Earlybird Kindergarten Math Textbook B Standards Edition

Earlybird Kindergarten Math Textbook B Standards Edition

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ISBN: 9780761470168
Grades: K

Product Description:

This is a 2-year preschool/kindergarten program that emphasizes concepts over drill. Like most early learning programs, a great deal of work is done linking sets of concrete objects to the numbers they represent. Although not developed by Singapore's Ministry of Education, this program was written by an educator with 28 years experience writing preschool and primary school materials.

This program introduces the basics of color, shape, size, numbers to 100 (but focusing on 1-10), length, weight, volume, time, money, picture graphs, and single-digit addition and subtraction. Topics like place value, addition, and subtraction are not covered until the second year. Some changes from the former US Edition to this one include some rearrangement of topics which results in less repetition and a better sequence of concepts. There is now a review at the end of each unit. Textbooks include a simple glossary, an index, and some "Math at Home" pages. Pages have been added covering solid shapes, patterns, and time. Pages were added to the chapters on addition and subtraction to provide additional material on different interpretations (e.g. number bonds, part-whole, counting on, counting back). Numbers past 30 and to 100 and money topics are not part of the CA standards and were moved to the last two units.

Numerous illustrations are used not only to facilitate learning, but also to hold a child's interest. The author's philosophy seems to be "quality before quantity." She presents a few well-illustrated problems rather than simply listing 10-15 practice problems. Brief teacher's instructions on how to use the workbook are located at the bottom of each page. Suggestions on how to approach a topic and reminders about specific vocabulary to introduce are often provided. The amount of material to cover in one day is up to the teacher. The teacher is also responsible for planning suggested pre-workbook activities, drawing the student into mathematical discussions, and when necessary, guiding the student through workbook exercises. Teachers who prefer more detailed lesson plans, like those provided in Saxon's Math K Teacher's Manual, might have difficulty with Earlybird's brief instructions. Answer keys are unavailable, and generally unnecessary, for this level.

The Activity Books follow the teaching sequence in the textbook and are designed to be used with the K Math Readers, although neither is required. The readers are based on well-known children's rhymes and stories; each of the readers accompanies two textbook units. There are suggestions for extra materials most of which are simple items from around the house. The list of suggested manipulatives, however, would be useful to have on hand.

Compared to other programs, Earlybird Math does have certain disadvantages. Some prefer workbooks that contain more practice exercises, like Horizons K. Horizons also moves at a quicker pace and covers addition and subtraction to a more advanced level. Nonetheless, Earlybird Math does a thorough job of teaching the basics. It will probably appeal most to children who are visual learners and parents who feel comfortable explaining math concepts, appreciate some instructional guidance, but don't mind planning their own lessons.


Category Description for Singapore Math Standards Edition (K-6):

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 copyright dates. This edition includes the Earlybird Kindergarten Math program.

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
Grade
K
ISBN
9780761470168
Format
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Marshall Cavendish
Weight
1.1 (lbs.)
Dimensions
1.0" x 8.5" x 0.5"
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Looking for a good rigorous curriculum, this one seems to fit our learning style<br />the best. We liked the color pages!
Beth V on Jun 9, 2020
This is an excellent foundation for mathematical concepts in an enjoyable format for Kindergarteners.
Erika K on Apr 14, 2020
Looking for a good rigorous curriculum, this one seems to fit our learning style<br />the best. We liked the color pages!
Beth V on Jun 9, 2020
My son knows basic math concepts. Needs the next step into his math learning.
Lesley G on Apr 29, 2020
This is an excellent foundation for mathematical concepts in an enjoyable format for Kindergarteners.
Erika K on Apr 14, 2020
Mother of 5 children age 20 to 4. I have used Singapore Math K for all 4 older children. The 5th child gets to experience the colorful, manipulative-friendly pages of Singapore K. It's a wonderful introduction to the idea of "textbooks." I know that "real" math occurs beyond the pages of a paper textbook. This pre-K/Kindergarten friendly text allows a parent educator to incorporate real-world, concrete experience while acclimating a new student to the world of learning "between the covers."
Keola F on Aug 17, 2019
Textbook for our homeschool co-op.
Deitra M on Jul 19, 2019
On Co-op curriculum list!
Suzanne F on Jul 8, 2019
to use as text book
Shuang C on Oct 11, 2018
Using this next, after Earlybird Kindergarten Math Textbook A, with my Kindergartner.
Kristen B on Oct 10, 2018
My other children used Singapore math and learned to do math in their heads. I'm excited to try this version... looks colorful and fun compared to the Singapore Essentials.
Grace E on Aug 6, 2018
Our school adopted 'Singapore Math' several years ago and we are very pleased with this program.
Amy B on Jul 20, 2018
Friend referral and good review
Sang K on Jul 20, 2018
It seems like it will suit my kids learning style best.. But we'll see.
Lupita T on Jun 18, 2018
Fun and challenging and easy to teach
Shellie M on Jan 2, 2018
I've used Singapore Math with my older child for years and am planning on using it with my Kindergartener as well. Book A looks too easy for her so we're starting with B.
Larissa A on Aug 20, 2017
For a math program for our school Veritas classical academy
kathleen b on Jul 4, 2017
We used these with our older two children. It was easy to adapt to slightly different learning styles. Both have excelled and now are 2 years ahead of most of the peers. We were originally recommended Singapore math from the experience of an engineer working with peers that were taught the Singapore method vs. those taught with the tradition Amercan school methods.
Nathaniel M on Jun 26, 2017
School curriculum purchase
Elizabeth H on Jun 7, 2017
We have used Primary Mathematics 1 and 2 with our older child for homeschooling. We used level 1 for the kindergarten year but had to do some extra lessons and supplementing with online/printable resources for number bonds since we didn't do the Kindergarten curriculum (number bonds introduced in Kindergarten B). For our younger child I'm going to get Kindergarten B to make sure we cover the introduction to number bonds in preparation for Level 1.
AMANDA M on Jun 7, 2017
We used this course with our son and liked it.
User on Nov 20, 2016
I am homeschooling this year only and choose singapore math because my daughter may attend a school in the future that does singapore math.
Adrienne J on Nov 18, 2016
Functions as a textbook and workbook in one for kids who don't need a lot of repetitive worksheets.
Katherine T on Aug 28, 2016
We have used this in the past for my older daughter and really enjoyed it.
Malinda L on Aug 16, 2016
It was recommended. It's colorful and has activities.
Sherie E on Jun 21, 2016
I have used singapore math before and I think it worked well.
Jennie W on May 18, 2016
My third child just turned 4 and we have used this curriculum with each of our daughters at this age. It begins very gently and helps them develop strong number awareness.
Carolyn B on Mar 22, 2016
Used this for first child and plan to use Singapore with second. This is one curriculum we have been very happy with. A little costly, but totally worth it for a solid math foundation.
Noelia on Mar 2, 2016
Singapore has worked well for all 4 of our children. My oldest is finishing the 2nd half of grade 6 this year, and is doing very well in Math.
Benjamin G on Mar 1, 2016
The Singapore Math looks like it will explain concepts logically in way my son will understand. I need something to guide our learning time at home. I am hoping this textbook enriches our learning.
Valerie H on Feb 10, 2016
We completed Kindergarten mathematics A :)
Meghan D on Jan 22, 2016
My son (just turned five) is almost done with the Textbook A. I found the methodology, pace, and colorful images to suit to his needs.
Nyssa P on Jan 12, 2016
Earlybird K is awesome! This is the 2nd time I've used this curriculum (2nd child) and I plan to use Earlybird with my other 2 in a few years.
lauren s on Nov 30, 2015
We have been using this curriculum with our older daughter and are also beginning to use it with our next daughter.
Heidi L on Nov 17, 2015
My son knows basic math concepts. Needs the next step into his math learning.
Lesley G on Apr 29, 2020
Mother of 5 children age 20 to 4. I have used Singapore Math K for all 4 older children. The 5th child gets to experience the colorful, manipulative-friendly pages of Singapore K. It's a wonderful introduction to the idea of "textbooks." I know that "real" math occurs beyond the pages of a paper textbook. This pre-K/Kindergarten friendly text allows a parent educator to incorporate real-world, concrete experience while acclimating a new student to the world of learning "between the covers."
Keola F on Aug 17, 2019
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Love this book!
We have used three chapters of the "B" text and activity books so far this fall, and absolutely love them. It's not too slow, yet is challenging I'm all of the right ways. I highly recommend them.
October 15, 2015
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