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Sunday, June 28, 2015

Singapore experts to boost local Math teaching

"Less than one week after British officials reported the success of a scheme to help English schoolchildren improve their mathematics skills by copying Singaporean teaching methods, a similar programme has been announced for Jamaica." summarizes Jamaica Gleaner.

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Last week, a report out of Britain said a study by the UCL Institute of Education and the University of Cambridge provided the first evidence that the new 'Mathematics Mastery' programme had influenced the performance of students after just one year.

With the teaching of mathematics long identified as a weak area of the local education system, the Mike Henry-led LMH Publishing is seeking to help correct the problem.

The publishing house will be joining force with the Ministry of Education and Marshall Cavendish educational publishers, out of Singapore, to introduce the concept to the local education sector.

Two-day seminar
The move comes in the form of a two-day seminar on the Singapore method of teaching mathematics.

According to LMH Publishing, it is reinforcing its core focus on educational publishing by teaming up with the publishing giant from Singapore, which is the acknowledged leader in mathematics performance worldwide...

The seminar will target up to 200 participants, mainly mathematics teachers, school principals and other Ministry of Education personnel, including administrators.
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The study’s lead author John Jerrim of the UCL Institute of Education

The causal effect of East Asian 'mastery' teaching methods on English children's mathematics skills?  PDF - John Jerrim 

Source: Jamaica Gleaner