Singapore Primary Math Explained sc-math

Updated: 29 December, 2004

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The information below is from the document "Primary Mathematics Syllabus 2001" produced by Singapore's Ministry Of Education (MOE).

Mensuration | Statistics | Geometry | Average, Rate And Speed |

Ratio And Proportion | Percentage | Algebra |

- Area And Circumference Of A Circle
- identify and name the following parts of a circle: centre radius diameter circumference
- use the formula to find: circumference area
- includes finding area and perimeter of a given figure made up of the following shapes: (i) a semicircle; (ii) a quadrant (quarter circle)

- solve word problems involving area and circumference of a circle
- includes use of (to be

or 3.14)22 7 - excludes finding the radius/diameter of a circle given its area

- includes use of (to be

- Area And Perimeter Of A Figure Related To Square, Rectangle, Triangle And Circle
- find the area and perimeter of a figure related to the following shapes: rectangle square triangle circle semicircle quadrant

- Volume Of A Solid Made Up Of Cubes/Cuboids And Volume Of Liquid
- solve word problems involving volume of: a solid made up of cubes and cuboids liquid

- Pie Charts
- read and interpret pie charts
- excludes use of degrees for calculation

- solve 1-step problems using information presented in pie charts

- read and interpret pie charts

- Angles In Geometric Figures
- find unknown angles in geometric figures using the properties of: angles on a straight line angles at a point vertically opposite angles square, rectangle, parallelogram, rhombus, trapezium and triangle
- excludes additional construction of lines

- find unknown angles in geometric figures using the properties of: angles on a straight line angles at a point vertically opposite angles square, rectangle, parallelogram, rhombus, trapezium and triangle
- 2-D Representation Of A 3-D Solid
- visualise a prism and a pyramid from drawings
- includes cylinder
- includes the terms ‘prism’ and ‘pyramid’

- visualise a prism and a pyramid from drawings
- Nets
- identify nets of: a cube a cuboid a prism a pyramid
- excludes net of cylinder

- identify the solid which can be formed by a net

- identify nets of: a cube a cuboid a prism a pyramid

- Time (24-Hour Clock)
- interpret 24-hour clock
- includes conversion between 12-hour clock and 24-hour clock, and vice versa
- includes finding duration of time

- interpret 24-hour clock
- Speed
- calculate: speed distance time
- includes use of the formula
- includes activities for pupils to read, interpret and write speed in different units: km/h, m/min, m/s and cm/s
- excludes conversion of units such as 10 km/h = ? m/min, and vice versa

- calculate: speed distance time
- Word Problems
- solve word problems involving average, rate and speed
- excludes problems where rest time is involved in finding the average speed of a journey

- solve word problems involving average, rate and speed

- Ratio And Direct Proportion
- express one value as a fraction of another given their ratio, and vice versa
- find how many times one value is as large as another given their ratio, and vice versa
- recognise that two quantities are in direct proportion
- solve direct proportion problems using unitary method
- solve word problems on ratio and direct proportion

- One Quantity As A Percentage Of Another
- express one quantity as a percentage of another
- find the whole given a part and the percentage
- recognise that vertically opposite angles are equal
- solve word problems
- excludes finding percentage profit/loss

- Algebraic Expression In One Variable
- use a letter to represent an unknown number and write a simple algebraic expression in one variable for a given situation
- excludes expressions involving a variable in the denominator such as
1 X

- excludes expressions involving a variable in the denominator such as
- simplify algebraic expressions
- excludes (i) expressions involving fractional coefficients; (ii) expressions involving brackets

- evaluate simple algebraic expressions by substitution
- solve word problems involving algebraic expressions

- use a letter to represent an unknown number and write a simple algebraic expression in one variable for a given situation

The above information are summarised from Singapore's Ministry of Education website at www.moe.gov.sg (link opens in new page)

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