Overview of Primary 3 Math Syllabus

Here are the P3 topics and skills that are covered our system. The 2020 Primary 3 Math Syllabus can be divided into 3 main branches – Numbers, Measurement and Geometry and finally, Graphs.

P3 Math: Numbers

The Primary 3 (P3) topics that are covered under Numbers are Whole Numbers, Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, Fractions and Money. The following shows the breakdown of the skills in topic:

The Primary 2 (P2) Math topics that are covered under Number are Numbers, Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division and Fractions. You can refer below for the breakdown of the skills in each topic.

Whole Numbers

Whole Numbers

  • Count in thousands
  • Compare and order numbers
  • Determine the place value of a number up to 1 000
  • Complete number patterns
  • Solve word problems with 4 operations
addition

Addition

  • Add 4 digit numbers
  • Solve addition word problems
subtraction

Subtraction

  • Subtract 4 digit numbers
  • Solve subtraction word problems
multiplication

Multiplication

  • 6 Multiplication table
  • 7 Multiplication table
  • 8 Multiplication table
  • 9 Multiplication table
  • Multiply up to 3 digit by 1 digit
  • Solve multiplication word problems
division

Division

  • Divide by 6
  • Divide by 7
  • Divide by 8
  • Divide by 9
  • Divide with remainders
  • Divide up to 3 digits by 1 digit
  • Solve division word problems
patterns

Fraction

  • Simplify a fraction
  • Compare and order fractions
  • Write equivalent fractions
  • Add 2 related fractions
  • Subtract 2 related fractions
money

Money

  • Add money in decimals
  • Subtract money in decimals
  • Solve money word problems

P3 Math: Measurement and Geometry

The Primary 3 (P3) topics that are covered under Measurement and Geometry are Length, Mass, Volume, Time, Angles, Perpendicular and Parallel Lines as well as Area and Perimeter. See the following for the breakdown of skills in each topic:

length

Length

  • Measure length in km
  • Measure length in compound units
  • Convert km and m to m and vice versa
  • Convert m and cm to cm and vice versa
  • Solve length word problems
mass

Mass

  • Measure mass in compound units
  • Convert kg and g to g and vice versa
  • Solve mass word problems
volume

Volume

  • Measure volume in ml
  • Measure volume in compound units
  • Convert l and ml to ml and vice versa
  • Solve volume word problems
time

Time

  • Tell time to the minute
  • Use “past” and “to” in time
  • Calculate time in hours and minutes
  • Convert time from hours and minutes to minutes and vice versa
  • Solve time word problems
line

Line

  • Identify perpendicular lines
  • Identify parallel lines
  • Identify horizontal and vertical lines
angle

Angles

  • Identify right angles
  • Identify acute angles
  • Identify obtuse angles
area-triangles

Area & Perimeter

  • Find area and perimeter of a plane figure
  • Find area in square units
  • Find the perimeter of a rectilinear figure
  • Find perimeter of square
  • Find perimeter of rectangle
  • Find the area of a square
  • Find the area of a rectangle

P3 Math: Graphs

The Primary 3 (P3) topics that are covered under Graphs include data analysis of bar graphs. Refer below for the breakdown of the skills in this topic.

graph

Data Analysis

  • Read bar graphs
  • Solve word problems using graphs

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