# Problem Solved: Bar Model Math Grade 6

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Help students solve word problems with confidence using the proven Singapore bar modeling method. Twenty mini-lessons teach students how to use this effective strategy to tackle problems with fractions, decimals, ratios, algebra, and more. Each lesson comes with four problems that increase in difficulty, along with scaffolded instruction to support all learners. A must-have resource to help get students ready for testing! Includes companion online materials for whole-class lessons.

Category Description for Problem Solved: Bar Model Math:

Bar modeling is a mystery to many who are trying to do math today. Bar modeling is a method employed by the Singapore math programs, Math Mammoth, and others and uses models to help student learn to think about and solve word problems. This series by Scholastic adds that extra explanation and practice that might be needed at the elementary level. There are 20 short lessons in each book that explain the method in specific areas of problem solving, along with reproducible pages to work the problems. Students will learn to draw the model and solve problems using the visual. Practice with the basic functions of addition and subtraction at the lower levels and with multiplication, division, fractions, decimals, and multi-step problems as students build in their understanding of the method. This would also be a great help to mom and dad, if the math of today has you stumped. 96 pgs, pb. ~ Donna

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 COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAMS - ALL GRADES:

Primary Subject
Mathematics
6
ISBN
9780545840149
Format
Paperback
Brand Name
Scholastic Professional Book Divisn
Weight
0.55 (lbs.)
Dimensions
10.88" x 8.38" x 0.25"