STUDENTS in California could soon be learning maths the Singapore way.The most populous state in the United States has endorsed the use of made-in-Singapore maths textbooks in some 5,700 elementary schools there.This means schools can tap into state funds to buy these textbooks, the first Asian content to be approved for use in schools in the US.
'This has potential beyond California, as a lot of states base their standards on California,' said Mr Jeffery Thomas, founder of SingaporeMath.com, which distributes Singapore textbooks.
Two series, one for kindergarten and the other for Grades 1 to 5, equivalent to Primary 1 to 5 here, have been approved for use by California's board of education.
The primary series is adapted from the Primary Mathematics Project (3rd edition), first published by Singapore's Ministry of Education and publisher Marshall Cavendish in 1982. [Read more...] about California endorses S'pore maths textbook