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Dimensions Math® 6–8

Dimensions Math 6–8 emphasizes problem solving and the power of mathematical thinking. Pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, data analysis, probability, and some advanced math topics are included in this rigorous series.

The Curriculum

View the Dimensions Math® 6–8 series overview brochure (PDF).

Dimensions Math 6–8 brings the Singapore math approach into middle school. The program emphasizes problem solving and empowers students to think mathematically, both inside and outside the classroom. Pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, data analysis, probability, and some advanced math topics are included in this rigorous series. Dimensions Math 6–8 is a logical next step for students who completed Dimensions Math PK–5, or for students ready to gain a solid foundation for higher level math. Dimensions Math is designed to better serve U.S. teachers and students. The series follows the principles outlined in the Singapore mathematics framework, including the Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract (CPA) Approach, bar modeling, and more.

In the Dimensions Math program, concepts are introduced and explained in a new format with vibrant imagery, all with the progression and scope that has defined Singapore math.

 

Components

Textbooks build on prior knowledge, and develop familiar concepts in an accessible way.

Workbooks offer independent practice while maintaining the careful progression of exercise variation.

Teacher’s Guides (Grade 6) provide teaching suggesions and important information for educators to help students achieve math mastery. 

Teaching Notes and Solutions (Grades 7-8) contain detailed notes and fully worked solutions for all questions and problems in textbooks.

Workbook Solutions contain fully worked solutions for problems in workbooks. 

 

Textbooks


Textbooks provide a systematic, well-rounded approach to math that facilitates the internalization of concepts and instills curiosity. Lessons engage students with different levels of problem solving and real world application of math topics.  Textbooks A and B for each grade correspond to the two halves of the school year.

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Chapter Opener: Introduces a topic through a real world example and identifies learning objectives.

Example: Helps students understand and master a concept through a worked example. 

Try It!: Gives students an opportunity to answer a similar question to check how well they have grasped the concept.

Class Activity: Introduces new concepts through cooperative learning methods.

Basic Practice: Provides simple questions that involve the direct application of concepts.

Further Practice: Provides more challenging questions that involve the direct application of concepts.

Math@Work: Provides questions that involve the application of integrated concepts to practical situations.

Brainworks: Provides higher-order thinking questions that involve an open-ended approach to problem solving.

In A Nutshell: Consolidates important rules and concepts for quick and easy review.

Extend Your Learning Curve: Extends and applies concepts to problems that are investigative in nature and engages students in independent research.

Workbooks

 

Workbooks offer the necessary practice to hone concepts covered in the textbooks. Exercises help students polish their analytical skills and develop a stronger foundation. Workbooks A and B for each grade correspond to the two halves of the school year.

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Basic Practice: Simple questions that drill comprehension of concepts.

Further Practice: More complex questions that involve direct application.

Challenging Practice: Hard questions that require synthesis.

Enrichment: Questions that demand higher order thinking, analysis, and reasoning.

 

Teacher’s Guides, Notes and Solutions

 

Teacher’s Guides (Grade 6) provide teaching suggestions and important information for educators to help students achieve math mastery.

Teaching Notes and Solutions (Grades 7–8) contain detailed notes and fully worked solutions for all questions and problems in textbooks.

 

Workbook Solutions

 

Workbook Solutions (Grades 6–8) contain fully worked solutions for problems in workbooks.