About Singapore Mathematics


“It is unreasonable to assume that Singaporean students have mathematical abilities inherently superior to those of U.S. students, there must be something about the system that Singapore has developed to teach mathematics that is better than the system we use in the United States.”

AIR Report: What the United States Can Learn From Singapore’s World-Class Mathematics System (and what Singapore can learn from the United States): An Exploratory Study.

Singapore Primary Mathematics in a nutshell:

An approach to developing in-depth mathematical understanding through:

  • Concept building activities
  • Unique mental math strategies
  • Problem-solving methods
  • Focus on mastery

What are the curriculum’s big ideas?

  • Number Sense
  • Making Connections
  • Visualization
  • Communication

Where can I find more information on the curriculum?

Singapore Mathematics in the News

News media reports about Singapore Math®  from around the world.


Studies and journal articles about Singapore Math®.

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