A Proven Methodology
In an ever changing education landscape, we keep our ears to the ground, delivering an effective and efficient curriculum to enhance teaching and learning outcomes. A problem-solving curriculum is what we advocate to equip learners with 21st century competencies that are necessary to help them cope with the globalised workforce.
Our mathematics materials are well known for its contribution to Singapore students’ consistent top performance in various renowned international studies such as Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2011; Global Competitiveness Report 2009-2010, 2010-2011; Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2009, 2012.
The problem-solving curriculum is prevalent in our Mathematics programme (also known as Singapore Mathematics), where learning mathematics is more than just numbers, sets of rules or formulas. It teaches learners a way of thinking critically, a method of solving problems.
The Singapore Mathematics curriculum involves the acquisition and application of mathematical concepts and skills in a wide range of situations – non-routine, open-ended and real-world problems. The development of mathematical problem-solving ability is dependent on five interrelated components – concepts, skills, processes, attitudes and metacognition.
Our aim to develop students’ mathematical thinking extends across both primary and secondary level materials, where our primary school titles contain colourful illustrations to support multi-step word problems while the secondary school titles are structured to hone both critical-thinking and examination skills.
In a technologically-driven and globalised world, it is essential to equip students with skills necessary to become confident and effective individuals in the future. For the teaching and learning of Science, we offer an inquiry-based approach consistent with the problem-solving curriculum in our Mathematics curriculum.
The essence of the Singapore Science framework lies in the spirit of scientific inquiry. The inquiry-based approach is centred around the 5Es – engagement, exploration, explanation, elaboration and evaluation. It is through this inquiry process that students are able to build on or acquire new knowledge of Science through the application of various skills and processes by relating Science to everyday life, the society and the environment. The inquiry-based approach aims to nurture students as inquirers who enjoy and value Science as an important tool in helping them explore the world around them,
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
STEM is a discipline that is increasingly becoming an emphasis in 21st century education. Our success in STEM education started out in Hong Kong, where promotion of STEM education is introduced as a key emphasis under the ongoing renewal of the school curriculum (also known as Learning to Learn 2.0). The STEM Academy by Marshall Cavendish Hong Kong which started out in <year> was an attempt to raise economic standards. With the implementation of STEM education, it is with hopes that the ability to integrate and apply knowledge and skills across subject disciplines are strengthened in students.