# Questions about Dolciani Mathematics Structure and Method Course 1?

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Is this Dolciani Mathematics Structure and Method Course 1 book meant to be a pre-algebra text? is it sixth grade? I can't really place it. Can you help? Someone gave it to me for free. We have been using Singapore Primary Math US edition since pre-K, and I am looking at what we may use after 6B, and before one of the 7th-10th grade series from Singapore. Would this do it?

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It is the first of a two-year pre-algebra course. We've been working on it while finishing Singapore 5B-6B. This year we're following it with Mathematics Structure and Method Course 2. Then we'll go on to algebra.

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Can you post or PM me the table of contents for the level 2 book? I am trying to find what our transition will be from Primary Math US Edition to New Elementary Math, one of Singapore's other secondary programs, or into some American series or books. This has more importance for me when I went on Singapore's website and saw the side by side comparison of Primary Math US edition and Standards edition. There are several topics that US ed. doesn't do at all, or only briefly compared to Standards, such as negative numbers,data analysis & probability, solid figures, and co-ordinate graphing. I want to fill in what is missing.

Thanks for responding.:001_smile:

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Dee in MI, thanks for that intro to this pair of books.

I would really appreciate it.

Thanks.

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My copies are from 1967.

1 Rational Numbers

Negative Numbers, Sets of Numbers, Opposites of Numbers, Order, Arrows on the Number line

(There are lots of sets in early Dolciani. Also, Dolciani uses number lines a little like Singapore uses bars, as an often referenced tool.)

2 Addition and Subtraction of Rational Numbers

Sums of Nonnegative Rational Numbers, Sums of Negative Rational Numbers, Sums of Rational Numbers in General, Properties of Addition, Subtraction of Rational Numbers

3 Multiplication and Division of Rational Numbers

The Product of a Rational Number and a Nonnegative Rational Number, The Product of Two Negative Rational Numbers, Properties of Multiplication, Division of Rational Numbers

4 Geometric Figures in the Plane

Drawing Geometric Figures, Basic Constructions

5 Congruence and Measurement of Plane Figures

Congruent Figures, Congruent Trianges, Constructing Congruent Trianges, Perimeter, Area

6 Exponents and Scientific Notation

Exponents, Zero and Negative Exponenents, Scientific Notation, Scientific Notation in Products and Quotients

7 The Metric System

Units of Length,

Conversion of Linear Units, Metric Units of Area, Metric Units of Volume, Metric Units of Mass and Capacity

8 Precision and Accuracy

Units of Measure and Greatest Possible Error, Significant Digits, Relative Error

9 Decimal Numbers and Real Numbers

Decimal Numbers for Rational Numbers, Rational Numbers Named by Repeating Decimal Numbers, Real Numbers, Density, Completeness and Graphs

10 Open Number Sentences

Number Phrases, Values for Open Number Phrases, Statements and Open Number Sentences, Solving Equations by Inspection

11 Solving Open Number Sentences

Solving Equations by Transformations, More about Variables and Equations, Solving Inequalities, Compound Inequalities

12 Using Equations

Translating Word Sentences into Number Sentences, Applying Number Sentennces in One Variable, Percentage Problems

13 Square Roots; Similar Figures

The Pythagorean Property, Square Roots, Special Right Triangles, Rational Approximations of Square Roots, Similar Polygons, Trigonometric Ratios, Scale Drawings

14 Pyramids and Prisms

Points, Lines, and Planes in Space, Tetrahedrons and Other Pyramids, Prisms, Surface Areas of Prisms and Pyramids, Volumes of Prisms and Pyramids

15 Cones, Cylinders, and Spheres

Cones and Cylinders, Spheres; Great and Small Circles, Surface Areas of Cylinders, Cones and Spheres, Volumes of Cylinders, Cones and Spheres

16 Relations, Functions, and Graphing

Solutions of Equations in Two Variables, Solution Sets of Open Number Sentences in Two Variables, Rectangular Coordinate Systems, Relations and Functions, Graphing Linear Functions, Graphing Linear Inequalities, Systems of Linear Equations

17 Probability

The Probability of an Outcome, The Probability of an Event, The Probability of E or F for Disjoint Sets, the Probability of E or F in General, Empirical Probability Samples

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This book actually starts some basic algebra. I haven't used it yet, but my impression is that a student could start Algebra after finishing about half of this book, and that a student that finishes this book should be very well prepared for Algebra.

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Dee,

Thank you so much for the table. Now I have something to contemplate.:001_huh::D

Chocolate Lover

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