Singapore Math Strategies: An In-Depth Look

What does a Singapore Math classroom look like and sound like? Throughout this in-depth session, we will demonstrate effective Singapore instructional strategies, including questioning, mathematical discussions and writing in the math journal. You will view student samples and experience the importance of inquiry through the anchor tasks. Come join the conversation and learn this approach to teaching that allows students to master mathematical concepts in greater depth for deeper understanding and improved confidence.

Mo Gaffney

Dr. Mo Gaffney currently serves as Head of Lower School at The Covenant School in Charlottesville, Virginia. Before that, she was the Co-Director of the Central Virginia Writing Project and developed teachers of writing through the Summer Writing Institute at The University of Virginia. She has done extensive writing research in elementary schools and has presented her ndings at the NCTE national conference. Mo is an Adjunct Professor for The University of Virginia, teaching courses in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. She has led professional development workshops and has presented at Society of Classical Learning conferences on teacher evaluations, reading and writing connections, homework in schools and Singapore Math.

Susy WIlletts

Susy Willetts is the Math Coordinator for Pre-K through 6th-Grade students at The Covenant School in Charlottesville, Virginia. Susy has extensive teaching and administrative experience with students of all kinds, including gifted and intellectually advanced students in independent specialty schools, struggling learners in public schools and students in Christian schools. Susy leads professional development workshops about Singapore Math Strategies. She and her husband, Bo, have three teen sons and enjoy spending time together outdoors with their dogs and horses.

Singapore Math in the Classical School

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

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.