Primary Math US 3A Workbook

Primary Math US 3A Workbook

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ISBN: 9789810185046
Grades: 3

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Category Description for Primary Math (K-6):

Primary Math US (1-6) is an adaptation of the 3rd edition for use in the U.S. Although a small amount of content (division of fractions) from the 2nd edition was added back into the US edition, it is almost identical to the 3rd edition. The US edition adds sections for U.S. customary measurements and uses U.S. spelling and conventions. We expect this edition to be available indefinitely. 2003 copyright dates.

Category Description for Singapore Math Programs:

Countries around the world first became interested in Singapore’s math curriculum when results of the Third International Math and Science Study (TIMSS) were published in 1995. Conducted by the International Study Center at Boston College, achievement tests in both math and science were administered to students in over 40 countries. Students from Singapore ranked highly in mathematics achievement: 1st in the fourth, seventh, and eighth grade levels and 2nd at the third grade level. Results for the U.S. were disappointing: 10th in the third grade, 11th in the fourth grade, 23rd in the seventh grade, and 27th at the eighth grade level. In a follow-up study in 1999, Singapore again ranked 1st in eighth grade math achievement while U.S. eighth graders ranked 19th. Although a first place ranking does not necessarily imply the best program, something about Singapore’s math program was working.

“Singapore Approach Math” is a general term referring to a type of mathematical instruction (i.e. curriculum) developed from a syllabus designed by Singapore’s Ministry of Education in the 1980s. There were a number of revisions and the 3rd edition was the last edition used in Singapore. The good test scores were associated with this material and all of our Singapore Approach Math programs are based primarily on the 3rd edition although it is no longer available for sale. Components from different editions are not interchangeable but a student can move between the editions in-between levels.

Primary Math US (1-6) is an adaptation of the 3rd edition for use in the U.S. Although a small amount of content (division of fractions) from the 2nd edition was added back into the US edition, it is almost identical to the 3rd edition. The US edition adds sections for U.S. customary measurements and uses U.S. spelling and conventions. We expect this edition to be available indefinitely. ©2003

Primary Math S/E (Standards Edition) (K-6) was adapted to meet the pre-Common Core CA math standards. An additional amount of content (probability, data analysis, negative numbers, coordinate graphing) from the 2nd edition was added back in and topics were rearranged but it is similar to the US edition. Cumulative Reviews at the end of each Unit and practice sets within each unit were added. Textbooks are in color. ©2008 This edition will be phased out. Includes Earlybird Kindergarten Math.

Primary Math CC (Common Core) (K-5) is aligned to the Common Core State Standards and is another adaptation of the 3rd edition. Only minor changes were made to the scope and sequence. Unit Reviews are no longer cumulative and Practices were removed although some of the content was incorporated into the lessons. ©2014 Includes Earlybird Kindergarten Math CC. This edition will be available for the foreseeable future.

New Elementary Math (7-8) is a no-frills program based on an older Singaporian program and covering integrated algebra and geometry.It’s considered a sequel to the Primary Math programs.

Dimensions Math (7-8) is an updated and more colorful version that is now aligned to the CCSS. It’s also considered a sequel to the Primary Math programs.

Math in Focus (K-8) was developed by Great Source (a division of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) in conjunction with Marshall Cavendish (the original publisher in Singapore). Although the basic instructional sequences are similar and the content is very close to the SE, material added to the most recent editions brings it into alignment with CC. Math in Focus has a more American look and “feel.” ©2010, 2014


Category Description for Primary Math U.S. Edition (Gr. 1-6):

I'll admit, my initial reaction to this program was skeptical. The textbooks are thin and have a straightforward, no-nonsense appearance. Texts switch from full-color to two-toned pages after second grade, and all workbooks are printed in black and white. After spending a great deal of time evaluating the program's contents, however, my opinion has improved considerably. Primary Math uses a concrete-to-pictorial-to-abstract approach to teaching. Concrete illustrations are incorporated heavily in the early grades, gradually giving way to more abstract representations so that math is learned meaningfully. The program builds strong problem solving, critical thinking, and computational skills through well-chosen practice problems.

Each grade consists of two semester sets to be completed in one year. For example, the complete first grade curriculum requires the 1A and 1B textbooks (non-consumable) and the 1A and 1B workbooks (consumable). Workbook assignments are directly correlated with each textbook. Small arrows, usually located in the lower left hand corner of a page, specify when to pause in the text and what exercise number to complete.

Brief teacher’s instructions are provided in each textbook’s preface, which I highly suggest reading. Although the pace of the course really depends on the individual student, 2-3 pages in the text is usually enough for one day’s lesson. To effectively use the textbook, the teacher should study the examples ahead of time in order to determine the best way to verbally explain a concept to the student. Teacher-student or student-student discussions are an important part of this program. Unfortunately, the text doesn’t tell you how to facilitate discussions. Fortunately, there are now Teacher Guides and Home Instructor Guides available for all levels.

Both the Teacher Guides and the Home Instructor Guides include answers to the textbook and workbook problems. Both of these publications help teachers understand the course material and provide suggestions to help you introduce concepts. As a general rule, the TGs are more oriented to the classroom while the HIGs are more geared to working one-on-one with a student. However, both provide detailed lesson plans. The TGs have daily lesson plans while the HIGs provide teaching segments indicating the number of weeks to spend per unit. A significant difference between the two is that the HIGs have a sidebar column that shows assignments complete with answers and often solutions. Assignments in the TGs are listed within the lesson plans and all answers are in the back of the book. Also included in the appendix of each are mental math worksheets and some teaching helps. Answers (but no solutions) to the U.S. edition textbooks and workbooks are also available in separate answer key booklets. For convenience, we have put together sets for each grade and semester that include the text, workbook and HIG.

TGs and HIGs both include lists of suggested manipulatives and materials. (please see our Singapore Math Manipulative category at the end of the Singapore Math section.

Extra practice sets are included in all textbooks, except first grade. These problem sets are optional and should be done only after the workbook exercises for that section have been completed. Cumulative review sections are also incorporated into the text, although not on a daily basis like Saxon. Review sections are also included in each workbook. Although these problem sets are optional, I would strongly suggest completing the extra practice. Some of the review sets are quite lengthy, and you might want to consider devoting a day’s lesson to review whenever a longer set arises. I suspect a key factor to this program’s success in Singapore is that students are both motivated and expected to practice their math skills through homework and optional problem sets use is strictly up to the teacher, although Primary Math tends to emphasize mental calculations.

While some believe that Primary Math contains “just the right amount of practice”, others believe not enough is provided. For students who feel they need more practice to really “own” a concept or skill, a variety of supplements, specifically designed to complement Primary Math, are available.

Compared to Saxon Math, Primary Math encompasses a narrower scope. While Saxon Math covers coordinate graphing, negative numbers, square roots, and probability, these topics are omitted from Primary Math and are not covered until New Elementary Math. The smaller scope, however, allows the program to emphasize the basics. Primary Math focuses on the four arithmetic operations (using whole numbers, fractions, and decimals), perimeter, area, volume, angles, quadrilaterals, symmetry, time, length, weight, money, graphs, and algebraic expressions (introduced in 6th grade). Saxon Mathmoves a bit slower introducing Algebra in Math 87. Miquon, which only covers grades 1-3, correlates very well with Primary Math.


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Primary Subject
Mathematics
Grade
3
ISBN
9789810185046
Format
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Marshall Cavendish
Weight
0.4 (lbs.)
Dimensions
10.25" x 7.5" x 0.25"
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This workbook provides excellent practice that coincides with the 3A Textbook.
Alicia C on Jan 22, 2020
Easy, understandable curriculum. I've used this for 4 of my children and now my youngest are old enough to use this.
Zoninia B on Aug 26, 2019
This workbook provides excellent practice that coincides with the 3A Textbook.
Alicia C on Jan 22, 2020
I have used this in the past with my older child and want to continue using this curriculum for my younger child
Erica S on Aug 29, 2019
Easy, understandable curriculum. I've used this for 4 of my children and now my youngest are old enough to use this.
Zoninia B on Aug 26, 2019
What a great concise math curriculum. It gets straight to the point! Shows you and your child the how and why and has a great workbook to accompany the lessons. It isn't super repetitive and is great for all styles of learning.
Jenna C on Aug 13, 2019
to be used in school classroom.
Chris R on Aug 12, 2019
My kids used to do this.
Hui T on Jun 8, 2019
Suggested by the teacher
David R on May 16, 2019
It goes hand in hand with the US 3A Textbook... a must-have!
Alicia C on Mar 9, 2019
see comments on 3B workbook
Shelley S on Mar 7, 2019
I have been using Singapore Primary Math for my kids for the last decade or so. Logical progression and easy to use.
Mary D on Feb 22, 2019
we're using Singapore for concrete to abstract understanding in our students so they can catch up to their peers and excel in maths going forward.
Rose W on Feb 13, 2019
I've been through several math programs trying to find one that fit my kids' different learning styles. This one does it!
Amanda L on Jan 21, 2019
Highly recommended
Ronnie S on Jan 7, 2019
I've used it in the past with 3 of my kids and I have 3 more to go.
Rebecca K on Nov 13, 2018
looking for a different math program
Heather N on Sep 15, 2018
I have just completed 2B and I'm pleased with the progress that my granddaughter has made in math.
Barbara O on Sep 8, 2018
We've used Singapore Math for 4 kids. I love the strategies it teaches to think quickly with math.
Melissa L on Sep 1, 2018
Cathy Duffy
claudia H on Sep 1, 2018
We use singapore in our primary and elementary grades, so this is just the next level for my third grader. I like the mastery, unit based teaching of Singapore and feel my kids have solid foundational math skills.
Denise H on Aug 29, 2018
We've been using Primary Math for the lower grades for about three years now. It's just fun enough and hard enough to keep math interesting.
Hannah H on Aug 27, 2018
As a math educator, I love using the singapore primary mathematics curriculum while homeschooling my children. It explains the math concepts in more than one style. My childrens learning styles are very different, but each has learned from this curriculum.
Natalie K on Aug 9, 2018
I love the way Singapore works mental math into their curriculum!
Amy M on Aug 8, 2018
we've used Singapore for our elementary students for years - now buying for our 4th child & love it!
User on Aug 7, 2018
I have used it before and love it!
Chelsie H on Jul 28, 2018
We've used several different math programs, but we always come back to Singapore. Kids come away with a better understanding of the WHY, not just the HOW of doing math. One of my sons wanted to try public school, so he went to school for his 4th-grade year. His teacher told me that he had never had a student who understood math so well. Thank you, Singapore Math!
Michelle B on Jul 7, 2018
Recommended by My Father's World
Valan K on Jun 27, 2018
My child was offered the choice of Teaching Textbooks like her older siblings or Singapore. This is her choice. Good material, presented well.
David M on Jun 23, 2018
This is the workbook in the series that I needed
Sarah R on Jun 13, 2018
We are returning my daughter to Singapore math after taking a year off with another curriculum. I love the emphasis on mathematical thinking and problem solving in the Singapore Primary Mathematics curriculum.
Amanda L on Jun 2, 2018
After using MIquon we move on to Singapore -- my sons is just about ready. I love how Singapore helps kids solve problems and gain skills. It's simple -- but effective and I've had great success with them being able to work fairly independently, which is great for a busy home!
Katherine N on Apr 7, 2018
I prefer to follow the concept sequence as presented in the originally Singapore math, instead of common core.
wendy k on Mar 27, 2018
Having read so many reviews I settled on this curriculum to pick up after RightStart Math C ... we needed a little more practice and a little less of me talking and directing the learning ;0) My boys were ready for a change. We've coupled it with Beast Academy for variety.
ROSANNA G on Mar 26, 2018
I love Singapore math!
Anna W on Feb 23, 2018
cheap!
Matthew P on Feb 23, 2018
We love Singapore Math. Their process of concrete->pictorial->abstract has made math intuitive and natural for my children (two of whom would learn well with any curricula, and one of whom has dyslexia and trouble memorizing math facts). I like their logical approach, their reasonable amount of review, and their mastery, not spiral, approach. I am an engineer, and math is one of my favorite things in the world - I love that Singapore helps me share that joy with my kids!
Danielle W on Feb 21, 2018
My son has used Singapore math since level 1A. I find it to be a thorough, mental math and easily implemented at home.
Melinda H on Feb 21, 2018
Same as above
Katharine R on Oct 7, 2017
I have used Singapore Math workbooks since 2004. They are easy to teach from and have just the right amount of practice in them. They use teaching graphics that are manipulative-based, so if I need to offer a child more practice with a concept, I can use my own. It is a cost-effective, easy way to ensure my early learners have a solid foundation in math. My oldest is now a high school senior who is dual-enrolled at our local community college. He is taking Calculus 4 this term and doing great!
Keola F on Sep 18, 2017
My son needs it.
Joy W on Sep 7, 2017
My older son uses Singapore, and will need this soon.
Julianne D on Aug 23, 2017
home school math
Ashley H on Aug 21, 2017
My son is doing well with the Singapore curriculum. Going to stay with what works rather than trying another curriculum.
User on Jun 30, 2017
We've enjoyed using Primary Mathematics with our children.
Karen B on Jun 4, 2017
I used this curriculum with my first two children during their elementary years. It prepared them for higher math when abstract thinking is needed. They scored well on the ACT because of the foundation laid by Singapore Math. Now I'm using it with my younger children.
Jennifer C on May 18, 2017
same as above
Michiko M on Apr 7, 2017
I love Singapore Math!
Jennifer M on Jan 11, 2017
I needed it for my daughter
Hilary T on Jan 10, 2017
My kids understand this better
Tabatha L on Dec 12, 2016
As a former math teacher, I am very happy with the US Edition of Primary Mathematics so far. My children are proficient at visualizing numbers, actually UNDERSTANDING fractions and using their brains to solve problems (instead of only knowing "a method").
Margaret P on Nov 19, 2016
Love Singapore Math! Have been using it for years!!!!!!!
SILVIA C on Oct 19, 2016
I have used this in the past with my older child and want to continue using this curriculum for my younger child
Erica S on Aug 29, 2019
What a great concise math curriculum. It gets straight to the point! Shows you and your child the how and why and has a great workbook to accompany the lessons. It isn't super repetitive and is great for all styles of learning.
Jenna C on Aug 13, 2019
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We have used Singapore from beginning. I've actually tried other programs but always go back to Singapore. The Pages are not cluttered, lessons are short so you dont loose childs interest, and it's thorough. I do like using the Textbook and Home Instructors Guide with it.
October 8, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
I like the US primary math, However we are currently overseas and plan to go to non US one next year.
November 8, 2015
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Confusing
I am not a fan of this math curriculum. It is a bit confusing. We are using it but as a supplement.
November 6, 2015
Purchased
over 4 years ago
We switched to Singapore from a more traditional textbook math Math had once been his favorite subject but was fast becoming drudgery We took the placement test at the Singapore website and placed him in 3A My son is an auditory learner and after only a few weeks I have seen a total turnaround with his thinking about math I see him actually thinking through math problems much like I do as an adult There is a greater emphasis on word problems than our previous math program The placement test is essential
December 20, 2007

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