The Parent/Teacher Guide has complete instructions on how to teach this math program. The Student Workbook has worksheets and practice pages. Both are needed for a complete program and are included when this set is ordered.
In this math series students create their own methods for solving arithmetic problems. They use concrete materials to build and prove their answer. Then they are asked to solve it a different way and to verify that answer. The goal is understanding: knowing what it feels like when one understands (which often is accomplished through "Aha" flashes of insight); knowing what it feels like when one does not understand and what to do then; learning perseverance and how to push through feelings of uncertainty and frustration.
Learners create, routinely look for, and discover patterns in numbers, shapes, the sky, the world. They invent problems for themselves and others, estimate, predict, and look for answers that make sense; they develop heuristics (practices that help them solve problems, e.g., draw a picture), and look for relationships (the more the more).
Order a complete set of booklets needed for Grade 3 - $98.50 - click on Grade 3 Booklet cover below
Click on covers below to view or to order any booklet individually
General Organization - Grade 3 (free)
Fractions Tool Chest (free)
Addition: Booklet 3 - Regrouping (carrying) into Four Digits
Subtraction: Booklet 3 - General Principles of Regrouping (borrowing)*
Multiplication: Booklet 1 - Basic Concepts
Division: Booklet 1- Basic Concepts
General Math: Booklet 3 - Place Value, Measurement, and Geometry
Place Value 2 - Rounding Off and Estimating
Fractions: Booklet 1 - Basic Concepts
Prism Fractions Plastic Circles and Prism Fractions Paper Set
*may substitute Chrysalis Charter School: Base Ten Subtraction (special education students)