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Primary 5 Math Syllabus 2019

Practicle’s contents are closely aligned to the Ministry of Education (MOE) Primary 5 Math Syllabus 2019. You’ll find all the questions in our Primary 5 (P5) database tagged according to the topics and skills that a Primary 5 student is required to know in Singapore.

Here are the topics and skills that you can expect to find in our system.

Overview of the 2019 Primary 5 Math Syllabus

The 2019 Primary 5 Math Syllabus can be divided into 3 main branches – Numbers, Measurement and Geometry and finally, Statistics.

Numbers 

The Primary 5 (P5) topics that are covered under Number are Whole Number, Fraction, Decimal, Percentage, Ratio and Rate.

Refer below for the breakdown of the skills in each topic.

WHOLE NUMBERS

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

FRACTIONS

  1. Add & Subtract Mixed Numbers
  2. Multiply Fraction by Whole Number
  3. Multiply Proper fraction & Proper Fractions
  4. Know How Fraction & Division Are Related
  5. Divide Whole Number by Whole Number
  6. Convert Fractions to Decimals and Vice Versa
  7. Multiply 2 Improper Fractions
  8. Solve Fraction Problem Sums

RATE

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

DECIMALS

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

PERCENTAGES

  1. Read & Interpret a Percentage of a Whole
  2. Convert a Fraction to Percentage
  3. Convert Percentage to Fraction
  4. Express Decimals as a Percentage and Vice Versa
  5. Convert Percentage to Decimal and Vice Versa
  6. Find Discount, GST and Annual Interest
  7. Find a percentage part of a whole
  8. Solve Problem Sums Involving Percentages

RATIO

  1. Notate Ratios Involving Whole Numbers
  2. Write Equivalent Ratios
  3. Divide a Quantity in a Given Ratio
  4. Simplify a Ratio
  5. Solve P5 Problem Sums Involving Ratio
  6. Find Ratio of 2 or 3 Given Quantities

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.

AREA OF TRIANGLE

  1. Identify Base or Height of Triangle
  2. Know the Properties of an Isosceles Triangle
  3. Know the Properties of a Right-Angled Triangle
  4. Know the Properties of an Equilateral Triangle
  5. Relate Area of Triangle to its Rectangle
  6. Find Area of Triangle using the Formula
  7. Solve Problems Involving Area of Triangle

VOLUME

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

ANGLES

  1. Find Unknown Angles using the Property “Angles on a Straight Line“
  2. Find Unknown Angles using the Property “Angles at a Point“
  3. Find Unknown Angles using the Property “Vertically Opposite Angles“
  4. Know that Sum of Angles of a Triangle
  5. Find Unknown Angles in a Triangle
  6. Know the Properties of a Parallelogram
  7. Know the Properties of a Rhombus
  8. Know the Properties of a Trapezium
  9. Find Unknown Angles in a Special Quadrilateral
  10. Identify Basic Shapes in a Composite Figure

Statistics

The Primary 5 (P5) topics that are covered under Statistics include Average.

Refer below for the breakdown of the skills in that topic.

AVERAGE

  1. Find the Average, given Total Value & the Number of Data
  2. Find the Total Value, given the Average & the Number of Data
  3. Solve Problem Sums Involving Average

Knowing the 2019 P5 Math Syllabus is only the beginning…

Preparing for PSLE is a 2-year journey which starts from Primary 5. Having a good knowledge of the Primary 5 Math Syllabus helps you gain a better sense of what your child is required to learn at school.

If you need help preparing for any Primary 5 exam, check out how Practicle can help!

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