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Will the 2012 PSLE Maths be difficult?

Postby James Ang » Sun Jan 09, 2011 7:55 pm

will this year's 2011 PSLE Maths be difficult? "MUST SEE" Channel News Asia program on PSLE Maths where Blogtv.sg played Are You Smarter than a 12 Year old?.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxLEywMqnZs

blogtvsingapore | October 22, 2009 | 2 likes, 1 dislikes
Was the 2009 PSLE Math Paper too difficult? Or are parents just complaining too much?

Blogtv.sg played Are You Smarter than a 12 Year old? Find out who scored ONE out of TEN in our 2009 Blogtv Math Paper! Was it the 31 year old BANKER? Or 12 year old Daryl?

Also, check out what a Psychiatrist, Parent and Tutor has to say.

Go to http://www.blogtv.sg for more exciting videos!
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Re: Will the 2011 PSLE Maths be difficult?

Postby Brenda10 » Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:14 am

James Ang wrote:will this year's 2011 PSLE Maths be difficult? "MUST SEE" Channel News Asia program on PSLE Maths where Blogtv.sg played Are You Smarter than a 12 Year old?.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxLEywMqnZs

blogtvsingapore | October 22, 2009 | 2 likes, 1 dislikes
Was the 2009 PSLE Math Paper too difficult? Or are parents just complaining too much?

Blogtv.sg played Are You Smarter than a 12 Year old? Find out who scored ONE out of TEN in our 2009 Blogtv Math Paper! Was it the 31 year old BANKER? Or 12 year old Daryl?

Also, check out what a Psychiatrist, Parent and Tutor has to say.

Go to http://www.blogtv.sg for more exciting videos!


I also heard this too. May be that's why last week in dd school all p6 students had to sit for a Section C (18 questions) test and not the other 3 subjects. Therefore I believe the school may plan to put heavy weighting in maths.

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Postby autolycus » Mon Jan 10, 2011 2:42 pm

Will this year's PSLE Math paper be more difficult?

*looks into crystal ball*

*wow, that's a high refractive index for glass*

*falls asleep*

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Re: Will the 2011 PSLE Maths be difficult?

Postby DadOfGirl » Mon Jan 10, 2011 5:16 pm

James Ang wrote:will this year's 2011 PSLE Maths be difficult? "MUST SEE" Channel News Asia program on PSLE Maths where Blogtv.sg played Are You Smarter than a 12 Year old?.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxLEywMqnZs

blogtvsingapore | October 22, 2009 | 2 likes, 1 dislikes
Was the 2009 PSLE Math Paper too difficult? Or are parents just complaining too much?

Blogtv.sg played Are You Smarter than a 12 Year old? Find out who scored ONE out of TEN in our 2009 Blogtv Math Paper! Was it the 31 year old BANKER? Or 12 year old Daryl?

Also, check out what a Psychiatrist, Parent and Tutor has to say.

Go to http://www.blogtv.sg for more exciting videos!


2007 & 2009 papers were super-difficult... so much so that difficult to say which one was more difficult. 2010 was super easy... So looks like 2011 will be difficult -at least

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Re: Will the 2011 PSLE Maths be difficult?

Postby Tinkerbelle » Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:02 pm

DadOfGirl wrote:2007 & 2009 papers were super-difficult... so much so that difficult to say which one was more difficult. 2010 was super easy... So looks like 2011 will be difficult -at least


That's what DD's maths teacher told her..... :cry:

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Re: Will the 2011 PSLE Maths be difficult?

Postby ppnqq » Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:41 pm

Tinkerbelle wrote:
DadOfGirl wrote:2007 & 2009 papers were super-difficult... so much so that difficult to say which one was more difficult. 2010 was super easy... So looks like 2011 will be difficult -at least


That's what DD's maths teacher told her..... :cry:


I have 'calculated' and looked into the crystal ball as well.

Yes, I'm afraid this year's Maths spells something really stressful for the kids taking psle this year (don't want to use the word 'bad' :cry:). :pray:

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Re: Will the 2011 PSLE Maths be difficult?

Postby lizawa » Wed Jan 12, 2011 2:34 pm

ppnqq wrote:
Tinkerbelle wrote:
DadOfGirl wrote:2007 & 2009 papers were super-difficult... so much so that difficult to say which one was more difficult. 2010 was super easy... So looks like 2011 will be difficult -at least


That's what DD's maths teacher told her..... :cry:


I have 'calculated' and looked into the crystal ball as well.

Yes, I'm afraid this year's Maths spells something really stressful for the kids taking psle this year (don't want to use the word 'bad' :cry:). :pray:


Look on the bright side. If your child is good in Maths, this will be a good chance to get high T-score !

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Postby James Ang » Sat Jan 15, 2011 11:13 pm

Who in P6 this year can solve this 2009 PSLE Maths (5 marks) question? (*Page 72, Q16 in the new PSLE Maths 5 year series.)

Jim bought some chocolates and gave half of it to Ken. Ken bought some sweets and gave half of it to Jim. Jim ate 12 sweets and Ken ate 18 chocolates. The ratio of Jim's sweets to chocolates became 1 : 7 and the ratio of Ken's sweets to chocolates became 1:4. How many sweets did Ken buy?. (PSLE 2009, 5 marks)

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Postby numericrhapsodies » Fri Jan 28, 2011 11:09 pm

There are both good and bad points to having a ridiculously hard paper.
If it's too easy, It becomes too difficult to separate those who are really geniuses, from the average.
But if it is too hard, average students are stumped on virtually every question, and are left with a terrible score.
Haha, I still remember the Jim an Ken question. Tried it in P5, took me 15 minutes to solve. It really is all up to whether or not, you study well enough. If you drill your child hard enough, He or she will definitely be able to conquer Jim and Ken with ease.
Rewards come with hard work. Put in enough effort, and you don't need to worry about anything else.

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Postby MOE Hater » Sat Jan 29, 2011 2:13 pm

James Ang wrote:Who in P6 this year can solve this 2009 PSLE Maths (5 marks) question? (*Page 72, Q16 in the new PSLE Maths 5 year series.)

Jim bought some chocolates and gave half of it to Ken. Ken bought some sweets and gave half of it to Jim. Jim ate 12 sweets and Ken ate 18 chocolates. The ratio of Jim's sweets to chocolates became 1 : 7 and the ratio of Ken's sweets to chocolates became 1:4. How many sweets did Ken buy?. (PSLE 2009, 5 marks)


The model methoid is a pain. just use ratio and basic algebra and there u hv it. I was in P6 last year and i solved that question in 4 minutes munching on popcorn. Most of my friends cud do it too. dun understand the fuss over the question :roll:

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