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## 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...

## 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...

## "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 the...

## 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...