Singapore Math: Primary Math Workbook 5A US Edition
My daughter and I love the Singapore Math concept and have used this method from the very beginning. One word of wisdom, if you are planning to begin using it and have been using something else, you may want to back up a little since they are considered to be somewhat ahead of some of the other curriculum. Also, Singapore covers the concepts quite quickly so from time to time we have slowed down and incorporated some extended learning in areas where she was struggling. Singapore also has workbooks with additional work. Also, the emphasis is on the metric system so we have done some additional work with our system of measurements. Another word of wisdom, make sure to order the textbooks and not just the workbooks since the teaching methods are a little different than what we are used to. Singapore teaches students to do some of the problems in their head. My daughter and I have looked at other math curriculum but she loves Singapore so we continue to use it and enjoy it. Although she doesn't particularly like math, she has gotten excellent scores in math in standard testing so I am very happy about that.
October 9, 2012
Great Math Curriculum!!!
We love Singapore Math & use it for all of the elementary years. Singapore uses LOTS of word problems, starting in the early grades. My kids have developed a thorough understanding of math & really enjoy it.
August 27, 2012
Good workbook but does not include an answer key
This is a good workbook however, it does not include an answer key in the back. An answer key would help parents with the word problems. Also, an answer key could have easily been maybe one or two extra sheets in the workbook. I contacted the company via two different emails to try to get an answer key and have not heard any response. (That was over a week ago.) So, yes, good workbook, but there should always be an answer key in this type of workbook.
July 24, 2012
I love Singapore Math
After homeschooling my first one all the way through to High School, I feel Singapore Math strongly prepared them for High School Math and beyond. I love the workbook format at younger ages. I makes the math seem not so intimidating.
January 12, 2012