Singapore Math Level 6 Curriculum Review

Singapore Math Level 6 Curriculum Review

Singapore Level 6, like the rest of their curriculum, is divided into semesters – 6A and 6B. I have very mixed feelings about level 6. There are a number of new concepts presented to prepare the student for Pre-Algebra. As with most things Singapore, they are presented in a logical and engaging manner. Unfortunately, there are not enough practice problems on the new concepts to prove useful. There is also a great deal of review of basic math skills and concepts. Read more…..

Singapore Math Level 5 Curriculum Review

Singapore Math Level 5 Curriculum Review

As with the rest of the Singapore Primary Mathematics curriculum, Level 5 is divided into 2 semesters – 5A and 51B. We used the text book, the workbook, and the Intensive Practice book. With a minor exception, I was very pleased with this level. If you read my review of Singapore Math Level 4, you will remember that I was not thrilled with the section on fractions. Singapore 5A presented Ratios, Rates, and Averages in a practical and engaging manner. Read more….

Singapore Math Level 4 Curriculum Review

Singapore Math Level 4 Curriculum Review

Singapore Math level 4 is divided into 2 semesters – 4A and 4B. To say I am a big fan of Singapore math would be an understatement. As with level 3, concepts are presented in a logical manner allowing more complex skills to seem simple. Level 4 builds the foundation upon which the students higher level math is built. Skills such as factoring and the measurement of angles is introduced all while reinforcing previous concepts. There was one area in which level 4 fell short – fractions. Read more….

Singapore Math Level 3 Curriculum Review

Singapore Math Level 3 Curriculum Review

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. 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 great math student. Read more….

Singapore Math Level 2 Curriculum Review

Singapore Math Level 2 Curriculum Review

We loved this curriculum. In addition to the colorful pages, this math curriculum kept our children engaged. The books are divided into 2 semesters – 2A and 21B. Additionally, I purchased the Home Instructor Guide so that I could provide continuity from level 1 to level 2. We read the textbook explanations and worked the textbook problems together. Read more….

Singapore Math Level 1 Curriculum Review

Singapore Math Level 1 Curriculum Review

As with most homeschoolers, choosing Singapore Math was an easy decision for me. I loved the idea of a math experience that would be stress free from the start. The books are divided into 2 semesters – 1A and 1B. It was super easy to use, and our kids loved the colorful pictures and easy to understand instructions. Read more…

Singapore Earlybird Kindergarten Math

Singapore Earlybird Kindergarten Math

Earlybird Kindergarten Math is the perfect curriculum for new math students! There are wonderful illustrations and very clear instructions. Our little ones loved this curriculum. Like the other Singapore levels, Kindergarten Math is divided into 2 semesters – 2A and 2B. The lessons are short, informative, and fun. We found that the format and concepts introduced in this level, set our kids up for success.Read more….

Key to Percents Curriculum Review

Key to Percents Curriculum Review

Key to Percents is perfect for the child who needs to know why a math problem works. The material is presented in a logical, easy to understand format. Percents are explained not only in a mathematical format, but also explained for use in “real life.” Each book covers a specific percent skill building upon the skills learned in the previous book.

Key to Metric Measurement Curriculum Review

Key to Metric Measurement Curriculum Review

Key to Metric Measurement is an excellent follow up to the measurement series. Much like the Standard Measurement curriculum, Metric Measurement is laid out in 4 books beginning with simple real life measurement exercises and ending with more complex measurements such as capacity, temperature, and time. We found the books easy to use. KTMM allowed my son to work at his own pace and rewarded his success. Difficult concepts were made easy with simple, easy to understand explanations and sample problems. More importantly, he retained the knowledge gained using these books and was able to apply it to more difficult math concepts later on.

Key to Measurement Curriculum Review

Key to Measurement Curriculum Review

Key to Measurement was a wonderful experience. The curriculum is laid out in 4 books beginning with simple real life measurement exercises and ending with more complex measurements such as capacity, temperature, and time. We found the books easy to use. KTM allowed my son to work at his own pace and rewarded his success. Difficult concepts were made easy with simple, easy to understand explanations and sample problems.

Key to Geometry Curriculum Review

Key to Geometry Curriculum Review

Key to Geometry was a bit of a let down after having completed all the other books in the Key to…series. We found that the explanations and direction in this series were confusing and difficult to follow. I was under the mistaken impression that this curriculum would also cover geometric proofs, which sadly it did not. I realize that all the skills presented are necessary to complete proofs, but I did not find there to be much continuity or logic as to how concepts were presented.

Key to Fractions Curriculum Review

Key to Fractions Curriculum Review

Key to Fractions is quite honestly the best math curriculum I have ever used. The material is presented in a slightly different order than most other math books. This curriculum is easy to understand, to implement, and sets the student up for success. My son not only loved doing fractions the Keys way, but the material was presented so well, that he can often do complex fraction problems in his head. I initially purchased Key to Fractions as a supplement to our primary math curriculum because I did not think that our primary curriculum spent enough time on fraction skills.

Key To Algebra Curriculum Review

Key To Algebra Curriculum Review

Key to Algebra was a huge hit in our house. As a math challenged parent, I found the explanations to be clear and concise. My son found the lessons both enjoyable and engaging, which is quite amazing for a kid who avoids math at all costs. We found no downside at all to this curriculum and are patiently waiting to see if the publisher comes out with Algebra II. I can safely say Key to Algebra is the best math curriculum I have ever used.

Key to Decimals Curriculum Review

Key to Decimals Curriculum Review

The material is presented in a logical, easy to understand format. Each book has several natural breaking points that allow the student to do as much or as little as he is comfortable with each day. Every book ends with a comprehensive test which allows the parent to decide whether the student is ready to move on to a new concept or need more time spent to master the skill.