# Australian Curriculum and Singapore maths Level 1 comparison

## Australian Curriculum and Singapore maths Level 1 comparison

When comparing a maths program to the Australian Curriculum, it is useful to compare the different levels. However, it is the overall program that should be taken into consideration, and the teaching methods and style that determine how successful the program is. If you are considering Singapore maths for your child, we recommend reading the comparisons for all levels. Level 2 comparison is here.

Singapore maths has consistently produced the world’s top mathematics students. It is generally ahead of the Australian Curriculum, and if something is left out at any point, it is usually a minor concept or made up for to a higher level in the following grade. We’ve provided fixes at the end of this article to help you make up any shortfalls. Our provides most of what you need for these fixes, or you can use household objects.

For elaboration on the below requirements please refer to the Australian Curriculum for Level 1.

To find out where Singapore maths will take your child by the end of their primary maths education, see our comparison for level 6.

## Statistics and probability

### What is covered in New Syllabus Primary Maths Level 1 but not expected in the AC Level 1?

Multiplication and division

Positions left and right

### What is missing from New Syllabus Primary Maths and expected in the AC Level 1?

Fractions (taught in Level 2B)

Fix: Teach one half (two equal parts) when cutting fruit or sandwiches, etc. You can also use fraction circles. Make sure you use mathematical terminology.

Chance

Fix: Flip a coin a fixed number of times, eg 20 times, and record it landing on heads verses tails.

Location and transformation

Fix: You can get some ideas from ANCARA here.

Metric units (taught in Level 2A)

Fix: Introduce this yourself using a tape measure or ruler.

Australian money (though same denominations are used)

Fix: Use Australian play money.

### What is covered in Primary Maths US 3rd Ed Level 1 but not expected in the AC Level 1?

Weight

Fractions to quarter

### What is missing in Primary Maths US 3rd Ed but expected in the AC Level 1?

Skip counting

Fix: Use a 100 chart

Australian money

Fix: Use Australian play money.

Metric units (covered in Level 2A)

Fix: Introduce this yourself using a tape measure or ruler.

3-dimensional shapes

Fix: Teach this using household objects.

Location and transformation

Fix: You can get some ideas from ANCARA here.

Statistics and probability

Fix: Flip a coin a fixed number of times, eg 20 times, and record it landing on heads verses tails.

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