We take math seriously at Arco Iris. Adopting the Singapore Math curriculum was a key component to our charter agreement with Beaverton School District. Singapore Math is used in grades 1-5.
Why is Singapore Math so successful with students? There are many reasons – the students like it, concepts are taught in concrete and pictorial ways, and it establishes and reinforces a foundation of mathematical knowledge – in numbers AND in story problems.
So what exactly is Singapore math? And how does it work? Please read on from our math trainer, Cassandra Turner, and her overview: Making Math Masters. In fact, browse her website, it is stocked full of information for parents and students!