We note that P5 is a critical year as there is a change in exam format as well as more new topics are taught. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to read more about the changes in the P5 mathematics!
P5 kids struggle in coping with the new topics taught as well as the increase in the level of difficulty in the problem sums. Hence, moral support from parents is exceptionally important for the P5 kid!
We also aware that some parents felt lost when teaching their child cos they have lost touched in the primary syllabus. Hence, our lead coach, Ms Melissa Song did some sharing on heuristics in her FB group, mathsclinx to help parents to coach their child better! :) To see her sharing, click on her FB name to join her group! :)
To give the parents the additional support, Ms Melissa did some videos on the following SA1 and SA2 papers. To view them, send her a message via the FB messager (click on her name!) :)
Note: The videos are ONLY for questions that most of the students got them wrong. Hope the videos help your child to understand his/her mistakes and improve his/her problem-solving skill! :) \\
You can view the videos for the following papers: 1) 2019 P5 ACS SA1 2) 2019 P5 SCGS SA1 3) 2019 P5 ACS SA2 4) 2019 P5 MGS SA2
P5 Paper 1 comprises of Booklet A and Booklet B (Duration: 1h to complete 30 questions), calculator is NOT allowed). It is commenced BEFORE the recess.
After recess, continued with Paper 2 (1h 30 min, calculator is allowed)
Short-answer questions (SAQ) are reduced and long-answer questions (LAQ) are increased.
Duration for the whole paper has also increased hence kid's brain stamina and time management are tested.
P5 new topics
New topics taught are as follows: 1) Area of a triangle 2) Ratio 3) Percentage (involving discount, GST and interest) 4) Average 5) Rate 6) Angles (wide topic as it covers angles on straight lines, triangles and 4-sided figures) 7) Geometrical construction (Drawing of triangles and 4-sided figures) 8) Volume of Cube and Cuboid
Extension to existing topics: 9) Multiplication of fractions (most of the kids are stuck at this sub-topic as multiplication of fraction is new to them) 10) Decimal (Measurement -> conversion of mass, length and volume)