Friday, August 5, 2016

Course by Yeap Ban Har | November 2016

I do not usually teach in December.

7 Nov 
Watch for details 

Farmington School District | 
8 Nov

3R Teacher Training 
9.10 Nov 

Hackley School | 
11 Nov

Manoa Elementary Schools | Honolulu HI
14.15 Nov

Learning Tree | Bangkok Thailand
18.19 Nov


Farmington / Ridgefield
28.29 Nov

30 Nov 

Monday, July 25, 2016

International Congress on Mathematics Education ICME 13 Hamburg 24-31 July 2016

My invited paper will be presented at TSG4 Activities for, and Research on, Mathematically Gifted Students. I am kicking off Third Session on Friday with the paper Instructional Models and Pedagogical Tools to Encourage and Promote Mathematical Talents.

Details are available after the presentation 

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Presentation to Minister of Education Brunei Darussalam

Teachers as Learners
Brunei mathematics teachers completed about 120 hours of pedagogical content knowledge course with Marshall Cavendish Institute.
Teachers as Observers of Learning 
During Master Teachers Programmme, we introduce lesson study to the master teachers. We also modelled lesson-study discussion during school visits.
Teachers as Reflective Practitioners
When it becomes a culture ...

We talked about mindset being the biggest obstacle in teacher change.

4-I Model of Teacher Change
Ignore Imitate Integate Internalise

The entire ecosystem needs to change to bring about effect on student outcomes. I talked about the four apects of the system that needs attention - direction, national assessment (push), professional development and textbooks (support) and school leaders (enabler). 

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Course by Yeap Ban Har | October 2016

MATHTED | Manila, The Philippines
I will deliver a plenary lecture at MATHTED International Conference to celebrate its 20th Anniversary.

Expanding Boundaries, Making a Difference: Synthesis of Research for Practice in Mathematics Education

In this plenary lecture, we examine what research tells us about effective teaching and learning of mathematics. We will look at five classroom features that support a curriculum that focuses on problem solving and critical thinking. We will also examine conditions that can support the existence and prevalence of such a learning environment. One of the critical condition is the preparation and development of mathematics teachers.

Maths - No Problem! | London, England
3.4.5 October 
Three-day signature Teaching for Mastery Course
6.7 October
Teaching of Whole Numbers 
See maths

Maths - No Problem! | Manchester, England
10.11.12 October 
Three-day signature Teaching for Mastery Course
See maths

Weston Public Schools | Weston CT
24.25.26 Oct
I will be at the school district for three days.

Northshore Public Schools | Long Island NY
27.28 Oct 
I will be with the school for two days.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Academic Activities 2016

Chiangmai University in Thailand in January 2016
- I taught a one-day course on reporting academic research in mathematics education, attended by graduate students.

Chinese University of Hong Kong in Hong Kong in March 2016
- I taught part of a course on curriculum and assessment reforms, a course for graduate students.
- I led a seminar on mathematics education in Singapore for faculty members and students.

Conference | Minnesota Council for Teachers of Mathematics MCTM Spring Mathematics Conference 2016

I presented one of the two keynote lectures at this conference alongside Diane Briars, the current NCTM President and a past NCSM President.

I opened with Improving Instructional Practices in Mathematics Classroom - Lessons from Research and she closed with From Principles to Action - High Leverage Implementation Actions.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Course by Yeap Ban Har | September 2016

World Association for Lesson Studies | Exeter 3.4.5 September 
I will be attending this conference as a member of WALS Council.

Tur Ta Konta Foundation & University of Curaçao | Curaçao 

I will be conducting a series of seminars for the first time in Curaçao on 7.8.9 September.

Program and Symposium in Curacao named “Innovative Approaches to Mathematics” 

7 Sep 2016
[Fundashon Tur Ta Konta]

Other than meeting with the
media, interviews and talkshows, I will meet tutors from Fundashon Tur Konta 

6:00-8:00 p.m.
Meet & Greet with Tutors Fundashon Tur Ta Konta
Synopsis | At this event, Yeap Ban Har will answer questions about mathematics education, teaching strategies to help students do well and education in general.

8 Sep 2016

[Fundashon Tur Ta konta in collaboration with University of Curacao

8:30-11:30 p.m.

Audience - school boards directors and policymakers

How to Improve Our Mathematics Curriculum

Synopsis | In this presentation, we will discuss key ideas in improving mathematics curriculum. They include the concept of spiral curriculum to help us decide what to include, the core competencies in mathematics to help teachers decide their teaching actions and research on effective classrooms to alert us to the features of effective mathematics lessons.

3:00-5:00 p.m.

Audience a school boards principals, teachers, professors other educational stakeholders

“How to Make Mathematics Easy”

Synopsis | In this presentation, we will look at strategies put in place, from policy point of view as well as classroom strategies to help students learn mathematics well. But mathematics is NOT easy!

9 Sep 2016

University of Curacao

Official Opening of the Academic Year

8:00-10:00 p.m.

Audience - UoC invited guests and interested people from the community 

"Mathematics Education in Singapore and Lessons to Learn"

Synopsis | In this lecture, we will look at how a third-world nation in the 1960s transformed its mathematics education into one of the best in the world today, resulting in high mathematics achievement and a generation of young people who is able to support an economy that has one of the highest GDP per capita in the world. The story will help us think about each of us, in our respective roles, can do to transform the lives of our population.


Ministry of Education Norway | Oslo
I will run a series of courses with a focus on bar models in Oslo on 12.13.14 September.

Pelangi | Medan Indonesia
17 September
This is a one-day event by Pelangi Books and Shinglee Publishers on primary school mathematics.