
Question about Singapore Math
Posted:
Oct 23, 2011 2:34 PM



Hi all, Our district its thinking about adopting Singapore Math for our K6 buildings. I would appreciate any thoughts regarding how it really is aligned to the Common Core; if any of your districts are currently using or thinking of using the program; and/or if there are any other programs worthy of investigating. Thank you all for any input you can provide. Terry
From: gfurman@ecs.k12.ny.us To: nysmhs@mathforum.org; nysmsmath@mathforum.org Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2011 17:20:06 0400 Subject: Re: Proposed changes in how 38 and Regents exams are scored (message for Tzippy) CC: nyshsmath@mathforum.org; nyscollmath@mathforum.org; nyselmath@mathforum.org; nysmmn@mathforum.org; nysmsmath@mathforum.org
A teacher asked me about a problem in one of the math textbooks. Is there some rule that I am not aware of in the order of operations for multiplication and division from left to right?
Here is the problem:
40 ÷ 5(2)
Does the two in parentheses imply that the multiplication is to be done first or is the problem done L to R with division first? One calculator had 4 for the answer and another had 16.
Looking forward to your thoughts.
Gary Furman Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction Ellenville Central School District 8456470107
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