Chapter Walkthrough | Scholastic: Children Book Publishing

Chapter Walkthrough

  • Each chapter is taught over several lessons, with each lesson focusing on a topic.
  • Each lesson teaches one or more concepts. Each concept is taught using a two-part structure of Let’s Learn and Let’s Do.
  • Let’s Learn introduces the concept using the Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract approach.
  • Let’s Do provides guided practice and formative assessment. 


  • Practice Book exercises reinforce learning and provide independent practice.
  • At the end of each lesson, Practice consolidates learning and provides summative assessment.


  • Each concept in Let's Learn is taught using the three-stage Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract approach.
  • Concrete: Physical materials are used in hands-on activities to develop conceptual understanding.
  • Pictorial: Visuals are used to represent physical materials previously used to connect mathematical ideas.
  • Abstract: Number and mathematical symbols are used as a final presentation of concepts and skills.





  • Consistent lesson design and icons make lesson delivery intuitive for teachers.











  • Speech bubble provides prompt for teacher to guide students' thought process.



  • Think About It develops metacognitive skills through mathematical reasoning and justification.



  • Thought bubble models the thinking process to train students to monitor their own thinking.











  • The Bar Model Method allows students to solve complex word problems using visual representation.


  • At the end of each chapter,
    a problem solving lesson consolidates learning.






  • Explicit teaching of the four-step UPAC process builds good problem solving habits.






  • Explicit teaching of nine heuristics equips students to tackle different types of word problems.

  • Word problems enable students to apply the concepts learnt and make mathematics relevant to daily life.



  • A checklist accompanies every word problem to reinforce the four-step process.


  • Mind Stretcher is a non-routine task to develop higher order thinking skills.

  • Let's Remember Worksheet in the Teacher’s Manual assesses students' recall and mastery of precursor knowledge.


  • Objective and chapter reference of each task are provided in Teacher's Manual if there is a need for remediation.
  • Tasks in Let's Remember Worksheet are systematically varied to ensure full review.


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