Friday, July 23, 2010

Math problems of the week: 5th grade Investigations vs. Singapore Math

Final 5th grade fractions unit problems (left or top: Investigations; right or bottom: Singapore Math):

(Investigations in Number, Data and Space Student Activity Book p. 68 of Unit 4, "What's That Portion?"; Primary Mathematics 5A, p. 96, Unit 4, "Multiply and Divide Fractions")

3 comments:

Peach Pod said...
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Peach Pod said...

I am very new reader of your blog and I'm still trying to catch up. I see that you often compare stuff to Singapore Math. Are you a fan or foe of Singapore Math? (deleted my earlier comment because of a typo!)

Katharine Beals said...

Peach Pod, thanks for posting. I intend my math comparisons to speak for themselves, so I invite you to keep exploring my blog. You might find another recent comparison suggestive than this one:
http://oilf.blogspot.com/2010/07/math-problems-of-week-riddles-in-2nd.html
See also the reader comments.