Schools look to Singapore Math as a way to boost achievement

10/25/2009 | Tampa Tribune (Fla.), The

Florida's Hillsborough County school district is considering supplementing its mathematics instruction with the Singapore Math curriculum, which focuses on critical-thinking skills along with visual and kinetic learning over traditional techniques for teaching math that emphasize memorization. While the program is not a shortcut to math, "it shows students there is more than one way to tackle a problem and gets them using their problem-solving skills," said one teacher who has used the curriculum for three years.

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