Primary 6 Maths Syllabus (MOE)

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Primary 6 (Calculator is allowed unless otherwise stated.) 

1 FRACTIONS 

Four operations 

Include division of a whole number/proper fraction by a proper 

fraction without using calculators. 

Exclude: 

· division of an improper fraction/mixed number by a proper 

fraction, 

· division by an improper fraction/mixed number. 

2 PERCENTAGE 

Percentage 

Include: 

· finding the whole given a part and the percentage, 

· finding percentage increase/decrease, 

· solving word problems involving percentage. 

Exclude finding percentage profit/loss. 

3 RATIO 

Ratio 

Include: 

· expressing one quantity as a fraction of another, given their 

ratio, and vice versa, 

· finding how many times one quantity is as large as another, 

given their ratio, and vice versa, 

· expressing one quantity as a fraction of another given the two 

quantities, 

· finding the whole/ one part when a whole is divided into parts in 

a given ratio, 

· solving word problems involving 2 pairs of ratios. 

4 SPEED 

Distance, time and 

speed 

Include: 

· concepts of speed and average speed, 

· relationship between distance, time and speed 

  Distance = Speed × Time, 

  Speed = Distance ÷ Time, 

  Time = Distance ÷ Speed, 

· calculation of speed, distance or time given the other two 

quantities, 

· writing speed in different units such as km/h, m/min, m/s and 

cm/s, 

· solving up to 3-step word problems involving speed and 

average speed. 

Exclude conversion of units, e.g. km/h to m/min. 

 

 

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Primary 6 (Calculator is allowed unless otherwise stated.) 

5 MEASUREMENT 

Area and 

circumference of 

circle 

Include: 

· use of formulae to calculate the area and circumference of a 

circle, 

· finding the area and perimeter of 

semicircle (half circle) 

quarter circle 

· solving word problems involving area and perimeter. 

Exclude finding the radius/ diameter of a circle given its area or 

circumference

Area and perimeter 

of composite figure 

Include finding the area and perimeter of a figure made up of some 

of the following shapes: square, rectangle, triangle, semicircle and 

quarter circle. 

Volume of cube and 

cuboid 

Include: 

·    finding one dimension of a cuboid given its volume and the 

other dimensions, 

·    finding the length of one edge of a cube given its volume, 

·    finding the height of a cuboid given its volume and base area, 

·    finding the area of a face of a cuboid given its volume and one 

dimension, 

·    use of the symbols   and  

·    solving word problems involving volume of a cube/ cuboid. 

6 GEOMETRY 

Geometrical figures 

Include finding unknown angles in geometrical figures involving 

square , rectangle, parallelogram, rhombus, trapezium and triangle. 

Nets 

Include: 

· 2-D representation of cube, cuboid, cone, cylinder, prism and 

pyramid, 

· identifying nets of the following solids 

cube, 

cuboid, 

prism, 

pyramid, 

· identifying the solid which can be formed by a given net, 

· making 3-D solids from given nets. 

Exclude nets of cylinder and cone. 

 

 

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Primary 6 (Calculator is allowed unless otherwise stated.) 

7 DATA ANALYSIS 

Pie charts 

Include: 

· reading and interpreting pie charts, 

· solving 1-step problems using information presented in pie 

charts

Exclude use of degrees for calculation. 

8 ALGEBRA 

Algebraic 

expressions in one 

variable 

Include: 

· representation of an unknown number using a letter, 

· simple algebraic expressions such as 

y ± 2, 6 ±

y +

3

3 ±

· interpreting 

  3y as y + y + y or 3 ×

y          

     as y ÷ 2 or    ×

2         

3 ± y               

       as (3 ± y ) ÷ 5 or  × (3 ± y

5               

· simplification of algebraic expressions, 

· evaluation of simple algebraic expressions by substitution, 

· solving word problems involving algebraic expressions. 

Exclude: 

· evaluation of expressions involving variable in the denominator 

such as 

· simplification of expressions involving 

  fractional coefficients 

  brackets 

 

 

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Content 

Primary 6 Foundation Mathematics (Calculator is allowed unless otherwise stated) 

1 FRACTIONS 

Concept of fraction as 

division 

Include: 

· association of a fraction with division, 

· conversion between fractions and decimals. 

Division 

Include: 

· division of a whole number/proper fraction by a whole number/proper 

fraction, 

· solving up to 3-step word problems involving the 4 operations. 

Exclude: 

· division of an improper fraction/mixed number by a whole 

number/proper fraction, 

· division by an improper fraction/mixed number. 

2 DECIMALS 

Multiplication and 

division 

Include: 

· multiplication and division of decimals (up to 2 decimal places) by a 

1-digit whole number without using calculators, 

· division of a whole number by a whole number with answer in 

decimal form, 

· solving up to 3-step word problems involving the 4 operations 

(including problems involving money), 

· rounding off answers to a specified degree of accuracy, 

· estimation of answers in calculations, 

· checking reasonableness of answers. 

Exclude multiplication and division by a decimal. 

 

 

Topics/Sub-topics Content Primary 6 Foundation Mathematics (Calculator is allowed unless otherwise stated) 3 PERCENTAGE

Percentage

Include:

  1. expressing a part of a whole as a percentage,
  2. use of the percentage symbol (%),
  3. writing fractions and decimals as percentages, and vice versa,
  4. finding a percentage part of a whole,
  5. solving up to 2-step word problems involving percentage,
  6. discount, GST and annual interest.

Exclude:

  1. finding percentage profit/loss,
  2. finding percentage increase/ decrease,
  3. expressing one quantity as a percentage of another, e.g. "A is 60% of B",
  4. comparison of two quantities by percentage, e.g. " A is 20% more than B."

4 MEASUREMENT

Area of triangle

Include:

  1. identifying the base of a triangle and its corresponding height,
  2. use of formula to calculate the area of a triangle.

Exclude finding the base/ height of a triangle given its area.

Area and perimeter of composite figure

Include finding the area and perimeter of a figure made up of some of the following shapes: square, rectangle and triangle.

Volume of cube and cuboid

Include:

  1. use of formula to calculate the volume of a cube/ cuboid,
  2. finding the volume of liquid in a rectangular tank,
  3. conversion between 􀁁, ml and cm3,
  4. solving up to 3-step word problems involving the volume of a cube/ cuboid.


 

Topics/Sub-topics Content Primary 6 Foundation Mathematics (Calculator is allowed unless otherwise stated) 5 GEOMETRY

Triangle

Include:

  1. identifying and naming the following types of triangles
  2.  

  3. ∗ isosceles triangle,
  4.  

     

  5. ∗ equilateral triangle,
  6.  

     

  7. ∗ right-angled triangle,
  8.  

     

  9. use of the property that the angle sum of a triangle is 180o,
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  11. drawing a triangle from given dimensions using ruler, protractor and set squares.
  12.  

Exclude:

  1. geometrical construction where the use of compasses is required,
  2. exterior angles.

Angles in geometric figures

Include finding unknown angles in geometrical figures using the properties of:

* angles on a straight line,

* angles at a point,

* vertically opposite angles,

* a square, a rectangle and a triangle.

Exclude:

  1. properties related to diagonals of square and rectangle,
  2. finding angles involving additional construction of lines.

6 DATA ANALYSIS

Pie charts

Include:

  1. reading and interpreting pie charts,
  2. solving 1-step problems using information presented in pie charts.

Exclude use of degrees for calculation.




 You can also get the full Primary Maths Syllabus (MOE) from the below link: http://www.moe.gov.sg/education/syllabuses/