Complete Maths Guide P4
Complete Maths Guide is a comprehensive study guide specially written for pupils to gain a thorough knowledge of the various topics taught in school. The guide adopts a systematic coverage of Mathematics concepts. It is written in accordance with the latest Primary Mathematics Syllabus issued by the Ministry of Education.
This book provides comprehensive notes and worked examples that teach pupils the methods used in problem solving. Short exercises are included for pupils to practice immediately after they learn the concepts. Challenging thinking questions are also given to stimulate pupils' interest in Mathematics. Useful study tips are provided for pupils to facilitate their understanding in Mathematics concepts. This book aims to boost pupils' confidence and competency in their preparation for their school examinations.
Special features in this guide help enrich pupils' learning process by making the application of concepts identifiable and versatile. These features include:
- Learning Outcomes A list of learning outcomes is given at the start of each topic to show the different areas of focus.
- Notes and Examples Comprehensive notes with worked examples are included to teach pupils the methods used in problem solving.
- Thinking Questions Challenging questions that stimulate pupils to think out of the box are included.
- Study Tips Useful pointers are highlighted.
- Full-Worked Solutions Detailed, step-by-step solutions are provided for all questions.
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
If you would like a topical supplement to go along with your Primary Math, Complete Maths Guide is an all-in-one reference and practice book. You will find notes and examples for further explanation and methods used, study tips, thinking questions, and fully worked solutions - all in one book. Each book is divided into units and the topics are those found in the Primary Math programs. The topics don't align perfectly with the sequence found in any of the three Primary Math curricula we carry, but the publisher states that this series is aligned to the newest syllabus for the Ministry of Education in Singapore. That being said, the topics will be the same, but presented in a different order. As a resource, you can use this book any way you like - as additional practice, summer review, or test prep. This series will help you make sure the concepts are mastered before moving on. Each book is 320 pages or more - that's a lot of additional practice between two covers. ~ Donna