Singapore Math Consulting

Teaching Through Problem Solving

In 1989, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) published the Principles and Standards, which advocated a problem-solving approach for the teaching and learning of mathematics.  Thoughtful application of this approach, however is still relatively uncommon in U.S. classrooms.  Analysis of the TIMSS videotape study revealed that Japanese math lessons embodied the spirit of the NCTM Standards more than American lessons. How could this be, given that NCTM is a U.S. organization?




Bill Jackson offers professional development and consulting in Singapore Math, Japanese Math, and Lesson Study for teachers and schools. 

Bill is the lead author of the innovative new Singapore Math textbook series Dimensions Math
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Areas of Specialization


Singapore Math 


Japanese Math


Lesson Study


Common Core Standards