Singapore’s math curriculum is one of the most popular in Asia, but the government is not quite sure if that is good for the country’s future or the future of Singapore’s children.
“There is a lot of uncertainty.
It is a very complex and complex curriculum,” Education Minister Lee Kuan Yew told reporters on Monday.
“If you want to know what is good, you have to go through a rigorous academic process.
And you have also to be smart about how you apply this and it is not just a bunch of facts.”
Singapore has long been criticized for its low academic standards and low graduation rates, and Kuan said his government was taking steps to improve its math curriculum.
The Ministry of Education and Science has launched an online calculator, and parents can now choose to pay a fee for a “special math kindergarten” certificate, which will help their children to enter the school and pass the SAT exam, Kuan added.
The government plans to open more math kindergartens in the coming months, he said.
The Singapore Math Society, a nonprofit group dedicated to helping students take mathematics and science into their own hands, told The Associated Press that it plans to create a “smart math kindergarten program” that will help students prepare for the test by studying mathematical concepts such as multiplication, division, and product formulas.
“We are already in the process of setting up a smart math kindergarten for the students who have not yet graduated from the Singapore Math School,” said the society’s chief executive officer, Ng Shiang Yew.
“The program is to teach them the skills of maths and science.”
The organization said it hopes to start in 2019.
Singapore, a nation of 1.2 billion people, has more than 3,000 math and science schools.
A new math and English curriculum for Singapore’s kindergartners, launched in 2014, has been praised by educators and parents, but critics say it does not meet Singapore’s standards.
Kuan said he hopes to improve the curriculum by adding more advanced topics such as “composition and geometry,” which could lead to a more rigorous test.