Primary 4 Maths Syllabus (MOE)

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Content 

Primary 4 

1 Whole Numbers 

Numbers up to 

100 000 

Include: 

· number notation and place values (ten thousands, thousands, 

hundreds, tens, ones), 

· reading and writing numbers in numerals and in words, 

· comparing and ordering numbers, 

· number patterns, 

· rounding off numbers to the nearest 10 or 100, 

· use of the approximation symbol ( ). 

Multiplication and 

division 

Include: 

· multiplication of a 4-digit number by a 1-digit number, 

· multiplication of a 3-digit number by a 2-digit number, 

· division of a 4-digit number by a 1-digit number, 

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

· estimation of answers in calculations involving the 4 operations, 

· checking reasonableness of answers. 

Factors and 

multiples 

Include: 

· determining if a 1-digit number is a factor of a given number, 

· listing all factors of a given number up to 100, 

· finding the common factors of two given numbers, 

· recognising the relationship between factor and multiple, 

· determining if a number is a multiple of a given 1-digit number, 

· listing the first 12 multiples of a given 1-digit number, 

· finding the common multiples of two given 1-digit numbers. 

Exclude 'highest common factor' (H.C.F.) and 'lowest common 

multiple ’ (L.C.M.). 

2 FRACTIONS 

Mixed numbers and 

improper fractions 

Include: 

·   concepts of mixed numbers and improper fractions, 

·   expressing an improper fraction as a mixed number, and vice 

versa, 

·   expressing an improper fraction/mixed number in its simplest 

form

(Denominators of given fractions should not exceed 12.) 

 

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Addition and 

subtraction 

Include addition and subtraction of 

like fractions, 

related fractions. 

(Denominators of given fractions should not exceed 12.) 

Exclude calculations involving more than 2 different denominators. 

Fraction of a set of 

objects 

Include interpretation of fraction as part of a set of objects. 

Multiplication 

Include: 

· multiplication of a proper/improper fraction and a whole 

number, 

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

subtraction and multiplication, 

· using unitary method to find the whole given a fractional part. 

3 DECIMALS 

Decimals up to 3 

decimal places 

Include: 

· notation and place values (tenths, hundredths, thousandths), 

· identifying the values of the digits in a decimal, 

· use of the number line to display decimals, 

· comparing and ordering decimals, 

· conversion of a decimal to a fraction, 

· conversion of a fraction whose denominator is a factor of 10 or 

100 to a decimal, 

· rounding off decimals to 

  the nearest whole number, 

  1 decimal place, 

  2 decimal places. 

Addition and 

subtraction 

Include: 

· addition and subtraction of decimals (up to 2 decimal places), 

· estimation of answers in calculations, 

· checking reasonableness of answers. 

 

 

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Multiplication and 

division 

Include: 

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

decimal form, 

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

by a 1-digit whole number, 

· solving up to 2-step word problems involving the 4 operations, 

· rounding off answers to a specified degree of accuracy, 

· estimation of answers in calculations, 

· checking reasonableness of answers. 

4 MEASUREMENT 

Time 

Include: 

· measurement of time in seconds (s), 

· 24-hour clock, 

· solving word problems involving time in 24-hour clock. 

Money 

Include: 

· multiplication and division of money in decimal notation, 

· solving word problems involving the 4 operations of money in 

decimal notation. 

Area and perimeter 

Include: 

· finding the area of a composite figure made up of rectangles 

and squares, 

· finding one dimension of a rectangle given the other dimension 

and its area/ perimeter, 

· finding the length of one side of a square given its area/ 

perimeter, 

· solving word problems involving the area/ perimeter of squares 

and rectangles. 

Exclude use of the symbol  

5 GEOMETRY 

Perpendicular and 

parallel lines 

Include: 

· drawing of perpendicular and parallel lines using ruler and set 

squares, 

· use of the terms ‘vertical’ and ‘horizontal’. 

 

 

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Angles 

Include: 

· using notation such as ABC and x to name angles, 

· estimation and measurement of angles in degrees, 

· drawing an angle using a protractor, 

· associating 

1                               

turn/ right angle with 90 

1                 

turn with 180 

3                 

turn with 270 

a complete turn with 360 

· 8-point compass. 

Exclude: 

· drawing and measuring reflex angles, 

· use of the notation x °

Rectangle and 

square 

Include: 

·   properties of rectangle and square, 

·   finding unknown angles. 

Exclude: 

·   the term ‘diagonal’ and its related properties, 

·   finding angles involving additional construction of lines. 

Symmetry 

Include: 

·   identifying symmetric figures, 

·   determining whether a straight line is a line of symmetry of a 

symmetric figure, 

·   completing a symmetric figure with respect to a given 

horizontal/vertical line of symmetry, 

·   designing and making patterns. 

Exclude: 

· finding the number of lines of symmetry of a symmetric figure, 

· rotational symmetry. 

Tessellation 

Include: 

· recognising shapes that can tessellate, 

· identifying the unit shape in a tessellation, 

· making different tessellations with a given shape, 

· drawing a tessellation on dot paper, 

· designing and making patterns. 

 

 

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6 DATA ANALYSIS 

Tables 

Include: 

· completing a table from given data, 

· reading and interpreting tables, 

· solving problems using information presented in tables. 

Line graphs 

Include: 

· reading and interpreting line graphs, 

· solving problems using information presented in line graphs. 

Exclude the distance-time graph. 

 

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