Overview of Primary 5 Math Syllabus

Here are the P5 topics and skills that are covered our system. The 2020 Primary 5 Math Syllabus can be divided into 3 main branches – Numbers, Measurement and Geometry and finally, Statistics.

P5 Math: Numbers

The Primary 5 (P5) topics that are covered under Number are Whole Number, Fraction, Decimal, Percentage, Ratio and Rate. The following shows the breakdown of the skills in topic:

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Whole Numbers

  • Notate & Represent Place Values Up to 10 000
  • Read and Write Numbers in Words Up to 1 Mil
  • Apply Order of Operations
  • Divide by 10, 100, 1000 & their Multiples
  • Multiply with 10, 100, 1000 & their Multiples
  • Solve Problem Sums Involving 4 Operations
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Fraction

  • Add & Subtract Mixed Numbers
  • Multiply Fraction by Whole Number
  • Multiply Proper fraction & Proper Fractions
  • Know How Fraction & Division Are Related
  • Divide Whole Number by Whole Number
  • Convert Fractions to Decimals and Vice Versa
  • Multiply 2 Improper Fractions
  • Solve Fraction Problem Sums
rate

Rate

  • Express rate as the amount of quantity per unit of another quantity
  • Find rate, total amount or number of units, given any other 2 quantities
  • Solve problem sums with proportional reasoning
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Ratio

  • Notate Ratios Involving Whole Numbers
  • Write Equivalent Ratios
  • Divide a Quantity in a Given Ratio
  • Simplify a Ratio
  • Solve P5 Problem Sums Involving Ratio
  • Find Ratio of 2 or 3 Given Quantities
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Percentage

  • Read & Interpret a Percentage of a Whole
  • Convert a Fraction to Percentage
  • Convert Percentage to Fraction
  • Express Decimals as a Percentage and Vice Versa
  • Convert Percentage to Decimal and Vice Versa
  • Find Discount, GST and Annual Interest
  • Find a percentage part of a whole
  • Solve Problem Sums Involving Percentages
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Decimals

  • Add and Subtract Decimals
  • Round Off Decimals to the Nearest Whole Number, 1 Decimal or 2 Decimal Places
  • Multiply Decimals up to 2-digit Whole Number
  • Divide Decimals up to 2-digit Whole Number
  • Multiply Decimals by 10, 100 1000 and their Multiples
  • Divide Decimals by 10, 100 1000 and their Multiples
  • Convert Measurements of Length, Mass & Volume
  • Solve Problem Sums Involving 4 Operations

P5 Math: Measurement and Geometry

The Primary 5 (P5) topics that are covered under Measurement and Geometry are Area of Triangle, Volume and Angles. Refer to the following for the breakdown of the skills in each topic.

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Area of Triangle

  • Identify Base or Height of Triangle
  • Know the Properties of an Isosceles Triangle
  • Know the Properties of a Right-Angled Triangle
  • Know the Properties of an Equilateral Triangle
  • Relate Area of Triangle to its Rectangle
  • Find Area of Triangle using the Formula
  • Solve Problems Involving Area of Triangle
volume

Volume

  • Draw the Top/Side/Front View of a Solid Made Up of Unit Cubes
  • Find Volume of a Cuboid
  • Find Volume of a Cube
  • Find Volume of Liquid in a Rectangular Tank
  • Convert 1 L to 1 000 cm^3
  • Solve Problem Sums Involving Volume
angle

Angles

  • Find Unknown Angles using the Property “Angles on a Straight Line“
  • Find Unknown Angles using the Property “Angles at a Point“
  • Find Unknown Angles using the Property “Vertically Opposite Angles“
  • Know that Sum of Angles of a Triangle
  • Find Unknown Angles in a Triangle
  • Know the Properties of a Parallelogram
  • Know the Properties of a Rhombus
  • Know the Properties of a Trapezium
  • Find Unknown Angles in a Special Quadrilateral
  • Identify Basic Shapes in a Composite Figure

P5 Math: Statistics

The Primary 5 (P5) topics that are covered under Statistics include Average. Refer below for the breakdown of the skills in that topic.

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Average

  • Find the Average, given Total Value & the Number of Data
  • Find the Total Value, given the Average & the Number of Data
  • Solve Problem Sums Involving Average

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