Alma del Mar employs a Singapore Math approach and curriculum. The head of our mathematics department spent several weeks in Singapore, observing and learning from math teachers in Singaporean elementary schools. She brought back a wealth of knowledge that is not readily available in the United States, and she has conducted trainings to share this content with the rest of our teaching team.
Singapore Math emphasizes conceptual understanding, skill development and problem-solving strategies rather than rote memorization of formulas. Since the introduction of the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) in 1995, Singapore has consistently been a top-performing nation, outperforming the United States by 70 points on average.
- Scholars are energized and excited about the content.
- Scholars gain deep comprehension of the content.
- Scholars learn to utilize a variety of problem-solving strategies while simultaneously increasing their academic achievement.