# Singapore Parents: How can we prepare our children for Primary One Math?

### What will children learn for Math in Primary One?

The Primary 1 Maths syllabus consists of the main areas: whole numbers, money, measurement & geometry and statistics.

#### 1. WHOLE NUMBERS: Numbers up to 100

> Children must be able to count 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

>How to use +, – and =

>Adding more than two 1-digit numbers

>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)

#### 3.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

#### 4.Calculation with 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)

>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 4.Statistics

Data representation and interpretation

>Picture graphs – reading and interpreting data from picture graphs

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