Our schools use Singapore Math, which is rated as the top math curriculum worldwide. Our scores in grade 3-8 are the highest in the Southern Union. Singapore math focuses on children not just learning, but also truly mastering a limited number of concepts each year. The goal is for children to perform well because they understand math on a deeper level. The sequence of topics in Singapore math has been carefully constructed based upon child development theory. Most math programs teach from concrete to abstract, but Singapore introduces a middle step between the concrete and abstract called the pictorial approach. Students also learn to use model drawing to solve word problems. Since implementing Singapore math, we have seen our math scores have consistently scored well above the national average.