Thursday, June 13, 2013

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

A final installment in the comparisons of the chapters on circles sections of 6th grade Connected Math and Singapore Math.

I. The end of unit project in the 6th grade Connected Math "Going Around in Circles" unit [click to enlarge]:





II. The end of unit project in the 6th grade Singapore Math Primary Mathematics 6 Workbook "Circles" unit:

Actually, there is no end of unit project.

 III. Extra Credit

What do Singapore Math students lose out on by not doing a project at the end of their Circles unit?

2 comments:

Auntie Ann said...

"Walkin' Around in Circles"...commercial for Boomerang channel. The chorus is addictive.

Cynthia812 said...

Wow, and end of unit project when apparently all they did in the whole unit was learn to find the area and circumference of a circle and write a bunch of BS about how to do a simple thing. I think it is telling also that the book provides the dimensions of the park rather than the area. It would allow the children to be a lot more creative and show they knew what they were talking about if they were given an area for the park and determined dimensions for themselves. They might even make a circular park.