This session will focus on four topics: the basics of the Singapore math philosophy, how the Singapore math philosophy aligns with classical model of education, teaching Singapore math with fidelity, and how parents can support the children at home.
Patti Chesney has been instructing children, teachers, administrators and parents across the United States in the pedagogy and instructional strategies of the highly successful Singapore Math philosophy since 2008. Patti is a frequently requested Math in Focus professional development facilitator because of her extensive experience with a variety of grade levels as well as her experience teaching and training teachers in the Singapore Math philosophy.Patti has eleven years of teaching experience, nine of which have been at Regents School of Austin. While serving as the K-8 Math Coordinator, she led the initial transition from Saxon Math to the Singapore Math Primary Math Series, then later to Math in Focus. Patti will begin serving as a Grammar School Director at Regents in the 2015-2016 school year.