Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Mathematics Teachers Conference MTC2011, Singapore, 2 June 2011

I will be conducting a workshop at this conference organized by Association of Mathematics Educators (AME).

See http://math.nie.edu.sg/ame/mtc11

4th Redesigning Pedagogy Conference, Singapore, 30 May - 1 June 2011

I will be involved in two sessions on lesson study.

See http://conference.nie.edu.sg/2011

APEC-Tsukuba International Conference V, Tokyo & Tsukuba Japan, 17 - 20 February 2011


Innovation of Classroom Teaching and Learning through Lesson Study



Several educators from Singapore and the Philippines attended the conference with me. All in 158 participants from 30 countries were at the conference. The next one will be in Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand later in 2011.

See http://www.criced.tsukuba.ac.jp/math/apec/apec2011

LEAP Educators' Conference 2011, Manila, The Philippines, 11 - 12 February 2011


Graduates from one of the programmes under LEAP performing at a dinner to celebrate the completion of lEAP that saw pricipals (LEP), heads of department (MLS) and teachers (PGDE, two batches and CTP, three batches)going through NIE programmes over the three years.

This inaugural LEAP Educators’ Conference 2011, sponsored by Temasek Foundation, Singapore, is organised by Ateneo de Manila University together with the National Institute of Education, Singapore. It aims to provide a platform for teachers to share their teaching experiences among the teaching fraternity in the Philippines. The focus this year is in the teaching of Science, Mathematics and the use of technology in class.

With globalisation and easier access to technologies, students today are better exposed to information. Teaching methods need to adapt to the social and environmental changes so that teachers’ teaching can be relevant to the pupils’ interest. The use of technology and innovative teaching practices are some of the ways in which we can effectively reach out to students in and out of the classroom.

We encourage Philippine teachers to showcase your unique or interesting ways of teaching pupils and share it with fellow teachers in this conference. It is through such sharing that the teaching fraternity can improve as a whole for the betterment of the Philippine student population.

Go to http://www.leap-philippines.org

I will make key plenary lectures for both primary mathematics and secondary mathematics. For elementary school mathematics, I spoke about the use of drill-and-practice to develop higher-order thinking. For high-school mathematics, I spoke about how mathematics is used to develop thinking.



The other speakers include the Father Nebres, President of Ateneo de Manila University, Professor Paul Teng, one of the Deans of NIE, Dr Augustine Tan (NIE) (for science), Dr Lim Cher Ping (HKIEd) (for ICT) and myself. There were also Filipino speakers such as Dr Milangros Ibe (UP) (for mathematics).

Sunday, January 9, 2011

NCTM Annual Meeting & Exposition, Indianapolis, USA, 13-16 April 2011

NCTM, 13 - 16 April 2011

Thurs 8.30am - 9.30am
Making Mathematics Accessible: The Singapore Method

Participants will learn the basic principles in making mathematics accessible to average and struggling students while challenging the advanced students. Learn a few Singapore Math strategies from Dr Yeap Ban Har along the way.
 
Thurs 2.30pm - 3.30pm
Singapore Math: Bar Model Method

Learn to use the bar model method in solving basic and not-so-basic problems from the Singapore classrooms. Dr Yeap Ban Har will model good questioning teachniques used to help students solve word problems involving whole numbers, fractions, ratio and percent.

World Association for Lesson Study, Brunei Darussalam, 9-11 December 2010



WALS2010 was held in Brunei.