Singapore Math Curriculum

Singapore Math Curriculum – Primary Mathematics Review

There are three editions to Primary Mathematics to serve the diverse needs of the students and schools in the United States. Primary Mathematics is pretty popular with homeschoolers since it was the first Singapore Math curriculum available for the U.S. market. In this post, we review the  Primary Mathematics U.S. Edition that was adapted to the U.S. market by Singapore Math, Inc.

There are 3 editions to Primary Mathematics – the U.S Edition, the Standards Edition, and the Common Core Edition. In this post, we will review Primary Mathematics U.S. Edition since this has been the more commonly used version among US homeschoolers.

Primary Mathematics U.S. Edition (Grades 1 – 6)

Primary Mathematics U.S. edition was modeled after the original program used in Singapore years ago in the 1980s, but with U.S. measurements and currency. Primary Mathematics is no longer used in Singapore.

Primary Mathematics Standards Edition (Grades 1 – 6)

The Primary Mathematics Standards edition was written to meet the 2006 Mathematics Contents Standards for California Public School issued prior to the Common Core State Standards.

Primary Mathematics Common Core Edition (Grades 1 – 5)

The Primary Mathematics Common Core edition was written to align with Common Core State Standards.

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Primary Mathematics U.S. Edition

The Primary Mathematics offers material from Grades 1 to 6.

Primary Mathematics Cost

The cost of implementation is pretty reasonable. The cost of each textbook is about $15. The cost of each workbook is about $15. You will need 2 textbooks and 2 workbooks for an academic year (A & B). The Home Instructor’s Guide costs about $20 and a Teacher’s Guide costs about $25. You can choose either the Home Instructor’s Guide or the Teacher’s Guide. You’ll need 2 of either guide (A & B) for the academic year. Extra Practice costs about $14 and you only need 1 for the academic year. You can also find second-hand books on Amazon.com or AbeBooks.com or eBay

Primary Mathematics Textbook

The Primary Mathematics textbook is in dual-color (black and blue) as you can see in the thumbnails. The book is softcover. The layout is simple.

Primary Mathematics Workbook

The Primary Mathematics Workbooks are in black and white and there are 2 workbooks for each academic year. For example, in 4th Grade, there is a 4A and 4B workbook. The layout is pretty simple and a student would write in the workbooks.  The workbooks are softcover and pretty lightweight so you can easily bring it on a road trip or to grandma’s house. The contents page lists down the main topic and then the exercise number. The contents page does not list down the subtopic of what the exercise corresponds to but one can refer to the actual content to see what it is.

Primary Mathematics 4A Workbook Contents Page

 

Primary Mathematics 4A Workbook

Primary Mathematics Teacher’s Guide

Homeschooling families use either the Teacher’s Guide or the Home instructor’s Guide. Some just use the textbook and workbooks. The teacher’s guide is spiral-bound, softcover.  The Teacher’s Guide is broken down into ‘Units’ and under each ‘Unit’, there are ‘Parts’. The Teacher’s Guide also contains the answer key to the textbook and workbook.

 

Singapore Mathematics Teacher’s Guide 4A

 

Each Unit in the Primary Mathematics Teacher’s Guide lists the objectives and makes reference to the textbook pages, workbook pages, and activities that correspond to each ‘Part’ in the ‘Unit’. It also states the number of recommended sessions to teach each ‘Part’.

Each ‘Part’ goes into more detail the objectives, materials needed, homework, and activities for that particular sub-topic.

Primary Mathematics Home Instructor’s Guide

The Home Instructor’s Guide is softcover. The Home Instructor’s Guide is broken down into ‘Units’ and under each ‘Unit’, there are ‘Parts’. The Home Instructor’s Guide also contains the answer key to the textbook and workbook.

Home Instructor’s Guide 4A

The Home Instructor’s Guide contains a weekly schedule which can be helpful for homeschooling parents to plan their lessons. It lists the lesson and the corresponding pages to the textbook and workbooks.

Home Instructor’s Guide 4A

Each ‘Part’ contains objectives, notes, suggested activities, corresponding textbook pages, and homework assignments. There is an instruction page to indicate what the symbols refer to.

Home Instructor’s Guide Instructions

Home Instructor’s Guide Instructions

Primary Mathematics/ Singapore Math Intensive Practice

The Primary Mathematics/ Singapore Math Intensive Practice book can be used for more practice. The book contains more practice questions for each topic.

Intensive Practice 5B

Intensive Practice 5B

Primary Mathematics Extra Practice

As the name of the book suggests, the Primary Mathematics book contains extra practice questions.

Primary Mathematics Curriculum Topics:

Primary Mathematics 1A 

Primary Mathematics 1A 1B

Primary Mathematics Textbooks and Workbooks Grade 1

 

Chapter 1: Numbers 0 to 10

Chapter 2: Number Bonds

Chapter 3: Addition

Chapter 4: Subtraction

Chapter 5: Ordinal Numbers

Chapter 6: Numbers to 20

Chapter 7: Shapes

Chapter 8: Length

Chapter 9: Weight

Primary Mathematics 1B 

Chapter 10: Comparing Numbers

Chapter 11: Graphs

Chapter 12: Numbers to 40

Chapter 13: Multiplication

Chapter 14: Division

Chapter 15: Halves and Quarters

Chapter 16: Time

Chapter 17: Numbers to 100

Chapter 18: Money

Primary Mathematics 2A 

Primary Mathematics Textbooks and Workbooks Grade 2

 

Chapter 1: Numbers to 1,000

Chapter 2: Addition and Subtraction

Chapter 3: Length

Chapter 4: Weight

Chapter 5: Multiplication and Division

Chapter 6: Multiplication Tables of 2 and 3

Primary Mathematics 2B

Chapter 7: Addition and Subtraction

Chapter 8: Multiplication and Division (4, 5 and 10)

Chapter 9: Money

Chapter 10: Fractions

Chapter 11: Time

Chapter 12: Capacity

Chapter 13: Graphs

Chapter 14: Geometry (Flat and Curved Surfaces, Making Shapes)

Chapter 15: Area (Square Units)

Primary Mathematics 3A

Primary Mathematics Textbooks and Workbooks Grade 3

 

Chapter 1: Numbers to 10,000

Chapter 2: Addition and Subtraction

Chapter 3: Multiplication and Division

Chapter 4: Multiplication Tables of 6, 7, 8 and 9

Chapter 5: Money

Primary Mathematics 3B

Chapter 6: Mental Calculation

Chapter 7: Length

Chapter 8: Weight

Chapter 9: Capacity

Chapter 10: Graphs

Chapter 11: Fractions

Chapter 12: Time

Chapter 13: Geometry (Angles, Right Angles)

Chapter 14: Area and Perimeter

Primary Mathematics 4A

Singapore Math Primary Mathematics  Grade 4 Set of 8 books

 

Chapter 1: Whole Numbers to 100,000

Chapter 2: Multiplication and Division of Whole Numbers

Chapter 3: Fractions

Chapter 4: Tables and Graphs

Chapter 5: Angles

Chapter 6: Perpendicular and Parallel Lines

Chapter 7: Area and Perimeter

Primary Mathematics 4B

Chapter 8: Decimals

Chapter 9: The Four Operations of Decimals

Chapter 10: Measures

Chapter 11: Symmetry

Chapter 12: Solid Figures

Chapter 13: Volume (cubic units, volume of cuboid)

Primary Mathematics 5A

Singapore Math Primary Mathematics Complete Grade 4 Set of 8 books

Singapore Math Primary Mathematics Grade 5 Set of 8 books

 

Chapter 1: Whole Numbers

Chapter 2: Multiplication and Division by a 2-Digit Whole Number

Chapter 3: Fractions

Chapter 4: Area of a Triangle

Chapter 5: Ratio

Chapter 6: Angles

Primary Mathematics 5B

Chapter 7: Decimals

Chapter 8: Percentage

Chapter 9: Average

Chapter 10: Rate

Chapter 11: Graphs

Chapter 12: Triangles

Chapter 13: 4-Sided Figures

Chapter 14: Tessellations

Chapter 15: Volume

Primary Mathematics 6A

Singapore Math Primary Mathematics Grade 6 Set of 8 books

 

Chapter 1: Algebra (Algebraic Expressions)

Chapter 2: Solid Figures

Chapter 3: Ratio

Chapter 4: Percentage

Chapter 5: Speed

Primary Mathematics 6B

Chapter 6: Fractions

Chapter 7: Circles

Chapter 8: Volume

Chapter 9: Triangles and 4-sided Figures

Chapter 10: More Challenging Word Problems

 

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