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The Mathematics Department is guided by the Mathematics Curriculum Framework of the Ministry of Education. It emphasizes conceptual understanding, skill proficiencies and thinking skills in the teaching and learning of mathematics. These components are integral to the development of mathematical problem solving ability.


The Primary Mathematics Syllabus aims to:


  • enable all pupils to acquire mathematical concepts and skills for everyday use and continuous learning in mathematics;

  • develop thinking, reasoning, communication, application and metacognitive skills through a mathematical approach to problem-solving;

  • build confidence and foster interest in mathematics



Holistic Assessment (HA)


Holistic Assessment is carried out for two main purposes. They are to:


  • measure pupils’ attainment and report evidence of learning in different learning areas

  • support pupils’ learning and classroom teaching


It focuses on providing information on the learning progress of the child. Through formative and summative assessment tools, both quantitative and qualitative feedback are provided to help the child learn about his/her strengths, weaknesses and steps he/she could take to improve in his/her learning.



Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract (C-P-A) Approach


Learning experiences in the Mathematics classroom are designed based on the C-P-A approach. Concrete components include physical manipulatives which pupils use during lessons. Pictorial representations include drawings, diagrams, charts or graphs that can be drawn by pupils or are provided for the pupils to read and interpret. Abstract refers to symbolic representations such as numbers or letters that the pupils writes or interprets to demonstrate understanding of a task. This approach enables pupils to encounter mathematics in a meaningful way and translate mathematical skills from the concrete to the abstract. It will better support pupils in their understanding of mathematics concepts and promote pupils’ active participation in learning mathematics.






Teachers adopting the C-P-A approach in teaching mathematics skills and concepts.


Small-group cooperative learning in mathematics.

Pupils learning concepts of Division using beans

and egg trays. 



 Mathematics Enrichment Programmes


Pupils experience the relevance of mathematics in their daily lives and learn in a fun way.  The mathematics enrichment programmes/activities include mathematics learning experiences and journeys such as:


  • Mathematics Learning Trail

  • Performance Tasks     




P1 Mathematics Learning Trail 



 P2 Mathematics Learning Trail



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 P3 Mathematics and Science Learning Trail



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                               P4 Mathematics Learning Trail

Useful Links for Parents


Primary Maths Syllabus (2013)


Play Mathematics Games


Read Mathematics Storybooks


Relate Mathematics to Everyday Situations


Mathematics Online Resources