Schools hope "Singapore method" can boost math scores

12/14/2004 | San Francisco Chronicle

In Singapore and other southeast Asian countries, the math curriculum stresses in-depth mastery of a limited range of topics and the use of visual tools, such as "bar modeling," to help students solve complex problems. The "Singapore method" is attracting fans around the U.S., although it demands more work from teachers and doesn't always address topics included in standardized tests.

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