Primary Math US 4B Workbook

Primary Math US 4B Workbook

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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.


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 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.

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

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Primary Subject
Mathematics
Grade
4
ISBN
9789810185091
Format
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Marshall Cavendish
Weight
0.55 (lbs.)
Dimensions
10.25" x 7.5" x 0.25"
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I been working with this curriculum for 6 years with my three kids and we love it, this 4A, 4B workbook set will be for my youngest daughter. You only need to buy teachers' guides and textbooks only once to use with all your kids.
Geraldine T on Apr 13, 2021
I love Singapore Math.
Marie K on Oct 16, 2020
I been working with this curriculum for 6 years with my three kids and we love it, this 4A, 4B workbook set will be for my youngest daughter. You only need to buy teachers' guides and textbooks only once to use with all your kids.
Geraldine T on Apr 13, 2021
We have had wonderful experience with Singapore.
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I love Singapore Math.
Marie K on Oct 16, 2020
It's a fast-paced, easy to understand math program with sufficient games and visuals to be engaging. Also, the work book has exercises which are just the right length, and sufficiently spaced so that it is not intimidating.
David L on Oct 14, 2020
Excellent Math Curriculum
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We have used this math program from the beginning homeschooling all of our children and like it.
User on Jul 29, 2020
Great program for the younger years.
Danielle B on Jul 10, 2020
For my son who is rising 4th grader
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We love Singapore Math!
Lori K on Apr 1, 2020
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Bethany N on Mar 26, 2020
Singapore math is the best math curriculum. I have used it in my homeschooling for over 14 years.
Alex T on Mar 11, 2020
Used this book last year with my eldest. It works for our family, now my second youngest is getting ready to start so I only have to purchase the workbook. If you have multiple kids, purchasing once the home instructors guide, textbook should suffice as each child goes through the courses. I just purchase the workbooks once the next kid is ready for the next one.
Geraldine T on Feb 8, 2020
home schooling twins
Gary R on Jan 16, 2020
Love Singapore math!
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We always use this.
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just ordering the next level
J Allen H on Jul 12, 2019
Been doing Singapore math since Kindergarten - son loves it. Challenging but he loves it.
Joy on May 21, 2019
Recommended by MFW<br />Singapore has worked well for our family for 5 years.
Shannon G on Apr 8, 2019
Love this series!
Sarah G on Apr 2, 2019
love this math publisher
Kristie M on Apr 1, 2019
I have two boys who are at the same level in Singapore. I needed an extra workbook for this reason.
Jennifer M on Jan 4, 2019
This is a challenging and thorough curriculum.
Danielle P on Dec 19, 2018
We love Singapore Math materials in our homeschool and another child has progressed to the next book!
Sarah E on Dec 7, 2018
This is my favorite math series for my elementary aged kids.
Mary C on Sep 11, 2018
Singapore Primary Math has been our go-to for the last 18 years of homeschooling. Love the mastery approach and the rigor!
Lauren C on Sep 11, 2018
Singapore is the best for the elementary, middle school ages!
User on Aug 29, 2018
The sections are small and doable in one sitting for my kids. I like Singapore math!
Jason O on Aug 29, 2018
Need the next level. Singapore math is the best.
Laurie L on Aug 24, 2018
Have used this successfully with three kids, now ordering for the fourth!
Charmaine S on Aug 17, 2018
love Singapore math
Chenwen H on Aug 9, 2018
Singapore Math has served our family well. I love the way it teaches math and it's been a good fit for my boys. I've even been learning new methods for mental math!
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My naturalist/artistic daughter has thrived using Singapore!
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have always
Wynette N on Jul 11, 2018
I've used these workbooks with each of my 5 older children and now number 4 needs it.
Elaine W on Mar 6, 2018
It's the next book in the series.
Amanda N on Feb 15, 2018
use this curriculum
Karla S on Jan 31, 2018
I always order an extra workbook for my other child.
Michelle J on Jan 7, 2018
Recommended by Well Planned Gal.
Tiffany O on Nov 26, 2017
Homeschooling, instant feedback whether kids are getting it or not! Thankyou Rainbow for having reasonable pricing!
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Love this curriculum!
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I have used it in the past.
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User on Apr 3, 2017
Singapore is my elementary math of of choice.
Jude on Feb 24, 2017
"I've used it for another child."
Carnellia A on Jan 18, 2017
next book in the cycle
Carrie W on Aug 25, 2016
I love Singapore math! I have used it with all four of my children, and this purchase was for my youngest and last homeschool student. For her Singapore is a supplement to Math-U-See. Singapore presents the information in a different way, which gives her a greater conceptual understanding of what she is doing.
User on Aug 21, 2016
Best math program I've used with excellent success and my children always score 99 percentile for conceptual math on nationwide tests!
Nina A on Aug 5, 2016
So, so happy with my children's math skills from using Singapore!
Betsy N on Aug 3, 2016
Required for school
Amy M on Aug 2, 2016
We have had wonderful experience with Singapore.
Genevie D on Apr 2, 2021
It's a fast-paced, easy to understand math program with sufficient games and visuals to be engaging. Also, the work book has exercises which are just the right length, and sufficiently spaced so that it is not intimidating.
David L on Oct 14, 2020
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Very simple, easy to use, good explanations
I love the explanations especially at the beginning. It clears up a lot of stuff I knew, but didn't understand about the French language. I love the explanations on partitive articles, indefinite articles, etc. It's very well done overall. My biggest complaint is lack of practice exercises. There are exercises, but what about practice and continued listening which is so important for language development? That's the the one big flaw. So expect to supplement this book with something to help practice!
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When my student cracked open this math workbook she felt satisfied and quickly personalized its cover with a purple Sharpe.
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