Math Secunda


The aim of Primary Mathematics within the Singapore Math curriculum is to allow students to develop their ability in mathematical problem solving. This includes using and applying mathematics in practical, real-life situations as well as within the discipline of mathematics itself. An important feature of learning mathematics within this curriculum is the use of a concrete introduction to the concept, followed by a pictorial representation, followed by the abstract symbols. Although each class covers many different concepts, only the core concepts required for mastery are listed here.

In Math Secunda students will use concrete items, including base ten blocks, to provide a foundation for understanding mathematical concepts. Place value will be emphasized to master addition and subtraction facts. Key concepts that will be learned include:

  • numbers to 1000
  • addition (with and without renaming)
  • subtraction (with and without renaming)
  • multiplication (1 through 5 and 10)
  • division (1 through 5 and 10)