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Singapore Math® Resources

 

While Singapore Math is one of the more thorough math curricula we’ve seen, a number of supplements are available from the publisher for both students and teachers, most of them focused on building critical thinking skills. Math study is largely a utilitarian pursuit in Singapore, and these supplements underscore the practical angle.

Math Express is a series of six books for grades 1-6 used to enhance students’ test-taking skills through a series of timed math drills. Students begin by completing one or two basic problems in ten seconds or less before learning strategies for solving similar work in the least time possible. Worksheets and speed/accuracy tests ensure they've grasped each concept. The goal isn't so much speed as making basic functions second nature for young students.

Among the more unique Singapore supplements are the five Math Sprints books for grades 1-6. Essentially speed drill books, the problem sets are designed to bring elementary students to automaticity in solving basic grade-appropriate functions. For instance, in first grade they're solving pages and pages of number sequence problems, addition, subtraction, etc. By sixth grade, drills cover functions of fractions and decimal numbers, percents, and more. Students simply complete a page full of problems as quickly as they can, cementing basic knowledge to make room for more advanced concepts.

TheProcess Skills in Problem Solving books for grades 1-6 (in six volumes) augment the model approach implemented in the primary math curriculum with exercises intended to demonstrate why certain arithmetic operations work, not just how. These have replaced the books called I-Excel, and are essentially the same thing.

The Singapore Model Method for Learning Mathematics is a teacher’s manual containing the philosophy behind the Singapore math instructional method and its renowned concrete-to-abstract progression. A variety of examples present creative methods for teaching the material. The two Handbook for Mathematics manuals for teachers (one for elementary, one for secondary students) directs teachers away from commonly made mistakes, offers hints and information for proper presentation of concepts, and includes resources for student drill.

As with the standard Singapore math curriculum, these materials are of the highest quality and not just gimmicks to get you to spend more money. Each book focuses on the elements it is meant to teach and doesn’t get bogged down in useless repetition or endless drill. Students will need to work hard to keep up, but if they do they will think better and clearer in all areas, not just math.

Review by C. Hollis Crossman
C. Hollis Crossman used to be a child. Now he is a husband and father, teaches adult Sunday school in his Presbyterian congregation, and likes weird stuff. He might be a mythical creature, but he's definitely not a centaur.Read more of his reviews here.

 

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Elementary Geometry for Teachers
by Scott J. Baldridge, Thomas H. Parker
from Sefton-Ash Publishing
for 9th-12th grade
in Singapore Math® Resources (Location: B05-01B)
Elementary Mathematics for Teachers
by Thomas H. Parker, Scott J. Baldridge
for 1st-6th grade
in Singapore Math® Resources (Location: B05-01B)
Handbook for Mathematics for Secondary Teachers
by Teacher Works
from Marshall Cavendish Education
Singapore Math ideas for teachers
in Singapore Math® Resources (Location: B05-01B)
Handbook for Primary Mathematics Teachers
by Juliana Ng Chye Huat, Lim Kian Huat
from Marshall Cavendish Education
for Kindergarten-6th grade
in Singapore Math® Resources (Location: B05-01B)
Knowing and Teaching Elementary Mathematics
by Liping Ma
2nd edition from Routledge
for Adult
in Singapore Math® Resources (Location: B05-01B)
Math Express Speed Math Strategies - Level 1
from Fan Learning
for 1st grade
in Singapore Math® Resources (Location: B05-01B)
Math Express Speed Math Strategies - Level 2
from Fan Learning
for 2nd grade
in Singapore Math® Resources (Location: B05-01B)
Math Express Speed Math Strategies - Level 3
from Fan Learning
for 3rd grade
in Singapore Math® Resources (Location: B05-01B)
Math Express Speed Math Strategies - Level 4
from Fan Learning
for 4th grade
in Singapore Math® Resources (Location: B05-01B)
Math Express Speed Math Strategies - Level 5
from Fan Learning
for 5th grade
in Singapore Math® Resources (Location: B05-01B)
Math Express Speed Math Strategies - Level 6
from Fan Learning
for 6th grade
in Singapore Math® Resources (Location: B05-01B)
Math Sprints 1
by Tricia Salerno
from Singapore Math
for 1st-2nd grade
in Singapore Math® Resources (Location: B05-01B)
Math Sprints 2
by Tricia Salerno
from Singapore Math
for 2nd-3rd grade
in Singapore Math® Resources (Location: B05-01B)
Math Sprints 3
by Tricia Salerno
from Singapore Math
for 3rd-4th grade
in Singapore Math® Resources (Location: B05-01B)
Math Sprints 4
by Tricia Salerno
from Singapore Math
for 4th-5th grade
in Singapore Math® Resources (Location: B05-01B)
Math Sprints 5
by Tricia Salerno
from Singapore Math
for 5th-6th grade
in Singapore Math® Resources (Location: B05-01B)
New Mathematics Counts 2
by Tay Choon Hong and Mark Riddington and Martin Grier
2nd edition from Marshall Cavendish Education
for 8th grade
in Singapore Math® Resources (Location: B05-01B)
Primary Mathematics 3 - Challenging Word Problems
by Andrew Lee
1st edition from Marshall Cavendish Education
for 3rd grade
in Singapore Math® Resources (Location: B05-01B)
Primary Mathematics 5 - Challenging Word Problems CC
Common Core Edition from Marshall Cavendish Education
for 5th grade
in Primary Mathematics (Common Core) (Location: B05-04A)
Primary Mathematics 6 - Challenging Word Problems
by Joseph D. Lee
U. S. Edition from Pan Pacific Publications
for 6th grade
in Singapore Math® Resources (Location: B05-01B)
Primary Mathematics 6 - Challenging Word Problems
by Joseph D. Lee
from Marshall Cavendish Education
for 6th grade
in Singapore Math® Resources (Location: B05-01B)
Process Skills Level 1
from Fan Learning
for 1st-2nd grade
in Singapore Math® Resources (Location: B05-01B)
Process Skills Level 2
from Fan Learning
for 2nd-3rd grade
in Singapore Math® Resources (Location: B05-01B)
Process Skills Level 3
from Fan Learning
for 3rd-4th grade
in Singapore Math® Resources (Location: B05-01B)
Process Skills Level 4
from Fan Learning
for 4th-5th grade
in Singapore Math® Resources (Location: B05-01B)
Process Skills Level 5
by Li Fanglan
from Fan Learning
for 5th grade
in Singapore Math® Resources (Location: B05-01B)
Process Skills Level 6
by Li Fanglan
from Fan Learning
for 6th grade
in Singapore Math® Resources (Location: B05-01B)
Rainbow Rock
U. S. Edition from Federal Publications
for 1st-2nd grade
in Clearance: Math & Logic (Location: BLG-05A)
Singapore Model Method for Learning Mathematics
from Pan Pacific Publications
for Kindergarten-10th grade
in Singapore Math® Resources (Location: B05-01B)