Primary 2 Maths Syllabus (MOE)

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Primary 2 

1 WHOLE NUMBERS 

Numbers up to 1000 

Include: 

· counting in tens/ hundreds, 

· number notation and place values (hundreds, tens, ones), 

· reading and writing numbers in numerals and in words, 

· comparing and ordering numbers, 

· number patterns. 

Addition and 

subtraction 

Include: 

· addition and subtraction of numbers up to 3 digits, 

· solving up to 2-step word problems involving addition and 

subtraction

Multiplication and 

division 

Include: 

· building up the multiplication tables of 2, 3, 4, 5 and 10 and 

committing to memory, 

· use of the division symbol ( ÷) to write a mathematical statement 

for a given situation, 

· recognising the relationship between multiplication and division, 

· multiplication and division within the multiplication tables, 

· solving 1-step word problems involving multiplication and 

division within the multiplication tables. 

Exclude division with remainder. 

Mental calculation 

Include 

· addition and subtraction involving 

a 3-digit number and ones, 

a 3-digit number and tens, 

a 3-digit number and hundreds. 

· multiplication and division within the multiplication tables of 2, 3, 

4, 5 and 10. 

2 FRACTIONS 

Fraction of a whole 

Include: 

·   interpretation of fraction as part of a whole, 

·   reading and writing fractions, 

·   comparing and ordering 

unit fractions, 

like fractions. 

(Denominators of given fractions should not exceed 12.) 

Exclude fraction of a set of objects. 

 

 

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Addition and 

subtraction 

Include addition and subtraction of like fractions within one whole. 

(Denominators of given fractions should not exceed 12.) 

3 MEASUREMENT 

Length, mass and 

volume 

Include: 

· estimation and measurement of 

  length in metres/ centimetres, 

  mass in kilograms/ grams, 

  volume of liquid in litres, 

· drawing a straight line of given length, 

· use of the appropriate measures and their abbreviations cm, m, 

g, kg, , 

· comparing 

lengths, 

masses, 

volumes, 

· solving word problems involving length/ mass/ volume. 

Exclude: 

· conversion of units, 

· measurement in compound units, 

· capacity of container, 

· volume of solid. 

Time 

Include: 

· telling and writing time to 5 minutes, 

· use of ‘a.m.’ and ‘p.m.’, 

· use of abbreviations h and min, 

· drawing hands on the clock face to show time, 

· duration of one hour/ half hour from an o’clock time. 

Exclude finding the duration of a time interval. 

Money 

Include: 

· counting the amount of money in a given set of notes and 

coins, 

· reading and writing money in decimal notation, 

· comparing two or three amounts of money, 

· converting an amount of money in decimal notation to cents 

only, and vice versa, 

· solving word problems involving money in dollars only (or in 

cents only). 

 

 

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4 GEOMETRY 

2-D and 3-D figures 

Include: 

· identifying, naming and describing 

semicircle 

quarter circle, 

· identifying the basic shapes that make up a given figure, 

· forming different 2-D figures with cut-outs of 

rectangle 

square 

triangle 

semicircle 

quarter circle, 

· forming different 3-D figures with concrete models of 

cube 

cuboid 

cone 

cylinder, 

· copying figures on dot grid or square grid. 

Patterns 

Include making/ completing patterns with 2-D cut-outs according to 

one or two of the following attributes 

shape 

size 

orientation 

colour 

Line, curve and 

surface 

Include: 

· identifying lines (straight lines) and curves, 

· identifying flat faces of a 3-D object. 

5 DATA ANALYSIS 

Picture graphs 

Include: 

· making picture graphs with scales, 

· reading and interpreting picture graphs with scales, 

· solving problems using information presented in picture graphs. 

Exclude use of an incomplete symbol/picture. 

 

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