Singapore - US Edition

Why Singapore Math books?

Singapore students were in first place in the 1995,1999 and 2003 TIMSS. TIMSS (Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study) is designed to measure trends in students mathematics and science achievement in four-year cycles.

Singapore students who took TIMSS in 1995,1999 and 2003 were using the Primary Mathematics series (the only math series in Singapore that was written by the Singapore Ministry of Education). In all three rounds, Singapore students came in first in mathematics. The results speak for themselves about the Primary Mathematics series - the Singapore Math series offered by Inc.

Primary Mathematics Series

  • a research-based curriculum
  • original version created by the Curriculum Planning & Development Division of the Singapore Ministry of Education
  • used by Singapore students who came in first place in the 1995, 1999 and 2003 TIMSS
  • has been implemented successfully in over 1500 schools in the U.S.
  • approved for school adoption by the California State Board of Education
  • approved for Instructional Materials List by the Oregon State Board of Education
  • aligns well with Common Core Standards

Features of Primary Mathematics

  • Uses Concrete > Pictorial > Abstract approach
  • Encourages active thinking process, communication of mathematical ideas and problem solving
  • Develops the foundation students will need for more advanced mathematics
  • Emphasizes mental math and the model drawing approach
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