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Primary Mathematics Syllabus 2007

Updated: 6 September, 2007

Primary 1 Primary 2 Primary 3
Primary 4 Primary 5 Primary 6

The information below is from the document "Primary Mathematics Syllabus 2007" produced by Singapore's Ministry Of Education (MOE) for implementation from year 2007.

Primary 2

Whole Numbers Fractions Measurement
Geometry Data Analysis

Whole Numbers

  1. Numbers up to 1000
    • counting in tens / hundreds
    • number notation and place values (hundreds, tens, ones)
    • reading and writing numbers in numerals and in words
    • comparing and ordering numbers
    • number patterns
  2. Addition And Subtraction
    • addition and subtraction of numbers up to 3 digits
    • solving up to 2-step word problems involving addition and subtraction
  3. Multiplication and division
    • building up the multiplication tables of 2, 3, 4, 5 and 10 and committing to memory
    • use of the division symbol (÷) to write a mathematical statement for a given situation
    • recognising the relationship between multiplication and division
    • multiplication and division within the multiplication tables
    • solving 1-step word problems involving multiplication and division within the multiplication tables
    • Exclude:
      • division with remainder
  4. Mental calculation
    • addition and subtraction involving
      • a 3-digit number and ones
      • a 3-digit number and tens
      • a 3-digit number and hundreds
    • multiplication and division within the multiplication tables of 2, 3, 4, 5 and 10

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Fractions

  1. Fraction of a whole
    • interpretation of fraction as part of a whole
    • reading and writing fractions
    • comparing and ordering
      • unit fractions
      • like fractions
    • (Denominators of given fractions should not exceed 12)
    • Exclude:
      • fraction of a set of objects
  2. Addition And Subtraction
    • addition and subtraction of like fractions within one whole
    • (Denominators of given fractions should not exceed 12)

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Measurement

  1. Length, mass and volume
    • estimation and measurement of
      • length in metres / centimetres
      • mass in kilograms / grams
      • volume of liquid in litres
    • drawing a straight line of given length
    • use of the appropriate measures and their abbreviations cm, m, g, kg,
    • comparing
      • lengths
      • masses
      • volumes
    • solving word problems involving length / mass / volume
    • Exclude:
      • conversion of units
      • measurement in compound units
      • capacity of container
      • volume of solid
  2. Time
    • telling and writing time to 5 minutes
    • use of ‘a.m.’ and ‘p.m.’
    • use of abbreviations h and min
    • drawing hands on the clock face to show time
    • duration of one hour / half hour from an o’clock time
    • Exclude:
      • finding the duration of a time interval
  3. Money
    • counting the amount of money in a given set of notes and coins
    • reading and writing money in decimal notation
    • comparing two or three amounts of money
    • converting an amount of money in decimal notation to cents only, and vice versa
    • solving word problems involving money in dollars only (or in cents only)

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Geometry

  1. 2-D and 3-D figures
    • identifying, naming and describing
      • semicircle
      • quarter circle
    • identifying the basic shapes that make up a given figure
    • forming different 2-D figures with cut-outs of
      • rectangle
      • square
      • triangle
      • semicircle
      • quarter circle
    • forming different 3-D figures with concrete models of
      • cube
      • cuboid
      • cone
      • cylinder
    • copying figures on dot grid or square grid
  2. Patterns
    • making/completing patterns with 2-D cut-outs according to one or two of the following attributes
      • shape
      • size
      • orientation
      • colour
  3. Line, curve and surface
    • identifying lines (straight lines) and curves
    • identifying flat faces of a 3-D object

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Data Analysis

  1. Picture graphs
    • making picture graphs with scales
    • reading and interpreting picture graphs with scales
    • solving problems using information presented in picture graphs
    • Exclude:
      • use of an incomplete symbol/picture

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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