11 March 2014

Homeschool Curriculum: Singapore Mathematics Grade 1

A peek inside Woodjie's workbook.

Singapore Mathematics teaches children concept by concept.  There are occasional reviews and tests, but for the most part the concepts are taught to grade level mastery one at a time.

The textbooks are re-useable, but each student should rightfully have his own workbook.  There are two workbooks and two textbooks per grade level.  We are finishing 1A and will move on to 1 B sometime in mid-April.  Because we started homeschooling around Thanksgiving, we will likely be done with this grade level around the beginning of September if we work through the summer. 

So we're a bit behind, but not terribly so.  I should rather spend a fair bit of time teaching the basic addition and subtraction math facts, and making sure the children can tell time and count their pennies and nickels before moving up to the next set of books.

There are answer keys available, but I don't need them for first grade work.  I'm not sure if you can tell from the picture, but the books are a bit smaller than you would expect.  I like that there are two workbooks for the year as larger workbooks tend to be unwieldy and it's difficult to write answers anywhere close to the binding.


  1. Text books sure have changed since I was in school bright and colourful now

    1. I know! There are some boring ones out on the market still. :)

  2. It looks like Woodjie is doing well in maths! His writing is great for his age too.


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