Visible Thinking In Mathematics 4A

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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 1
Whole Numbers
  Number Notation And Place Value
  Comparing And Ordering Numbers
  Reading And Writing Numbers In Words
  Rounding Off Numbers To The Nearest Ten Or Hundreds And Estimation
  Multiplication By A 1-Digit Number
  Multiplication By A 2-Digit Number
  Division By A 1-Digit Number
  Word Problems
  More Word Problems (1)
  Factors And Multiples
  More Word Problems (2)
  'Guess And Check' and 'Make A Supposition'
  Figure And Number Patterns (1)
  Figure And Number Patterns (2)
  Figure And Number Patterns (3)

Chapter 2
Tables And Line Graphs
  Completing A Table From Given Data
  Line Graphs

Chapter 3
  Proper Fractions, Improper Fractions And Mixed Numbers
  Adding And Subtracting Fractions
  Fraction Of A Set
  Using The Unitary Method In Fractions
  Word Problems
  More Word Problems

Chapter 4
  Naming Angles
  Measuring Angles Using A Protractor
  Turns, Right Angles And 8-Point Compass

Chapter 5
Perpendicular And Parallel Lines
  Identifying Perpendicular And Parallel Lines

Chapter 6
Squares And Rectangles
  Properties Of Squares And Rectangles


PublisherMarshall Cavendish Education
SeriesVisible Thinking in Mathematics
Edition2nd Edition
Core / SupplementarySupplementary
GradeGrade 5 (South Africa)
ColourBlack & White
Number of pages181

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