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Primary 1 Mathematics - Preparation Tips For Parents

Updated: Feb 14


If you are looking for an article that will help you better prepare your Kindergarten 2 child for Primary 1 Mathematics, AGrader Learning Centre has condensed all the information that you might need in this short 2 minutes read article. 1. Topics in Primary 1 Mathematics Syllabus


  • Whole Numbers

  • Addition

  • Subtraction

  • Money

  • Multiplication

  • Division

  • Pattern- Length

  • Time

  • 2D Shapes

  • Graph Analysis


Referenced from MOE Syllabus for Primary Mathematics


2. Main differences between Kindergarten 2 and Primary 1 Mathematics


  • In K2, students are already exposed to similar topics in P1

e.g. Numbers to 10, Addition & Subtraction.

  • In K2, most questions are accompanied with pictures to guide students. However, in P1, they deal with more numbers rather than pictures.

e.g. K2: 8 apples crossing out 3 P1: 8 – 3


3. What Mathematical pre-skill sets are important for Primary 1 Mathematics?


  • Basic pre-numeracy skills such as matching, sorting, comparing

4. What can parents do to help their child better prepare for Primary 1 Mathematics? (Tips for Parents)


  • Guide them on reading and following instructions

  • In daily activities, point out examples that can help to develop number sense and basic number concepts

e.g. How many apples are there in the trolley? What is that number on the sign? Give them instructions such as “Put 4 apples into the trolley” etc.

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About the Author of This Article


Ms. Jennifer Boh is the Head of Mathematics Curriculum for AGrader Learning Centre. After obtaining her Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics at National University of Singapore (NUS), Ms. Boh embarked on her teaching career in Mathematics and has since accumulated 16 years of experience in teaching and writing Primary School Mathematics' Curriculum. Not only so, Ms. Boh is the author behind several Primary Mathematics assessment books that are sold widely in major bookstores in Singapore.


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