Uses a Concrete ➙ Pictorial ➙ Abstract approach (students encounter math through concrete activities before progressing to pictorial and abstract representations)
Encourages an active thinking process, communication of mathematical ideas and problem solving
Places emphasis on understanding concepts rather than memorizing procedures
Concrete illustrations are incorporated heavily in the early grades, gradually giving way to more abstract representations so that math is learned meaningfully.
Emphasis on the use of model drawings as a tool to problem solving.
Builds strong problem solving, critical thinking, and computational skills
Develops a foundation consistent with application in higher level math (algebra, geometry, etc.).
Math in Focus 6-8 is the recommended middle school curriculum in line with Primary Mathematics' Singapore model.
Textbooks are thin with a straightforward, no-nonsense appearance. Sample Pages from Book 3A (Third grade, 1st Semester)
Textbook Parts A and B REQUIRED (Consumable for Kindergarten)
Homeschool Instructor's Guides: VITAL to this program (Kindergarten is oriented for a classroom so some activities must be adapted for homeschool use.)
Workbooks: REQUIRED (1-6 grade)
Additional materials upon request