As teachers we believe that all our students can succeed. When we believe that, it rubs off onto our students, and success follows. And then, after a few years, you have a generation of parents who believe it too, and a virtuous circle is created. Good lesson planning is essential to the process of teaching and learning. A teacher who is prepared is well on his/her way to a successful instructional experience. The development of interesting lessons takes a great deal of time and effort. At Wise Oaks International School, we have ensured that all our teachers are highly qualified and are specialists who are competent to deliver this world class math curriculum.
Singapore math not only helps students become more successful problem solvers, but it also helps them gain a sense of confidence and resourcefulness because it insists on conceptual depth. This naturally prepares students to excel in more advanced math.
In this stage, teachers lead a classroom activity. Students represent squirrels. Have 5 students go to the front of the class and ask the rest of the class how many students there are. Send 2 more students up to the front and ask, " How many students are there now? " Ask students to explain what happened. The interaction introduces students to the problem in a tangible way.