IME6024 / MME921 - Singapore Primary School Mathematics

  • The course covers the main features of the primary mathematics curriculum, in particular the process components towards enhancing the teaching and learning of mathematics from the lens of research and related theories. In the domain of mathematical problem solving, this course provides opportunities for participants to further their knowledge on the developments in mathematical problem solving at the international and local level. These include considering some well-researched areas of problem solving in Singapore classrooms, such as factors affecting problem-solving ability and newer topics in the domain like open-ended tasks. The focus is to surface implications for teaching problem solving at the primary school level.

    Learning Dimensions:

    • Deepening Knowledge and Practice in Academic Curriculum
    • Deepening Knowledge and Practice in Student Development Curriculum
    • Developing and Inspiring People Towards a Shared Vision
  • This course aims to achieve the following objectives:

    1. To enable participants to develop a good understanding of the key features that characterise the Singapore primary school mathematics curriculum, and

    2. To provide opportunities for participants to be updated on some of the main issues surrounding the development and implementation of mathematical problem solving which is the focus of the Singapore primary school mathematics.
    1. Features of Singapore primary mathematics
    2. Problem solving in Singapore primary mathematics
  • Primary, Secondary & JC Teachers

    • A good Bachelor’s degree from a recognised university
    • A teaching qualification such as the Postgraduate Diploma in Education and at least ONE year of teaching experience OR At least THREE years of teaching experience or other relevant working experience in education
    • Field experience in mathematics education and at least two mathematics courses at undergraduate level
  • Date : 14 August – 17 November 2017 (Fridays) (First lesson starts on 18 Aug 2017)
    Time : 6pm to 9pm (13hrs of E-Learning, 39hrs of Face-to-Face)
    Venue : National Institute of Education, 1 Nanyang Walk, S(637616), Exact venue to be advised

    **This course can be accredited towards the Master of Education (Mathematics) programme

    Note: NIE reserves the right to change or cancel the course due to unforeseen circumstances.

    • MOE Participants - $557.40 (incl. 7% GST & $1 Copyright Fee).
    • Non MOE Participants - $4,174 (incl. 7% GST & $1 Copyright Fee)
  • Please read the instructions below carefully before completing the application form.   

    Upon confirmation, payment is required for all courses. Payment should only be made after the course placement letter has been sent to participants to confirm the application. Cancellations/withdrawals are not allowed. However, a replacement may be sent to attend the same course. 

    Payment through GIRO/IFAAS

    NIE will proceed to invoice the respective schools, and they can  make payment through GIRO or IFAAS. The amount payable should be credited into the NIE bank account number 518-041272-001.

    Payment by Cheque

    Please submit the cheque together with the application form. Cheque should be made payable to “National Institute of Education” and participant(s)’ name and course(s) clearly indicated on the reverse of the cheque.

    Please mail to: 
    National Institute of Education
    Office of Graduate Studies and Professional Learning
    1 Nanyang Walk, Singapore 637616
    Attn: Ms Nur Shafiqah


    NIE will acknowledge receipt of the application form through email within one week. The course placement letter will be emailed to applicants who have been successfully placed in a course and upon course confirmation.


    Please note that NIE reserves the right to replace an instructor for a course if the lecturer is unable to teach the course due to unforeseen circumstances. No refund of the course fee will be made to participants.

  • 17 July 2017

    Applicants will be notified of the results of their applications via e-mail.

  • E-Register

    *All information will be kept confidential and used for internal administration only.