Primary 2 Quiz

Aims of Syllabus

The Primary Mathematics Syllabus aims to enable all students 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; and
  • build confidence and foster interest in mathematics

Source: MOE, Singapore

What is covered in this lesson?

In this lesson, we will be focusing on Total Concepts and its variants. Total Concept is a term we coined for Problem Sums involving multiplications and division.

Multiplication problem sums can be categorised into 3 types.
a) Total = number of groups x no of items in one group
b) No of groups = Total ÷ no of items in one group
c) No of items in one group = Total ÷ no of groups

The children must understand the different ways “Total Concepts” can be tested. Such exposure will help to minimise careless mistakes and mistakes due to rote learning (memorising steps).

Who is suitable to take this course?

  • 8 years old
  • Singapore – Primary 2
  • Malaysia – Form 2
  • American system – Grade 2
  • UK system – Year 2