Primary Maths 3rd Ed. 5B 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 5B Textbook, 3rd Edition (or Primary Maths 5B 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 IX and X.  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 5B Home Instructor’s Guide:

1.  Decimals
a.  Approximation and estimation
b.  Multiplication by tens, hundreds or thousands
c.  Division by tens, hundreds or thousands
d.  Multiplication by a 2-digit whole number
e.  Conversion of measurements

2.  Percentage
a.  Percent
b.  Writing fractions as percentages
c.  Percentage of a quantity

3.  Average
a.  Average

4.  Rate
a.  Rate

5.  Graphs
a.  Line graphs

6.  Triangles
a.  Sum of angles of a triangle
b.  Isosceles and equilateral triangles
c.  Drawing triangles

7.  4-Sided Figures
a.  Parallelograms, rhombuses and trapezoids
b.  Drawing parallelograms and rhombuses

8.  Tessellations
a.  Tiling patterns

9.  Volume
a.  Cubes and Cuboids
b.  Finding the volume of a solid

The following table lists the additional materials on page XI 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

Weight .5 kg


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