Lake Havasu Unified School District has adopted a new K-6 math curriculum. Known as Singapore Math, the mathematics teaching method is designed to build students’ mathematical fluency.
Math has been taught in the country of Singapore since 1981. Students
in that nation ranked the top in the world on the math portion of the
Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study. The teaching
method has been used in the United States since 2000, reportedly with
is at the heart of the instruction. The program teaches children to think mathematically versus having them memorize the mechanics of problem-solving. Students learn problem-solving with pictures and diagrams. In the classroom, students focus on fewer topics but in greater depth.