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Primary 4 Mathematics - Preparation Tips For Parents


If you are looking for an article that will help you better prepare your Primary 3 child for Primary 4 Mathematics, AGrader Learning Centre has condensed all the information that you might need in this short 2 minutes read article. 1. Topics in Primary 4 Mathematics Syllabus


  • Whole Numbers

  • Multiplication

  • Division

  • Factors & Multiples

  • Fractions

  • Decimals

  • 2D-Shape

  • Angles

  • Time

  • Area & Perimeter

  • Lines

  • Data Analysis


Referenced from MOE Syllabus for Primary Mathematics


2. Main Differences Between Primary 3 and Primary 4 Mathematics


  • Topics taught in P4 are taught more in depth, such as Fractions, Time, Area & Perimeter and Angles

e.g. P3: Students are only required to know how to apply formulas and find area and perimeter of a square P4: Students need to know how to find unknown sides of a square given the area

  • Problem sums in P4 require higher level of model drawing

  • More Problem Sums questions in exam paper

3. What New Topics Will Be Introduced for Primary 4 Mathematics in the First Month?


  • Decimals

  • Symmetry

  • Tables

  • Line Graphs


4. Exam Format for Primary 4 Mathematics

  • Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes

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

5. What can parents do to help their child better prepare for Primary 4 Mathematics? (Tips for Parents)


  • Ensure that the Mathematical concepts taught in P3 are strong and clear any doubts if any during the holidays


e.g. P3 topics/concepts that students are usually careless or weak at:


- Fractions

- Division

- Length (Conversion between km, m and cm)

- Accuracy in drawing parallel and perpendicular lines

  • Multiplication table must be at the students’ fingertips

  • 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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