Traditional Chinese Art Classes
Calligraphy is an important part and essence of traditional Chinese culture. It is the artistic form of Chinese writing characters, and blends several traditional fonts, such as regular script, seal script, official script, cursive hand and running hand.
Strong Visualization and Modeling
One huge appeal of Singapore Math is the use of pictorial representations. Students are introduced to concepts in a three-step approach, Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract (C-P-A) representation. In lower elementary, students learn the number bond, which is a pictorial representation of part-part-whole relationship between numbers before learning addition or subtraction.
In upper elementary levels, students tackle challenging word problems through a heuristic called Bar Modeling. In this technique, problems are broken down into visual representations, where student conceptualize and strategize solutions to complex problems without formal instruction to algebra. It is widely acknowledged as the key to Singapore Math’s success, where students gain strong algebraic thinking from an early start.