Overview

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.

Visualization

An emphasis on visualization and the purposeful unfolding of content help students develop true conceptual understanding.

Gradual Release 

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.

Scaffolded Content

Instruction adapts to meet the needs of individual learners through scaffolding and systematic sequencing of prompted content.

Visual learning builds understanding.

A concrete-pictorial-abstract learning progression is embedded throughout instruction and teaches concepts with consistent models that are developed and extended from the early grades through middle school.

Student Experience

Math in Focus adapts instruction to the needs of individual learners through scaffolding with hands-on learning and visual models and support to optimize learning. 

Teacher Experience

With comprehensive and easy-to-use resources, Math in Focus provides everything teachers need to support students in developing foundational understanding. A consistent, clear teaching path fosters a focus on new content and encourages thinking.

OUTCOMES
1
Build conceptual understanding

Through the CPA learning progression and visualization, students experience math concepts concretely, with hands-on experiences that build true foundational understanding.

2
Develop critical-thinking skills

Activities that ask students to apply math concepts in different ways and create alternative solutions to a problem encourage critical and creative thinking.

3
Advance problem-solving proficiency

Problem solving is embedded and central to all instruction and discussion in Math in Focus. Students learn to apply different strategies and are encouraged to consider the best strategies for routine and non-routine problems to build strong problem-solving skills.

4
Build positive attitudes

The Singapore Math® framework acknowledges the role attitude plays in mathematics learning and supports students in approaching problem solving with interest and enthusiasm, building their confidence to persevere.

Explore the instruction in Math in Focus.