In August 2010, Achieve.org produced a report comparing the Common Core State Standards with the Singapore Math syllabus. I found the report interesting, as it showed that there are many similarities between these standards and Singapore’s syllabus, though in some ways, the CCSS document is clearer in its expectations. Also, Singapore uses the British system of O-level and A-level achievement. Their O-level high school curriculum is slightly less rigorous than ours, but their A-level curriculum is more rigorous than our standard high school curriculum.

I drew the conclusion from reading the report that adopting Singapore Math could be a positive step towards aligning to the CCSS.

Achieve is an independent non-profit dedicated to raising academic standards in the US. You can read the full report below.

Comparing the Common Core State Standards and Singapore’s Mathematics Syllabus