NEWS

27 SEP 2017 – No Competition with Singapore Students. The maths, reading and science skills of average Australian students are barely on par with Singapore’s most disadvantaged teenagers. Read more.

21 JUL 2017 – Exporting x+y Singapore Sells Maths Education Abroad. Reuters Meredith Ralph finds out more about the formula for Singapore’s maths success from Seriously Addictive Maths (SAM) and National Institute of Education (NIE). Watch more.

13 JUN 2017 – A team of five academics from National Institute of Education (NIE) of Singapore formed a group to design teaching materials for Australia. Read more.

7 DEC 2016 – Why Australia’s PISA results are a catastrophe. Read more.

6 DEC 2016 – PISA tests: Singapore top in global education rankings. Singapore, named as the top rated country for maths and science in another ranking last week, is in first place in all the Pisa test subjects, ahead of school systems across Asia, Europe, Australasia and North and South America. Read more.

30 NOV 2016 – Primary school maths: ‘Eight students in every class have no idea what is going on’. In Singapore, half of all grade 4 students have “advanced” maths skills. But just 9 per cent of their Australian peers reach this benchmark, according to the latest Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study, which tested 630,000 students around the world. Read more.

14 NOV 2016 – Understanding the success of Singapore’s education system. One unique feature of Singapore’s educational system is a limited number of subjects are taught at the primary level. But the subjects are studied in detail so that students gain a greater degree of knowledge about them. This is in sharp contrast to the practice followed in the US where the range of subjects is wider but coverage is relatively narrow. Read more.

12 JUL 2016 – Asian maths method offered to schools. Thousands of primary schools in England are to be offered the chance to follow an Asian style of teaching maths. Read more.

19 JUN 2016 – Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has called for maths and science to be made compulsory for all students finishing high school to arrest a steep decline in Australia’s standards across both subject areas. Click here for full article.

18 JUN 2016 – Singapore-style teaching helps solve problem of maths failure, says new research. The study shows that children who were taught through the Singaporean ‘maths mastery’ approach learn faster than their classmates. Click here for full article.

12 MAY 2016 – What is the problem with Australian schools? Click here for full article.

12 MAR 2016 – Why are all the Asian kids on the maths team? Click here for full article.

11 FEB 2016 – Half of Australia’s high school students have flunked the minimum international standard in maths, reading or science by age of 15. Click here for full article.

31 MAY 2015 – OECD education rankings show Australia slipping. Asian countries are currently in the lead according to the most recent global education rankings published by the Organisation for Economic Development (OECD): Singapore tops the list, followed by Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan and Taiwan. Click here for full article.

13 MAY 2015 –  Singapore tops OECD’s global education ranking. Click here for full article.

11 JUL 2015 – 6 Reasons Why Singapore Math Might Just Be the Better Way. Click here for full article.

14 APR 2015 – This maths question for Singapore school kids went viral – can you solve it? Click here for full article.

11 FEB 2015 – Singapore schools are a class act. Lionel Cranenburgh and two other educators have studied Singapore’s teaching methods and why it placed third in the PISA 2012 world rankings, with Australia at number 19. Click here for full article.

12 JUN 2014 – WA schools trialling Singapore maths lessons to boost results. Public schools are trialling an Australian-first plan to order in their maths curriculum from Singapore – home to the brightest minds in the world. Click here for full article.

1 APR 2014 – KEY maths concepts such as multiplication, division and simplifying fractions are taught to students in Singapore at least one year earlier than in Australia, with Singapore schools spending more time on solving non-routine problems. Click here for full article.

4 DEC 2013 – Australian teenagers have slipped further behind their peers overseas in international tests assessing skills in reading, maths and science, now ranking behind students in Vietnam, Poland and Estonia. Click here for full article.

2 DEC 2013 – Can the Singapore method help your children learn maths? Click here for full article.