Originally Posted by MattBronsil
WAY ahead. In terms of a good comparison, it's like comparing a fantastic French champagne to a glass of water with alka-seltzer to make it bubble.
Wow! it's good to know. This is the info I obtained from the montessori school here in HK about their elementary math curriculum. Does this sound right?
* Work with the four operations: addition, multiplication, subtraction and division using whole numbers, decimals and fractions.
* Explore the rules for factors and multiples.
* Build square numbers on bases 1 to 10.
* Memorize number facts by skip counting by 2,3,4, up to 10.
* Read data in pictograph, bar graph, circle graph forms.
* Use one- to- many correspondence e.g. one tree represents 1,000 trees.
* Estimate length, capacity and mass using non-standard and standard units of measure.
* Measure time and temperature using standard units of measure.
* Investigate and identify all geometric solids. • Identify, measure and construct (using appropriate geometric instruments) angles, triangles, quadrilaterals, polygons and circles. • Demonstrate equivalency, congruency, symmetry and similarity.
* Read, write and spell all mathematical vocabulary used in the 6 to 9 curriculum.
* Read and write mathematical symbols for concepts e.g. <, >, =, + etc.
* Apply math skills to daily activities e.g. baking, weather charts, gardening, map-making, budgeting.
how would you rate the language arts curriculum in elementary? I know they use real objects to teach prepositions (beside, under, above, etc.) and they also have shapes of different sizes and colors to teach sentence structure. That's very appealing to me. I remember when I was in elementary, learning grammar was so tedious. What prepositions, pronouns, verb, adverb, adjective...all sounded like a bunch of mumble jumble and they made my head spin!
I just have too many questions.