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What's the difference between Singapore Math and Japan Math?
We meet a lot of educators that say, "I've heard of Singapore Math, but what's the difference between them and you guys?"
Japan Math Learning Methodology 3) Solve Problems Efficiently
The ability to select an appropriate method for solving a problem and to execute that method with speed andaccuracy are important skills in mat...
Japan Math Learning Methodology 2) Build Conceptual Understanding
After completing the “Try” step (where students think by themselves before teachers teach), students are ready to understand the topic.
To achiev...
Japan Math Learning Methodology 1)Nurturing and developing the ability to think and the will to learn
In Japan, teachers put a priority on “Making students discover for themselves.”
They place emphasis on having students think by themselves, rather...
Student Assessment Tests Now Available with Japan Math’s Primary Math International Curriculum
Chicago, IL – Japan Math Corp has released an Assessment Test package for their globally recognized Primary Math International curriculum. For a l...
WorldLeading Curriculum from Japan Math Corp. Now Available in the U.S. in English and Spanish Language Versions
Chicago, IL – Japan Math Corp’s globally recognized Primary Math International Curriculum is now available to elementary educators in th...
"Explaining" helps check and promote understanding
In order to ascertain whether you really understood what you learned, it is a good idea to try teaching what you’ve learned to others as if you b...
Japanese textbooks require a lot of "explaining"
For Japanese mathematics textbooks, giving answers to problems is not the absolute goal. Often times, they give instructions that encourage stude...
"Knowing" and "Understanding" (2)
Students who sufficiently "understand" how to find the area of a trapezoid can also respond to the question "Why does that formula work?"In order...
"Knowing" and "Understanding" (1)
"Understanding" refers to a state beyond simply "knowing."Even those students who can respond correctly when instructed to say the formula for th...
Shoe cupboard
In Japan with custom of taking off shoes when entering buildings, shoe cupboards are also installed at the entrance of most schools. Students tak...
Survey on national academic ability and learning situation
Last month, approximately 30,000 schools, which is almost all elementary and junior high schools in Japan, participated in the nationwide academic ...

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