Bruce-Monroe Elementary @ Park View is the only D.C. public school to integrate the Singapore math method into its curriculum. The teaching approach uses bar diagrams to show students how to solve word problems and requires mastery of basic skills before moving on to other concepts. Here are examples of Singapore math problems:

SOURCES: “Primary Mathematics 5A, Standards Edition;” Robyn Silbey | GRAPHIC: The Washington Post June 6, 2011
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