IME6015 - Developments on Problem Solving in Mathematics

  • This course provides opportunities for participants to update their knowledge of developments in mathematical problem solving at the international and local level. The course will include well-researched areas of problem solving, such as factors affecting problem-solving ability, as well as newer topics in the domain, such as problem posing. The focus will be implications for teaching problem solving at school or institution level.

    Learning Dimensions:

    • Deepening Knowledge and Practice in Academic Curriculum
    • Deepening Knowledge and Practice in Student Development Curriculum
    • The course aims to highlight some of the main issues surrounding the development and implementation of the mathematical problem solving at the international and local level. At the end of the course, student should be able to:

      1. Gain knowledge about some theories related to mathematical problem solving
      2. Plan activities/ tasks that are based on these theories
      3. Explore research findings about these theories
      1. Mathematical Problems in Mathematical Problem-Solving Curricula
      2. Problem-Solving Heuristics
      3. Models of Problem Solving
      4. Problem Solving and Metacognition
      5. Difficulties with Problem Solving in Mathematics
      6. Assessment of Problem Solving
      7. Teaching Problem Solving
      8. Problem Posing
    • 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 : 8 August – 11 November 2016 (Mondays) (First lesson starts on 8 Aug 2016)
      Time : 6pm to 9pm (39hours)
      Venue : National Institute of Education 1 Nanyang Walk, S(637616) TR710 (Blk 7, Level 1)

      **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 - S$418.30 (incl. 7% GST & $1 Copyright Fee).
      • Non MOE Participants - S$2,504.80 (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.

    • 11 July 2016

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

    • E-register here

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