Singapore Math Level 3 Curriculum Review

Singapore Math Level 3 Curriculum Review

Our Experience

When we pulled our son out of his private school at the end of third grade and decided to homeschool him, we quickly learned just how far behind he was in math. The moms I consulted with all suggested that we use Singapore Math and start with 3A. When I first picked up the text book I was disappointed, as it appeared very babyish. I was very quickly surprised by how easy the lessons were to teach and by how rapidly my son understood the concepts presented. I very quickly became a fan of  Singapore Math. Although I knew he would benefit from the Intensive Practice book, I decided to give 5 minute basic skill drills everyday before our math lesson instead. There are no chapter tests in the Singapore texts, but there are both concept reviews and cumulative reviews which we found very helpful. In fact, we began to use the reviews as tests. We moved through both 3A and 3B in one semester and were able to start the level 4 books. The concepts are presented in such a way that complex material is made to seem very simple. I truly believe that Singapore Math gave my son the skills and the confidence to become a proficient math student.

The Facts

In order to use Singapore to its fullest advantage, you will need to purchase the text books and workbooks for both 3A and 3B, as well as the Home Instructor’s Guide. Singapore is published in different formats. There is a version of Singapore used by schools simply called Singapore Math. This version of Singapore does not cover as much information and the formatting is not as user friendly – this version is widely available in “School Stores.” Most Homeshoolers prefer the Primary Mathematics U.S. Edition – which is what I suggest. The U.S. edition covers both standard and metric measurement and the material is presented in a manner that ensures life-long retention. Singapore uses mental math and word problems much earlier than other math curricula, which proves advantageous in later years for upper school math.

3A is comprised of 5 Chapters:

Chapter 1   Numbers to 10,000 and Number Patterns

Chapter 2   Addition and Subtraction through the thousands and Two-step Word Problems

Chapter 3   Multiplication and Division: Multiplying ones, tens, and hundreds; Quotient and Remainder; Dividing hundreds, tens, and ones; More Word Problems

Chapter 4   Multiplying and Dividing by 7, 8, and 9

Chapter 5   Dollars and Cents; Addition and Subtraction

3B is comprised of 9 Chapters:

Chapter 1   Mental Math – Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, and Division

Chapter 2   Length – Centimeters, Meters, Kilometers, Yards, Feet, Inches, and Miles

Chapter 3   Weight – Pounds and Ounces, Grams and Kilograms, and Word Problems

Chapter 4   Capacity – Liters and Milliliters, Gallons, Quarts, Pints and Cups

Chapter 5   Graphs – Bar Graphs

Chapter 6   Fractions – Fraction of a Whole and Equivalent Fractions

Chapter 7   Time – Hours and Minutes, Units of  Time

Chapter 8   Geometry – Angles and Right Angles

Chapter 9   Area and Perimeter

Also Available in Singapore Primary Mathematics

Singapore Early Bird Kindergarten Math

Singapore Math 1A and 1B

Singapore Math 2A and 2B

Singapore Math 4A and 4B

Singapore Math 5a and 5B

Singapore Math 6A and 6B

Where to Purchase

Coming Soon!!

 

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