Parent University: Singapore Math Models for Addition & Subtraction

This is a video of  the first half of a Parent University at Aspen Academy in Colorado. The video includes a short introduction to Singapore Math Models as well as sample problems for addition and subtraction word problems. Includes solutions for solving a variety of multi-step word problems and some amusing banter from the audience! Enjoy.

Read more about how parents learn about Singapore Math all over the world!

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  • Comments (3)
    • patsy kanter
    • March 15th, 2010

    you are amazing!! please stay in touch!!

    • ZeroSum Ruler
    • December 6th, 2010

    I was sent an interesting article with tables that I posted on my blog showing the difference in number of math topics covered per year in the US vs. A+ countries (including Singapore). With the number of topics we throw at our kids per year in the US, it’s amazing that any of it ever sinks in!

    • ZeroSum Ruler
    • December 10th, 2010

    I learned an awesome model today at an interview, of all places. The “as compared to” model for subtraction. Take “7 – 2”. This can be read as “7 as compared to 2”, which leads to an answer of “they are comparably 5 apart”.

    It also works for subtracting negatives! “7 – -2” can be read as “7 as compared to -2”, which leads to an answer of 9 since 7 and -2 are comparably 9 spaces apart!

    So awesome!

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