Why Math in Focus? The Singapore Math Approach. After careful review, Rankin teachers and administrators felt the Math in Focus series was the resource needed for our students to achieve the curriculum as set forth by the Illinois Common Core Math Standards.
The Singapore Math Approach
The Common Core Math Standards call for a new level of rigor, depth, and coherence that will prepare our students to compete successfully in college and in the modern workforce.
Concepts are introduced through hands-on experiences with manipulatives.
Students visualize the concept and represent it pictorially through models like number bonds and bar models.
Or Dr.Yeap Ban Har’s blog: