# What is the “Singapore method” introduced from 2024 in French schools ?

#### ByTeilor Stone

Dec 28, 2023

Teachers will have to integrate the "Singapore method" in primary schools. Here's what you need to know.

France will therefore adopt the Singapore method to teach mathematics at high schools. school, as the Minister of National Education, Gabriel Attal, announced on December 5. What is it ? Originating in Singapore, as its name suggests, this educational system rethinks the way in which students Students engage and assimilate mathematical concepts, focusing on in-depth understanding rather than simple memorization. It should be integrated into learning between CE1 and CM2.

The objective is to move students from "concrete", & "the'imageé" then &agrav; "the abstract" is ' say to appropriate the numbers and symbols, especially to understand fractions. The principles and pillars of this Singapore method are as follows:

1. Visual and concrete approach: At the heart of the Singapore method is the use of concrete and visual illustrations to help students learn. understand mathematical concepts. Number bars, drawings, sticks and diagrams are used to represent problems and operations ;rations, thus offering a tangible vision of mathematical abstractions.

2. Step learning:The Singapore Method divides mathematical concepts into clear, progressive steps, allowing students to build their understanding step by step. not. Each level builds on the foundations established previously, fostering a solid mathematical foundation.

3. Problem Solving: Rather than just focusing on techniques of resolution, this method encourages students to solve problems. solve problems creatively and logically. It emphasizes understanding the "why" behind the solutions, thus promoting the development of critical thinking skills.

Compared to traditional methods of teaching mathematics, the Singapore method has several advantages: Students in the Singapore method seem to understand mathematical concepts at a glance. a deeper level. They are able to solve complex problems by applying their understanding, rather than simply following rote-learned formulas. This method emphasizes the understanding of mathematical principles. This encourages students to learn more. explore different approaches to solving a problem, thus promoting their creativity and their resilience in the face of mathematical challenges.

The Scientific Council of National Education (CSEN) has already issued recommendations in the direction of more manipulation. This concrete approach is reminiscent of the Montessori method.

The Singapore approach to mathematics has been developed adopted by many countries worldwide. throughout the world for its convincing results. Studies have shown that students trained using this method have a tendency to become more to be better at mathematics.

In the US, UK, Australia and many other countries, textbooks and teacher training have also been released. ;eacute; developed to integrate this innovative approach into educational systems.

#### By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116