
Primary 6 Maths Syllabus (MOE)
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Content

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 3step word problems involving speed and
average
speed.
Exclude
conversion of units, e.g. km/h to m/min.

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Content

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,
3
·
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:
·
2D 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 3D solids from given nets.
Exclude nets of cylinder and cone.

Topics/Subtopics

Content

Primary 6 (Calculator is allowed unless
otherwise stated.)

7 DATA ANALYSIS

Pie charts

Include:
·
reading and interpreting pie
charts,
·
solving 1step 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
y
+ y
3y
y
2
3
±
y
5
·
interpreting
∗
3y as y + y +
y or 3
×
y
y
1
∗
as y
÷
2 or
×
y
2
2
3
±
y
1
∗
as (3
±
y
)
÷
5 or
×
(3
±
y
)
5
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
1
such as
,
x
·
simplification of expressions
involving
∗
fractional
coefficients
∗
brackets

Topics/Subtopics

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
3step 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
1digit whole
number without
using
calculators,
·
division of a whole
number by a whole
number with answer
in
decimal
form,
·
solving up to
3step 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.

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Content
Primary 6
Foundation
Mathematics
(Calculator
is allowed
unless
otherwise
stated) 3
PERCENTAGE

Percentage

Include:
 expressing
a part of a
whole as a
percentage,
 use of the
percentage
symbol
(%),
 writing
fractions and
decimals as
percentages,
and vice
versa,
 finding a
percentage part
of a
whole,
 solving up
to 2step word
problems
involving
percentage,
 discount,
GST and annual
interest.
Exclude:
 finding
percentage
profit/loss,
 finding
percentage
increase/
decrease,
 expressing
one quantity as
a percentage of
another, e.g.
"A
is
60%
of
B",
 comparison
of two
quantities by
percentage,
e.g. "
A
is
20% more
than
B."

4
MEASUREMENT

Area
of
triangle

Include:
 identifying
the base of a
triangle and
its
corresponding
height,
 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:
 use of
formula to
calculate the
volume of a
cube/
cuboid,
 finding the
volume of
liquid in a
rectangular
tank,
 conversion
between
,
ml and
cm3,
 solving up
to 3step word
problems
involving the
volume of a
cube/
cuboid.

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Content
Primary 6
Foundation
Mathematics
(Calculator
is allowed
unless
otherwise
stated) 5
GEOMETRY

Triangle

Include:
 identifying
and naming the
following types
of
triangles

 ∗ isosceles
triangle,

 ∗
equilateral
triangle,

 ∗
rightangled
triangle,

 use of the
property that
the angle sum
of a triangle
is
180o,

 drawing a
triangle from
given
dimensions
using ruler,
protractor and
set
squares.

Exclude:
 geometrical
construction
where the use
of compasses is
required,
 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:
 properties
related to
diagonals of
square and
rectangle,
 finding
angles
involving
additional
construction of
lines.

6
DATA
ANALYSIS

Pie
charts

Include:
 reading and
interpreting
pie
charts,
 solving
1step problems
using
information
presented in
pie
charts.
Exclude use of
degrees for
calculation.



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