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Primary math 6 vs. Dimensions Math 6

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maty93    0

Is there considerable overlap in these two books? IOW, would one choose one or the other and then move on to Dimensions 7?

Or finish primary math 6 and move to Dimensions 6?

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Jenny    3

Depends on which edition of Primary Math how much overlap there is, and there is a little bit of overlap with Dimensions 7. Whether you choose one or the other depends on your preference. The format changes, the workbook is optional, the exercises are in the textbook, the "lessons" are longer, maybe several days in a classroom, followed by a longer exercise. There is no Home Instructor's Guide. Yes, the topics are a bit different, but you won't lose anything in the long run whichever edition and whichever grade 6 you use. If you are using US edition, it does not matter that there are no negative numbers, there will be adequate introduction in Dimensions 7, for example. If you are using Standards edition, there is more overlap in topics, as Standards edition Primary Math (and Dimensions Math 6) were written exclusively for US. Which starts kids earlier on some topics and later on others compared to Singapore.

But no reason to do both.

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emtomi    0

I had more questions on this topic. What is the difference between Primary Math 6 and Dimensions 6? Can my child go from Standards Edition 5 to Dimensions 6? What exactly is Dimensions 6? Is it pre-algebra? When are the instruction manual and workbook going to come out for Dimensions 6?

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Jenny    3

Yes, your child can go from Standards Edition 5 to Dimensions Math 6.

You can see a table of contents for each book at our web site by clicking on the book's title or image and then clicking on Contents_Sample.

Dimensions Math 6 includes the topics in Common Core Standards for grade 6. So it does have some topics considered pre-algebra. It is formatted differently in that lesson exercises (every 1-3 day's worth of lessons) is in the textbook, so the workbook, when there is one, is supplemental, that is, simply more problems. A teacher's guide will be simply something that will help divide the longer lessons into what can be done in a day, reiterate what is in the textbook, give some additional solutions (there are answers at the back) and some additional activities for starting a lesson, and notes on the material in the textbook, i.e. things teachers should watch out for. It should be out in time for next school year.

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