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PSLE Math Syllabus 2019

Here are the topics and skills that are covered in the Singapore Primary 6 PSLE Math Syllabus 2019.

For the PSLE Math Syllabus, you’ll see a good part of the Primary 5 Math Syllabus being tested as well. This is similar to the topics that are tested in the PSLE Math paper.

Overview of the 2019 Primary 6 PSLE Math Syllabus

The 2019 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.

Algebra

Notate & Interpret Simple Algebraic Expressions

Solve Simple Equations

Solve Simple Linear Equations

Solve Simple Linear Expressions by Substitution

Form & Solve Simple Linear Equations in Problem Sums

Whole-Numbers

Read & Write Numbers 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*

Fractions

Divide Whole Number by Proper Fraction

Divide Proper Fraction by Proper Fraction

Divide Proper Fraction by Whole Number

Solve Fraction Problem Sums

Decimals

Convert Measurements of Length, Mass & Volume*

Divide Decimals by 10, 100 1000 & their Multiples*

Multiply Decimals by 10, 100 1000 & their Multiples*

Solve Problem Sums Involving 4 Operations*

Percentage

Find the Whole given a Part of the Percentage

Find Percentage Increase/Decrease

Solve Problem Sums Involving Percentages

Ratio

Understand the Relationship Between Fractions & Ratio

Find Ratio of 2 Quantities in Direct Proportion

Solve Problem Sums Involving 3 Quantities

Solve Problem Sums that Involves Changing Ratio

Speed

Write Speed in Different Units

Find Time, given Distance and Speed

Find Speed, given Time and Distance

Find Distance, given Time and Speed

Solve Problem Sums Involving Speed

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

Find Diameter of Circle, given Radius & Vice Versa

Estimate Area of Circle Using a Square Grid

Find Area/Circumference of Circle

Find Area/Perimeter of Semi Circle

Find Area/Perimeter of Quarter Circle

Find Area of Composite Figures

Find Perimeter of Composite Figures

Volume

Find 1 Dimension of Cuboid, given Volume & Other Dimensions

Find Length of 1 Edge of Cube, given Volume

Find Height of Cuboid, given Volume and Base Area

Find Area of a Face of Cuboid, given Volume and 1 Dimension

Solve Problem Sums Involving Volume of Liquid

Angles

Find Unknown Angles in Composite Figures

2d-3d-Shapes

Associate 2-D Drawings with 3-D Solids

Visualize Prisms, Cylinders, Pyramids & Cones from Drawings

Draw 2-D Representations of Solids

Convert measurements of length, mass & volume

Identify the Solid that can be Formed by a Given Net

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 topic on Average (denoted by *) does not appear as a topic in the P6 textbook, it will still be tested in the PSLE.

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

Average

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

Data-Analysis

Solve Problems Using Info from Pie Charts

Why is knowing the PSLE Math Syllabus 2019 important?

School teachers are very familiar with the latest updates and changes in the current year’s Math Syllabus. However, what is obvious to them might not be as obvious to tutors, parents and students.

If you are a parent/tutor of a Primary 6 child this year, understanding the PSLE Mathematics Syllabus is important to help you gain a sense of what your child/tutee is learning in school and what will be tested for the PSLEs.

Use this to help you plan your child’s/tutee’s revision.

If you need a deep analysis of their strengths and weaknesses, do check out Practicle and see how we can help your child.