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Primary Mathematics Syllabus 2007

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.

Primary 6

Fractions Percentage Ratio Speed
Measurement Geometry Data analysis Algebra

(Calculator is allowed unless otherwise stated)

Fractions

  1. Four operations
    • division of a whole number / proper fraction by a proper fraction without using calculators
    • (Denominators of given fractions should not exceed 12, for calculations without using calculators)
    • Exclude:
      • division of an improper fraction / mixed number by a proper fraction
      • division by an improper fraction / mixed number

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Percentage

  1. Percentage
    • finding the whole given a part and the percentage
    • finding percentage increase / decrease
    • solving word problems involving percentage
    • Exclude:
      • finding percentage profit / loss

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Ratio

  1. Ratio
    • expressing one quantity as a fraction of another, given their ratio, and vice versa
    • finding how many times one quantity is as large as another, given their ratio, and vice versa
    • expressing one quantity as a fraction of another given the two quantities
    • finding the whole / one part when a whole is divided into parts in a given ratio
    • solving word problems involving 2 pairs of ratios

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Speed

  1. Speed
    • concepts of speed and average speed
    • relationship between distance, time and speed
      • Distance = Speed Time
      • Speed = Distance Time
      • Time = Distance Speed
    • calculation of speed, distance or time given the other two quantities
    • writing speed in different units such as km/h, m/min, m/s and cm/s
    • solving up to 3-step word problems involving speed and average speed
    • Exclude:
      • conversion of units, e.g. km/h to m/min

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Measurement

  1. Area and circumference of circle
    • use of formulae to calculate the area and circumference of a circle circle
    • finding the area and perimeter of
      • semicircle (half circle)
      • quarter circle
    • solving word problems involving area and perimeter
    • Exclude:
      • finding the radius / diameter of a circle given its area or circumference
  2. Area and perimeter of composite figure
    • finding the area and perimeter of a figure made up of some of the following shapes: square, rectangle, triangle, semicircle and quarter circle
  3. Volume of cube and cuboid
    • finding one dimension of a cuboid given its volume and the other dimensions
    • finding the length of one edge of a cube given its volume
    • finding the height of a cuboid given its volume and base area
    • finding the area of a face of a cuboid given its volume and one dimension
    • use of the symbols and
    • solving word problems involving volume of a cube / cuboid

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Geometry

  1. Geometrical figures
    • finding unknown angles in geometrical figures involving square, rectangle, parallelogram, rhombus, trapezium and triangle
  2. Nets
    • 2-D representation of prism and pyramid
    • identifying nets of the following solids
      • cube
      • cuboid
      • prism
      • pyramid
    • identifying the solid which can be formed by a given net
    • making 3-D solids from given nets
    • Exclude:
      • nets of cylinder and cone

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Data Analysis

  1. Pie charts
    • reading and interpreting pie charts
    • solving 1-step problems using information presented in pie charts
    • Exclude:
      • use of degrees for calculation

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Algebra

  1. Algebraic expressions in one variable
    • representation of an unknown number using a letter
    • simple algebraic expressions such as
      • y 2,  6 y
      • y + y
      • 3y
      • y
        2
      • 3 y
        5
    • interpreting
      • 3y   as   y + y + y   or   3 y
      • y
        2
          as   y 2   or  
        1
        2
        × y
      • 3 ± y
        5
          as   (3 y) ÷ 5   or  
        1
        5
        × (3 ± y)
    • simplification of algebraic expressions
    • evaluation of simple algebraic expressions by substitution
    • solving word problems involving algebraic expressions
    • Exclude:
      • evaluation of expressions involving variable in the denominator such as
        1
        x
      • simplification of expressions involving
        - fractional coefficients
        - brackets

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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