About K C Yan

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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2 thoughts on “About K C Yan

  1. Hi,

    I came across your blog and I am very blown away by your articles. You are really an expert in this area. I am building a website where I collaborate (no money involved) where I post their contributions and articles and link them back to their original site. My site serves as a one stop information for parents to learn more about tips and articles for psle, preschool and secondary. Your articles are very interesting. I hope to report them, credit to you and link back to your site. This will give you greater exposure as well. I hope that you can take a look at my site to have a better idea and I look forward to your reply!

    1. Hi Alyssa

      Thanks for writing to me, and I’m pleased to read that you find some of the posts “worth reading.”

      Sure, I’ll check out your blog later in the day. Meanwhile, feel free to share any posts, which you feel might benefit your readers, especially those who might be curious to know about the lighter (or politically incorrect) side of Singapore math—a link to the URL of the post would suffice for credit purposes.

      Mathematically yours


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