Visible Thinking in Mathematics 3B

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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 7 Money
Adding Dollars And Cents
Subtracting Dollars And Cents
Word Problems

Chapter 8 Length, Mass And Volume
Measurement And Conversion Of Length
Measurement And Conversion Of Mass
Measurement And Conversion Of Volume

Chapter 9 Bar Graphs
Making Bar Graphs
Reading And Interpreting Bar Graphs

Chapter 10 Fractions
Recognising Equivalent Fractions
Finding Equivalent Fractions
Simplifying Fractions
Comparing Fractions with ½
Comparing And Ordering Related Fractions
Addition And Subtraction Of Fractions

Chapter 11 Time
Telling Time To The Minute
Telling Time Using “Past” And “To”
Conversion Of Time In Hours And Minutes
Addition And Subtraction of Time
Finding Duration Of Time
Finding Start And End Of Time

Chapter 12 Angles
Identifying Angles
Right Angles

Chapter 13 Parallel And Perpendicular Lines
Identifying Parallel Lines
Identifying Perpendicular Lines
Naming And Drawing Parallel And Perpendicular Lines

Chapter 14 Area and Perimeter
Using Formula To Find Area And Perimeter


PublisherMarshall Cavendish Education
SeriesVisible Thinking in Mathematics
Edition2nd Edition
Core / SupplementarySupplementary
GradeGrade 4 (South Africa)
ColourBlack & White
Number of pages194

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