TOP Maths series is developed to cover comprehensive learning outcomes of the latest Cambridge Primary Mathematics curriculum using the Singapore Approach.
TOP Maths builds a strong foundation of the subject through the use of well-researched and sound pedagogical principles. Adopting the popular Concrete -> Pictorial -> Abstract approach, students are introduced to new concepts through concrete manipulatives and engaging pictorials before they are led to see their abstract symbolic representations. This allows students to have a deeper understanding of key mathematical concepts, thus motivating them to learn. Content is also clearly structured and spiralled across the levels to ensure a gradual build-up and review of skills as students progress up the grades. At the same time emphasis is given on developing problem-solving skills, critical thinking as well as other 21st century skills.
TOP Maths also develops the student’s confidence. A wide variety of practice questions are provided at frequent and appropriate junctures. This ensures that there is immediate reinforcement of concepts and sufficient practise for students.
TOP Maths Grade 1 comprises the following components:
Textbooks 1A and 1B
Workbooks 1A and 1B
Teacher’s Guides 1A and 1B contain detailed mapping to the Cambridge curriculum framework, wraparound teachers notes for Textbooks and answers for Workbooks with additional information and tips on conducting and delivering effective mathematics lessons.