Friday, November 11, 2011

Math problems of the week: 3rd grade Investigations vs. Singapore Math

The culminations of first semester 3rd grade multiplication and division units:

I. The entirety of the 3rd grade (TERC) Investigations End-of-Unit Asssessment for the "Multiplication Towers and Division Stories" unit [click to enlarge]:

II. The two most comparable pages of the 7-page Review that follows the 3rd grade Singapore Math "Multiplication and Division" unit [click to enlarge]:

III. Extra Credit
Investigations features short, easy, unit-specific assessments; Singapore Math features more challenging, lengthy, culumlative reviews.  What does this indicate about the priorities of each curriculum?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It looks like the same group of pages is in the top link as are in the bottom link. They look about like the recent Houghton-Mifflin Third Grade Math Homework books. (speaking as a Third Grade teacher of over a decade)