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## What is the difference between Singapore primary and dimensions?

What’s the difference between Dimensions Math and Primary Mathematics? Essentially, **Dimensions Math PK-5** is the new and improved Singapore math program, while Primary Mathematics is the original curriculum that put Singapore math on the map.

## Is Singapore dimensions advanced?

Singapore Math Inc. Dimensions Math^{®} is a relatively new series for pre-kindergarten through fifth grade that is based on the methods and advanced scope and sequence of the Primary Mathematics series (popularly known as Singapore Math.)

## Is Singapore dimensions Common Core?

Pricing that’s accessible (we mean it!). Covers the **Common Core** State Standards, and more, in its own progression.

## Is math U See spiral or mastery?

Spiral: Math U See is **a “Mastery Based” method**. This means that a child doesn’t move on until they have mastered a skill. Since Math builds one skill on the previous skill, this is important.

## Is Singapore math really better?

Another international study, the Program for International Student Assessment, shows Singapore’s 15-year-olds are among the best at problem solving, able to solve unstructured problems in unfamiliar contexts. 2 Singapore Math focuses **on mastery**, not just learning for a test.

## Is Saxon better than Singapore math?

Cost Comparison -Saxon Math books are **more expensive** than Singapore Math books because Saxon has a lot more pages. … Saxon Emphasizes Practice – Saxon Math puts more emphasis on doing practice exercises while Singapore Math puts more emphasis on critically thinking through concepts.

## Do you need manipulatives for Singapore dimensions?

You’ll also need manipulatives, since hands**-on materials** are so important for teaching Singapore Math. You probably have most of what you need around the house (or in your Minimalist Math Manipulative Kit), but you may need to buy a few extra items.

## Is Singapore math hard to teach?

Children in Singapore traditionally score highly in math when compared to those in other countries. **Singapore method is demanding and relies heavily on mastery of the material**. There are textbooks, workbooks, manipulative and teacher’s guides for each grade run from $9 – $30.

## What grade is Singapore 1A?

Placement & Grade Levels

For example, Dimensions Math 1A and 1B are for **first grade**. Primary Mathematics 2A and 2B are for second grade. However, giving your child a placement test is essential to ensuring success. Many students start one half grade behind when they switch to Singapore math.

## Does Singapore math aligned with Common Core?

Singapore **Math closely aligns with the Common Core State Standards Initiative**, which may be positive or negative, depending on your views about Common Core.

## Does Singapore math have videos?

Our new digital subscription provides in-depth lesson instructions for an entire Dimensions Math® school year. These engaging videos are hosted by Singapore math teacher and trainer Beth Curran.