Math Quarta

 

The aim of Primary Mathematics within the Singapore Math curriculum is to allow students to develop their ability in mathematical problem solving. This includes using and applying mathematics in practical, real-life situations as well as within the discipline of mathematics itself. An important feature of learning mathematics within this curriculum is the use of a concrete introduction to the concept, followed by a pictorial representation, followed by the abstract symbols. Although each class covers many different concepts, only the core concepts required for mastery are listed here.

In Math Quarta students will learn what makes up a whole number. They will continue in their skills of the four arithmetic operations. Fractions will be taught more in depth. Decimals are introduced. Key concepts that will be learned include:

  • place value into the millions
  • whole numbers (factors, multiples, order of operations)
  • 2 digit multiplication
  • fractions (adding and subtracting like fractions, mixed numbers, improper fractions, division remainders as fractions, fractions of a set)
  • decimals (introduction, rounding, four arithmetic operations)
  • geometry
  • area and perimeter