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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 3

Whole Numbers Fractions Measurement
Geometry Data Analysis

Whole Numbers

  1. Numbers up to 10 000
    • number notation and place values (thousands, hundreds, tens, ones)
    • reading and writing numbers in numerals and in words
    • comparing and ordering numbers
    • odd and even numbers
    • number patterns
  2. Addition And Subtraction
    • addition and subtraction of numbers up to 4 digits
    • use of the terms ‘sum’ and ‘difference’
    • solving up to 2-step word problems involving addition and subtraction
  3. Multiplication and division
    • building up the multiplication tables of 6, 7, 8 and 9 and committing to memory
    • use of the terms ‘product’, ‘quotient’ and ‘remainder’
    • multiplication and division within the multiplication tables
    • division with remainder
    • multiplication and division of numbers up to 3 digits by 1 digit
    • solving up to 2-step word problems involving the 4 operations
  4. Mental calculation
    • addition and subtraction involving two 2-digit numbers
    • multiplication and division within the multiplication tables

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Fractions

  1. Equivalent fractions
    • recognising and naming equivalent fractions
    • listing the first 8 equivalent fractions of a given fraction
    • writing the equivalent fraction of a fraction given the denominator or the numerator
    • expressing a fraction in its simplest form
    • comparing fractions with respect to half
    • comparing and ordering unlike fractions
    • (Denominators of given fractions should not exceed 12)
  2. Addition And Subtraction
    • addition and subtraction of two related fractions within one whole
    • (Denominators of given fractions should not exceed 12)

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Measurement

  1. Length, mass and volume
    • measurement of
      • length in kilometres (km)
      • volume of liquid in millilitres (ml)
    • measurement of length / mass / volume (of liquid) in compound units
    • conversion of a measurement in compound units to the smaller unit, and vice versa
      • kilometres and metres
      • metres and centimetres
      • kilograms and grams
      • litres and millilitres
    • solving word problems involving length / mass / volume / capacity
    • Exclude:
      • the 4 operations and word problems involving compound units
  2. Time
    • telling and writing time to 1 minute
    • use of the terms ‘past’ and ‘to’, e.g. ’10 minutes past 5’ and ’15 minutes to 12’
    • measurement of time in hours and minutes
    • conversion of time in hours and minutes to minutes only, and vice versa
    • finding the duration of a time interval
    • finding the starting time / finishing time
    • solving word problems involving addition and subtraction of time given in hours and minutes
  3. Money
    • addition and subtraction of money in decimal notation
    • solving word problems involving addition and subtraction of money in decimal notation
  4. Area and perimeter
    • concepts of area and perimeter of a plane figure
    • measurement of area in square units
    • measurement of area in square centimetres (cm²) / square metres (m²)
    • calculation of the perimeter of
      • rectilinear figure
      • rectangle
      • square
    • use of formula to calculate the area of a rectangle / square
    • solving word problems involving the area / perimeter of squares and rectangles
    • Exclude:
      • conversion between cm² and m²

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Geometry

  1. Perpendicular and parallel lines
    • identifying and naming perpendicular and parallel lines
    • drawing perpendicular and parallel lines on square grids
  2. Angles
    • angle as an amount of turning
    • identifying angles in 2-D and 3-D objects
    • identifying angles in 2-D figures
    • identifying right angles, angles greater than / smaller than a right angle
    • Exclude:
      • use of the terms ‘acute’, ‘obtuse’ and 'reflex’ angles

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Data Analysis

  1. Bar graphs
    • reading and interpreting bar graphs in both horizontal and vertical forms
    • reading scales
    • completing a bar graph from given data
    • solving problems using information presented in bar graphs

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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