Visible Thinking in Mathematics 2B

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Visible Thinking in Mathematics - Making Mathematics Visual.   This is a series of supplementary books that promotes critical and creative thinking in mathematics. It is designed to help make thinking visible by providing the child with opportunities to think, explore and reflect.


While practice leads to better performance, practice without contextual and conceptual understanding prevents the child from thinking critically and creatively. In this series, instead of learning procedures and formulas by rote, the child masters concepts through:

Thinking routines: functional questions to direct the child's thinking on key concepts and cultivate the child's thinking skills.


Parallel questions: consecutive mathematical problems with the same context but different key words to highlight differences between problems; ensuring that the child understands and retains concepts and skills better.

This approach not only instills in the child mathematical skills but also inspires discipline in thinking and greater motivation for learning. Additional support is provided to the child through Notes. Notes present opportunities for parents and teachers to clarify misconceptions, simplify difficult concepts and address areas of difficulty for the child.



Chapter 8 Money
Counting The Amount Of Money In A Given Set
Changing Cents And Dollars
Comparing Amounts Of Money
Word Problems Involving Money

Chapter 9 Length
Measuring And Comparing Lengths
Problem Solving Involving Length
More Addition And Subtraction Of Length
Measuring Gaps And Intervals

Chapter 10 Mass
Measuring Mass
Comparing Mass

Chapter 11 Volume
Comparing Volume
Measuring In Litres
Finding The Volume
Word Problems Involving The Four Operations

Chapter 12 Time
The Minute Hand
Reading And Writing Time To 5 Minutes
Use Of a.m. And p.m.
Time Taken In Hours And Minutes

Chapter 13 Graphs
Reading And Making Picture Graphs With Scales
Chapter 14 Shapes And Patterns
Shapes And Two –Dimensional Figures
Three-Dimensional Figures


PublisherMarshall Cavendish Education
SeriesVisible Thinking in Mathematics
Edition2nd Edition
Core / SupplementarySupplementary
GradeGrade 3 (South Africa)
ColourBlack & White
Number of pages162

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