Singapore Primary Math Explained sc-math

Updated: 29 December, 2004

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The information below is from the document "Primary Mathematics Syllabus 2001" produced by Singapore's Ministry Of Education (MOE).

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- Number Notation And Place Values
- count to 1,000
- includes counting in tens and hundreds

- read and write numbers up to 1,000 in numerals and in words
- includes the use of zero as a place holder

- recognise the place values of numbers (hundreds, tens, ones)
- includes completing number sequences

- compare and order numbers up to 1,000
- includes finding the difference

- count to 1,000
- Addition And Subtraction
- add and subtract two numbers up to 3 digits
- includes formal algorithm
- includes use of abacus

- carry out addition and subtraction mentally involving: 3-digit numbers and ones 3-digit numbers and tens 3-digit numbers and hundreds

- add and subtract two numbers up to 3 digits
- Multiplication And Division Within The 2, 3, 4, 5 And 10 Times Tables
- count in steps of 2, 3, 4, 5 and 10
- includes completing number sequences leading to multiplication tables

- build up the multiplication tables of 2, 3, 4, 5 and 10 and commit to memory
- includes activities to help pupils see that multiplication is commutative

- multiply numbers within the multiplication tables
- write mathematical statements for given situations involving division
- includes use of division symbol

- divide numbers within the multiplication tables
- excludes division with remainder

- carry out multiplication and division within multiplication tables mentally

- count in steps of 2, 3, 4, 5 and 10
- Word Problems
- solve 1-step word problems involving the four operations

- Measurement Of Length And Mass And Volume
- estimate and measure: length in metres/centimetres mass in kilograms/grams volume in litres
- includes the use of appropriate instruments for measuring
- includes use of the appropriate measure and their abbreviations: cm, m, g, kg and
- includes concept of conservation of volume of liquid
- excludes compound units
- excludes volume of solids

- estimate and measure: length in metres/centimetres mass in kilograms/grams volume in litres
- Addition And Subtraction Of Length, Mass And Volume
- compare: lengths masses volumes
- includes finding the difference

- add and subtract: lengths masses volumes
- excludes conversion of units

- compare: lengths masses volumes
- Time
- tell and write time from the clock face
- includes reading time, e.g. read ‘9.15’ as ‘nine fifteen’; ‘9.50’ as ‘nine fifty’
- includes use of ‘a.m.’ and ‘p.m.’
- includes drawing hands on the clock face to show time
- includes use of abbreviations: h and min
- includes the concept of duration of time when reading time
- excludes cases where the minute hand is between two numbers

- tell and write time from the clock face
- Addition And Subtraction Of Money
- read and write money using decimal notation
- add and subtract money in compound units
- includes making ‘change’
- includes cases such as $2.50 + 60¢ and $5.75 - $3
- excludes cases such as $2.50 + $3.20 and $5.75 - $2.55

- Word Problems
- solve 1-step word problems involving length, mass, volume and money

- Picture Graphs With Scales
- make picture graphs using a scale representation
- includes both horizontal and vertical represantations

- read and interpret picture graphs with scales
- solve problems using information presented in picture graphs
- includes scales such as "Each represents 6 bags."
- excludes cases involving the use of an incomplete symbolic representation such as

- make picture graphs using a scale representation

- Equal Parts Of A Whole
- Recognise and name unit fractions up to
1 12 - excludes set of objects
- includes the use of symbols:

,1 2

,1 3

, ...1 4 1 12

- Recognise and name unit fractions up to
- Idea Of Simple Fractions
- recognise and name a fraction of a whole
- excludes the use of mathematical statements such as 1 -

=1 4 3 4

- excludes the use of mathematical statements such as 1 -

- recognise and name a fraction of a whole
- Comparing And Ordering Fractions
- compare and order unit fractions and like fractions

- Shapes And Patterns
- identify and name: a semicircle (half circle) a quarter circle
- identify the following shapes that make up a given figure: square rectangle triangle circle semicircle quarter circle
- includes tracing the outlines of figures formed and talking about the shapes used to form the figures

- complete patterns according to: shape size orientation two of the preceding attributes
- includes identifying the patterns and relationships

- Lines, Curves And Surfaces
- identify straight lines and curves
- includes forming figures with straight lines and curves and describing how they form the figures

- draw a straight line of given length
- identify flat and curved faces of a 3-D object

- identify straight lines and curves

The above information are summarised from Singapore's Ministry of Education website at www.moe.gov.sg (link opens in new page)

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