and Mathematics Education and has published papers in international scientific journals in both areas.  He is co-author of the books Counting, Graph Theory: Undergraduate Mathematics, and Making Mathematics Practical. Dr Tay has taught in Singapore junior colleges and served a stint in the Ministry of Education. He is active in local and international mathematics education activities and was a core member of the Mathematics Strategic Advisory Group for PISA 2021.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Mathematics Education in Singapore
  • Editors Tin Lam Toh
    Berinderjeet Kaur
    Eng Guan Tay
  • Series Title Mathematics Education – An Asian Perspective
  • Series Abbreviated Title Mathematics Education – An Asian Perspective
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-3573-0
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-13-3572-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-13-3573-0
  • Series ISSN 2366-0155
  • Series E-ISSN 2366-0163
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXII, 498
  • Number of Illustrations 87 b/w illustrations, 23 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Mathematics Education
    Curriculum Studies
    Teaching and Teacher Education
  • Buy this book on publisher's site

Reviews

“This book of manuscripts, partitioned into four parts, offers the reader a thorough history of mathematics education in Singapore. … This book is a great read for anyone wanting to learn more about Singapore’s educational system—past, present, and future.” (Ann Wheeler, MAA Reviews, June 03, 2019)