Singapore Primary Math Explained sc-math

Updated: 6 September, 2007

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The information below is from the document "Primary Mathematics Syllabus 2007" produced by Singapore's Ministry Of Education (MOE) for implementation from year 2007.

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- Numbers up to 100
- counting to tell the number of objects in a given set
- comparing the number of objects in two or more sets
- use of ordinal numbers (first, second, up to tenth) and symbols (1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc.)
- number notation and place values (tens, ones)
- reading and writing numbers in numerals and in words
- comparing and ordering numbers
- number patterns
- Exclude:
- use of the terms ‘cardinal number’ and ‘ordinal number’
- use of the symbols > and <

- Addition and subtraction
- concepts of addition and subtraction
- use of the addition symbol (+) or subtraction symbol (-) to write a mathematical statement for a given situation
- comparing two numbers within 20 to tell how much one number is greater (or smaller) than the other
- recognising the relationship between addition and subtraction
- building up the addition bonds up to 9 + 9 and committing to memory
- solving 1-step word problems involving addition and subtraction within 20
- addition of more than two 1-digit numbers
- addition and subtraction within 100 involving
- a 2-digit number and ones
- a 2-digit number and tens
- two 2-digit numbers

- addition and subtraction using formal algorithms

- Mental calculation
- addition and subtraction within 20
- addition and subtraction involving
- a 2-digit number and ones without renaming
- a 2-digit number and tens

- Multiplication and division
- multiplication as repeated addition (within 40)
- use of the multiplication symbol (×) to write a mathematical statement for a given situation
- division of a quantity (not greater than 20) into equal sets:
- given the number of objects in each set
- given the number of sets

- solving 1-step word problems with pictorial representation
- Exclude:
- use of multiplication tables
- use of the division symbol (÷)

- Length And Mass
- measurement and comparison of the lengths / masses of two or more objects in non-standard units
- use of the following terms:
- long, longer, longest
- short, shorter, shortest
- tall, taller, tallest
- high, higher, highest
- heavy, heavier, heaviest
- light, lighter, lightest

- Exclude:
- finding the difference in length / mass

- Time
- telling and writing time to the hour / half hour
- Exclude:
- 24-hour clock

- Money
- identifying coins and notes of different denomination
- matching a coin / note of one denomination to an equivalent set of coins / notes of another denomination
- telling the amount of money
- in cents up to $1
- in dollars up to $100

- use of the symbols $ and ˘
- solving word problems involving addition and subtraction of money in dollars only (or in cents only)
- Exclude:
- combinations of dollars and cents

- Basic Shapes (rectangle, square, circle, triangle)
- identifying and naming the 4 basic shapes from 2-D and 3-D objects
- describing and classifying shapes

- Patterns
- making / completing patterns with 2-D cut-outs according to one or two of the following attributes
- shape
- size
- colour

- making / completing patterns with 3-D models
- cube
- cuboid (rectangular block)
- cone
- cylinder

- making / completing patterns with 2-D cut-outs according to one or two of the following attributes

- Picture graphs
- collecting and organising data
- making picture graphs
- use of a symbol/picture to represent one object
- reading and interpreting picture graphs in both horizontal and vertical forms
- Exclude:
- picture graphs with scales

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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