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Supplementary Math for Grades 1-6

  1. What is supplementary math? Are these books part of the curriculum?
    Supplementary books are an optional resource for extra practice and differentiated learning. With the exception of Extra Practice for the Standards and Common Core Editions, all our supplementary material is designed for use with any of our series. These materials can also be used by students who have an entirely different core math curricula (not Singapore math).

    See the chart below to determine which supplementary titles could be a good fit for you.

  2. Do you have supplements for kindergarten?
    Please see the Kindergarten Math FAQ.

  3. Do you have supplements for the secondary level books (grades 7 and up)?
    At the secondary level, the textbooks are the core material, and the workbooks are supplementary. Please visit the Secondary Math FAQ for more information.

  4. Do you have table of contents for these books? Sample pages?
    Yes. Each supplementary product page contains a table of contents and sample pages. For a quick overview of all Singapore Math titles,
    visit our Singapore Math® Product Samples.

  5. Are there answers?
    Yes. All the supplementary books we carry include answer keys.

  6. Are there teacher guides?
    No. These are practice books, not meant for teaching concepts. They have solutions in the back for educators to reference.
Comparison of Supplementary Math Books


Title Grades Description Recommended use Recommended Edition of Primary Mathematics

Extra Practice
1-6 Standards Edition; 1-5 Common Core Edition
  • "Friendly Notes" review concepts
  • Exercises follow, one for each chapter in that unit of Primary Mathematics
  • Level of difficulty and the format is similar to that of Primary Mathematics
  • For students who need more practice at the end of each chapter of Primary Mathematics
  • "Friendly Notes" allow parents to see how a topic is taught in school
  • Summer review
  • Standards Edition and Common Core Edition
Extra Practice 1-6
(1 book per grade)
  • Problems arranged topically with occasional assessments
  • Level of difficulty and the format is similar to that of Primary Mathematics
  • For students who need more practice than workbooks provide
  • Source for test problems
  • Summer review
  • U.S. Edition
Intensive Practice


1A-6B
(2 books per grade)
  • Each topic has 3 sections: practice, word problems, challenges
  • Problems section: computation problems, simple word problems,
  • Word problems section: challenging word problems that require new problem-solving approaches
  • Challenges section: puzzles and brain-teasers
  • For more capable students as enrichment
  • Classroom discussion material
  • The first section of each topic can be used independently by students, but the second and third sections require guidance from an educator
  • U.S. Edition
  • Can be used with any edition but do not include all topics in either the Standards Edition or Common Core Edition
Challenging Word Problems


1-6
  • Problems are arranged topically in chapters
  • Chapters are divided into practice problems and challenge problems with some worked examples
  • Computation skills correspond to Primary Mathematics, but problem solving skills are more advanced than the core curriculum
  • For more capable students as enrichment
  • Even capable students will need some guidance
  • Introduces model drawing sooner than in Primary Mathematics
  • Use with any edition
  • Use with books in earlier levels to introduce more advanced topics
Visible Thinking in Mathematics


1A-5B, 6
(2 books per grade for grades 1 through 5; 1 book for grade 6)
  • Organized topically
  • Includes material for discussion, problems for students to solve independently after the discussion
  • Note: This series has not been adapted for the U.S. Includes metric measurement units and Singapore currency
  • For students who need additional practice to master concepts
  • Summer review
  • Use with any edition
Math Sprints


1-6
  • Includes worksheets of 12-18 similar problems meant to be done in 1 minute for mental math practice
  • Includes mental math with fractions, decimals, and percentages
  • Helps students increase speed and accuracy with mental computation
  • Use with any edition
Process Skills


1-6
  • Uses a variety of heuristic approaches, such as guess and check, simplify the problem, draw a diagram, look for a pattern, and make a list
  • Emphasis on bar models for word problem
  • Note: This series has not been adapted for the U.S.
  • Helps students understand the model approach when starting Primary Mathematics later than grade 3
  • Word problem practice using the model and other approaches
  • Classroom discussion material
  • Use with any edition
  • Use with books in earlier levels to introduce more advanced topics
Math Express


1-6
  • Introductory problems with explanations of problem solving strategies
  • Practice worksheets
  • Speed and accuracy tests
  • Note: This series has not been adapted for the U.S.
  • Use with more capable students to increase speed and accuracy in math computation through a variety of strategies
  • Use with any edition
Complete Maths Guides


1-6
  • Comprehensive notes and worked examples to teach methods of problem solving
  • Exercises include short practice problems and challenging thinking questions
  • Useful study tips facilitate understanding of concepts
  • Note: This series has not been adapted for the U.S.
  • Use to provide a thorough review of math topics. Includes objectives, review notes, practice, challenge, and answers.
  • Use with any edition
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