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1 Singapore Math Resources: From Not Worth it to Gotta Have it As Singapore math becomes increasingly popular in the United States, publishers are creating more (and more) products to support the strategies and curriculum. Here are the indispensable, the not-worth-themoney, the good, the bad and the budget-friendly resources that will enhance, not complicate your instruction. Earlybird Kindergarten Mathematics Standards Edition consists of: Textbook Parts A & B (Includes Math at Home activities) for one school year. Some schools use the A book for pre-k and the B book for kindergarten. Activity Book Parts A & B Many schools purchase a few of these to use for center-based activities Teacher s Guide Parts A & B Teacher s Resource Pack Although brief paragraphs describe each lesson in the textbook, teachers need the Teacher s guides. Resource Pack consists of picture cards used with the Teacher s guides Big Books or Readers Ten Nursery Rhymes designed to be used with two units each of the textbook. Fabulous stories! Get the Big Books or use the Readers on a document camera. Copyright 2013 Cassandra Turner

2 Primary Mathematics Standards Edition Grades 1-6 includes: Textbook A & B Paperbound - Keep them on a shelf, they ll last for years. Keep them in student desks, maybe a year. Workbook A & B One school year. Designed to be written in. You ll need a set for each student each year. Be prepared for the ongoing expense! Teacher s Guide A & B This edition is being redone to align to Common Core State Standards, expected publication date is January Home Instructor s Guide A & B Designed to help parents with the math and depth they need to teach the curriculum Tests A & B Books or CD rom One multiple choice and one constructed response test for each chapter, as well as semester cumulative assessments. Extra Practice One per school year. Additional, on grade level practice with some good Friendly Notes pages with help for parents. For more information, contact Page 2

3 Primary Mathematics U.S Edition Grades 1-6 includes: Textbook A & B Paperbound - Keep them on a shelf, they ll last for years. Keep them in student desks, maybe a year. Workbook A & B Designed to be written in. You ll need a set for each student each year. This edition is slightly less expensive than the Standards Edition Teacher s Guide A & B Home Instructor s Guide A & B Designed to help parents with the math and depth they need to teach the curriculum Extra Practice One per school year. Not every lesson/chapter in text has an Extra Practice worksheet. For more information, contact Page 3

4 Math in Focus Grades K - 8 consists of: Textbook A & B Hardbound. Content based on Singapore books: My Pals are Here and modified for U.S. market Workbook A & B Designed to be written in. You ll need a set for each student each year. Teacher s Guide A & B Assessments One pre- and post-test for each chapter, as well as semester and cumulative assessments. Reteach A & B Provides extra practice on grade level for students. Enrichment A & B Provides advanced students the opportunity to extend concepts from the textbook For more information, contact Page 4

5 SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS Differentiated Math Sprints for levels 1-6 Follows Primary Mathematics content topics. Part A & B of each sprint provides on-grade-level AND advanced level for each sprint. Blackline masters for classroom use. Primary Mathematics Challenging Word Problems for Grades 1-6 Follows the U.S. Edition AND Standards Edition of Primary Mathematics. Includes topical problems, worked examples, review problems, practice and challenging problems. Examples provided for both on-grade-level and advanced problems. Primary Mathematics Intensive Practice for Grades 1-6 Part A & B at each level. Includes topical, mid-year and end-of-year review, challenging problems. Follows the U.S. Edition of Primary Mathematics topics, but can easily be used with the Standards Edition. Challenging computation and word problems. Process Skills in Problem Solving Grades 1-6 Examples and practice problems for many heuristics as well as in-depth examples of the model method. Model Method is used in the 1 st & 2 nd grade level. For more information, contact Page 5

6 MathExpress: Speed Maths Strategies for Grades 1-6 Demonstrates multiple strategies for working with the four operations. Helps students improve mental math speed and accuracy. Each strategy has 2 worked examples, practice items and a speed & accuracy assessment. Strategies in level 1 are addition/subtraction within 100 Strategies in level 2 are addition/subtraction within 1000 Strategies in level 3 include all four operations. Level 4 6 are probably beyond what most students need save them for students who master prior levels. Singapore Math Practice for Grades 1-7 Introduction explaining Singapore Math method and common problem types. Extra practice for students familiar with Singapore Math Direct complement to current textbooks used in Singapore Part A & B at each level. Step-by-step solutions in the answer key. Due to availability in local bookstores, recommended more for parents than teachers Singapore Math 70 Must Know Word problems for Grades 2-7 Introduction explaining Singapore Math method. One problem per page so as not to overwhelm students. Common word problems found on assessments. Step-by-step solutions in the answer key. Due to availability in local bookstores, recommended more for parents than teachers Step-by-Step Problem Solving for Grades 2-7 Introduction explaining Singapore Math method. Focus on the process of problem solving. Think, solve, and answer format. Step-by-step solutions in the answer key Due to availability in local bookstores, recommended more for parents than teachers. For more information, contact Page 6

7 Singapore Math Mental Math for Grades 2 7 Computation quick tips, thinking shortcuts various types of math problems to develop thinking and analytical skills Each book is 64 pages Due to availability in local bookstores, recommended more for parents than teachers. 52 weeks, 52 strategies - moves too quickly. The Singapore Model Method Written by the Ministry of Education, this book (or monograph, as they refer to the publication) is a comprehensive overview of the Model Method and provides examples for both basic and quite challenging word problems. The main purpose is to make explicit how the Model Method is used to develop students understanding of fundamental mathematics concepts and proficiency in solving basic mathematics word problems. Back cover Teaching of Whole Numbers: From Research to Practice by Yeap and Edge Written for mathematics educators interested in authentic professional learning, this book provides learning opportunities in both content and pedagogy. Backed by research studies and learning theories, the book includes mathematical tasks as well as pedagogical ones to help readers link content and pedagogy. Teaching of Fractions: From Research to Practice by Yeap and Edge Parents and educators will find this an invaluable resource to help develop in students a comprehensive understanding of fractions and how fractions relate to whole numbers, and basic operations involving fractions. For more information, contact Page 7

8 Bar Modeling, a Problem-solving Tool by Yeap Written for mathematics educators who are interested in learning more about bar modeling as a problem-solving tool in mathematics by leading mathematics education professor at Singapore s National Institute of Education, Yeap Ban Har. Elementary Mathematics for Teachers by Parker & Baldridge A semester methods course for pre-service teachers, this book is also great for practicing teachers. The book focuses on K-8 mathematical knowledge and utilizes the Primary mathematics U.S. Edition materials. For more information, contact Page 8

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