The Ekya Mathematics program enables learners to
– Develop a mathematical mind-set of confidence, curiosity and creativity.
– Understand the relevance of and need for mathematics in the real world.
– Use mathematical reasoning for problem-solving.
– Engage in mathematical challenges and discussions.
At Ekya, we implement Singapore Math as part of our Mathematics curriculum for K-5 Grades. Singapore Math refers to the teaching methodology and curriculum of Mathematics imparted to children from Kindergarten to Middle School. It has been coined after the country’s consistent top ranking on an international assessment on student achievement called Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). As of its latest reports, TIMSS ranks Singapore at number 1 – higher than USA, UK, European countries and its South-Asian neighbours.
Singapore Maths is based on Jerome Bruner’s learning theory that advocates the Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract approach. In this approach, ideas are introduced using concrete materials, a pictorial representation follows and finally students engage with abstract symbolism. It devotes more time to fewer topics, to ensure that children master the material through detailed instruction, questions, problem-solving, visual and hands-on aids like blocks, cards and bar charts. Under Singapore Math, the difficulty of a concept being taught is increased in levels, grade after grade to build a stronger foundation. Schools all over the world are adapting to this methodology, with Singapore Math textbooks and workbooks featuring in their core curriculum.
From the Ekya Blog: Know more about the role of Singapore Math in the Ekya Curriculum