# Primary 1 Maths Syllabus: What Singapore parents need to know

Here's all you need to know about the Singapore schools' Primary 1 Maths syllabus.

This is for all you parents who have kids going into Primary 1 next year. We hope this will give you an idea of what the Primary 1 Maths syllabus includes.

This information is courtesy of the Singapore Ministry of Education. The Primary 1 Maths syllabus consists of the main areas: whole numbers, money, measurement & geometry and statistics.

## 1. WHOLE NUMBERS

Numbers up to 100

• Counting to tell the number of objects in a given set
• Number notation, representations and place values (tens, ones)
• Reading and writing numbers in numerals and in words
• Comparing the number of objects in two or more sets
• Comparing and ordering numbers
• Patterns in number sequences
• Ordinal numbers (first, second, up to tenth) and symbols (1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc)
• Number bonds for numbers up to 10 Basic addition and subtraction is part of the Primary 1 Maths syllabus.

• Concepts of addition and subtraction
• Use of +, – and =
• Relationship between addition and subtraction
• Adding more than two 1-digit numbers
• Addition and subtraction within 100
• Adding and subtracting using algorithms
• Solving 1-step word problems involving addition and subtraction within 20
• Mental calculation involving addition and subtraction (within 20, of a 2-digit number and ones without renaming and of a 2-digit number and tens)

Multiplication and Division

• Concepts of multiplication and division
• Use of x
• Multiplying within 40
• Dividing within 20
• Solving 1-step word problems involving multiplication and division with pictorial representation

## 2. MONEY

• Counting amount of money (in cents up to \$1 and in dollars up to \$100)
• Solving 1-step word problems involving addition and subtraction of money in dollars only (or in cents only) Kids also learn about the basics of money in the Primary 1 Maths Syllabus.

## 3. MEASUREMENT AND GEOMETRY

Measurement

• Length – Measuring and comparing the length of objects in non-standard units
• Time – Telling time to the hour/half hour

Geometry

Shapes

• Identifying, naming, describing and classifying 2D shapes (rectangle, square, circle, and triangle)
• Making or completing patterns with 2D shapes according to one or two of the following attributes – size, shape, colour and orientation Kids will learn about picture graphs in the statistics subsection of the Primary 1 Maths syllabus.

## 4. STATISTICS

Data representation and interpretation

• Picture graphs – reading and interpreting data from picture graphs

Parents, we hope you find this information useful. What do you think of the this Primary 1 Maths syllabus? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

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