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NCTM 2015 Annual Meeting & Exposition

Please note: The NCTM conference program is subject to change.

470- Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract: Singapore’s Approach to Math Instruction

Friday, April 17, 2015: 12:30 PM-1:30 PM
258 A (BCEC)


Lead Speaker:
Richard Bisk

Handouts CPA pdf.pdf


Singapore’s students have excelled in international studies of math performance. The concrete-pictorial-abstract approach supports both conceptual understanding and procedural fluency. Abstraction gives math its power, but must be based on understanding. We’ll consider examples from place value, operations, problem solving, and even calculus.


Presentation Format: General Interest / All Audiences Session