Surprising Singapore

  • Eng Guan TayEmail author
  • Tin Lam Toh
  • Berinderjeet Kaur
Part of the Mathematics Education – An Asian Perspective book series (MATHEDUCASPER)


Singapore is widely acknowledged to have been successful in its duty to educate its citizens, especially with regard to science and mathematics. The focus of the world on this small nation state came about because of Singapore’s consistently high performance across many years of Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) assessments. Although reluctantly cast into the spotlight, Singapore has taken this opportunity of greater interaction with international education and policy experts to review and improve its education system as well as to share what seems to work in Singapore with those who would want to consider if it would also be appropriate for their own systems. This book is intended in this direction of sharing Singapore’s mathematics education with the world fraternity. This chapter gives an overview of the book.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eng Guan Tay
    • 1
    Email author
  • Tin Lam Toh
    • 1
  • Berinderjeet Kaur
    • 1
  1. 1.National Institute of EducationSingaporeSingapore

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