Primary Mathematics Workbook 2B Standards Edition

Primary Mathematics Workbook 2B Standards Edition

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ISBN: 9780761469933
Grades: 2

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Primary Math Standards Edition was adapted to meet the pre-Common Core California math standards. No material from the Primary Math US edition was removed for the Standards Edition (SE), only rearranged between levels. A few units have been added primarily in probability and data analysis, negative numbers and coordinate graphing. A glossary of terms was added to each of the textbooks. In levels 2A through 5B there is now a cumulative review after most units in both the textbook and the workbook. 6A and 6B feature reviews after every other unit. Many of the units have a few pages that have been added in order to "reteach" a concept from an earlier level. There is some material that had been removed from the 2nd edition that has been added back in - some of the reteaching pages, additional pages on fractions and mental math learning tasks, along with some problems added to the reviews. Levels 3A through 6B are now in color.

As in the 3rd ed., you need both the textbook and the workbook. The textbook contains the learning tasks along with the practices and reviews that are to be done in class. The workbook contains the independent work. Please note that teacher materials for the U.S. Edition are not compatible with the Standards Edition.

The spiral-bound Standards Edition Teacher's Guides include answers to the Textbook and Workbook problems. Although the Teacher Guides are more classroom-oriented, they do provide detailed daily lesson plans that are adaptable for use with one student. Assignments in the Teacher Guides are listed within the lesson plans and all answers are in the back of the book. Both include lists of suggested manipulatives and materials and included in the appendix of each are mental math worksheets and some teaching helps. Teacher Guides also now include six months of access to Math Buddies, an online program created by Marshall Cavendish for practice and reinforcement.

Extra Practice books provide additional problems for A and B books at each level. ~ Janice

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.

Primary Math 2022 Edition (K-5) is a completely new revision retaining all the excellent teaching methods of the earlier Primary Math programs. Incorporating both cumulative assessments and challenging problem solving, mastery learning is emphasized. The scope and sequence is similar to previous editions and topics are aligned to state and national standards. ©2021-2022

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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I have used these books with all six of my kids and I fins them to be one of the best and most comprehensive for elementary school.
Emily F on Apr 14, 2023
We love Singapore Math. Purchased this for kid #6 to go through the program.
Rebecca M on Jun 23, 2022
I have used these books with all six of my kids and I fins them to be one of the best and most comprehensive for elementary school.
Emily F on Apr 14, 2023
Great math curriculum! Used it all of our children with success in grades 1-6.
Robert E on Aug 22, 2022
We love Singapore Math. Purchased this for kid #6 to go through the program.
Rebecca M on Jun 23, 2022
My children learn so well with Singapore, I'm so happy with how it works for them.
Connie on Mar 17, 2022
Continuing the series and finishing out the school year with level 2B
Mark K on Mar 15, 2022
4th kid to use this curriculum
Jennifer C on Oct 7, 2021
Akmost done with 2A. But I think we'l be switching to Beast Academy.
Jennifer M on Mar 18, 2021
My first grader finished his 1B book.
Emily F on Dec 27, 2020
Mom of twelve continuing my #9 in our most used math curriculum
Susan F on Sep 24, 2020
Easy to understand and do on their own
Jacob Santhiagu D on Jul 31, 2020
I love to use Singapore Primary Math for our main math curriculum. It works well for both of my children.
Melanie S on May 1, 2020
for my kids
Xi Y on Sep 4, 2019
I have used with two older children. I like the teaching method and the flow.
Nathaniel M on Jun 7, 2019
We love Singapore Math! We've found it to be quick and easy for student and teacher.
Jennifer S on May 29, 2019
LOVE Singapore Math. Have used it from Kindergarten to 6th grade for all of my children.
Cheri M on Jan 8, 2019
Already using this and it's been great!
Amanda K on Nov 1, 2018
found used copy of teacher manual and textbook. thought I would give it a try.
Kristen F on Oct 14, 2018
Trying new curriculum
Jennie S on Aug 27, 2018
Singapore Math provides a solid math foundation. I like the emphasis on learning mental math skills. We use it for Kindergarten through 3rd grade.
Jessica on Jul 17, 2018
We love Singapore Math. Been using this since my daughter was in Kindergarten. Good explanations. Love the spiraling. Great series.
Hanna L on Apr 9, 2018
We love Primary Mathematics abstract-concrete-pictoral approach to learning math.
Laura P on Mar 28, 2018
Love the pictures. Learning this way feels fun and natural.
Senja B on Feb 5, 2018
Michael S on Jan 10, 2018
I am continuing to use this for my son. It is familiar and he is learning.
Jessica C on Jan 6, 2018
Has taught my daughter mental math skills well
Shellie M on Jan 2, 2018
I use this for our homeschool math.
Summer S on Nov 8, 2017
I have teachers manual and textbook from prior years. Need workbook.
Christine C on Aug 21, 2017
I've used Singapore Math for most of my children and I appreciate how it teaches the mathematical concepts.
SARA on Aug 15, 2017
Tried and true mathematics instruction. Have been using it with my four children for 8 years. Other curriculum has brought frustration and tears, but this is straightforward and fun. Love it!
Karen M on Mar 31, 2017
usingthis series - works great, close to European textbooks.
Ludmila S on Feb 18, 2017
great math program helps to improve critical thinking. Has fun games that interest the children as well.
Gladys A on Jan 8, 2017
Excellent math curriculum. My kids are ahead of the curve using this program.
Jeanette P on Dec 14, 2016
We love Singapore. My kids are advanced in their knowledge of mathematics fundamentals. I'm continuing to use their program as long as I can.
Kevin M on Nov 29, 2016
The standards edition has been a great fit for my son who needs to be challenged with new and changing topics. It keeps has attention without boring him with too much drill.
Amanda D on Nov 17, 2016
This is the prescribed textbook of my grandson in homeschooling.
Lilia G on Nov 6, 2016
Singapore math does a fantastic job of teaching mental math skills and relating math to the real world. It makes math visual so children can imagine the problem and work through it quickly.
Paul H on Oct 5, 2016
We really enjoy Singapore math!
Misty M on Aug 6, 2016
Required for school.
Michael M on May 31, 2016
My son just completed year 1 and needed the next set of books. He is the third of my kids to use them and we've really liked this set of math books.
Emily F on Apr 6, 2016
Good practice material for our students
Caigong Q on Mar 23, 2016
My twin 2nd graders are very comfortable with this book and the colored pictures in it.
Asiye A on Feb 15, 2016
I like the Singapore program and am continuing it.
Nichole W on Jan 25, 2016
we have always loved singapore!
Katie M on Jan 24, 2016
It is ready-to-teach curriculum set. Colorful pictures help motivate my kids. Fits my kids' needs. Been using Primary Mathematics since 1st grade.
Won Mi K on Jan 2, 2016
School recommend
Janelle B on Dec 14, 2015
It is our math curriculum.
Amanda C on Nov 29, 2015
We love the approach and reasoning of Singapore math and it works for my child.
ROMY D on Nov 27, 2015
We've been using Singapore math and my girls are doing well with it.
Jennifer S on Nov 9, 2015
Great math curriculum! Used it all of our children with success in grades 1-6.
Robert E on Aug 22, 2022
My children learn so well with Singapore, I'm so happy with how it works for them.
Connie on Mar 17, 2022
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My second grader works in this independently, no problem.
October 22, 2015
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