Primary Math Standards Edition 1A Bundle

Primary Math Standards Edition 1A Bundle


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Item #: PMSE1A
Grades: 1
Note: Non-Returnable: contains a digital component.

Product Description:

Everything you need for the first semester of Primary Math Standards Edition Grade 1! This bundle includes all 3 required resources – the textbook, workbook, and teacher guide. Students work out of the colorful Textbook 1A and the correlating Workbook 1A, which is black and white. The 1A Teacher’s Guide provides instructions, daily lesson plans, assignments, answers to textbook and workbook assignments, lists of suggested manipulatives, and reproducibles. Not included in this bundle are the optional components: Test Book 1A (043056), Extra Practice Math 1 Book (043037), and Manipulative Package (PMSE1M).

This package includes the following items:

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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A friend who homeschools her girls recommended Singapore math. I like that it takes a mastery approach and focuses on strengthening mental math abilities as well as using the CPA approach. I'm excited to try it with my daughter!
Carissa P on May 1, 2023
I chose these items to effectively teach.
Kathleen G on Jul 19, 2021
A friend who homeschools her girls recommended Singapore math. I like that it takes a mastery approach and focuses on strengthening mental math abilities as well as using the CPA approach. I'm excited to try it with my daughter!
Carissa P on May 1, 2023
Excellent curriculum!
Nilka R on Jul 20, 2022
I chose these items to effectively teach.
Kathleen G on Jul 19, 2021
We love Singapore Math. Standard addition made the most sense compared to Common Core which is more and US edition which isn't as up to date as Standard Edition.
User on Apr 12, 2021
It is an excellent curriculum to teach math in a deeper meaning and it's aligned with the common core.
Denise R on Oct 4, 2020
I like the style of Singapore.
Valery V on Aug 30, 2020
great reviews
Leah M on Aug 2, 2020
Saw good reviews but need to see myself how it works out after I receive it
Ahmad R on May 31, 2019
We enjoyed Singapore Math’s Kindergarden books, and are looking forward to the 1st grade books.
Regan T on Aug 21, 2018
It was recommended by my siblings who use this in their homeschooling.
Traci P on May 25, 2018
Better pricing than Christian Book Distributors.
Dana P on May 13, 2017
homeschooling curriculum
Beth L on Apr 19, 2017
Excellent curriculum!
Nilka R on Jul 20, 2022
We love Singapore Math. Standard addition made the most sense compared to Common Core which is more and US edition which isn't as up to date as Standard Edition.
User on Apr 12, 2021
If purchasing the Primary Math Standards Edition 1A&B Sets do you need to purchase the Primary Math 1A&B Tests books separately? What about the Extra Practice and Answer Key Books for levels 1A&B?
A shopper on Dec 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It depends on how well your student is grasping the material. I feel like there is plenty of opportunity in the text and workbook, along with the mental math included in the back of the book to give my child sufficient practice for learning the material. Also, understanding that complete mastery does not happen all at once is important. But you know your child- If your child needs extra practice, then it would be worthwhile to consider the extra practice booklets, though I have not used them myself. I also do not test at this level, as the reviews in the workbook provide me with a good overview of what my child is or is not understanding. When she struggles, I tend to supplement myself to focus on specific problem areas.
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Rated 5 out of 5
I love this curriculum
My eight-year-old daughter was struggling in math. I looked for a different curriculum and bought this one. She loves math now! I like how the program has real-life problems and fun pictures. In the teacher's guide you will find games and activities that are fun and make a big difference in teaching the program. My daughter is finally understanding math now and making progress!
March 8, 2021
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Fun math books
These math books are so much fun. They come with tons of hands on activities. I highly recommend using the instructor's guide.
May 20, 2019
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Primary Standards 1A
Since I am starting fresh, I ordered this bundle instead of going separate, and am glad I did. The HIG is absolutely necessary, along with the workbook. I can see skipping the textbook if pressed, but would still recommend.

The Standards edition meets Common Core standards without losing that Singapore magic. It teaches math in such a way that my child is not only grasping the work at hand but able to jump ahead in conclusion of how to do math in other ways. An example would be that my daughter was working on number bonds. We spent extra time there to make sure she grasped it, and once we started on addition, she already had some of the fact families memorized!

I highly recommend this, and will be back for 1b once she gets there.
January 14, 2018
over 5 years ago

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