What is referred to as Singapore Math in other countries is, for Singapore, simply math. The program was developed under the supervision of the Singaporean Minister of Education and introduced as the Primary Mathematics Series in 1982. For close to twenty years, this program remained the only series used in Singaporean classrooms.
In 1998, Jeff and Dawn Thomas realized that the math program they brought back from Singapore and used to supplement their own child’s schoolwork could be useful to schools and home-schooling families across the nation.
As the program began garnering attention, the couple incorporated under the nameSingaporemath.com Inc and their books began being marketed under the name Singapore Math TM books.
The program has a unique framework with a focus on building problem-solving skills and an in-depth understanding of essential math skills.