What Does It Take To
Ace (Singapore) Math –
A Brain-Based Perspective
1 September 2022, Thursday
8:30pm – 9:30pm Singapore Time
Singapore math is an approach towards math mastery adopted by the public schools in Singapore. Many schools outside of Singapore have also adopted this evidence-based approach.
A key element in Singapore math is the use of visual modelling to solve problems. From a brain-based perspective, the use of a visual-spatial approach is highly-aligned with our current understanding of how our brains learn math. Students also need to think mathematically and apply concepts and strategies to solve complex problems, rather than rely on rote memorization alone.
Being an advanced curriculum, it can pose significant challenges to students who may not have the cognitive skills to thrive with such an approach. For example, students need to fluently translate word problems and quantitative changes to a visual-spatial form, and the cognitive flexibility to apply a concept or strategy to a new set of problems. Relying on procedural memory alone is insufficient to ace in this important subject. Join us in this webinar as we explore both the beauty as well as the challenges in mastering Singapore math.
Attend this webinar to:
- Understand Singapore math’s brain-aligned approach and its challenges
- Uncover the brain skills needed to achieve mastery in Singapore math
- Take home cognitive strategies to help your child ace Singapore math
Ms Cheryl Chia, Founder and Director, BrainFit®
With more than 20 years’ experience in brain fitness training, Ms Cheryl Chia is an accomplished physiotherapist, who is also the founder of BrainFit, an entity that specialises in scientific brain fitness training. Cheryl holds a Master Degree in Physiotherapy Studies from the University of Queensland, Australia. She was awarded a full scholarship from KK Hospital, Singapore and was also the overall coordinator for paediatric neurology physiotherapy there. She has lectured in Nanyang Polytechnic and is a much sought-after speaker, including at events organised by MediaCorp, the Child Guidance Clinic, schools and international brain-based learning conferences. She is a frequent invited guest on Parenting Made Easy Radio 93.8, where she shares her expertise on brain fitness to help parents raise smarter and more resilient children. Cheryl is also an author and a mother to two young girls.