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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...

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

“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

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...

"What to teach" and "How to teach"

"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

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...

Thank you to everyone!

Thank you to everyone!

Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth at NCTM 2017 Annual Meeting & Expo in San Antonio.  We are looking forward to seeing you again.

NCTM Annual Meeting & Exposition started

NCTM Annual Meeting & Exposition started

Please visit Japan Math at booth 1137! Stop by for your free gift, while supplies last.