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Singapore math question

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I"m not sure which way to go, and would like some opinions.  My boys used singpore 1B last year as first graders. We used something else for first semester this year, but I'd like to pick up again with singapore. 1B was easy.  I've looked over the singapore site, and looked at their placement tests, but they don't seem very comprehensive, so I'm still not sure of what to do.

 

Boys have a solid addition / subtraction fact base, place value, borrow and carry, etc. I've started multiplication facts , and one has many memorized and the other doesn't, but both understand the concept.

 

So, for anyone with knowledge of the singapore 2 level, would you purchase with A or B?

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I would probably start with A.  Then, I would either just have my kids do the reviews for units 1 and 2.  After that, I would follow the program.  We have the US edition here, so after the place value and addition/subtraction stuff (units 1 and 2) it does length and weight in both US and Metric measurements, and then it jumps into multiplication and division.  It only has the kids memorize the tables of 2s and 3s in level 2A, but the word problems are well written and I think are worthwhile even if the child already knows their multiplication tables. 

 

 

Amy

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Agree with Amy. Some stuff in 2A will be review, but the spin might be a little different. There's no "borrowing and carrying" in Singapore, as you probably realize: it's all "constructing and deconstructing units of higher place value," so if the previous program taught them to think in terms of borrowing and carrying you might want to go over that ground again with more of the terminology relating to place value. You'll find that some of the stuff in 2A will be new too thought. In 2B there will also be a little bit of review. In the sections that are mostly review you could use only the workbook, not the text, and do just the review work and one or two of the exercises. 

 

Miranda

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