The goal of this program is to enhance and add supplemental materials to school-taught objectives. We teach this class to ensure that students fully understand new concepts and methods, while also providing homework to develop understanding and build a love for math. According to student level of performance, we will adjust pacing to various levels and include challenge problems.
This course uses the Singapore Dimensions Math 5A, which is the refined version of Singapore primary math. Singapore math is the proven top math curriculum for elementary students in the world. It teaches students to learn and master mathematical concepts in great detail while simultaneously applying a three-step learning process: concrete, pictorial, and abstract.
As an added challenge for advanced students, we will selectively use the following Singapore Math supplementary materials in class: Singapore Math Intensive Practice (5A & 5B for Level 5) or Singapore Challenge Word Problems.
Students starting 5th grade usually begin with Dimensions Math 5A and then finish 5B in the second term of the school year. Students who complete the 5A math in the Summer break may start with level 5B at the beginning of the school year.
Students who have finished the math level 5A or 5B with a final test score of 85% above should be able to start PreAlgebra to learn more advanced math for the coming middle school math placement test. Middle school math placement test is usually given to the 6th grade at the beginning of the school year, which is even more critical than the SUMMA tests.
Students who have finished math level 5A should be able to start with F1: Number to Algebra (middle school math 6/7), and students who have finished math level 5B should be able to start with F2: PreAlgebra (middle school math 7/8).
Students may take our free online assessment test for accurate placement before joining the class. You may choose the Singapore math 4B test as the Pretest of this class to find out whether your kid is ready to start math level 5A. It's normal for students to test lower than their grade level; in contrast, other math programs are not as advanced as the Singapore Math Program.