8 Sep 2016
[Fundashon Tur Ta konta in collaboration with University of Curacao
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.
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
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.