 # Math Syllabus for 2020

Practicle’s contents are closely aligned to the Ministry of Education (MOE) PSLE Math Syllabus 2020. You’ll find all the questions in our Primary 6 (P6) database tagged according to the topics and skills that a Primary 6 student is required to know in Singapore.

For the PSLE Math Syllabus, you’ll see a good part of the Primary 5 Math Syllabus being included as well. This is similar to the topics covered in the PSLE Math Paper.

Here’s a list of all the topics and skills that you can expect to find in our system.

### Overview of the 2020 Primary 6 PSLE Math Syllabus

The 2020 Primary 6 PSLE Math Syllabus can be divided into 3 main branches – Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry and finally, Statistics.

### Numbers and Algebra

The Primary 6 (P6) topics that are covered under Number and Algebra are Algebra, Whole Number, Fraction, Decimal, Percentage, Ratio and Speed, Rate and Time.

Although the topics on Whole Number and Decimal do not appear as a topic in the P6 textbook, these topics (denoted by *) are still crucial as they takes up a huge portion in the PSLE Exam. Refer below for the breakdown of the skills in each Topic.

1. Notate & Interpret Simple Algebraic Expressions
2. Solve Simple Equations
3. Solve Simple Linear Equations
4. Solve Simple Linear Expressions by Substitution
5. Form & Solve Simple Linear Equations in Problem Sums

WHOLE NUMBERS

1. Read & Write Numbers Up to 1 Mil*
2. Apply Order of Operations*
3. Divide by 10, 100, 1000 & their Multiples*
4. Multiply with 10, 100, 1000 & their Multiples*
5. Solve Problem Sums Involving 4 Operations*

FRACTIONS

1. Divide Whole Number by Proper Fraction
2. Divide Proper Fraction by Proper Fraction
3. Divide Proper Fraction by Whole Number
4. Solve Fraction Problem Sums

DECIMALS

1. Convert Measurements of Length, Mass & Volume*
2. Divide Decimals by 10, 100 1000 & their Multiples*
3. Multiply Decimals by 10, 100 1000 & their Multiples*
4. Solve Problem Sums Involving 4 Operations*

PERCENTAGES

1. Find the Whole given a Part of the Percentage
2. Find Percentage Increase/Decrease
3. Solve Problem Sums Involving Percentages

RATIO

1. Understand the Relationship Between Fractions & Ratio
2. Find Ratio of 2 Quantities in Direct Proportion
3. Solve Problem Sums Involving 3 Quantities
4. Solve Problem Sums that Involves Changing Ratio

SPEED

1. Write Speed in Different Units
2. Find Time, given Distance and Speed
3. Find Speed, given Time and Distance
4. Find Distance, given Time and Speed
5. Solve Problem Sums Involving Speed
6. Differentiate between Speed & Average Speed

### Measurement and Geometry

The Primary 6 (P6) topics that are covered under Measurement and Geometry are Area and Perimeter, Volume, Angles, Shapes and Properties, 2D/3D Representation and Nets. Refer to the following for the breakdown of the skills in each Topic.

CIRCLES

1. Find Diameter of Circle, given Radius & Vice Versa
2. Estimate Area of Circle Using a Square Grid
3. Find Area/Circumference of Circle
4. Find Area/Perimeter of Semi Circle
5. Find Area/Perimeter of Quarter Circle
6. Find Area of Composite Figures
7. Find Perimeter of Composite Figures

VOLUME

1. Find 1 Dimension of Cuboid, given Volume & Other Dimensions
2. Find Length of 1 Edge of Cube, given Volume
3. Find Height of Cuboid, given Volume and Base Area
4. Find Area of a Face of Cuboid, given Volume and 1 Dimension
5. Solve Problem Sums Involving Volume of Liquid

ANGLES

1. Find Unknown Angles in Composite Figures

2D/3D SHAPES

1. Associate 2-D Drawings with 3-D Solids
2. Visualize Prisms, Cylinders, Pyramids & Cones from Drawings
3. Draw 2-D Representations of Solids
4. Convert measurements of length, mass & volume
5. Identify the Solid that can be Formed by a Given Net
6. Identify the Net that can be Used to Form a Given Solid

### Statistics

The Primary 6 (P6) topics that are covered under Statistics include Average and Data Analysis.

Although the students do not have the topic on Average (denoted by *) in their P6 textbook, it will still be tested at the PSLE level.

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

AVERAGE

1. Find the Average, given Total Value & the Number of Data*

DATA ANALYSIS

1. Solve Problems Using Info from Pie Charts

### Why is knowing the PSLE Math Syllabus 2020 important?

Preparing for PSLE means knowing exactly what topics and skills you need to have in order to meet the challenges ahead.

As a parent, understanding the PSLE Mathematics Syllabus helps you gain a better sense of what is required of your child in school. Use this as a guide to help you plan your child’s revision.