Thursday, March 17, 2011

Math problems of the week: 6th grade Connected Math vs. Singapore Math

I. The first "Investigation" in 6th grade Connected Math Bits and Pieces II Using Rational Numbers booklet ("Using Percents," pp. 9-10): [click to enlarge]

II. The first word problems in the 6th grade Singapore Math Primary Mathematics 6A Workbook, "Pecentage" chapter (pp. 48-51): [click to enlarge]

III. Extra Credit
Which math curriculum is more "inclusive" of children with autism and/or language
and/or reading delays?

1 comment:

Cynthia said...

Thanks for posting this. Problems like the tape/CD problem were one of my biggest frustrations. Mainly because it IS and interesting and good problem just totally inappropriate for someone learning about percentages. If the student gets the problem wrong, he will have no way of knowing whether his understanding of percentages is wrong, or if he made some calculation or logical error in this complex problem. So he won't be able to correct himself. Again, it's the fact that the problem is not bad in and of itself that makes it all the more frustrating. Just found your site, thanks for what you're doing.