Spectrum Math Gr. 5

Spectrum Math Gr. 5

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Item #: 003827
ISBN: 9780769636955
Grades: 5

Category Description for The Spectrum Series:

If you're looking for a basic practice workbook, consider this series of educationally solid, quality books. From McGraw-Hill, these books have their roots in basal lines like SRA and Merrill (and other lines combined into the SRA group over the years). Because customers have asked for good, basic, interesting practice books, I've looked at many (including all the different ones those customers have mentioned). These are unquestionably the best - the best value, the most educational in content, the most interesting (even without little characters and graphic "gimmicks"); all in all the most complete, comprehensive and appealing of the lot. These are more like complete worktexts than mere practice books, but at a low cost. Material is secular but wholesome (some of it looks like it could have been culled from earlier textbook lines, before they "modernized") and traditional in format, but varied and involving. All series are written to be primarily self-instructional. The pages are all perforated and answers are included. Below are the


Category Description for PROGRAMS - OTHER:

While offering some instruction, these programs include less teaching material or do not cover the full range of grade-level skills that the comprehensive programs offer.




Category Description for Spectrum Math 2007:

More than a practice book, each grade level features comprehensive coverage of the basic skills. Books are two-toned, have a no-nonsense appearance, and emphasize skill development and practice, "without complex terminology or abstract symbolism." This uncluttered approach helps students focus on mastering the fundamentals. There are lots of nice features in this series: each contains a scope and sequence chart for the entire program, has basic facts tests that can be used for drill, and includes an assignment record sheet for you to use in making specific page assignments. They also have a form for recording student test scores, which also provides an immediate assessment of the grade as "excellent," "very good," "good," "fair," or "poor," and include a complete answer key at the back of the book. All of the pages are perforated, so you can tear out student sheets, or the key, easily. Chapters each begin with a pre-test to help identify problem areas, or determine if your child can "place out" of that chapter and try the next one. The pre-test comes in two parts; one is purely computational, while the other is a problem-solving pre-test which uses the requisite skills in realistic, everyday problems. The lessons begin with developmental exercises that introduce each new skill. Visual aids or models are used to demonstrate the concept on these pages. Several pages of exercises follow, providing ample practice. Again, these include both computational pages and problem-solving pages. Chapters end with a test. Also included are a mid-book test (about halfway through the course to test all previously-learned skills), and a final test, which covers all of the chapters. The Spectrum series was revised and updated in 2006, and Spectrum Math now features pre-algebra and algebra content, and introductory content on geometry and probability. Most books are over 150 pages.

The latest in the Spectrum Math series for grades 6 through 8 is intended to help students improve and strengthen their math skills in specific areas. Algebra focuses on factors, fractions, functions, graphing, proportion, percent, interest, equations, inequalities, and rational numbers. Data Analysis and Probability spends time on order of operations, measures of central tendency, calculating probability, ratios, interpreting graphs, and problem solving. Geometry strengthens skills in areas of points, lines, rays, angles, circles and solid figures, volume, triangles, polygons, perimeter, and area. Measurement offers practice with customary and metric measurement, percents and rates, angles, ratios and proportion, and volume. These books are about 120 pages in length with the answer keys in the back along with a scoring record chart which allows you to log the student's test scores. In addition to the pre and post test found in each chapter, a mid-test and final test will allow you to check the student's cumulative progress. In true Spectrum fashion, these additions to the series will help prepare your students for standardized testing or can be used for additional practice. ~ Donna




Primary Subject
Mathematics
Grade
5
ISBN
9780769636955
EAN
087577913957
Binding
Perfect
Pages
176
Edition
Illustrated
Language
English
Series Title
Spectrum Math Ser.
Audience
General Adult
Contributor
Frank Schaffer Publications (Created by)
Author
Thomas J. Richard
Format
Softcover Book
Brand Name
McGraw-Hill
Weight
0.65 (lbs.)
Dimensions
11.0" x 8.5" x 0.5"
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Teaching subject matter
Delores F on Aug 21, 2019
Needing some remedial help for some 5th grade students in Math.
Eric O on Jan 14, 2017
Teaching subject matter
Delores F on Aug 21, 2019
My daughter has been using Teaching Textbooks but some days just wants a break from the screen. This is an affordable option!
Jenni B on Aug 14, 2019
Needing some remedial help for some 5th grade students in Math.
Eric O on Jan 14, 2017
I have a student in need of this book.
Rachel M on Apr 9, 2016
Just want to compare to make sure our current homeschool curriculum matches state curriculum
Terri S. on Feb 25, 2016
great test prep and math drill book to supplement curriculum
Kendra S on Jan 5, 2016
just need the basics for math for the year
Nathan W on Nov 30, 2015
My daughter has been using Teaching Textbooks but some days just wants a break from the screen. This is an affordable option!
Jenni B on Aug 14, 2019
I have a student in need of this book.
Rachel M on Apr 9, 2016
Does this book include tests or are those separate?
A shopper on Sep 17, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Each chapter has a pre and post test. There is also a mid- and final test in the book. All answers are in the back of the workbook. I tear these out before giving my child the book.
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