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Primary 6 Mathematics - Preparation Tips For Parents


If you are looking for an article that will help you better prepare your Primary 5 child for Primary 6 Mathematics in the PSLE year, AGrader Learning Centre has condensed all the information that you might need in this short 2 minutes read article.


1. Topics in Primary 6 Mathematics Syllabus


  • Whole Numbers

  • Fractions

  • Algebra

  • Decimals

  • Percentages

  • Ratio

  • Speed

  • Circle

  • Volume

  • Angles

  • 2D/3D Shapes

  • Average

  • Data Analysis


Referenced from MOE Syllabus for Primary Mathematics


2. Main Differences Between Primary 5 and Primary 6 Mathematics

  • In Primary 6 (P6), Percentage and Ratio have problem sums that are more in depth and more variations


  • PSLE Problem Sums might involve a few concepts combined


e.g.

Weiyang started a savings plan by putting 2 coins in a money box every day. Each coin was either a 20¢ or 50¢ coin. His mother also put in a $1 coin in the box every 7 days. The total value of thecoins after 182 days was $133.90.


(a) How many coins were there altogether?

(b) How many of the coins were 50¢?


3. Exam Format for Primary 4 Mathematics

  • Follows PSLE format

  • Duration: 2 hour 30 minutes (Paper 1, 1 hour; Paper 2, 1 hour 30 minutes)

  • Content: Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQ) (Paper 1) and Problem Sums (Paper 2, 12 questions, 3 to 5 marks each)



4. What New Topics Will Be Introduced for Primary 6 Mathematics in the First Month?

  • Algebra

  • Speed (most students find this topic difficult)

  • Circles

  • Nets

  • Pie Charts

5. What Can Parents Do to Help a Primary 6 Student in Learning Mathematics? (Tips for Parents)


  • Focus on the 4 big topics tested in PSLE:

- Fractions

- Percentage

- Ratio

  • Commonly weak concepts/topics:

- Fractions

- Formulas for area/circumference of circles

- Speed

- Heuristics application in Problem Sums

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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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