Singapore Primary Math Teacher’s Guide 4A – U.S. Edition



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The Home Instructor’s Guide will help you to understand the important concepts of the Primary Mathematics (U.S. Edition) curriculum and how these concepts fit in with the program as a whole. It will provide suggestions to help you to introduce each new concept concretely and use the textbook effectively. It includes additional activities for reinforcement and practice and a suggested weekly schedule.

The guide contains:

  • Notes to the instructor with some mathematical background for each section in the textbook
  • Objectives for each chapter
  • Teaching activities using manipulatives where appropriate
  • Reinforcement and enrichment activities
  • Answers and solutions to corresponding textbook pages and learning tasks for the lesson, to be discussed with the student
  • Answers to the corresponding workbook exercises and solutions to many of the problems
  • Mental math pages

This guide can be used with Primary Mathematics U.S. Edition textbooks and workbooks. It cannot be used with Primary Mathematics Standard Edition or Common Core Edition books.

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The Curriculum

The original Primary Mathematics curriculum was created by the Singapore Ministry of Education and written by a team of Singapore teachers. Singapore 4th grade students who participated in TIMSS (Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study) in 1995, 1999 and 2003 scored top place for mathematics. They were using the Primary Mathematics series.

There are currently three editions of Primary Mathematics series in the U.S. All three have been used successfully in U.S. schools and homes.

Primary Mathematics follows the five key learning models integrated in the Singapore math approach: Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract approach, model drawing, teaching to mastery, spiral progression and metacognition.

The Components

Primary Mathematics series of elementary math textbooks and workbooks is meant to be part of a system of learning in which adult supervision and independent practice go hand in hand. Students are provided with the necessary learning experiences beginning with the concrete and pictorial stages, followed by the abstract stage to enable them to learn mathematics meaningfully. This approach encourages active thinking process, communication of mathematical ideas and problem solving, which helps develop the foundation students will need for more advanced mathematics.

Practice exercises are designed to provide the students with further practice after they have done the relevant workbook exercises. Review exercises are provided for cumulative reviews of concepts and skills. All the practice exercises and review exercises are optional exercises.

The teacher’s guides are designed to help teachers understand the course material and prepare for the day’s lessons. The lessons have been developed according to the approach and methodology central to the series. Detailed, step-by-step lesson plans and introductory content are provided to assist teachers in using the Primary Mathematics programs.

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Weight 0.544 kg
Dimensions 9 × 11.3 × .3 in



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