Singapore Mathematics & Curriculum

Learning mathematics is more than just numbers, sets of rules or formulas. It teaches us a way of thinking critically, a method of solving problems.

The Mathematics materials developed by Marshall Cavendish Education equip students with problem-solving skills and critical thinking skills necessary for life. Our primary Mathematics books have been extremely successful and well received both locally and abroad.

In 1982, Marshall Cavendish Education co-published Singapore’s first primary Mathematics series, Primary Mathematics, with the Ministry of Education. Subsequent revisions to the curriculum placed an emphasis on problem-solving and processes in mathematical learning.

Our aim to develop students’ mathematical thinking extends across both primary and secondary level materials, where our primary school titles contain colourful illustrations to support multi-step word problems while the secondary school titles are structured to hone both critical-thinking and examination skills.

Our Mathematics materials are well known for its contribution to Singapore students’ consistent top performance in various renowned international studies such as Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2011; Global Competitiveness Report 2009-2010, 2010-2011; Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2009, 2012.    

Books in Primary Mathematics

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