PR1ME Mathematics is a world-class programme, based on the effective teaching and learning practices of Singapore, the Republic of Korea, and Hong Kong (consistently top performers in international studies). The programme, a collaboration between Singapore’s Ministry of Education and Scholastic Education, is designed to give schools outside of Singapore, the benefit of the world-class curriculum and teaching/learning experiences used in Singaporean schools.
The programme uses concrete (equipment), pictorial (pictures), and abstract models (e.g. 2+1=3) of representations to support mathematical learning, following well-researched and tested progressions that continually reinforce prior learning, thus maximising retention. It is a text-based programme, not a textbook programme, consisting of three books that are used in conjunction with each other: the Teacher’s Guide (planning and instruction guide), Course Book (buddy or independent learning), and a Practice Book (specifically-designed, independent, follow-up activities).