In 2015, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) gave 15-year-old students in every country the same math and science test. Singapore's teens places first. The country is so good at teaching math that its methods are now being adopted everywhere from Canada and the US to Israel and the UK.

Students are given great visual tools, such as number bonds and bar models that visually explain the relationships amongst numbers. Students are constantly challenged to really think as they do math, and because they can’t just race through the problems, they find it mentally stimulating

The latest results from the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS)-an international assessment of 60 participating countries- have been released to prove that once again Singapore's students dominate both math and science in every tested grade level. This raises a familiar question: What makes Singapore students so STEM-savvy and what can U.S.

SINGAPORE: Singapore students are the world's best in mathematics and science, according to an international benchmarking study released on Tuesday (Nov 29). Primary 4 and Secondary 2 students here topped both subjects in the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), which assessed pupils from 63 other education systems around the world.

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"I listened to what the kids say in class -- they were not talking about math, they were talking about their life, but their conversation itself is mathematical logic," he said.

"That makes me think that...we can use a more vivid approach to reach out to the kids, especially those less motivated ones...use jokes to get students to think."

bangkokpost.com/news/asean/1183152/learning-the-singapore-way"I listened to what the kids say in class -- they were not talking about math, they were talking about their life, but their conversation itself is mathematical logic," he said.

"That makes me think that...we can use a more vivid approach to reach out to the kids, especially those less motivated ones...use jokes to get students to think."

SALISBURY - North Hills Christian School implemented Singapore Math last year as its math curriculum with the hopes of increasing student growth in this area. One of the core components of Singapore Math is visualization. Students are first taught concretely, with hands on manipulatives, in order to understand why they do the math they do.

If we could snap our fingers and change the way math and science are taught in US schools, most of us would. The shortcomings of the current approach are clear. Subjects that are vibrant in the minds of experts become lifeless by the time they're handed down to students.