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Level to Remember
Level D
has quite a reputation of being a level to remember. The seven workbooks of long division, (D81-141) in particular, certainly give students a great sense of accomplishment once they’ve been mastered. It’s just getting through them that can be their undoing. Your support and patience for your child while studying these worksheets can be instrumental. And while not every student feels the weight nor the challenge, they don’t take long to realise that they are time-consuming and more complex than any worksheets studied thus far. It is fair to say, that students with little patience for true-grit study can become disillusioned as to ‘why’ this work is important. The Air Force’s motto, ‘Through adversity to the stars’ comes to mind when looking for encouraging words to share. Please read as much as possible on this page and watch the videos with the aim of providing the best support you can.

Number of Worksheets Studied Daily
Please keep in mind that the number of pages studied each day can be adjusted. It’s not uncommon for students studying above their grade to do fewer than 10 worksheets each day (eg. 5 pages). At the same time, it is not uncommon for students still yet to reach their grade level to do 10 or more worksheets per day (eg. 10 or 20 pages).

If the adjustment is requested by your child, we take this very seriously as our aim is to have students take ownership and responsibility for their daily study. On the other hand, if the adjustment is requested by you, we also take this very seriously as our aim again is to have students take ownership and responsibility, not parents. A good way to demonstrate what is a reasonable amount of daily study is to give you, the parent the said number of worksheets to do for homework so you can see and feel first hand what you are asking you child to do. It seems to work and a very reasonable outcome ensues with all parties in agreement for the study plan ahead.

Marking Each Day
It is vital, absolutely important that your child receives ‘feedback’ on their efforts EVERY day after EVERY completed workbook. Correcting mistakes is part and parcel of your child’s learning experience. They improve faster and more efficiently when they correct their mistakes in a timely manner while they are fresh in mind. The huge sense of satisfaction that their work is complete and done is immeasurable. This kind of job satisfaction is hard to find in today’s world. We provide marking guides and red pens you just need to make the time.

Standard Completion Time

THE AIMS

The aims of Level D are for students to be able to further develop the basic multiplication and division skills they acquired in level C, to learn to divide by two–digit numbers, and to apply these skills to fractions.

IMPORTANT POINTS

D1 Review Set
Your child’s newly mastered short multiplication and divisions skills are reviewed in this set in preparation for the Level C Achievement Test.  If your child is ready to progress this book should be achievable with no support while on the other hand if your child struggles through these concepts then his/her preparation for Long multiplication in D11 is incomplete and further review/practice of C51-101 and/or C121-191 is highly recommended and necessary.

D51 – D71
In D51–80, students review and further improve the calculation skills acquired in level C and below. This pass can therefore be considered as a summary of what they have learned. Sufficient practice in this part leads to the smooth progress in division by 2–digit numbers from Workbook D81.

D81 – D141
Students sometimes struggle to find the correct quotients for division by 2-digit numbers. They are not likely to have this experience while working with 1-digit divisors. Therefore, it may seem difficult for them to calculate division by 2-digit numbers even though they have already become familiar with the procedure of division. However, becoming able to calculate smoothly in the section will in turn enable students to have the fundamental skills required to learn fractions.

D151
This one workbook holds the keys to understanding fractions. Students need to be mindful of reading each example carefully and with an expectation that the lessons learnt in this workbook will be used over and over again from hereon.

D161 – D191
Students will further develop their number sense through studying reduction from the Workbook D161. Compared to school where reduction is reduced only briefly, in level D, students practise reduction for 40 worksheets and even study reduction by large numbers. It is important to encourage students to have enough practice as the skills for reduction lead to the smoother progress in the calculation of fractions from Level E onwards.

Intermediate Times Tables
Knowing the 13s, 15s, 17s, 19s, 21s, 23s and 25s times tables up to x6 are very helpful from D81 but particularly from D161 onwards. Please ask your Instructor for the Intermediate Times Tables Practice Sheet to facilitate this activity.

Key: SCT – Standard Completion Time per page.