Essential Math Kindergarten A
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Singapore Math Essential Math is a series of two books and is written especially for the kindergarten student. It reinforces concepts and essential skills relevant for this age, enhances their understanding of the things around them, and motivates them to explore and learn more. There are useful ideas at the bottom of each page for parents and teachers to introduce the concepts concretely before doing the workbook page, and for extending the concept after doing the page. The front and back page of one page can constitute a days lesson.
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It's hard to get more basic and solid than this program. The nononsense black and white worksheet format might deceive you, but fight it! They are engaging, with straightforward teaching instructions (concept, introduction with manipulatives, how to use page) at the bottom of each. The scope and sequence is similar to Singapore's Earlybird Math and designed to prepare the student for Primary Math. It can be used as a supplement to Earlybird or as a standalone program. Many household items are used as manipulatives, but the few specific ones suggested are listed below (balance and pattern blocks are only referred to a very few times). ~ Janice
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Earybird Kindergarten Mathematics is another curriculum choice for Kindergarten. It involves 6 books teacher guide, texbook and activity book for A and B.
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Singapore Math Essential Math is a series of two books and is written especially for the kindergarten student. It reinforces concepts and essential skills relevant for this age, enhances their understanding of the things around them, and motivates them to explore and learn more. There are useful ideas at the bottom of each page for parents and teachers to introduce the concepts concretely before doing the workbook page, and for extending the concept after doing the page. The front and back page of one page can constitute a days lesson.
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It's hard to get more basic and solid than this program. The nononsense black and white worksheet format might deceive you, but fight it! They are engaging, with straightforward teaching instructions (concept, introduction with manipulatives, how to use page) at the bottom of each. The scope and sequence is similar to Singapore's Earlybird Math and designed to prepare the student for Primary Math. It can be used as a supplement to Earlybird or as a standalone program. Many household items are used as manipulatives, but the few specific ones suggested are listed below (balance and pattern blocks are only referred to a very few times). ~ Janice

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5.0 / 5.011 Reviews5 Stars4 Stars3 Stars2 Stars1 Star110000My 5yearold son went through this workbook and loved it! Some parts he just zoomed through (him begging to do multiple pages in one day) and others we spent more time on doing only one page or one teaching suggestion a day The teaching suggestions on the bottom of each page were ideal for those concepts that we needed a bit more practice with Day by day I decided whether or not we needed to do them There was hardly any prep work involved Most of the time we just used teddy bear counters or alllink cubes along with some 3x5 index cards for flash cards and paper clips to measure with The black and white was great as my son would sometimes choose to color on the page After he felt comfortable with recognizing and writing the numbers 010 I let him skip around in the book None of the concepts were too hard for him I wasn't sure I needed a curriculum for kindergarten math as we are pretty laid back homeschoolers but my son found this fun and I was able to identify some areas we could work on For instance I thought he was confident with his numbers 010 because he can count to 10 and he learned to write the numbers in his handwriting book but he wasn't really recognizing the numbers 810 on their own until we started practicing them in the book and using the teaching suggestions It also became clear that he didn't know how to count backwards so we started counting down for hide and seek and soon he was doing it like a pro! Some math programs are a lot more involvedand they cost a lot more I was pleased with what my son learned he loved it and I see him thinking more mathematically as he looks around That's all I really wanted in a first math book On to Essential Math Kindergarten B Was this review helpful? Yes (3) No (0)
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We LOVE this book! I bought it for my 5 year old son for his Kindergarten year We had tried a couple of other math programs and they were just so busy in looks and content This book is so straightforward and simple in a good way! The pages are black and white and neatly laid out I used to think this would be boring but it actually feels so much more organized and we can actually see and understand what needs done It is definitely beginner level and my son finds much of it easy but I have seen a lot of improvement in his ability to recognize and write numbers as well as the other skills covered in this book My 4 year old begs to do pages too so I'm going to have to order her own book! If you are looking for a gentle straightforward no fuss introduction to math for your 45 year old look no further  Oh and the price is great! Was this review helpful? Yes (3) No (0)
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Simple easy to understand. Great instructions on how to teach concepts. My child loves coloring pages when we are done Was this review helpful? Yes (2) No (0)
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Excellent Kindergarten Math ProgramBooks A & B work well together to give you a complete year of math for your child in Kindergarten. I knew I wanted to use Singapore Math for 1st8th grades so it made sense to start with these in Kindergarten. The lessons for each page are printed at the bottom of the worksheet if parents need help with teaching points. Two of my children have been through this set and both did well. I'd recommend to anyone looking for an inexpensive math program for Kindergarten. Was this review helpful? Yes (2) No (0)
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LokkerMamaSo far we are enjoying this book. My daughter started it in preK. It's pretty basic but, since I'm schooling 2 this year, it's something she can figure out and do easily on her own. i will say that if you're child excels at math and has her numbers memorized this will be very easy. You may want to move to book B. Was this review helpful? Yes (2) No (0)
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This is excellent extra practice for the Earlybird Kindergarten books.My son isn't ready to be done with math pages when we finish the new concept in the Earlybird books so this is perfect for extra practice! Was this review helpful? Yes (1) No (0)
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LoveGreat first math book, daughter is 4 and loves this boom. Was this review helpful? Yes (1) No (0)
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enjoying this program with my 5 and 6 year olds. My oldest is a hands on learner, so doing the work with the manipulatives is a must for her. I like how easy it is to use, and how it is mastery based. We just set a timer for 20 minutes and do as much or as little as we want. It's very flexible. Would definitely recommend! Was this review helpful? Yes (1) No (0)
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Such nice easy tear pages! But what I love most, is I can read the teachers instructions on the bottom of the page (three sentences) and be ready to present the daily concept adeptly immediately. We regularly used our kitchen cups as models for the early pages. Was this review helpful? Yes (1) No (0)
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Fits our needsI got this for my kindergartener to do while I did 1st grade math with his older sister. It's perfect for the job. It takes maybe five minutes to introduce a concept, then gives me ten minutes or so to work with my daughter while my son completes the page. He's been making connections with real life events, too, which is great! (Ex. finding the similarities and differences in the fruit bowl or his toys, ect.) Was this review helpful? Yes (1) No (0)
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Wonderful!Simple to teach. Gives clues to teacher at bottom of each page. Easy to implement handson projects. Was this review helpful? Yes (0) No (0)
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Do not include HTML, links, references to other stores, pricing or contact info.My question is about:If your question is about more than one item, click + to add them.Browse 2 questions Browse 2 questions and 61 answersWhy did you choose this?Rainbow Resource Center StoreI did this with my oldest daughter and it works well for us so I am using it with my youngest daughter nowKristina G on Dec 30, 2017Used Singapore Math with older kids and loved it.Amy W on Nov 13, 2017Home schoolRosalind W on Nov 7, 2017When we decided to homeschool Essential Math KA was the best choice in our opinionRicardo C on Sep 21, 2017Perfect, easy, all inclusive math curriculum for this age. Add some math manipulatives and you are ready to go.Caitlin G on Aug 12, 2017It is part of the curriculum I'm using this yearJessica H on Jul 3, 2017Part of our homeschooling program and this site had the best price.Lindsay Y on Jun 21, 2017It is the program that Heart of Dakota suggests.Allison W on May 25, 2017My youngest son is ready to some workbook type math and we wanted to try out Singapore.Bridget W on Apr 9, 2017Used it beforePriscilla B on Mar 30, 2017I want this to reinforce the concepts taught in EarlyBird A.Heidi B on Feb 23, 2017For my 6 year old homeschooled son.Simala K on Jan 27, 2017Not too busy or distracting. Children can also use it like a coloring book. Very straightforward. I feel like its a very good value.Dori C on Jan 3, 2017I like these because they are not as flashy as the standards versions. My 4, almost 5, year old is able to do these without much help from me.Laurie P on Dec 27, 2016Like its simplicity.Lily C on Nov 1, 2016Class CurriculumEdna Regina E on Sep 22, 2016Great start for Kindergarten. Not as flashy as the Singapore K A workbook, but still a great methodUser on Sep 12, 2016I bought this over the Standards book because it was cheaper and my son loves to color. It kind of accomplished both in one book!Allison S on Aug 11, 2016This worked well for my 6 year old. She blew through it in 2 weeks... I look forward to spending more time in the book with my 3.5 (4 in Dec) this fallAmy H on Aug 4, 2016We used this book for my son for kindergarten and liked it so now we are using it for my daughter.Veronica F on Jul 18, 2016I want to teach singapore math curriculum.shareen a on Jun 9, 2016Good price, heard good reviews.Lauren K on Apr 28, 2016This will be my third time around using this curriculum. It sets a great math foundation. It is fun and educational. I like the teaching tips and ideas that are at the bottom of the page. I also like that the curriculum is a mix of hands on instruction and worksheets. Great for young learners.Lauren G on Jan 26, 2016To start my prekindergartener on a math program!Pauline P on Dec 7, 2015Great confidence builder, thorough and fun.Heather L on Sep 30, 2015I did this with my oldest daughter and it works well for us so I am using it with my youngest daughter nowKristina G on Dec 30, 2017Price was right and wanted to try singapore math with my preschoolerChristie B on Dec 6, 2017Used Singapore Math with older kids and loved it.Amy W on Nov 13, 2017My daughter wants to start math and Singapore is the best choice in my mind. She is 4 and it seems too easy at 5.Adrian M on Nov 13, 2017Home schoolRosalind W on Nov 7, 2017I have worked with the Singapore Math program Standards Edition and have really enjoyed how easy it is to use and my children love it. I wanted to try this program for Kindergarten year for my child.Brooke A on Nov 1, 2017When we decided to homeschool Essential Math KA was the best choice in our opinionRicardo C on Sep 21, 2017Beginning math curriculum for my 3 year old.Sabrina W on Aug 16, 2017Perfect, easy, all inclusive math curriculum for this age. Add some math manipulatives and you are ready to go.Caitlin G on Aug 12, 2017Kate Snow's reviewJennifer P on Aug 4, 2017It is part of the curriculum I'm using this yearJessica H on Jul 3, 2017complement and try itPatricia H on Jun 28, 2017Part of our homeschooling program and this site had the best price.Lindsay Y on Jun 21, 2017It looked like a simply yet thorough format and came highly recommended in my research. This child didn't like RightStart so this seemed another good option.Nick R on Jun 15, 2017It is the program that Heart of Dakota suggests.Allison W on May 25, 2017Good value. I already had Essentials B and liked it though we haven't started.User on Apr 21, 2017My youngest son is ready to some workbook type math and we wanted to try out Singapore.Bridget W on Apr 9, 2017mastery approach versus spiral learning, described as mininal prep, teaching points included so no separate manual needed.Vivian L on Mar 31, 2017Used it beforePriscilla B on Mar 30, 2017My four year old finished Essential Math Kindergarten A in two months and now, she is almost finishing book B. Singapore math is a little bit advanced than other math curriculum, but it's great for mathematically gifted children.Ying L on Mar 17, 2017I want this to reinforce the concepts taught in EarlyBird A.Heidi B on Feb 23, 2017Great K curriculum. Easy to follow, no prep needed.Kristy S on Feb 21, 2017For my 6 year old homeschooled son.Simala K on Jan 27, 2017Always done Singapore Math with my older son so chose it for younger son as well. I like that's it's simple and not too time consuming or teacherintensive for K.Stephanie B on Jan 12, 2017Not too busy or distracting. Children can also use it like a coloring book. Very straightforward. I feel like its a very good value.Dori C on Jan 3, 2017Positive reviews from Kate at kate's homeschool mathEllen M on Jan 2, 2017I like these because they are not as flashy as the standards versions. My 4, almost 5, year old is able to do these without much help from me.Laurie P on Dec 27, 2016Highly recommendedPeleaulani on Nov 30, 2016Like its simplicity.Lily C on Nov 1, 2016Very pleased with this math workbook.Lori T on Oct 26, 2016Class CurriculumEdna Regina E on Sep 22, 2016We need a math curriculum for my child that is interested in math but not manipulatives. Manipulatives in this program are supposed to be optional, rather than critical.Dean K on Sep 14, 2016Great start for Kindergarten. Not as flashy as the Singapore K A workbook, but still a great methodUser on Sep 12, 2016Recommended by friends. Also on Cathy Duffy's list.User on Aug 29, 2016I bought this over the Standards book because it was cheaper and my son loves to color. It kind of accomplished both in one book!Allison S on Aug 11, 2016Best available for this age.Misty M on Aug 6, 2016This worked well for my 6 year old. She blew through it in 2 weeks... I look forward to spending more time in the book with my 3.5 (4 in Dec) this fallAmy H on Aug 4, 2016Hightly recommended math curriculum for K.Laura A on Aug 2, 2016We used this book for my son for kindergarten and liked it so now we are using it for my daughter.Veronica F on Jul 18, 2016Have used Singapore Math for 3rd  6th grade and LOVE it. Looked at this for my Kindergartener for this coming year. It is cheaper than Singapore Early Bird K Math and same basic content. Plus with it's black and white pages, my son can also color them. Great!Jennifer A on Jul 11, 2016I want to teach singapore math curriculum.shareen a on Jun 9, 2016Same as Kindergarten BKimberly T on May 25, 2016Good price, heard good reviews.Lauren K on Apr 28, 2016Great program! I have used several other programs with previous children and with our 4th child this program worked so well that I am using it again and again with each successive child now.David L on Apr 25, 2016This will be my third time around using this curriculum. It sets a great math foundation. It is fun and educational. I like the teaching tips and ideas that are at the bottom of the page. I also like that the curriculum is a mix of hands on instruction and worksheets. Great for young learners.Lauren G on Jan 26, 2016My husband, a math professor, chose it.Sally F on Dec 30, 2015To start my prekindergartener on a math program!Pauline P on Dec 7, 2015I used this with my daughter and it was a good introduction to math. Now I'll use it with my 5year old son.Carla K on Nov 15, 2015Great confidence builder, thorough and fun.Heather L on Sep 30, 2015Because I'm using Heart of Dakota and this is the math that goes along with it.Misty W on Sep 29, 2015Price was right and wanted to try singapore math with my preschoolerChristie B on Dec 6, 2017My daughter wants to start math and Singapore is the best choice in my mind. She is 4 and it seems too easy at 5.Adrian M on Nov 13, 2017I have worked with the Singapore Math program Standards Edition and have really enjoyed how easy it is to use and my children love it. I wanted to try this program for Kindergarten year for my child.Brooke A on Nov 1, 2017Beginning math curriculum for my 3 year old.Sabrina W on Aug 16, 2017Kate Snow's reviewJennifer P on Aug 4, 2017complement and try itPatricia H on Jun 28, 2017It looked like a simply yet thorough format and came highly recommended in my research. This child didn't like RightStart so this seemed another good option.Nick R on Jun 15, 2017Good value. I already had Essentials B and liked it though we haven't started.User on Apr 21, 2017mastery approach versus spiral learning, described as mininal prep, teaching points included so no separate manual needed.Vivian L on Mar 31, 2017My four year old finished Essential Math Kindergarten A in two months and now, she is almost finishing book B. Singapore math is a little bit advanced than other math curriculum, but it's great for mathematically gifted children.Ying L on Mar 17, 2017Great K curriculum. Easy to follow, no prep needed.Kristy S on Feb 21, 2017Always done Singapore Math with my older son so chose it for younger son as well. I like that's it's simple and not too time consuming or teacherintensive for K.Stephanie B on Jan 12, 2017Positive reviews from Kate at kate's homeschool mathEllen M on Jan 2, 2017Highly recommendedPeleaulani on Nov 30, 2016Very pleased with this math workbook.Lori T on Oct 26, 2016We need a math curriculum for my child that is interested in math but not manipulatives. Manipulatives in this program are supposed to be optional, rather than critical.Dean K on Sep 14, 2016Recommended by friends. Also on Cathy Duffy's list.User on Aug 29, 2016Best available for this age.Misty M on Aug 6, 2016Hightly recommended math curriculum for K.Laura A on Aug 2, 2016Have used Singapore Math for 3rd  6th grade and LOVE it. Looked at this for my Kindergartener for this coming year. It is cheaper than Singapore Early Bird K Math and same basic content. Plus with it's black and white pages, my son can also color them. Great!Jennifer A on Jul 11, 2016Same as Kindergarten BKimberly T on May 25, 2016Great program! I have used several other programs with previous children and with our 4th child this program worked so well that I am using it again and again with each successive child now.David L on Apr 25, 2016My husband, a math professor, chose it.Sally F on Dec 30, 2015I used this with my daughter and it was a good introduction to math. Now I'll use it with my 5year old son.Carla K on Nov 15, 2015Because I'm using Heart of Dakota and this is the math that goes along with it.Misty W on Sep 29, 2015Do you use this textbook with the Essential Math Kindergarten A workbook?A shopper on Aug 22, 2016Essential Math Kindergarten AEarlybird Kindergarten Math Textbook A Standards EditionBEST ANSWER: I did not. It's my understanding that they are 2 separate curriculums since the Early Bird book comes with the teachers manual. With the Essential books, everything you need to teach the concept is at the bottom of the page. We didn't hardly touch them and used them more as a supplementary item. I ended up using Abeka Math instead.
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 Justin G on Aug 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I did not. It's my understanding that they are 2 separate curriculums since the Early Bird book comes with the teachers manual. With the Essential books, everything you need to teach the concept is at the bottom of the page. We didn't hardly touch them and used them more as a supplementary item. I ended up using Abeka Math instead. Reply
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 Justin G on Aug 27, 2016
Essential Math books A and B are a separate standalone curriculum. There are only 2 "workbooks" but there are teacher instructions/tips IN the workbooks.
Earybird Kindergarten Mathematics is another curriculum choice for Kindergarten. It involves 6 books teacher guide, texbook and activity book for A and B. Reply
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 Amy S on Aug 22, 2016
No, Essentials Math A and Essentials Math B are different and their own kindergarten math; Earlybird is different and not part of the set. I highly recommend Essentials A and B for kindergarten (depending on your child, of course) both our son and daughter have enjoyed Essentials. Reply
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 Heather L on Aug 22, 2016
Yes I use both of them in the same time. I first usually finish topic in Earlybird Kindergarten and then same topic in Essential Math which is great for confirming and repetition of knowledge from other book. Reply
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 Denisa A on Aug 23, 2016
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The Kindergarten Mathematics Activity Book A is the workbook to use with this textbook. The textbook indicates which pages in the activity book you should be doing with each chapter.Earlybird Kindergarten Math Activity Book A Standards Edition Reply
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 Tanya S on Aug 22, 2016
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We used "Earlybird Kindergarten Mathematics Activity Book A" along with the text book. It was fun and enhancing activities, with many cutouts. Reply
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 Barry G on Aug 22, 2016
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No, Essential Math A is a stand alone. The parent instructions are at the bottom of each page in the workbook. Reply
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 Tabitha C on Aug 22, 2016
I didn't use any book along with the workbook. It's pretty straight forward and selfexplanatory. Reply
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 Angela B on Aug 22, 2016
No, I dont. There is enough in the textbook to keep me and my kids busy. Reply
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 Roger U on Aug 22, 2016
 Purchased on Sep 2, 2015
No, I didn't. I used the activity book that accompanies the textbook. Reply
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 Purchased on Aug 11, 2015
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