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Essential Math Kindergarten A

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Item #: 045230
ISBN: 9781932906141
Grade: K

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Publisher:SingaporeMath.com
Binding: Softcover
Pages: 158
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Category Description for Essential Math (Kindergarten)

It's hard to get more basic and solid than this program. The no-nonsense black and white worksheet format might deceive you, but fight it! They are engaging, with straight-forward 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 stand-alone 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 / 5.0
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My 5-year-old 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 all-link 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 0-10 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 0-10 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 8-10 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
March 8, 2011
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 4-5 year old look no further - Oh and the price is great!
January 21, 2015
Simple easy to understand. Great instructions on how to teach concepts. My child loves coloring pages when we are done
October 22, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
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!
March 25, 2017
Purchased
1 month ago
Love
Great first math book, daughter is 4 and loves this boom.
October 31, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
Excellent Kindergarten Math Program
Books 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 1st-8th 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.
October 17, 2016
Purchased
6 months ago
LokkerMama
So 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.
March 5, 2017
Purchased
1 month ago
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!
February 7, 2017
Purchased
2 months ago
Fits our needs
I 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.)
October 7, 2016
Purchased
6 months ago
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Why did you choose this?
Rainbow Resource Center Store
My 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, 2017
Great K curriculum. Easy to follow, no prep needed.
Kristy S on Feb 21, 2017
My 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, 2017
I want this to reinforce the concepts taught in EarlyBird A.
Heidi B on Feb 23, 2017
Great K curriculum. Easy to follow, no prep needed.
Kristy S on Feb 21, 2017
For my 6 year old homeschooled son.
Simala K on Jan 27, 2017
Always 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 teacher-intensive for K.
Stephanie B on Jan 12, 2017
Not 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, 2017
Positive reviews from Kate at kate's homeschool math
Ellen M on Jan 2, 2017
I 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, 2016
Highly recommended
Peleaulani U on Nov 30, 2016
Like its simplicity.
Lily C on Nov 1, 2016
Very pleased with this math workbook.
Lori T on Oct 26, 2016
Class Curriculum
Edna Regina E on Sep 22, 2016
We 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, 2016
Great start for Kindergarten. Not as flashy as the Singapore K A workbook, but still a great method
Carla L on Sep 12, 2016
Recommended by friends. Also on Cathy Duffy's list.
User on Aug 29, 2016
I 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, 2016
Best available for this age.
Misty M on Aug 6, 2016
This 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 fall
Amy H on Aug 4, 2016
Hightly recommended math curriculum for K.
Laura A on Aug 2, 2016
We 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, 2016
Have 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, 2016
I want to teach singapore math curriculum.
shareen a on Jun 9, 2016
Same as Kindergarten B
Kimberly T on May 25, 2016
Good price, heard good reviews.
Lauren K on Apr 28, 2016
Great 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, 2016
This 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, 2016
My husband, a math professor, chose it.
Sally F on Dec 30, 2015
To start my pre-kindergartener on a math program!
Pauline P on Dec 7, 2015
I used this with my daughter and it was a good introduction to math. Now I'll use it with my 5-year old son.
Carla K on Nov 15, 2015
Great confidence builder, thorough and fun.
Heather L on Sep 30, 2015
Because I'm using Heart of Dakota and this is the math that goes along with it.
Misty W on Sep 29, 2015
I want this to reinforce the concepts taught in EarlyBird A.
Heidi B on Feb 23, 2017
For my 6 year old homeschooled son.
Simala K on Jan 27, 2017
Do you use this textbook with the Essential Math Kindergarten A workbook?
A shopper on Aug 22, 2016
Essential Math Kindergarten A
Essential Math Kindergarten A
Earlybird Kindergarten Math Textbook A Standards Edition
Earlybird Kindergarten Math Textbook A Standards Edition
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.
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    Category Description for Essential Math (Kindergarten)

    It's hard to get more basic and solid than this program. The no-nonsense black and white worksheet format might deceive you, but fight it! They are engaging, with straight-forward 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 stand-alone 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 / 5.0
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    My 5-year-old 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 all-link 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 0-10 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 0-10 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 8-10 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
    March 8, 2011
    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 4-5 year old look no further - Oh and the price is great!
    January 21, 2015
    Simple easy to understand. Great instructions on how to teach concepts. My child loves coloring pages when we are done
    October 22, 2015
    Purchased
    1 year ago
    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!
    March 25, 2017
    Purchased
    1 month ago
    Love
    Great first math book, daughter is 4 and loves this boom.
    October 31, 2015
    Purchased
    1 year ago
    Excellent Kindergarten Math Program
    Books 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 1st-8th 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.
    October 17, 2016
    Purchased
    6 months ago
    LokkerMama
    So 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.
    March 5, 2017
    Purchased
    1 month ago
    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!
    February 7, 2017
    Purchased
    2 months ago
    Fits our needs
    I 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.)
    October 7, 2016
    Purchased
    6 months ago
  • Q & A
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    Why did you choose this?
    Rainbow Resource Center Store
    My 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, 2017
    Great K curriculum. Easy to follow, no prep needed.
    Kristy S on Feb 21, 2017
    My 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, 2017
    I want this to reinforce the concepts taught in EarlyBird A.
    Heidi B on Feb 23, 2017
    Great K curriculum. Easy to follow, no prep needed.
    Kristy S on Feb 21, 2017
    For my 6 year old homeschooled son.
    Simala K on Jan 27, 2017
    Always 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 teacher-intensive for K.
    Stephanie B on Jan 12, 2017
    Not 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, 2017
    Positive reviews from Kate at kate's homeschool math
    Ellen M on Jan 2, 2017
    I 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, 2016
    Highly recommended
    Peleaulani U on Nov 30, 2016
    Like its simplicity.
    Lily C on Nov 1, 2016
    Very pleased with this math workbook.
    Lori T on Oct 26, 2016
    Class Curriculum
    Edna Regina E on Sep 22, 2016
    We 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, 2016
    Great start for Kindergarten. Not as flashy as the Singapore K A workbook, but still a great method
    Carla L on Sep 12, 2016
    Recommended by friends. Also on Cathy Duffy's list.
    User on Aug 29, 2016
    I 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, 2016
    Best available for this age.
    Misty M on Aug 6, 2016
    This 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 fall
    Amy H on Aug 4, 2016
    Hightly recommended math curriculum for K.
    Laura A on Aug 2, 2016
    We 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, 2016
    Have 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, 2016
    I want to teach singapore math curriculum.
    shareen a on Jun 9, 2016
    Same as Kindergarten B
    Kimberly T on May 25, 2016
    Good price, heard good reviews.
    Lauren K on Apr 28, 2016
    Great 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, 2016
    This 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, 2016
    My husband, a math professor, chose it.
    Sally F on Dec 30, 2015
    To start my pre-kindergartener on a math program!
    Pauline P on Dec 7, 2015
    I used this with my daughter and it was a good introduction to math. Now I'll use it with my 5-year old son.
    Carla K on Nov 15, 2015
    Great confidence builder, thorough and fun.
    Heather L on Sep 30, 2015
    Because I'm using Heart of Dakota and this is the math that goes along with it.
    Misty W on Sep 29, 2015
    I want this to reinforce the concepts taught in EarlyBird A.
    Heidi B on Feb 23, 2017
    For my 6 year old homeschooled son.
    Simala K on Jan 27, 2017
    Do you use this textbook with the Essential Math Kindergarten A workbook?
    A shopper on Aug 22, 2016
    Essential Math Kindergarten A
    Essential Math Kindergarten A
    Earlybird Kindergarten Math Textbook A Standards Edition
    Earlybird Kindergarten Math Textbook A Standards Edition
    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.
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