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  2. Page a21 Could you please explain how to identify the base and height on this problem. Thank you.
  3. Page a21 Could you please explain how to identify the base and height on this problem. Thank you.
  4. Page a21 Could you please explain how to identify the base and height on this problem. Thank you.
  5. Page a21 Could you please explain how to identify the base and height on this problem. Thank you.
  6. Zero as multiple

    Why does Primary Mathematics not include zero as a multiple for numbers? For example the directions say list the first five multiples of 9 and the answer says 9,18,27,36.
  7. Hello, So far we have used Singapore Kindergarten Math, Primary Mathematics 1-6, and NEM 1. I am recording transcripts and need to know how to list NEM 1-4 as math credits. Which math subjects do I list? Here is the information I found on the FAQ page: Secondary 1: pre-algebra, some algebra 1 and geometry Secondary 2: algebra 1 and geometry Secondary 3: some algebra 2, geometry, some trigonometry Secondary 4: some advanced topics and review Here's what I'm considering: My daughter put enough hours into completing NEM 1 to count as two credits (2 years) of math. Could I list the first half of NEM 1 (ch.1-8) as a credit of Algebra I and the second half of NEM 1 (ch. 9-14) as a credit of Geometry? Otherwise I was thinking I would list NEM 1 as Algebra 1 and NEM 2 as Geometry. Is that right? What do you recommend I do? Also, please give me a suggestion for how to list NEM 3 & 4. Thank you for your help.
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  9. Demensions math 7a

    I am not sure how to work the answer in exercise 1.4. 1(h)? I have the answers, but I am looking for a book that might have the worked out solutions. I have only the answers for try it. Does Jennifer Horst write a book for demensions 7a?
  10. New to singapore Math. Guide me please

    Thank you very much for your reply. I will look the links provided. Thanks once again.
  11. Sufficient practice for students

    Workbooks and teacher guides are being developed, but are not ready yet. For word problems, I suggest you use the Challenging Word Problems 5 and or 6, maybe even Process Skills for those levels, for that type of practice. For straight computation practice, perhaps something from online? You could even consider Intensive Practice 6, though it won't include everything, like integers. In Singapore, they do not teach integers until grade 7.
  12. Singapore for Middle School

    The Dimensions Math 7 is pre-algebra, pretty much. If using the Standards edition, you could skip 6A and 6B (this is the only case where it is possible and topics are not lost) but new concepts will be a bit intense, but doable. There is no guide though, just solutions, but the textbooks have more text in them, explanations.
  13. New to singapore Math. Guide me please

    This material is called Singapore Math for a reason. It is based on math from Singapore. IF you are looking for what could be considered strictly US math, this is not the place to go for math. as some of the methods might be a little different that those in the US. However, more and more, the US is adopting some of those methods, because in general the US is behind Asian countries in math ability. There is nothing wrong with learning different methods or approaches to problem solving. In the end, the math is the same. What is important is how well the math is understood fundamentally. Just doing it one way, following a single procedure, does not necessarily lead to an in depth understanding. There is a Home Instructor's Guide that will help you teach the concepts. I suggest you get the Standards edition 1A and 1B textbook, workbook, and guide, see http://www.singaporemath.com/Primary_Mathematics_Stds_Ed_s/134.htm Also look at https://www.singaporemath.com/articles.asp?id=123
  14. Hi All, My daughter is going to a public school and is is grade 1. She is also currently going for Kumon for English reading for last 6 months. She did improve in reading. I don't think the reason that she improved only because of the Kumon material. It just that we are spending time with her while reading because we spending money. We do read with our daughter randomly. Because of Kumon we are sitting with her regularly. We could have done that even without the Kumon if we had Discipline. Now coming to the Math, I would like start my daughter with Singapore Math as a supplement at home. What is the best way to start with Singapore math? How do I teach her concepts? Are there books to teach the concepts? The workbooks relate to concepts so that she can practice what she learned? Even though I am good in Math, I don't want teach her concepts in my way(I did not study in USA) and confuse her because it is different way to what she learned in school. Please guide me in the right path to teach her the concepts and give her practice on daily basis. Which books to buy? Recommended number of books to complete before going to Grade 2? Thanks in advance.
  15. Singapore for Middle School

    I just started homeschooling my son last year (6th grade), and we started with PM Standards Edition some time before Christmas. He started with level 3, worked through the summer and is beginning 7th grade at level 5. My concern is that, now that he is at a higher level, we have slowed down some, and I am afraid he is not going to be through the books by the time he is in 9th grade. Do I push him to get him through all of the books, or are there some that he will not necessarily have to complete and still be ready for Algebra?
  16. Process skills is a supplement. Look under supplemental math at our web site. If you look under the FAQ, there is a description of each of the supplemental books, (books not part of the curriculum but covering similar content, for more practice).
  17. There is no publication date. Not in time for this starting school year.
  18. Workbook pg 33 number 19

    The problem states that 3/5 OF THE REMAINDER are yellow. The remainder after 1/3 is 3/4. if 3/5 of the remainder is yellow, then 2/5 of the remainder is blue. So you have to find 2/5 of 3/4. The reason to divide into 20 units is to get equal units. There are 5 units in the remainder, for blue and yellow, but red is 3 units (of a different size) the 3 units of red, and the 5 of blue and yellow are equal. So if there are 15 units, for both of them, then both red units, and the ones for blue and yellow, are same size. Since there were originally 4 units for the red, divide each one up to have 20. 1/4 of 20 is 5 of the units. 15 units remain. Yellow is 3/5 of those remaining units. Which is 9 of them. Leaving 6. So 6 units are the blue beads.
  19. Primary vs. Dimensions

    Thank you for your fast reply, Jenny. I had looked at the samples, but there is not a lot about DM6, and that's why I went ahead and asked my questions in the forum. I'm inclined to go with PM6 for now. I don't feel particularly inclined to do a double jump in the dark, by changing format and skipping a grade all at once. In a way, I feel like only after starting DM7 will I know whether DM6 would have been the better choice - but really, in the end there may no difference at all. I may be over-analyzing this, all because I've never navigated switching math programs.
  20. And PS, when will the workbook and guides be available to order?
  21. Thanks for the reply. What's the thinking behind recommending Dimensions over Primary? Also, what are the Process Skills books? I have never seen those before. Thanks so much for your input; I really appreciate it.
  22. I've got the home instructors guide, and it shows two different ways to solve the problem. I don't understand why 6 units equals 48. Where did the six units come from? Why did the book multiply the fraction of the left over part of the red and yellow beads to get 10 units instead of subtracting the red and yellow beads from the whole? And if we change the units to 20 then the red beads are 5/20 and the yellow beads are 12/20. I subtract those from 20/20 to get 3/20. So 3/20 equals the blue beads. 1/20 equals 16, and the total beads are 320. But, that's not what the book says.
  23. At our school, we have been using the Primary Math CA edition for many years. This year, we transitioned our 6th grade class to Dimensions. We are excited to use the new program. Our students are on campus only 2 days a week working with our trained teachers. The other 3 days they are home schooled, working with parents who are more or less ready to teach math at this level. What do other schools use if there is a need to provide more problems for practice? Our parents are accustomed to using the HIG for home instruction and without that we are trying to put some things together to keep the home time relevant and rigorous. Thanks.
  24. A workbook and a guide for Dimensions Math 6 are not yet available. They are in production. The workbook is supplementary. I do suggest you do Dimensions Math 6 rather than Primary Math 6 unless your student can do well on the Primary 5 assessment tests. For any of the three editions. See http://www.singaporemath.com/Placement_Test_s/86.htm Also, see https://www.singaporemath.com/Homeschool_Planning_Chart_s/229.htm And if you do do the Dimensions Math 6, I suggest adding in the Process Skills 4 and 5 supplementary books. Maybe even 3.
  25. New to Singapore math with a young 7th-grader who is about a 6th-grade math level. He hates math but is actually quite good at it. He understands higher mathematical concepts quite quickly and naturally but gets bogged down and surly when there are too many practice problems (thank you, Saxon). I am looking at Dimensions 6 or Primary 6 as a jumping-off point. (I have ruled out Math In Focus as I think he should be on track for Algebra-level problems in year 2/3, and I think MiF is one year behind that.) Do you have any advice for me, and can you let me know if Dimensions 6 has a workbook? I see only the textbook. I'd love to get a separate workbook as well. Also, is there a Teacher Edition? Thank you!!
  26. Primary vs. Dimensions

    I am hoping others answer this for you, that have tried one or the other. It is a matter of preference. The format does change, and a guide is not available yet for the Dimensions Math, nor worked solutions. So that might be a factor. Jumping to 7 is feasible, whether advisable or not depends on your student. No topics are really lost, but more jumping in to deep end sort of if you skip 6, while it does teach any topics you have not seen as if you have not seen it, it does introduce them more quickly than DM 6. Or Standards edition 6. Look at sample copies, maybe that will help you decide. http://www.singaporemath.com/Singapore_Math_samples_s/257.htm
  27. Primary vs. Dimensions

    I know this question has been asked before, and I do apologize for bringing this up again, but I am stumped... We homeschool and have used Singapore since the very beginning: US edition for a couple of years, then Standards. My son did 5A and 5B last year, and did very well. I mindlessly thought we would simply buy PM Standards 6A and 6B, then I come here and see Dimensions 6A and 6B, and now what do we do?? For now I am taking for granted that next year we will do Dimensions 7, no matter what we do this year. With that in mind, what I can't understand is this: what would make one choice better than the other? If I and/or my son prize continuity in teaching style (and I don't know, since we've never played with the Math curriculum, as I said he's only known PM), should I pick Primary Math, and wait another year to introduce him to Dimensions, with 7A and 7B? Is the transition more easily done at the 6 level instead, and I better just buy Dimensions 6? Is PM 6 Std. basically a review of PM 5 Std., with little in the way of new concepts, while Dimensions 6 is more of a bridge between 5 and 7, or at least more so than PM 6? Some people here in the forum have talked about going from 5B Std. to Dimensions 7A - is this plan good only for really gifted children? It's the end of August, I need to make up my mind :-) All help is very much appreciated! Thank you!
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