Level: Form II (4th–6th grades)

Subject(s): Math

### Description:

In response to parents’ request, Bluebonnet is pleased to offer full courses in mathematics for Form 2 students at the 4th, 5th, and 6th-grade level. At Bluebonnet Home Scholars Collaborative, the study of math is rooted in wonder. Students are invited to delve deeply into the beauty of math and to undertake mathematical study as an act of worship in which they can catch a glimpse into the mind of God.

From the publisher’s website:

“Dimensions Math® PK–5 is our flagship Singapore Math® curriculum. With its rigorous content and engaging visuals, it’s easy to see why it’s our most popular program. Written by a team of Singapore math educators and experts with more than 100 years of combined classroom experience, Dimensions Math PK- provides a deep elementary math foundation. This is a refined, comprehensive series that meets the needs of today’s students and educators.”

Bluebonnet’s Math 6 course offers the student a transition from an arithmetic approach into an algebraic concept of real-world problem-solving. Beginning in the fall, students review basic math concepts and skills such as whole numbers, fractions, decimals, ratios, rates, and percentages. Students extend their understanding of numbers by learning about positive and negative whole numbers, fractions, and decimals. Beginning in the spring, students explore algebraic concepts such as writing and evaluating algebraic expressions, equations, and inequalities; coordinates and graphs; area of plane figures; volume and surface area of solids; and displaying and comparing data. Many topics covered offer a chance for students to make connections to their daily lives through algebraic expression, and to explore how the beauty of math enables man to simplify the complexity of the world.

Pre-requisite testing is required at all levels for math placement.

### Materials:

__For All Elementary Math Classes:__

Note that *workbooks must be clean copies* and that parents are required to purchase the Teacher’s Guides, **not** the Home Instructor’s Guides. The Teacher’s Guides include solutions for student workbooks and allow parents to facilitate at-home lesson instruction time in harmony with the classroom teacher’s classroom lessons.

__For Math 4:__

Families should purchase the following required supplies:

- Singapore Dimensions Math Textbook 4A (Fall)
- Singapore Dimensions Math Workbook 4A
- Singapore Dimensions Math Teacher’s Guide 4A (for home use)
- Singapore Dimensions Math Textbook 4B (Spring)
- Singapore Dimensions Math Workbook 4B
- Singapore Dimensions Math Teacher’s Guide 4B (for home use)
- 3-prong folder (for additional handouts)
- Sharpened pencils and eraser in pouch
- Instructor may ask parents to provide other manipulatives and/or supplies as needed

__For Math 5:__

Families should purchase the following required supplies:

- Singapore Dimensions Math Textbook 5A (Fall)
- Singapore Dimensions Math Workbook 5A
- Singapore Dimensions Math Teacher’s Guide 5A (for home use)
- Singapore Dimensions Math Textbook 5B (Spring)
- Singapore Dimensions Math Workbook 5B
- Singapore Dimensions Math Teacher’s Guide 5B (for home use)
- 3-prong folder (for additional handouts)
- Sharpened pencils and eraser in pouch
- Instructor may ask parents to provide other manipulatives and/or supplies as needed

__For Math 6:__

Families should purchase the following required supplies:

- Singapore Dimensions Math Textbook 6A (Fall)
- Singapore Dimensions Math Workbook 6A
- Singapore Dimensions Math Textbook 6B (Spring)
- Singapore Dimensions Math Workbook 6B
- Singapore Dimensions Math Teacher’s Guide 6A (for home use in the Fall)
- Singapore Dimensions Math Teacher’s Guide 6B (for home use in the Spring)
- Dimensions Math Workbook Solutions 6A & 6B (for home use)
- Instructor may ask parents to provide other manipulatives and/or supplies as needed for home use
- 3-prong folder (for additional handouts)
- Sharpened pencils, colored pencils, and eraser in a pouch
- Ruler such as this
- Scientific calculator such as this*

* Once in Algebra 1 and up, BHSC math students are required to purchase a graphing calculator (TI 89 and up, with CAS). Families may choose to purchase the graphing calculator now in anticipation of future high school math classes, or families may purchase a less expensive calculator for this class and save the larger purchase for later classes. For the Pre-algebra class *(Dimensions 7),* it is highly recommended for the students to have a simple scientific calculator (all TI-30X or TI-33X models are acceptable) for at-home assignment usage.