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Primary 3 Mathematics - Preparation Tips For Parents



If you are looking for an article that will help you better prepare your Primary 2 child for Primary 3 Mathematics, AGrader Learning Centre has condensed all the information that you might need in this short 2 minutes read article.


1. Topics in Primary 3 Mathematics


  • Whole Numbers

  • Addition

  • Subtraction

  • Money

  • Multiplication

  • Division

  • Fractions

  • Length

  • Time

  • Mass

  • Volume

  • Angles

  • Lines

  • Area & Perimeter

  • Graphs


Referenced from MOE Syllabus for Primary Mathematics



2. Main Differences Between Primary 2 and Primary 3 Mathematics


  • In P3, numbers used are bigger

e.g. P2: Students handle numbers up to 1000 P3: Students learn numbers up to 10,000


  • Topics taught in P3 are taught more in depth, such as Length, Mass, Volume, Time and Fractions

e.g. P2: Multiplication workings are one-digit multiply by one-digit numbers P3: Multiplication workings are one to three-digits multiply by one-digit numbers


  • Long Division topic is introduced in Primary 3


  • Problem sums in P3 requires more steps and are not as straightforward as in P2

  • Knowledge of models are also extended


e.g. The units in the model may require students to break it down into smaller parts and shifting of the parts to understand the question better.

3. Exam Format for Primary 3 Mathematics


  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes


  • Content: Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQ) and Problem Sums

4. What Can Parents Do to Help a Primary 3 Student in Learning Mathematics? (Tips for Parents)


  • Most students will encounter problems with Multiplication, hence it’s good to give them a head-start test them multiplication tables during daily activities


e.g. How many nuggets boxes of nuggets should we get for our family if each one of us eats 2 nuggets?


  • Encourage them to be neat when presenting their workings and answers

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About the Author of This Article

Ms. Jennifer Boh is the Head of Mathematics Curriculum for AGrader Learning Centre. After obtaining her Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics at National University of Singapore (NUS), Ms. Boh embarked on her teaching career in Mathematics and has since accumulated 16 years of experience in teaching and writing Primary School Mathematics' Curriculum. Not only so, Ms. Boh is the author behind several Primary Mathematics assessment books that are sold widely in major bookstores in Singapore.


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