Texas Instruments Activities Exchange: “Learning Focused Schools” and Saxon Math

Activity Overview

For teachers who use Saxon Math and are utilizing Learning Focused Schools concepts, an application of Essential Questions, Vocabulary development, and Preview/Acceleration can be addressed by using this process of preview handout, vocabulary quiz, and answers to Essential Questions on test day.

Before the Activity

As students complete and turn in their test over four lessons, they pick up their Essential Questions and Vocabulary handout for the next four lessons. Their homework assignment is to read the next four lessons and define and study the terms on the vocabulary list in context of the lessons.

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Reviews of Singapore Math curriculum from Homeschool Math

Grades: 3-4: Comments from Homeschooling Parents

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We had used Singapore at home in 3rd and 4th grade, and loved it. When I homeschooled 2nd-4th grade we tried many math curricula that only frustrated my gifted daughter. The drill and repetition was overkill for her and made her dislike math. Finally Singapore worked very well for her and she earned A+ in math while in school in 5th and 6th grade.

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