Kow-Cheong Yan is a Singapore-based educator, math consultant, and textbook author, who blogs about the Singapore mathematical landscape, the local educational publishing industry, and on general matters affecting the local population. He has worked in schools, community centers, and enrichment centers.
Kow Cheong has degrees in mathematics and mathematics education. He has been active on the Singapore’s educational scene for over two decades, teaching secondary and pre-university mathematics, and conducting recreational and enrichment mathematics courses and workshops for students, teachers, and parents.
Kow Cheong has edited and ghostwritten a number of local and foreign primary and secondary mathematics titles, and contributed articles in magazines and journals. In solving challenging and Olympiad math questions, he focuses on three problem-solving strategies commonly used in Singapore schools: Singapore model method, Stack method, and Sakamoto method.
Besides being a content provider for math apps, he coaches recreational and Olympiad mathematics in schools and private centers, and popularizes mathematics at community centers. His academic interests involve the psychology of learning and teaching mathematics, adult mathematics, theomatics, and creative problem solving.
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