The technique that explains the excellent Mathematics results of Asian students

 PISA REPORT |  The Singapore method: the technique that explains the excellent Mathematics results of Asian students

The results of the PISA tests conducted in 2022 among 15-year-old students show an unprecedented worsening in many countries.

In the eighth edition where the first results were published this Tuesday, the most remarkable thing is dropping 15 points, to 472, in the average math grade of students compared to the previous 2018 evaluation.

However, there are some exceptions celebrities in that Asian fashion, starting with Singapore, which has returned significantly to the first position both in mathematics (575 points, 6 more than in 2018), such as reading comprehension (543 points, 7 down),, and in sciences (561 points, 10 more).

The difference between Singaporean students’ grades and the OECD average is equivalent to what was learned in three to five courses, depending on the subjects. Japan and South Korea are, in this order, the first OECD members in mathematics and science and in reading comprehension Ireland comes in in first, in second absolute position behind Singapore.

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The ‘Singapore Way’ This is known as a particular way of teaching mathematics in the country, where they learn from a young age reasoning, communication, and model formation. Because of their culture, they try to do everything analytical thinking from a very early age.

Since 1980, they have chosen leave an education system based on memory to start another one focused on understanding what they study more.