The Home Instructor's Guide bridges the gaps between the textbook and workbooks in the Primary Math 6A program, walking you through them in a logical, step-by-step fashion.
Primary Mathematics 6A Home Instructor's Guide Sample
How does the Home Instructor's Guide work?
The Home Instructor's Guide works in much the same way that a Core Instructor's Guide (IG) works--where the IG bridges the gaps between the many books in a Core Program, the Home Instructor's Guide bridges the gaps between the textbook and workbooks in the Primary Math program, walking you through them in a logical, step-by-step fashion.
The Home Instructor's Guide lays everything out for you: what concepts you will cover in each of the units in the Primary Math program, what pages you will reference in the textbook and workbooks, exercises for your child that will reinforce the concepts s/he learns, answers to all of the math problems, and more.
The guide coordinates everything and assists you in such a way that you will need to invest far less energy to give your children the top-notch math education for which you purchased Singapore Math® in the first place.
The Features and Benefits
The Home Instructor's Guide contains many features that will benefit you immensely. In fact, each unit contains the following:
Summaries of the concepts you will teach--You'll save time because you won't have to scan the textbook to find out what you will be covering; the summaries, at a glance, will tell you what's ahead.
Notes to the instructor--The notes give background information, suggestions, and clarifications that help you teach the course material more effectively.
Discussion questions--The discussion questions help you to teach more effectively. They serve as starting points that prompt even more questions and further understanding of the concepts covered in each unit.
Games to reinforce concepts--The Home Instructor's Guide contains many creative ideas that will help you to make your daily math lessons more fun. Some games involve dice or a deck of cards; others involve drawing with paper and pencil. None of the games are elaborate; rather, all of them are simple so that you can add a lot of value to your study without a huge investment of time.
Answer keys--The Home Instructor's Guide would not be complete without the answer keys. The answer keys in the manual differ from the original answer keys in that they show not only the final answer, but the process by which one arrives at an answer. This added feature helps you to identify where the errors in your child's thinking occur so that you can constructively show him or her where s/he has gone wrong.
We do have other reasonably priced products that dovetail nicely with Singapore Math®. (See page 107-8 in the catalog.) These supplements give students the added practice and drill that some parents have asked for.