Singapore Maths is a scheme of teaching key stage 1 and key stage 2 maths that has been adapted by teachers across the UK, and has been endorsed by both the Department of Education and OFSTED.
Singapore is consistently at the top of International Ranking Charts for the ability of their students in maths. Other countries have subsequently adapted the teaching techniques to allow them to catch-up in the rankings. This method of teaching allows students to achieve mastery within mathematics. Mathematical concepts are introduced at a slower rate than alternative methods, to allow a full depth of understanding before other topics are introduced. This allows individuals to gain in confidence and allow them to enjoy and flourish with mathematics.
One main concept of Singapore Maths in both key Stage 1 and key Stage 2 is the use of the Bar Model. Beginning with concrete objects and being heavily pictorial in the first instance the scheme develops to include more abstract concepts.
Singapore Maths Books
The following books for Singapore Maths can be used to aid learning across the Key Stages in Primary level maths and can be utilised as a progression tool to develop understanding of mathematics.
The entry level book introducing Singapore Maths. Suitable for children between the ages of 5 and 6.
This book is aimed at students in the higher end of Key Stage 1, Year 2, and aged between 6 and 7 years old.
As children begin Key Stage 2, this books supports children in Year 3. Children aged between 7 and 8 years old can access and progress with this book.
By Year 4, children are starting to develop their mathematical thinking and this book continues their development. Aimed at children between 8 and 9 years old.
Aimed at students aged between 9 and 10 years old, this book provides suitable challenge to enhance their learning. A Year 5 level book.
The final book for Key Stage 2 and Primary level maths, this book will enable learners between 10 and 11 years old be ready for their SATs.