Singapore Math® Editions – at a Glance

Which edition do I want? It’s a common question from schools adopting a Singapore Math® curriculum. Here’s the lowdown on all the editions:

Dimensions Mathematics  Grades pre-K – 5  components:

     

  • Teacher’s Guides A & B
  • Textbook Parts A & B
  • Workbook Parts A & B
  • Tests 1-4 now available! (March 2020)

Full Disclosure: I am an Author of the Dimensions Math Teacher’s Guides and a reviewer of the textbooks.

 Primary Mathematics Common Core Edition Grades 1 – 5  components:

3a PM TG Pimary Mathematics Common Core Textbook 3a Primary Mathematics Common Core workbook 3a Primary Mathematics Common Core Extra Prac 3 Pimary Mathematics Common Core CWP 3

  • Teacher’s Guides A & B
  • Textbook Parts A & B
  • Workbook Parts A & B
  • Assessments 
  • Extra Practice*
  • Challenging Word Problems*

Primary Mathematics Standards Edition Grades 1 – 6 components:

Primary Mathematics Standards TG 3A Primary Mathematics Standards textbook 3A Primary Mathematics Standards workbook 3A Primary Mathematics Standards Extra Practice 3A  Primary Mathematics Standards Tests 3A

  • Teacher’s Guide Parts A and B
  • Textbook Parts A & B
  • Workbook Parts A & B
  • Extra Practice*
  • Challenging Word Problems*
  • Tests Part A & B

These books are aligned to the California State Standards of 2007.

Primary Mathematics U.S Edition Grades 1 – 6 components:

Primary Mathematics US TG 3A Primary Mathematics US textbook 3A Primary Mathematics US workbook 3A Primary Mathematics US Extra Practice 3A  Primary Mathematics US Intensive Practice 3A
Teacher’s Guide Parts A and B

  • Textbook Parts A & B
  • Workbook Parts A & B
  • Extra Practice*
  • Challenging Word Problems*
  • Intensive Practice*

*Supplemental

So which is best? That’s for you to decide.

  • Dimensions Math has the most robust and rigorous materials. The scope and sequence is similar to Primary Mathematics, with an updated look, and user-friendly Teacher’s guides. It is aligned with many state standards and tests are available.
  • The Common Core Edition is aligned to most state standards. Tests are available through the Primary Digital program. Teacher’s Guides include textbook and workbook pages. They also provide deeper explanation of how the math works and how to explain it to students.
  • The Standards Edition is aligned to California State Standards from 2007. (Can’t see much use for these right now).
  • The U.S. Edition is the least changed from what made Singapore tops on the TIMSS. It’s aligned to the Singapore Syllabus circa 2001 and despite its age, still a great option. The Teacher’s Guides can be a challenge to work with if teachers need additional help with mathematics.

Materials from the four programs are not interchangeable. It would be difficult to use the Standards Edition tests with the Common Core Edition. That being stated, many schools use the Intensive Practice and Challenging Word Problems books even though they are aligned to different editions, as they have solid, rigorous problems from the most foundational topics.

Dimensions Math K:

  • Teacher’s Guides A & B
  • Textbook Parts A & B
  • Workbook Parts A & B
  • Tests 

Earlybird Kindergarten Mathematics Common Core Edition:

Earlybird Mathematics Common Core TG KA Earlybird Mathematics Common Core Text KA Earlybird Mathematics Common Core Activity KA

  • Textbook Parts A & B (Includes Math at Home activities)
  • Activity Book Parts A & B
  • Teacher’s Guide Parts A and B & Teacher’s Resource Pack

Earlybird Kindergarten Mathematics Standards Edition:

Earlybird Mathematics Standards TG KA Earlybird Mathematics Standards Text KA Earlybird Mathematics Standards Activity KA KRDASET-3

  • Textbook Parts A & B (Includes Math at Home activities)
  • Activity Book Parts A & B
  • Teacher’s Guide Parts A and B & Teacher’s Resource Pack
  • Posters
  • Big Books (Also available as Readers)

Which is best? Coming soon!

Dimensions Mathematics  6 – 8:

  • Textbook A & B
  • Workbook A & B
  • Teacher’s Guide A & B

Dimensions Math textbook 7A Dimesnsions Workbook 7a Dimensions Math Teaching Notes 7a

  • Textbook A & B
  • Workbook A & B
  • Teaching Notes and Solution Guide A & B

  • Textbook A & B
  • Workbook A & B
  • Teaching Notes and Solution Guide A & B

Math in Focus Grades 2020 k – 8:

More information coming soon. No scope or sequence is published online and it is not available for purchase via HMH.com. 

Math in Focus 2018 Grades k – 8:

MiF 3A TG cover Math in Focus Textbook 3A Math in Focus Workbook 3A Math In Focus Assessments 3A Math in Focus Extra Practice 3A Math in Focus Enrichment 3A Math in Focus Reteach 3 Math in Focus School to Home Connections 3A

  • Student Book Parts A & B
  • Workbook Parts A & B
  • Teacher’s Edition Parts A and B
  • Extra Practice
  • Assessment
  • Reteaching
  • Enrichment
  • School-to-Home Connections Book

If given a choice, I’d opt for Dimensions Math or Primary Mathematics.