An Archway North Phoenix education is deeply rooted in problem solving and critical thinking. The Singapore Math curriculum places problem solving as the central idea of its framework. Word problems are often the last thing on the page in U.S. mathematics textbooks whereas word problems exist on every page of a Singapore math textbook. Concrete objects such as number disks, popsicle sticks and dried beans are used as manipulatives in order for students to understand the abstract language of numbers. For further reading on the strategies of Singapore Math view here. View the Singapore Math website here.