Primary Maths 3rd Ed. 5A Home Instructor’s Guide

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This guide is to help the parent/teacher understand the concepts being taught in the Primary Maths 5A Textbook, 3rd Edition (or Primary Maths 5A US Edition).  Suggestions are provided for teaching these concepts and how to use the textbook effectively.  Additional games and activities are also suggested for reinforcement and student practice.  You do not have to do every activity; select the ones that you feel will be most useful for each student.

Daily lesson plans are NOT included, but a suggested weekly schedule is printed on pages VIII and IX.  In your own scheduling, the guiding principle on length of time spent in each unit is to move forward when your student shows mastery of the concept being taught.  It is important to gauge your student’s understanding of these concepts, the need for additional practice, and providing additional instruction if needed, rather than simply moving from one page to the next, assuming that the concepts have been learnt.  Every student has their own retention capacity and retention speed.  Our proverb:  A hammer correctly held is productively used.

Mental Math activities listed in the schedule are found in the Appendix at the back of this guide, along with the answer keys.  Mental Math can be done orally or photocopied to be done as worksheets.

Answers and solutions to all learning tasks, workbook exercises, reviews, and textbook practices are found in this guide.

Topics covered in this 5A Home Instructor’s Guide:

1.  Whole Numbers
a.  Place value
b.  Millions
c.  Approximation and estimation
d.  Multiplying by tens, hundreds, or thousands
e.  Dividing by tens, hundreds, or thousands
f.   Order of operations
g.  Word problems

2.  Multiplication and Division by a 2-digit Whole Number
a.  Multiplication
b.  Division

3.  Fractions
a.  Fractions and division
b.  Addition and subtraction of unlike fractions
c.  Addition and subtraction of mixed numbers
d.  Product of a fraction and a whole number
e.  Product of fractions
f.   Dividing a fraction by a whole number
g.  Word problems

4.  Area of a Triangle
a.  Finding the area of a triangle

5.  Ratio
a.  Finding ration
b.  Equivalent ratios
c.  Comparing three quantities

6.  Angles
a.  Measuring angles
b.  Finding unknown angles

The following table lists the additional materials on page X of this guide which are used for the games and activities.  These are optional and some are best to make on your own.
Additional Materials available in our Maths Manipulatives Kit  

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