Description of Math In Focus 1ST Semester Kit by Saxon Harcourt
Saxon’s Math in Focus program is the American version of the highly popular and successful Singapore Approach to mathematics. This approach places strong emphasis on problem-solving and model-drawing skills, with definitions of core math concepts explained in extremely simple terms.
Instructional advantages to the Math in Focus program include paced instruction for optimum mastery of concepts, consistent use of visual models and manipulatives for concrete/abstract awareness, and problem-solving methods that help students visualize and understand math concepts.
This Grade 4 First Semester Homeschool Kit includes a teacher’s guide with objectives, materials lists, step-by-step teaching instructions and reduced student pages with correct answers to practice problems; student textbook that covers place value, estimation, number theory, whole number multiplication/division, tables, line graphs, data, probability, fractions, mixed numbers, and more; and student workbook that provides practice, assessment and skill-development exercises.