July 11, 2011

Carson-Dellosa Offers Teachers Effective Classroom Solutions Utilizing Singapore Math Method

GREENSBORO, N.C., July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Carson-Dellosa Publishing, LLC, a leader in supplemental educational resources for Pre-K-grade 8, is currently offering teachers an innovative new range of learning materials built around the highly acclaimed Singapore Math instructional method. The math curriculum in Singapore has been accepted worldwide for its excellence in producing students highly skilled in mathematics.

"Utilizing Singapore Math techniques, which have been recognized at both the U.S. federal level and on a global scale for their excellence, underscores our commitment to both improving U.S. instructors' teaching methods and supporting curricula that has been proven to be effective in the classroom," said Judy L. Harris, CEO of Carson-Dellosa Publishing. "These Carson-Dellosa resources are helping our students improve their math abilities, and we are proud to be able to offer teachers materials to supplement this innovative and successful method of teaching math."

Students in Singapore have ranked at the top in the world in mathematics on the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) in 1993, 1995, 2003, and 2008, typically scoring one grade level ahead of students in the United States. As a direct result, Singapore Math has gained in interest and popularity among leaders in education at the national, state, and local levels.

President Obama and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan have both recognized that Singapore Math techniques have significantly boosted Singapore students' math scores over the past several years, and have acted as its advocates within American schools. These methods have been praised by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the National Mathematics Advisory Panel, and align to the proposed Common Core State Standards Initiative.

"The Singapore Math method is a shift from the traditional approach to teaching math," explained Linda Koons, Senior Vice President of Carson-Dellosa Product Development. "This new pedagogy helps students think critically and visualize math through model drawing and problem solving. The curriculum progresses from concrete learning experiences to representational and abstract understanding, enabling students to formulate, apply, and solve real-world problems."

Carson-Dellosa Publishing offers a wide variety of Singapore Math workbooks which feature problem types and skills sets, including comparing, sequencing, visualization, guess and check, and the before-after concept, among others. The Singapore Math product line includes grade-level specific Singapore Mental Math, Singapore Math 70 Must-Know Word Problems, Singapore Math Practice for grades 1-7, and the Ten Frame Pocket Chart. These resources and more information on the relevance of the Singapore Math method are available at www.carsondellosa.com, as well as most teacher supply stores, major booksellers and office supply stores.

About Carson-Dellosa Publishing, LLC

Carson-Dellosa is a leading creator and publisher of innovative and award-winning Pre-K through Grade 8 educational media. We have been making learning fun for more than 35 years. We provide teachers and parents from around the world with innovative solutions for their 21st century students. Our books, decoratives, games and manipulatives brighten the classroom, inspire students and are the leading choice of teachers and parents. The company's respected brands include: American Education Publishing, Spectrum, Summer Bridge Activities(TM), Frank Schaffer, Brighter Child®, Key Education, Judy® Instructo, Mark Twain, and High Reach Learning®. Visit Carson-Dellosa Publishing, LLC at www.carsondellosa.com.

SOURCE Carson-Dellosa Publishing, LLC