A Dorset teaching school is helping to introduce the world’s most successful maths method to the UK.
For years, Singapore has topped the international league tables when it comes to students’ achievements in Maths.
Now Wimborne Teaching School is hosting a two-day conference in Poole so more teachers based here can learn how maths is taught in Singapore. This follows on from the highly successful Jurassic Maths Hub Singapore approach project.
CEO of Wimborne Academy Trust, Liz West, said: “As a teaching school we have been helping to lead the way locally in improving maths standards and we have done this by looking at the very successful Maths — No Problem! programme.
“It is something we have been introducing into our own schools and other schools within the Dorset area.
“We are therefore delighted to host an event to reach even more teachers from across the area so they too can be introduced to the world’s leader in maths teaching.”
The two-day conference will be held at the RNLI College in Poole on March 16 and 17.
It will be led by one of the Maths — No Problem! Singapore practitioners, Dr Yeap Ban Har.
Dr Ban Har will cover all methods, including effective use of questioning to encourage deep mathematical thinking and problem-solving.
At the end of the course participants will understand the key learning principles behind the success of Singapore maths and the approach used within the Maths — No Problem! programme.
The event is aimed at maths leaders and teachers in years 1 to six but early education and years 7-8 teachers would also benefit.
Justyna Jameson, from Maths — No Problem! , said: “We are delighted to be teaming up with Wimborne Teaching School to introduce even more teachers to Singapore maths.
“Singapore has become a “laboratory of maths teaching” which has seen it rise to the top of the international rankings for TIMSS (Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study) and PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) for mathematics.
“Our event in Poole gives a fantastic introduction to this revolutionary approach to teaching and will give teachers the tools to use this method successfully when they’re back in the classroom.”
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