|I. An assignment from the 4th grade Investigations curriculum, given in the third week of school:|
II. An assignment from a similar point in the 4th grade Singapore Math curriculum:
III. Extra Credit:
Today's front page New York Times article on the rise of Singapore Math consults a Scarsdale math coach on what he views as the chief advantage of Singapore Math over American math:
Mr. Jackson said that [Singapore Math] students moved through a three-step learning process: concrete, pictorial, abstract. American math programs, he said, typically skip the middle step and lose students when making the jump from concrete (chips) to abstract (questions).Does Mr Jackson have it right?