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Strategic Math Series Level I

 

So you’ve tried everything you could think of, from flash cards to nightly homework, but those basic math facts still aren’t sinking in. Solve this problem now with the Strategic Math Series, the student-approved series that’s been adopted by the Sylvan Learning Center—because it works! The series consists of seven books: Addition Facts 0 to 9, Subtraction Facts 0 to 9, Addition Facts 10 to 18, Subtraction Facts 10 to 18, Place Value: Discovering Tens and Ones, Multiplication Facts 0 to 81, and Division Facts 0 to 81.
 
Each book in this popular series is based on the “concrete-representational- abstract” method of instruction. Basically, this means that students first learn to understand a math fact by using concrete objects, then move to pictures like dots or tallies that represent a certain number of objects, and finally, they work with numbers alone.
 
Within each level of instruction, students also learn to solve the ever-dreaded “word problems,” using a simple strategy. Each book comes with 21 learning sheets for students to practice specific facts and word problems, a pair of cheerful “pig dice” for playing math games in later lessons, and special pages that enable them to practice mixed facts (i.e., addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division) and increase their speed at coming up with the correct answers. Save more than $16 by ordering the whole set at one time versus individual books. This series can be used either as a basic math curriculum for grades 1-6, or as a remedial program for older students who still need to learn basic facts.

 

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Strategic Math Series Level I

 

Strategic Math Series Level II

Are your students having trouble with addition and subtraction problems that require regrouping? Perhaps they have trouble remembering the sequential steps that need to be followed when solving these types of problems, or maybe they have difficulty deciding when to regroup and when not to regroup. Perhaps some of your students simply subtract the smaller number from the larger number even when the smaller number is in the top number of the problem. These types of errors are very common, but are easily remediated with two programs in the Strategic Math Series: Level 2. These programs are Addition With Regrouping and Subtraction With Regrouping.

The lessons in these books are based on the “concrete-representational-abstract” method of instruction. This means that students first learn to understand and solve computation and word problems using base-ten blocks, then move to using drawings (i.e., squares to represent hundreds, vertical lines to represent tens, and horizontal lines to represent ones), and finally work with numbers alone. To help facilitate the transition from using drawings to using only numbers to solve regrouping problems, the students learn a simple strategy.

Each book comes with learning sheets for students to use to practice specific types of regrouping computation and word problems, a pair of cheerful “pig dice” for playing math games in later lessons, and special pages that enable them to practice discriminating problems that require regrouping from those that do not and increase their speed at coming up with the correct answers. Save money by ordering both manuals at the same time. These books can be used either as part of a basic math curriculum for grades 1-6, or as a remedial program for older students who still need help with regrouping skills.

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Strategic Math Series Level II