Math Challenge the Singapore Way Grade 1 Workbook
The Math Challenge the Singapore Way series (available for Grades 1-5) is a fantastic set of supplementary workbooks for students ready to extend their mathematics learning with more advanced problem-solving. Grade 1 topics include: numbers to 100, time, place value, shapes & patterns, length & weight, and picture graphs.
Math Challenge the Singapore Way Grade 1 is part of a workbook series that provides an enhanced learning experience for students seeking challenges beyond the classroom's textbook, allowing students to progress at an individual pace that supports their mastery of mathematics. Based on the Singapore Math syllabus, these exercises will enable students to improve on their thinking and problem-solving skills. Complete with tests and an answer key for students to check their work, the workbook is divided into two levels designed to build upon each other:Level 1: Introductory Exercises and Level 2: Challenge Questions. Grade 1 topics include: numbers to 100, time, place value, shapes & patterns, length & weight, and picture graphs.
Product DetailsSeries: Math Challenge the Singapore WayPaperback: 138 pagesPublisher: Marshall Cavendish Education; Student Workbook edition (May 1, 2012)Language: EnglishISBN-10: 0761480277ISBN-13: 9780761480273Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.5 x 0.3 inchesShipping Weight: 12 ounces
Math the Singapore Way refers to the math textbook series used in the Singapore schools (known in the States as the Singapore Approach) and supports both Math in Focus® and Primary Mathematics® from the same publisher (Marshall Cavendish). The Practice and Challenge series of workbooks were developed as supplements to provide students with either additional practice for students who have not quite grasped the basics or additional challenge for students who have grasped the basic concepts and are ready to move on. Both series are prepared consistently with Singapore Approach fundamentals with their emphasis on problem solving. Each book provides carefully crafted problems rather than random repetition, scaffolded (education-ese word borrowed from the construction industry to indicate supportive strategies that are incrementally removed) to provide careful variations in the given tasks. Unlike some supplemental series produced by American publishers, the grade designations parallel the actual grade levels of Singapore Approach math programs. Each book includes two end-of-year tests.
The Practice series exercises closely follow the sequence of topics in the student texts and can be used for further practice to gain mastery or for testing to reveal re-teaching needs. A page of teacher notes introduce each unit. Books range from 120 - 160 pgs, pb with answer key included. The Challenge series provides problems in two levels within each exercise; one to test concept understanding and a more difficult level. Worked examples are provided at the beginning of each exercise. Books range from 105 to 140 pgs, pb with worked solutions. ~ Janice
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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