# Navigating the Maths transition from primary 1 to primary 2

As kids move from Primary 1 to 2, the Maths lessons get a bit tougher. They'll start handling larger numbers and slightly trickier topics. So, to help your child get ready for this change, we've put together a simple guide that outlines exactly what to expect.

Let's break down each topic and see what the students have learned in Primary 1 and what new things they'll pick up in Primary 2.

## 1. Whole numbers

 Primary 1 Primary 2 Numbers to 100 Counting in tens Comparing and ordering Number patterns Numbers to 1000 Counting in hundreds, tens, and ones Comparing and ordering Number patterns Odd and even numbers

 Primary 1 Primary 2 Addition and subtraction up to two digits Addition and subtraction up to three digits

## 3. Multiplication and division

 Primary 1 Primary 2 Concept of multiplication Equal sharing Equal grouping Multiplication tables of 2,3,4,5, and 10 Relationship between multiplication and division

## 4. Money

 Primary 1 Primary 2 Counting coins and notes Exchanging money Comparing money Adding and subtracting money Counting dollars and cents Converting money Comparing money

## 5. Length

 Primary 1 Primary 2 Measuring in centimetres Comparing and ordering Curves and straight lines Measuring in meters Comparing and ordering

## 6. Time

 Primary 1 Primary 2 Telling time to 5 minutes Telling time using AM and PM Duration of 1 hour and half an hour Table based questions Telling time to the minute Converting time Measuring time in hours and minutes
 Primary 1 Primary 2 Identifying, naming, and describing 2D shapes Grouping of shapes Forming figures Copying figures on a dot grid or square grid Identifying, naming, and describing 3D shapes Completing patterns Grouping 3D shapes

## 8. Picture graphs

 Primary 1 Primary 2 Making and reading picture graphs Reading and interpreting picture graphs

## New topics in Primary 2

### 1. Fractions

• Understanding fractions
• Comparing and ordering fractions with the same denominator
• Addition and subtraction of fractions with the same denominator

## 2. Mass

• Measuring in kilograms and grams
• Comparing and ordering

### 3. Volume

• Measuring in litres
• Comparing and ordering

The transition to primary 2 is easier when parents and students are aware of what to expect. Such knowledge will also provide them with a strong foundation to build upon as they progress through their educational years.

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