
Primary 1 Maths Syllabus
(MOE)
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Primary 1

1 WHOLE
NUMBERS

Numbers up
to 100

Include:
· counting to
tell the number of objects in a given set,
· comparing
the number of objects in two or more sets,
· use of
ordinal numbers (first, second, up to tenth) and symbols
(1st, 2nd,
3rd, etc.),
· number
notation and place values (tens, ones),
· reading and
writing numbers in numerals and in words,
· comparing
and ordering numbers,
· number
patterns.
Exclude:
· use of the
terms ‘cardinal number’ and ‘ordinal number’,
· use of the
symbols > and <.

Addition
and
subtraction

Include:
· concepts of
addition and subtraction,
· use of the
addition symbol (+) or subtraction symbol (
−) to
write
a
mathematical statement for a given situation,
· comparing
two numbers within 20 to tell how much one number
is greater
(or smaller) than the other,
· recognising
the relationship between addition and subtraction,
· building up
the addition bonds up to 9 + 9 and committing to
memory,
· solving
1step word problems involving addition and subtraction
within
20,
· addition of
more than two 1digit numbers,
· addition and
subtraction within 100 involving
∗ a 2digit
number and ones,
∗ a 2digit
number and tens,
∗ two 2digit
numbers,
· addition and
subtraction using formal algorithms.

Mental
calculation

Include:
· addition and
subtraction within 20,
· addition and
subtraction involving
∗ a 2digit
number and ones without renaming,
∗ a 2digit
number and tens.


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Primary
1

Multiplication
and
division

Include:
· multiplication
as repeated addition (within 40),
· use of the
multiplication symbol (
×) to write a
mathematical
statement
for a given situation,
· division of
a quantity (not greater than 20) into equal sets:
∗ given the
number of objects in each set,
∗ given the
number of sets,
· solving
1step word problems with pictorial representation.
Exclude:
· use of
multiplication tables,
·
use of the division symbol (
÷).

2
MEASUREMENT

Length and
mass

Include:
· measurement
and comparison of the lengths/ masses of two or
more objects
in nonstandard units,
· use of the
following terms:
long,
longer, longest
short,
shorter, shortest
tall,
taller, tallest
high,
higher, highest
heavy,
heavier, heaviest
light,
lighter, lightest
Exclude
finding the difference in length/ mass.

Time

Include
telling and writing time to the hour/ half hour.
Exclude
24hour clock.

Money

Include:
· identifying
coins and notes of different denomination,
· matching a
coin/ note of one denomination to an equivalent set
of coins/
notes of another denomination,
· telling the
amount of money
∗ in cents up
to $1,
∗
in dollars up to $100.
· use of the
symbols $ and ¢,
· solving word
problems involving addition and subtraction of
money
in dollars
only (or in cents only).
Exclude
combinations of dollars and cents.


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Primary
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3
GEOMETRY

Basic
shapes:
· rectangle
· square
· circle
· triangle

Include:
· identifying
and naming the 4 basic shapes from 2D and 3D
objects,
·
describing and classifying shapes.

Patterns

Include:
· making/
completing patterns with 2D cutouts according to one
or two of
the following attributes
∗ shape
∗ size
∗ colour
· making /
completing patterns with 3D models:
∗ cube
∗ cuboid
(rectangular block)
∗ cone
∗ cylinder

4 DATA
ANALYSIS

Picture
graphs

Include:
· collecting
and organising data,
· making
picture graphs,
· use of a
symbol/picture to represent one object,
· reading and
interpreting picture graphs in both horizontal and
vertical
forms.
Exclude
picture graphs with scales.


You can also get the
full Primary Maths Syllabus (MOE) from the below link:
http://www.moe.gov.sg/education/syllabuses/


