# Blog & News | Japan Math Corp.

## What's The Difference Between Japan Math and Singapore Math?

Here's why we believe that Japan Math is unique.

## 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...

## World-Leading 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 be...

## 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 studen...

## “Understanding” Versus “Knowledge” – What’s The Difference?

Have you ever thought about the difference between “understanding” and “knowing?” It’s very easy to assume that these two words have the same mean...

## 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 take...

## 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 ...

## Mt. Fuji, a mountain with mathematical beauty

This is Mt. Fuji, the highest mountain in Japan.Mt. Fuji has well-proportioned cone shape, and is so famous that many Japanese children make or dr...

## Two types of mathematical "knowledge"

When referring to "knowledge" in the field of mathematics, two types of knowledge are conceivable.One is knowledge of facts and concepts. This cor...

## "What to teach" and "How to teach"

In Japan, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology provides guidelines for teaching called the "Gakushu Shido Yoryo." Th...

## Entrance ceremonies

Last week, many elementary schools in Japan hold entrance ceremonies.In Japan, new grade starts from April, and 6 year-old children start elementa...