Magis in Math: Workshop for Educators/Parents in Singapore Math

mathemagis may 20 2014 workshop

One of the doors that has opened up for me when I started blogging is getting to know wonderful people.  I have met fellow mother bloggers.  I have conversed with Overseas Filipino workers parenting outside the comforts of their home country.  And I met educators, passionate in teaching our youth and empowering them through learning.

Yesterday I met with math advocates, Joan and Ina, of Mathemagis.  We all believed in the beauty of math and how it is not just about numbers.  Difficult as those math word problems maybe,  it will help equip our kids in logical thinking and critical analysis.  We may dismiss X and Y and say,  "I have never, ever used that for work",  but if you have developed the logic of math, solving that marketing issue may be easier, creatively thinking on finding ways to solve the factory problem can be simpler.

This May 20, 2014 Mathemagis, an afterschool math enrichment program, will hold a Mathemagis Singapore Math Teacher Training workshop at TheForum of Fully Booked BGC.  Parents who plan to teach their incoming preschoolers and first graders Singapore Math are welcome to join too.  Fees and complete details can be found in their poster or you may call 556-5109 or 0917-816-6129 to reserve a slot.

Math advocate and my friend, Joanne Sison, will facilitate the 4 hour workshop.  Joanne has an undergraduate degree in BS Mathematics and a Masters degree in Family Life and Child Development from UP Diliman and has undergone master teacher training in Singapore. She is the co-founder and program developer of Mathemagis. She has over a decade of academic teaching experience and now regularly conducts teacher training on Singapore Math.

In the workshop, preschool and early grade teachers will learn the theoretical underpinnings of Singapore Math as well as the differences in pedagogy, approach and content through hands-on exercises and experiences.  At the end of the workshop, teachers are expected to understand the differences between the traditional and Singapore Math approaches and to know how to make their own math activities and teach mathematics effectively the Singapore way!

Hope educators - teachers, tutors and parents - who are involved in teaching their kids Singapore Math can join to effectively teach Singapore Math and in so doing have the kids unravel the beauty of Math!

Singapore Math Advocate,

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