# Singapore maths level 2 and Australian Curriculum compared

## Singapore maths level 2 and Australian Curriculum compared

This comparison follows on from Singapore maths Level 1 compared 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, fixes are provided at the end of this article.

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

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

## 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.

### 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
• Imperial measures

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

##### 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.

What is Singapore maths and how does it differ from other maths programs?

New Syllabus Primary Maths product information