# Singapore maths Year 9 and Australian Curriculum compared

## Singapore maths Year 9 and Australian Curriculum compared

Singapore maths high school year 9 is where the Singapore maths Accelerated program begins to pick up pace and advance more quickly than the Normal Academic (NA) version. The NA version is more closely aligned with the Australian Curriculum (AC) year 9. New Syllabus secondary maths Accelerated version includes some year 10 concepts, giving you the opportunity to advance beyond the AC.

If your child has been in school and you are placing them into this year level, we recommend you also read the comparisons for years 8 and 10.

### How do the two programs differ?

An example of how the two programs differ is when trigonometry is covered. Basic trigonometry is introduced in year 8 (Book 2) of the Accelerated edition and expanded on in Book 3. In the NA edition, basic trigonometry is left until Book 3 and also expanded on.Â

Another difference between these two editions is that there are more questions in each exercise in the Accelerated edition. I always recommend this edition over the Normal Academic, especially for homeschool families or private tutors who have flexibility, because you have the choice of slowing down and going at your student’s pace if you need to.

The Accelerated edition has eleven chapters covering these topics:

• Linear inequalities
• Indices and standard form (scientific notation)
• Coordinate geometry
• Graphs of functions and graphical solution
• Further trigonometry
• Applications for trigonometry
• Congruence and similarity tests
• Arc length, area of sector and radian measure
• Area and volume of similar figures and solids
• Geometrical properties of circles

The Normal Academic edition has eight chapters covering these topics:

• Algebraic expressions and formulae
• Indices and standard form (scientific notation)
• Coordinate geometry
• Graphs of functions and graphical solution
• Trigonometry
• Further trigonometry
• Congruence and similarity