Math Quinta

 

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 previous years, students have mastered the foundations of the four arithmetic operations. They have also mastered the concrete concepts of positive whole numbers, different types of fractions (mixed numbers, improper fractions, equivalent fractions), and decimals. Students will now use this foundation to study these concepts at an even deeper level. Key concepts that will be learned include:

  • place value into the billions
  • prime factorization
  • least common multiple
  • greatest common factor
  • multiplying and dividing by a 2-digit number
  • fractions (four mathematical operations, unlike fractions)
  • decimals (multiply and divide by a 2-digit number)
  • measures and volumes
  • percentage (introduction, relation to fractions, percentage of a quantity)