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Primary Math Text 4B (US Ed.) teaches decimals to the thousandths; four operations of decimals; measures; solid figures; volume and more.
This set of textbooks and workbooks is designed specifically for U.S. students. Names, terms in examples, measurement, spellings, currency and other such elements have been changed to reflect American names and stylistic preferences. Review included. 104 pgs, non-consumable and non-reproducible. Paperback.
Vendor: Singaporemath.com Inc
Dimensions: 10.25 X 7.5 (inches)
Availability: In Stock
Series: Singapore Math
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Q: Where is the teaching to go with the problems? I was just looking at the 4A & 4B textbooks. I see problems for the student to solve, but no explanation on the concepts before the problems. Is the explanation in the teacher's book?
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