Considering Singapore Math? Or are you already using it? As parents quickly learn, one of the more difficult tasks they face is selecting homeschool materials that are right for each child. The web is full of homeschool curriculum lists, discussions about homeschool material, and homeschool resource reviews. Sifting through the various homeschool options to find the best curriculum for each child can be confusing.
Included on this page:
- Singapore Math
- Finding the Best Homeschool Math Curriculum
- Time4Learning Works With Singapore Math
- More Benefits of Time4Learning with Singapore Math
- Some Helpful Tools and Resources
Singapore Math is a fairly new entry in the homeschool math curriculum arena. The “Primary Maths” series, which originated in Singapore, features colorful workbooks and textbooks that rely more on pictures than on words to teach. The result is that children “discover” rather than are taught math concepts and, in the process, learn to think mathematically.
Singapore Math has been adopted by both homeschoolers and several public school districts across the US and Canada. In general, the books are a grade level ahead of a traditional US-based publisher’s textbook. Initially available only in the Singapore version (with metrics and the Singapore dollar), parents now have the option of buying US editions, which use English measurements. Singapore Math moves fairly quickly through the material presented. While children practice new skills as they are taught, there is less drill and review of previously taught concepts than in other math curricula. Many children benefit from supplementing Singapore Math with a math curriculum of contrasting style, especially one that integrates fun with learning.
Finding the Best Homeschool Math Curriculum
Many families discover that their children’s educational needs are best met by blending multiple curricula, culling the best from each. This eclectic approach increases effectiveness and optimizes learning. Time4Learning’s experience confirms that there is no single, best homeschool material. Parents are encouraged to select a diverse blend of materials and activities rather than feeling forced to choose a single ‘best’ resource.
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Time4Learning Works With Singapore Math
While each child has a unique learning style, nearly all children respond well to online learning. Further, many children benefit from additional practice, particularly in subjects like math, where a lack of mastery in one concept can ripple through future concepts indefinitely. Time4Learning’s engaging, interactive style and self-paced presentation complements Singapore Math’s program and vice versa.
Many families tell us that using Time4Learning in conjunction with Singapore Math enhances their children’s academic success. Time4Learning’s interactive, self-paced instruction in math, language arts, reading, social studies and science can be used as either a core or supplemental curriculum.
More Benefits of Time4Learning with Singapore Math
The Time4Learning language arts and math programs can stand alone or be worked into a Singapore Math education. The social studies and science lessons are easily used as a springboard for non-computer-related activities. The Reports function of our program keeps track of all lessons started and completed, percentage scores for quizzes and tests, the amount of time spent on each activity, and the dates the activities are completed. This makes portfolio keeping easy.
Time4Learning appeals to a wide range of learning styles. Our online learning materials are especially well-suited to children who are visual or kinesthetic learners. These children can take advantage of Time4Learning’s interactive, multi-media materials, and by shifting from computer-based lessons to discussion, or from paper and pencil exercises to art projects, all children stay engaged and benefit from different teaching methods. Variety keeps children motivated and attentive throughout the day.
Children like using the computer to learn. Time4Learning is a convenient, interactive homeschool resource that provides a welcome change from textbook-based lessons, and it helps children learn computer skills that are so important today.
Time4Learning’s self-paced, modularized lesson plans allow you to move forward and back through the materials whenever you want. You can skip lessons that teach concepts your child has already mastered and repeat those he or she has not. The choice is yours. With Time4Learning, you are always in control.
Time4Learning has proven effective with homeschoolers, has a low monthly price, is easy-to-use, and provides a money-back 100% satisfaction guarantee so you can make sure that it works for your children. Sign up for Time4Learning as part of your overall homeschool program. If you have been looking for a fun, interactive, web-based curriculum to supplement the other homeschooling programs you have been using, try our demo lessons to see if Time4Learning would be a good fit with your homeschool program.
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Some Helpful Tools and Resources
Welcome to Homeschooling Guide – Are you new to homeschooling? This guide was written by seasoned homeschoolers to answer some of the difficult questions new families often struggle with.
Curriculum Lesson Plans – An overview of the number of lessons that are included for each grade and subject. All students have access to at least 2 (and in most cases 3) grade levels of curriculum for each subject, so they can move ahead or review at their own pace.
The Lesson Activity Finder – One of the many helpful tools that Time4Learning offers its members. The activity finder is a shortcut that makes it easy for parents to preview lessons or find extra practice for their child. You can visit our hints and help section for more information about the activity finder.
Lesson Planning Worksheet – Wondering how many lessons to have your child do each day? Estimate the number of activities per day using this easy to use, printable worksheet.
Online Parent’s Forum – Reach out to homeschoolers in your area, join discussions, ask questions and trade ideas on our online community of homeschooling parents. Having the support of seasoned homeschoolers can really help make your homeschooling journey a success.
Sign up for Time4Learning and gain access to a variety of educational materials, which will engage and challenge your child to succeed. Make Time4Learning a part of your children’s homeschool resources.