



The purpose of the Home Instructor's Guide is to provide parents with sufficient material to fully teach the Primary Mathematics curriculum to a depth that may not be achieved by simply following the textbook alone. Part of the success of any math curriculum comes from interacting with and guiding the student so that he or she can develop an understanding of the concepts with the clarity and depth needed to apply and extend these concepts to new situations, and be able develop problem solving strategies that come with actual problem solving rather than just going through a given series of steps or following an example of a similar problem.
With sufficient understanding of the concepts and the purpose of the tasks and problems in the textbook, the parent/teacher will be more able to understand and deal with any misconceptions or lack of real comprehension early on before they become evident later through difficulties with topics that build on previously laid foundations. The parent/teacher will also be more prepared to initiate or pursue discussions on various approaches to solving a problem or understanding a concept and to use the textbook effectively as a teaching tool.
The guide contains:
 Notes to the instructor with some mathematical background for each section in the textbook
 Objectives for each chapter
 Teaching activities using manipulatives where appropriate
 Reinforcement and enrichment activities
 Answers and solutions to corresponding textbook pages and learning tasks for the lesson, to be discussed with the student
 Answers to the corresponding workbook exercises and solutions to many of the problems
 Mental math pages
This guide can be used with Primary Mathematics Standards Edition textbooks and workbooks. It cannot be used with Primary Mathematics U.S. Edition books.
Please note that the Primary Mathematics Standards Edition Home Instructor Guide cannot be used interchangeably with the Primary Mathematics Common Core or U.S. Edition textbooks, workbooks, and guides.
Primary Mathematics Standards Edition Home Guide 3A
Introduction
Scheme of Work
Manipulatives
Supplements
Unit 1: Numbers to 10,000
Chapter 1: Thousands, Hundreds, Tens and Ones
Chapter 2: Number Patterns
Chapter 3: Rounding Numbers
Review 1
Unit 2: Addition and Subtraction
Chapter 1: Mental Calculation
Chapter 2: Sum and Difference
Chapter 3: Estimation
Chapter 4: Word Problems
Chapter 5: Adding Ones, Tens, Hundreds and Thousands
Chapter 6: Subtracting Ones, Tens, Hundreds and Thousands
Chapter 7: Twostep Word Problems
Review 2
Unit 3: Multiplication and Division
Chapter 1: Looking Back
Chapter 2: More Word Problems
Chapter 3: Multiplying Ones, Tens, Hundreds and Thousands
Chapter 4: Quotient and Remainder
Chapter 5: Dividing Hundreds, Tens and Ones
Review 3
Unit 4: Multiplication Tables of 6, 7, 8 and 9
Chapter 1: Multiplying and Dividing by 6
Chapter 2: Multiplying and Dividing by 7
Chapter 3: Multiplying and Dividing by 8
Chapter 4: Multiplying and Dividing by 9
Chapter 5: More Multiplication and Division
Review 4
Unit 5: Data Analysis
Chapter 1: Presenting Data
Chapter 2: Probability
Review 5
Answers to Mental Math
Appendix – Mental Math
Appendix
Samples
Unit 2  Addition and Subtraction  Chapter 1: Mental Calculation
Unit 3  Multiplication and Division  Chapter 3: Multiplying Ones, Tens, Hundreds and Thousands
Unit 5  Data Analysis  Chapter 1: Presenting Data
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