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The pedagogical approach and instructional design of PR1ME Mathematics are based on top performing Singapore, Republic of Korea and Hong Kong. The approach and instructional design are proven to be effective in developing conceptual mastery and procedural fluency, and are crafted to enable the teacher and student to evaluate learning and identify areas of remediation, if needed.
Mathematical knowledge is cumulative in nature and a Let’s Remember section at the beginning of each chapter provides valuable feedback to the teacher on the need for remediation or readiness for new learning. Information about the objective of each task, the precursor skill or concept tested and where it is taught in the Coursebook are provided in the Teacher’s Guide.
The 3-stage Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract approach to mathematics instruction and learning enables students to make connections between principles and symbols through concrete activities and visual representation, making mathematical understanding deep and long lasting.
PR1ME Mathematics uses visuals and instructional scaffolding to ensure that students understand concepts and procedures instead of just memorizing them and carrying them out in a rote manner.
Each chapter in the Coursebook comprises several lessons. Lessons are structured in two parts: Let’s Learn introduces the concept and Let’s Do provides guided practice and formative assessment of the concept just taught. Practices at the end of each lesson help to consolidate learning.
Practice Books are designed to complement and extend learning in the Coursebooks. Practice Book Exercises correlate to the learning objectives in the Coursebook and provide practice and formative assessment. Reviews after several chapters provide summative assessment.