# Australian Curriculum and Singapore maths level 2 comparison

## Australian Curriculum and Singapore maths level 2 comparison

This article follows on from our comparison of Singapore maths Level 1 with the Australian Curriculum requirements. While examining what’s covered in Level 2 it’s important to compare to Level 1 and Level 3. In the case that something seems to be “missing”, it’s highly likely it was covered in the previous level, so please check both, especially if you are starting out at Level 2.

For anything that is missing, we have provided fixes at the end of this article.

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

For elaboration on the below concepts and standards, please refer to the Australian Curriculum for Level 2.

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## Number and algebra

### What is covered in New Syllabus Primary Maths Level 2 but not expected in the AC Level 2?

Addition and subtraction within 1,000 with and without regrouping

Adding and subtracting like fractions

Multiplication tables 2, 3, 4, 5 and 10 – begin mastery by memorisation

Higher level multiplication and division

Time to 5 minutes

### What is missing from New Syllabus Primary Maths and expected in the AC Level 2?

Australian money

Fix: Provide your child with real or play money to perform the problems in Singapore maths.

Identify activities and events that involve chance

Check the Australian Curriculum. There is no mention of an “achievement standard” for this element.

Area

Area and perimeter are covered in NSPM Level 3.

Name and order months and seasons; calendar for date and days in each month

Fix: You can do this yourself using a calendar; seasons are a no-brainer, especially if you are doing nature study. Or, check your science curriculum.

Simple maps; one-step slides and flips; half and quarter turns

### What is covered in Primary Maths US 3rd Ed Level 2 but not expected in the AC Level 2?

Multiplication tables 2, 3, 4, 5 and 10 – begin mastery by memorisation

Addition and subtraction within 1,000 with and without renaming

Finding missing number in addition

Adding and subtracting money

Imperial measures

### What is missing in Primary Maths US 3rd Ed but expected in the AC Level 2?

Simple maps; one-step slides and flips; half and quarter turns

Name and order months and seasons; calendar for date and days in each month

Fix: You can do this yourself using a calendar; seasons are a no-brainer, especially if you are doing nature study. Or, check your science curriculum.

Australian money

Fix: Provide your child with real or play money to perform the problems in Singapore maths.

Identify activities and events that involve chance

Check the Australian Curriculum. There is no mention of an “achievement standard” for this element.

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