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Japan Math Learning Methodology 2) Build Conceptual Understanding

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

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...

World-Leading Curriculum from Japan Math Corp. Now Available in the U.S. in English and Spanish Language Versions

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

"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"

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...

"Knowing" and "Understanding" (2)

"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)

"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 the...

Shoe cupboard

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

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"

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...