• CCS 2020 Schedule for Singapore Math

    Why Singapore Math?

    The national math curriculum used in Singapore has been recognized worldwide for its excellence in producing students highly skilled in mathematics. The country’s students have ranked at the top in achievement in the world on the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study in 1993, 1995, 2003 and 2008.The study also shows that students in Singapore are typically one grade level ahead of students in the United States. Because of these trends, Singapore Math has gained interest and popularity.

    The textbook used for CCS Singapore Math Program is Primary Mathematics US Edition. Primary Mathematics is the original math curriculum that put Singapore at the top of international math tests. This renowned series has two decades of proven results in the U.S.

    Primary Mathematics epitomizes what educators love about the Singapore math approach, including the CPA (Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract) progression, number bonds, bar modeling, and a strong focus on mental math. It is a rigorous program that balances supervised learning and independent practice while encouraging communication.

     

    Other Course Material Used in CCS Singapore Math Program

    We also include workbook, intensive practice and challenging word problems in CCS Singapore Math Program.

    Workbook is practice of the fundamental concept covered in the textbook.

    Intensive practice provides more in-depth questions and some challenge questions.

    Challenging Word Problems include two levels of practice questions. Level 1 (Practice Questions) is not very complicated and Level 2 (Challenging Questions) may be challenging for students to complete independently.

    All the textbooks, workbooks, intensive practice and challenging problems are aligned with the same topics.

    It is recommended teachers complete the textbook and workbook first. It may be too hard to do the challenging word problems if the students are still struggling with the fundamentals.

     

    CCS 2020 Schedule for Ivy English Program

    What do you learn from Ivy English Program?

    In Ivy English class, students work on focused practice for reading comprehension including fiction and non-fiction passages, main idea and story structure, integration of knowledge and ideas, and key ideas and details. The program aims to help students improve their reading habits and strengthen their ability to understand and analyze text, building and expanding their spoken and written vocabulary, and written output through various styles of writing. Various sources are used in the program, including reading textbook, vocabulary textbook, as well as fiction novels where students were able to apply reading strategies to deepen their understanding. In addition, they had weekly homework based on the reading material, which provided the students with an opportunity to practice writing from different points of view. We also spent a lot of time practicing paragraph writing using correct structure (topic sentence, three supporting details, and a concluding sentence), grammar, and punctuation.

    Conversational Mandarin Chinese

    Conversational Mandarin Chinese is intended to be an intensive course for learners who have just started to learn Mandarin. There are 40 sessions encompass nearly 30 communicative functions such as ‘Greetings and Start a conversation’, about 800 new words and the fundamentals of Chinese grammar. This course lays emphasis on improving the ability of the learner to use Mandarin for communication. It integrates the communicative function with the grammatical structure and presents the most essential and useful part of the language in daily life, to enable the learner master the 301 basic conversational sentences fairly quickly, and on that basis, through Substitution and Extension practice, to acquire the ability to carry on simple conversations with Mandarin. This course lays a solid foundation for further study.

    For Schedule of the course, please contact.