Most people who buy my Blue Series books use them for many different purposes: as a supplement to a main curriculum, for review, or for initial teaching, even to teach adults. They are self-teaching worktexts that concentrate on one or a few topics per book, which makes them suitable for various teaching scenarios.
I have not originally written the Blue Series books to be a complete curriculum, but you can use them as such. The books are complete for grades 1-6.
People have frequently asked me in what order the books should be studied. The following is an outline:
Place Value 1
|You could study Addition 1 and Place Value 1 somewhat simultaneously, or back and forth, and after those, go into Subtraction 1. The focus is on tens and ones, concept of addition, concept of subtraction, and memorizing basic addition/subtraction facts within 0-10|
|These books span about three grade levels (grades 1-3), and you could really decide to study these topics in between various books, however you like.|
& Subtract 2-A
Add & Subtract 2-B
Place Value 2
Introduction to Fractions
|The first two books deal with different aspects of adding and subtracting within 0-100, and are best studied in this order. Place Value 2 is about hundreds, tens, and ones. You can go through some of the first lessons from Introduction to Fractions, which is for grades 2-4 approximately.|
& Subtract 3
Place Value 3
|Here you need to study multiplication before division.|
|The rest of:
Introduction to Fractions
|These books span about three grade levels (grades 1-3), and you could really decide to study these topics in between various books, however you like. Introduction to Fractions is for grades 2-4.|
Add & Subtract 4
Place Value 4
|These books deal with addition and subtraction terminology & strategies, decimals, problem solving, graphs, long multiplication and long division. They are all about 4th grade level.|
|These two books are fairly independent of the others, and can fit into many places. The material is for grades 4-6.|
Multiplication Division 3
Place Value 5
|These books are for grades 5-6. The order of study is a suggestion only. You could study these topics in several different orders, or even simultaneously.|
Operations (with a Touch of Algebra)
Ratios & Proportions & Problem Solving
Fractions & Decimals 3
|These books are suitable for 5th-7th grade, and can be studied in any order, or even side-by-side simultaneously. The two books listed first deal with problem solving and some algebraic concecpts. The book Fractions & Decimals 3 goes through all of fraction and decimal arithmetic, quicker than the fraction and decimal books listed before, and with more decimal digits and larger denominators.|
Statistics & Probability
|These books are suitable for 5th-7th grade, and can be studied in any order, or even side-by-side simultaneously. Before studying Geometry 2 or Statistics & Probability, the student should know the basics of percent.|
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