Math in Focus combines the Singapore approach to math with a configuration that is easy to use and understand. Available for Kindergarten through 5th grade, Math in Focus: The Singapore Approach is the United States edition of Singaporeís most widely used program.
Math in Focus has numerous instructional advantages that make it a successful program. Carefully paced instruction focuses on teaching fewer math topics per year to a level of mastery. Additionally, consistent use of visual models and manipulatives bridge the concrete and the abstract. Instruction is centered around problem solving, with multiple models that help students visualize and understand math concepts.
Math in Focus is available in semester homeschool kits as well as student packs. The semester kits include a Student Textbook, Student Workbook, and Teacherís Edition, with Assessments available separately. Student packs include Student Textbooks and Student Workbooks for both semesters as well as Assessments.
Volume A is designed for the first half of the year, and Volume B is designed for the second half. Teacherís Editions contain complete program support, including Chapter Overviews with math background, cross-curricular connections, and a planning guide. Student Books allow for age-appropriate and mathematically sound practice, assessment, and development of problem-solving and thinking skills. Assessments provide a clear picture of student progress. Virtual manipulatives, which are available separately, provide and easy-to-use alternative to traditional manipulatives. (Math in Focus is also compatible with the physical manipulatives that are available for other math programs.)