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    Open Access
    Mathematical problem solving for everyone: Infusion and diffusion (MinD)
    (2016) ; ; ;
    Quek, Khiok Seng
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    Dindyal, Jaguthsing
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    Ho, Foo Him
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    Hang, Kim Hoo
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    Yen, Yeen Peng
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    Mathematical problem solving for everyone: A new beginning
    (2012)
    Dindyal, Jaguthsing
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    Quek, Khiok Seng
    Mathematical problem solving has been at the core of the Singapore mathematics curriculum framework since the 1990s. We report here the features of the Mathematical Problem Solving for Everyone (M-ProSE) project which was carried out in a Singapore school to realise the learning of mathematical problem solving and as described by Pólya and Schoenfeld. A mathematics problem solving package comprising “mathematics practical” lessons and assessment rubric was trialled in the school for Grade 8 in 2009. Responses from three students show mixed perceptions to the module, but an end-of-module assessment shows that the students were able to present their solutions along Pólya’s four stages. We also describe teacher preparation for teaching the module. After the trial period, the school adopted the module as part of the curriculum and it is now a compulsory course for all Grade 8 students in that school.
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    Open Access
    Teaching mathematical problem-solving in the mathematics classroom
    (National Institute of Education (Singapore), 2018)
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    Problem solving in the school curriculum from a design perspective
    (2010-07) ; ;
    Dindyal, Jaguthsing
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    Quek, Khiok Seng
    In this symposium, we discuss some preliminary data collected from our problem solving project which uses a design experiment approach. Our approach to problem solving in the school Curriculum is in tandem with what Schoenfeld (2007) claimed: “Crafting instruction that would make a wide range of problem-solving strategies accessible to students would be a very valuable contribution … This is an engineering task rather than a conceptual one” (p. 541). In the first paper, we look at how two teachers on this project taught problem solving. As good problems are key to the successful implementation of our project, in the second paper, we focus on some of the problems that were used in the project and discuss the views of the participating students on these problems. The third paper shows how an initially selected problem led to a substitute problem to meet our design criteria.
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    Open Access
    From the past to the future of technology in mathematics education in Singapore
    (Hanoi National University of Education, 2023)
    This paper discusses the changes in classroom instructions due to technology over the years in mathematics education, and how these changes have impacted mathematics learning and teaching. The impact on learning can be seen over a few phases in Singapore: The use of scientific and graphing calculators has allowed the focus on the developing of higher order thinking skills, while at the same time de-emphasizing the routine computation. With the introduction of various computer softwares such as spreadsheets, mathematics teaching and learning has moved towards the next level of emphasis on coding and computational thinking. Technology can and has been harnassed by teachers to enhance student learning. These will be discussed in details in the talk, with particular reference to the Singapore education context.
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    Enacting a problem-solving lesson using scaffolding to emphasize extending a problem
    (2021)
    Chor, Emily Wai Si
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    In this paper, we describe our conceptualization of teaching mathematical problem-solving at the upper primary level, emphasizing Polya’s Stage Four in extending a problem. Geometry is used as a context of the presentation. The objective is to engage pupils more metacognitively in their problem-solving process. By reviewing existing education literature, features that will support authentic problem solving were identified. The frameworks explored in this study include Polya’s 4-step problem-solving model, Schoenfeld’s framework, and the synthesis of the two frameworks through “Making Mathematics Practical” which utilize an extensive use of teacher scaffolding. The proposed scaffolding stresses pupils to problem solve beyond finding a solution as well as independently check and expand the given mathematics problem.
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    A framework for designing comics-based mathematics instructional materials
    (2022)
    Cher, Zheng Jie
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    Purpose and Research Question - In this paper we propose a PATH framework for designing comicsbased instructional material for classroom lesson enactment through conducting a literature review in mathematics education.

    Methodology – Systematic review was made with a focus on the potential benefits of comics for education, in particular, on developing students’ motivation for learning and facilitating their knowledge retention.

    Findings – We further demonstrate with an exemplar the use of the framework in designing one set of comics-based instructional material for lower secondary mathematics lessons on mensuration.

    Significance and Contribution in Line with Philosophy of LSM Journal – An exemplar of a comics-based instructional material designed according to the PATH-CoHANa framework.
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    Use of Geometer’s Sketchpad (GSP) to teach mechanics concepts in A Level Mathematics
    (2004-12)
    The use of Geometer’s Sketchpad to enhance students’ learning of Geometry concept in Secondary School mathematics has been well documented. In this note, the use of Geometer’s Sketchpad is extended to enhance the students’ learning of Advanced Level Mechanics concepts in Mathematics. Illustrations are selected from the topics Kinematics and Simple Harmonic Motion.
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