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Updated: 6 September, 2007

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

Whole Numbers | Fractions | Measurement |

Geometry | Data Analysis |

- 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

- 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

- 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

- Mental calculation
- addition and subtraction involving two 2-digit numbers
- multiplication and division within the multiplication tables

- 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)

- Addition And Subtraction
- addition and subtraction of two related fractions within one whole
- (Denominators of given fractions should not exceed 12)

- 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

- measurement of
- 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

- Money
- addition and subtraction of money in decimal notation
- solving word problems involving addition and subtraction of money in decimal notation

- 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

- Perpendicular and parallel lines
- identifying and naming perpendicular and parallel lines
- drawing perpendicular and parallel lines on square grids

- 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

- 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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