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The Intended School Mathematics Curriculum

  • Ngan Hoe LeeEmail author
  • Wee Leng Ng
  • Li Gek Pearlyn Lim
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Part of the Mathematics Education – An Asian Perspective book series (MATHEDUCASPER)

Abstract

This chapter examines the changes to the intended Singapore School Mathematics Curriculum since 1990 to the present that resulted from reviews carried out periodically. Special features and key approaches are identified to gain better insights of the curriculum. The curriculum is also examined from the perspective of the three educational initiatives that were implemented in 1997: The Critical and Creative Thinking (CCT) Initiative, the National Education (NE) Initiative, and the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Initiative. A short discussion on textbooks is also included as they contain and communicate the intended School Mathematics Curriculum. The chapter concludes with an examination of the intended School Mathematics Curriculum from two levels: national versus school. This discussion is taken from the perspective of the process of curriculum development.

Keywords

Singapore School Mathematics Curriculum School Mathematics Curriculum Framework Intended School Mathematics Curriculum Nation-building initiatives and School Mathematics Curriculum 21CC and mathematics education ICT in mathematics education Textbook in mathematics education Mathematics curriculum development 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ngan Hoe Lee
    • 1
    Email author
  • Wee Leng Ng
    • 1
  • Li Gek Pearlyn Lim
    • 1
  1. 1.National Institute of EducationSingaporeSingapore

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