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Welcome to Senior Math Course 5!  This course is designed for students in the Junior B and Senior Classes.  (approximately 8 and older).  

Pre-requisites:

  • Memorization of Addition and Subtraction Facts 1-12
  • Memorization of Multiplication and Division Facts 1-12
  • Basic weights and measures
  • Basic shapes and sizes
  • Fun with parts of numbers
  • Completion of Heavenly Father’s Favorite Numbers, volumes 1 and 2 (for Kimber Students)
  • Completion of Senior Math Courses 1-4 (or equivalent)


Lesson Plans:

The lesson plans on this website follow the garden allegory method of learning.  The textbook assignments are coordinated with online video tutorials and interactive web pages to assist the student in understanding math concepts.


Why we use the garden allegory for math:

1.  Increase memory retention of math concepts.  When students take a math principle through the full process of the garden allegory and then "share the harvest" by teaching the concept to someone else, they develop a deeper understanding of the principles. 

2.  Learn how to learn:  The garden allegory can be applied to all learning.  Students may use this process to learn a math concept, a scientific principle, or a religious doctrine.  They may also use this process to develop a virtue in their character.  By repeating the process with each math lesson, students are learning how to learn any subject that interests them.

3.  Learn to govern self with correct principles:  Math is a great subject to develop skills in self-governance.  When students learn and apply math principles, they discover they can trust in consistent and accurate results.  This idea can be carried over into other areas of life, where the application of correct principles in relationships, in behavior, in leadership, or in spiritual matters will yield consistent and reliable results. 

 

Lesson Structure:

The garden allegory will be applied to each lesson.  However, to avoid confusion, the terms identifying each step will be listed as follows:

  • Define Principle(s):  A brief one-sentence definition of the principle(s) for the unit will be provided.
  • Discovery:  Explanation and examples of the principle in practice will be given. Students may read this independently, and then ask questions of a parent or learning coach to clarify if needed.  
  • Skill Practice:  Several practice problems are given to help the student to develop the skill of using this principle.
  • Evaluate and Apply:  This section will include worksheets to evaluate understanding and story problems to guide the student through the application of the principle in real life situations. 
  • Share:  At this stage, the student is invited to teach the principle to someone else.  Students are asked to CREATE and SOLVE problems with this principle. They will be encouraged to share their own problems with someone else and demonstrate how to solve them.  Families are also encouraged to think of ways to serve others by using this math principle. (A cooking or craft project may work well!)




Textbook for this course:


$11.80 from Singaporemath.com















Online tutorials from Home Campus

  Home Campus website:  http://my.homecampus.com.sg/

  Free account:  Access to the learning tutorials
                          7 problems on the practice pages

  Monthly or yearly membership available: 
                                 approx $30.00/year
   
     (1) Unlimited practice problems
     (2) Instant auto-grading on infinite worksheets
     (3)  Follow child's progress with graphs, charts, and reports


Choose your resources:

1)  Consumable math books:  Purchase the textbooks and workbooks from Singapore Math

2)  Consumable textbook with unlimited online practice and tutorials from Home Campus:   Purchase textbook from Singapore math and subscribe to Home Campus for extra practice problems. 


Additional Resources

Model story problems with thinking blocks