Title

Grades

Description

Recommended use

Recommended Edition of Primary Mathematics

Extra Practice

16 Standards Edition; 15 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

16
(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


Intensive Practice

1A6B
(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 problemsolving approaches
 Challenges section: puzzles and brainteasers

 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

16

 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

1A5B, 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


Math Sprints

16

 Includes worksheets of 1218 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


Process Skills

16

 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

16

 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


Complete Maths Guides

16

 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.

