PSLE - New Format for Maths

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PSLE - New Format for Maths

Postby Martin-MoneyTree » Mon Apr 20, 2009 4:30 pm

Hi,

For those parents who have children Primary 6 & below presently.

Are you aware that there are changes to the PSLE Maths? Namely the use of Calculators?

After attending a conference at my son's school over the last 2 weeks, who is in Primary 6 this year, I realised that there are much changes to the PSLE papers.

The emphasis has been moved to differentiate students who know WHY and NOT just HOW to do the questions.

There were uproar of some of the questions of PSLE in maths papers 2 years back.

Any comments?

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Postby mummyjoyce » Mon Apr 20, 2009 4:41 pm

:? i think the purchase of calculator is requried since P5. I knew about the change since last year. My kid is in P6 this year & another one in P5. They are already using calculator to do some of their homework.

I think it make sense to use calculator and I like the idea.

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Postby nightsky87 » Tue Apr 21, 2009 9:20 am

Hi Martin,

if this helps, this is the official Syallbus guidelines for Primary School (Mathematics). For PSLE-wise, pay attention to the subjects P4 and up. This should serve as a guideline.

http://www.moe.edu.sg/education/syllabuses/sciences/files/maths-primary-2007.pdf

For specific format/type-of-questions, I recommend buying past year PSLE Papers, which can be found at Popular bookstores for only $2 (I got the orange booklet, 2004-2008) but these are more for general reference only.

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Postby kiasiparent » Sat Apr 25, 2009 5:02 pm

Math examination format
The PSLE math examination consists of two written papers. The duration for Paper 1 is 50 minutes. Calculators are NOT allowed in Paper 1. The duration for Paper 2 is 1 hour 40 minutes. Calculators are allowed in Paper 2.

Paper Booklet Type Questions Marks per question Weighting
1
(50min) A Multiple-choice 10 1 10%
5 2 10%
B Short-answer 10 1 10%
5 2 10%
2
(1h 40min) Short-answer 5 2 10%
Structured /
long answer 13 3,4,5 50%
Total (2h 30min) 48 - 100%

Candidates will sit for both papers on the same day with a break between the two papers.

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Re: PSLE - New Format for Maths

Postby phankao » Sat Apr 25, 2009 9:45 pm

Martin-MoneyTree wrote:For those parents who have children Primary 6 & below presently.

Are you aware that there are changes to the PSLE Maths? Namely the use of Calculators?

After attending a conference at my son's school over the last 2 weeks, who is in Primary 6 this year, I realised that there are much changes to the PSLE papers.

The emphasis has been moved to differentiate students who know WHY and NOT just HOW to do the questions.

There were uproar of some of the questions of PSLE in maths papers 2 years back.

Any comments?


Martin, your son is already well-trained in the new format since p5. :shock: He wouldn't only be learning of it in the last 2 weeks, esp with the current exams already.

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PSLE 2009 - Maths

Postby janice_koh » Thu Oct 08, 2009 7:25 am

Hi, its me again, Kancheong mummy. Let me know the general feedback on the paper. I will ask my child then post again.... :pray:

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Postby kuzco » Thu Oct 08, 2009 9:18 am

*looks at watch* First paper just over. Next paper at 10.15 am. :wink:

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Postby janice_koh » Thu Oct 08, 2009 9:32 am

ya lor...im working but my heart is with my boy :kiss:

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Postby ponyo » Thu Oct 08, 2009 9:38 am

Dear Mummies & Daddies,

take a deep breath and don't stress yourself too hard. It will rub off on the kids :wink:

Have fun and all the best to all kids taking their PSLE.

This is the start of the many battles in life to be fought.

Take care and God bless!

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Postby luckystar » Thu Oct 08, 2009 10:02 am

Worry and anxiety can spread, so do not 'pass' it to your kids. just treat it like school exam.

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