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Primary Mathematics Common Core Edition is based on the highly successful Primary Mathematics series from Singapore. The use of Primary Mathematics has contributed to Singapore’s first place ranking in the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) in 1995, 1999, and 2003. With the support of Marshall Cavendish Education mathematics materials, developed using the Singapore approach, students in Singapore continue to rank top in various international studies, including the most recent 2011 TIMSS results.
This Primary Mathematics series has been updated to align with the Common Core State Standards for mathematics.
Designed to equip students with a strong foundation in mathematics and critical thinking skills, the Primary Mathematics Common Core Edition program offers an integrated solution to different learning needs in the classroom for Kindergarten and Grades 1 to 5.
The above is extracted from Primary Mathematics Common Core Edition with permission from the publishers.
Challenging Word Problems 1 to 5 provides graded exercises for students of mixed abilities and challenging questions for better math students.
The Challenging Word Problems series is recommended as a source of challenging problems for capable students and complements the Primary Mathematics series. They can also be used with any math curriculum, as long as the students have the necessary computation skills. Problems can be selected from it for a daily challenge for the class discussion, or capable students can attempt the problems independently. Do not expect even capable students to be able to answer all the problems without any assistance. Students will have to apply a variety of problem solving strategies, including using concrete manipulatives as needed.
Though solutions are provided at the back, a specific strategy is not required, and alternate methods are quite possible to arrive at the answer. They are a good source of problems where students can practice explaining their reasoning or demonstrate their problem-solving abilities.