Singapore Math Free Resources for Homeschool

Singapore Math is a popular resource for homeschooling children in the United States and many countries. Due to its challenging questions and unique methodology, Singapore Math prepares children for real math at higher levels.

We have curated some of the best Singapore Math Free Resources on the net:

    Has a good list of free resources including Curriculum and Tutorials.
    Some free online content to supplement Singapore Math.
    This is an excellent treasure trove of free Singapore Math Worksheets (PDF).
    Many questions with worked solutions with Singapore Math Model method.
    Includes questions modeled from real Singapore schools’ questions.

Do also read our most popular Singapore Math page to find out what is Singapore Math and what are its benefits.


Why Singapore’s kids are so good at maths


Sie Yu Chuah smiles when asked how his parents would react to a low test score. “My parents are not that strict but they have high expectations of me,” he says. “I have to do well. Excel at my studies. That’s what they expect from me.” The cheerful, slightly built 13-year-old is a pupil at Admiralty, a government secondary school in the northern suburbs of Singapore that opened in 2002.

To learn more about Singapore Math, check out this comprehensive blog post describing what is Singapore Math.

#SG50 Singapore’s Birthday (National Day Song)

This year’s national day song is being sung by JJ Lin, a very famous Singaporean songwriter and artiste who has become famous in China and Taiwan.

Hope you enjoy the song and music video! JJ Lin’s vocals are indeed very good, and for him to sing the national day song is really a good thing.

From an educational perspective, one thing special about Singapore is Singapore Math. I have written a very long article on what is Singapore Math, and the benefits of Singapore Math, and also some key books that exemplify the techniques of Singapore Math.

Hope that more and more people can appreciate and utilise Singapore Math for the benefit of their students and children! Singapore Math is the key secret that has led Singapore to progress up in the educational rankings, especially in early education stages. Students and parents all over the world, including the United States, have been using Singapore Math syllabus to great success.

For readers who are interested to learn more about Singapore Math, do check out some of my earlier blog posts on Singapore Math:

Cheryl’s Birthday Problem

We all know by now Singapore Math is not easy, but here is the viral Singapore Math problem that took the world by storm!


Albert and Bernard just became friends with Cheryl, and they want to know when her birthday is. Cheryl marks 10 possible dates: May 15, May 16, May 19, June 17, June 18, July 14, July 16, August 14, August 15, or August 17.

Then Cheryl tells Albert the month of her birthday, but not the day. She tells Bernard the day of her birthday, but not the month. Then she asked if they can figure it out.

Albert: I don’t know when Cheryl’s birthday is, but I know Bernard doesn’t know either.

Bernard: At first I didn’t know when Cheryl’s birthday is, but now I know.

Albert: If you know, then I know too!

When is Cheryl’s birthday?


There is a nice Numberphile video about it too.

Do give it a try! (The fun is in trying to solve the question)

Also, another fun part is sending this question to your friends!

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To be honest, though Cheryl’s birthday puzzle is difficult, there are more challenging logic puzzles around. For a good challenge (and good practice), check out Puzzle Baron’s Logic Puzzles. It is a very good practice for children gearing up for Math Olympiad since they love to test logic questions in Math Olympiad.

Singapore Math (High School): Logarithm Question

The following is a follow up video on my earlier post on Logarithm Question (Challenging).

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Chinese maths teachers show way (Math News)

Latest Math News: Chinese maths teachers show way. Seems like Asia (especially China) is really going to be a world power in the next century, in terms of both education and economy. Students really need to improve their Chinese and Math skills in order to take advantage of this future trend!

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CHINESE maths teachers have been sharing their tips on teaching the subject to teachers in Hucknall.

The teachers, from Shanghai, were part of a pioneering exchange programme to improve lessons in the subject.

On Monday, Hillside Primary School welcomed 29 teachers, the first group to come to England as part of the exchange between the Department for Education and the Shanghai Municipal Education Commission.

Two of the visitors will spend three weeks at the school.

In September, 71 top maths teachers from England travelled to Shanghai.

One was Tom Isherwood, a maths teacher at Hillside Primary and Nursery School.

He said: “The visit to Shanghai had a profound effect on the way I approach teaching mathematics.

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Get a complete math curriculum in one with this specially bundled package of Singapore Math learning. Singapore Math is one of the leading math programs in the world! Each grade-appropriate set includes level A and B of the Singapore Math Practice series, 70 Must-Know Word Problems, Mental Math, and Step-by-Step Problem Solving. So, jump start your math learning today!


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Best Singapore Math Books

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Singapore Math by The Khan Academy

Singapore Math by The Khan Academy


We will (eventually) do all of the lectures in the Singapore Math curriculum (which we like). You can follow along through the workbooks available at

Check out their website for more details!

Singapore math


Singapore math (or Singapore maths in British English[1]) is a teaching method based on the national math curriculum used for kindergarten through sixth grade in Singapore.[2][3] It involves teaching students to learn and master fewer mathematical concepts at greater detail as well as having them learn these concepts using a three-step learning process.[2][3] The three steps are concrete, pictorial, and abstract. In the concrete step, students engage in hands-on learning experiences using concrete objects such as chips, dice, or paper clips.[4] This is followed by drawing pictorial representations of mathematical concepts. Students then solve mathematical problems in an abstract way by using numbers and symbols.[5]

The development of Singapore math began in the 1980s when the country’s Ministry of Education developed its own mathematics textbooks that focused on problem solving and heuristic model drawing.[3][6] Outside Singapore, these textbooks were adopted by several schools in the the United States (U.S.) and in other countries such as Canada, Israel, and the United Kingdom.[7][1][8] Early adopters of these textbooks in the U.S. included parents interested in homeschooling as well as a limited number of schools.[3] These textbooks became more popular since the release of scores from the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), which showed Singapore at the top of the world three times in fourth and eighth grade mathematics.[9] U.S. editions of these textbooks have since been adopted by a large number of school districts as well as charter and private schools.[3]

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The bar model can be drawn as a comparison model to compare two bars of unequal lengths, which can then be used to solve a subtraction problem.