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 1000
- counting in tens / hundreds
- number notation and place values (hundreds, tens, ones)
- reading and writing numbers in numerals and in words
- comparing and ordering numbers
- number patterns

- Addition And Subtraction
- addition and subtraction of numbers up to 3 digits
- solving up to 2-step word problems involving addition and subtraction

- Multiplication and division
- building up the multiplication tables of 2, 3, 4, 5 and 10 and committing to memory
- use of the division symbol (÷) to write a mathematical statement for a given situation
- recognising the relationship between multiplication and division
- multiplication and division within the multiplication tables
- solving 1-step word problems involving multiplication and division within the multiplication tables
- Exclude:
- division with remainder

- Mental calculation
- addition and subtraction involving
- a 3-digit number and ones
- a 3-digit number and tens
- a 3-digit number and hundreds

- multiplication and division within the multiplication tables of 2, 3, 4, 5 and 10

- addition and subtraction involving

- Fraction of a whole
- interpretation of fraction as part of a whole
- reading and writing fractions
- comparing and ordering
- unit fractions
- like fractions

- (Denominators of given fractions should not exceed 12)
- Exclude:
- fraction of a set of objects

- Addition And Subtraction
- addition and subtraction of like fractions within one whole
- (Denominators of given fractions should not exceed 12)

- Length, mass and volume
- estimation and measurement of
- length in metres / centimetres
- mass in kilograms / grams
- volume of liquid in litres

- drawing a straight line of given length
- use of the appropriate measures and their abbreviations cm, m, g, kg,
- comparing
- lengths
- masses
- volumes

- solving word problems involving length / mass / volume
- Exclude:
- conversion of units
- measurement in compound units
- capacity of container
- volume of solid

- estimation and measurement of
- Time
- telling and writing time to 5 minutes
- use of ‘a.m.’ and ‘p.m.’
- use of abbreviations h and min
- drawing hands on the clock face to show time
- duration of one hour / half hour from an o’clock time
- Exclude:
- finding the duration of a time interval

- Money
- counting the amount of money in a given set of notes and coins
- reading and writing money in decimal notation
- comparing two or three amounts of money
- converting an amount of money in decimal notation to cents only, and vice versa
- solving word problems involving money in dollars only (or in cents only)

- 2-D and 3-D figures
- identifying, naming and describing
- semicircle
- quarter circle

- identifying the basic shapes that make up a given figure
- forming different 2-D figures with cut-outs of
- rectangle
- square
- triangle
- semicircle
- quarter circle

- forming different 3-D figures with concrete models of
- cube
- cuboid
- cone
- cylinder

- copying figures on dot grid or square grid

- identifying, naming and describing
- Patterns
- making/completing patterns with 2-D cut-outs according to one or two of the following attributes
- shape
- size
- orientation
- colour

- making/completing patterns with 2-D cut-outs according to one or two of the following attributes
- Line, curve and surface
- identifying lines (straight lines) and curves
- identifying flat faces of a 3-D object

- Picture graphs
- making picture graphs with scales
- reading and interpreting picture graphs with scales
- solving problems using information presented in picture graphs
- Exclude:
- use of an incomplete symbol/picture

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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