When children can’t find the meaning in numbers and symbols, solving problems is a struggle. Math in Focus®: Singapore Math® by Marshall Cavendish® © 2018 helps students make sense of math. Through hands-on learning, visualization, and pictorial representations, their understanding, confidence, and love of math grows.
Math in Focus, the U.S. edition of the highly effective Singapore Math® curriculum, provides easy-to-use teaching and learning paths proven to develop students’ foundational understanding. Built on a framework developed by the Singapore Ministry of Education, it draws on best practices from around the world and highlights problem solving as the focus of mathematical learning.
Since the Trends in International Math and Science Study (TIMSS) reporting began in 1995, Singapore has consistently ranked at the top in math achievement. Singaporean students consistently rank significantly above the world's average on the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), which assesses 15-year-old students. Math in Focus embodies the best practices that have propelled Singapore students to the top of international comparison studies.
Ensure every child’s ability to master concepts and apply mathematics
Problem solving is at the heart of the Singapore Math®curriculum, with five key aspects of instruction supporting that goal, including attitude and metacognition. This program empowers students to develop critical-thinking skills, positive attitudes, and the confidence to persevere—setting the stage for achievement.
Research-based pedagogy builds mastery.
An emphasis on visualization and the purposeful unfolding of content help students develop true conceptual understanding.
Through a consistent learning path—student-focused instruction, guided learning, and independent practice with gradual release—students deepen understanding and tackle routine and non-routine problems.
Instruction adapts to meet the needs of individual learners through scaffolding and systematic sequencing of prompted content.