# Primary 5 Mathematics

220 SGD / month

Primary 5 is a crucial year to start gearing up for the upcoming PSLE. Students are exposed to PSLE-type questions across various topics, and learn more complex topics such as percentages and ratios.

### Coverage

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Primary 5 students are introduced to using calculators to assist in solving Mathematics questions.

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Solidify foundational concepts learnt from Primary 1 to 4 – Numbers, Factors and Multiples, Fractions, Decimals, Area and Perimeter, Graphs, and more.

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New mathematical concepts are also introduced, such as Percentage, Ratios, Average, Triangles, Parallelogram, Rhombus and Trapezium.

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Students learn and utilise Mind Stretcher's Power Codes – effective problem-solving techniques – to solve various problem sums fast and accurately.

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Hands-on experiences are used to pique and develop students' interest in Mathematics, and real-world examples bring Mathematics to life.

### Components

Numbers to 10 million
• Reading and writing numbers in numerals and in words
Four Operations
• Multiplying and dividing by 10, 100, 1000
• Order of operations with and without brackets
• Solving word problems
Fractions
• Dividing whole number by whole number with quotient as a fraction
• Converting fractions to decimals
• Adding and subtracting mixed numbers
• Multiplying proper/improper fraction and whole number
• Multiplying 2 proper/improper fractions
• Multiplying mixed number and whole number
• Solving word problems
Decimals
• Multiplying and dividing decimals by 10, 100 and 1,000 and their multiples
• Converting a measurement from smaller unit to larger unit in decimal form
• Solving word problems
Percentage
• Use of %
• Conversion from fractions and decimals to percentage
• Finding GST, discounts and annual interests
• Solving word problems
Ratio
• Notation, representations and interpretation of a:b, a:b:c, where a, b and c are whole numbers
• Equivalent ratios and simplest form
• Finding quantity when given another quanity, total or ratio
• Solving word problems

Rate
• Concept of rates
• Finding rates, total amount or number of units given the other two quantities
• Solving word problems
Area of Triangle
• Concepts of base and height of triangle
• Area of triangle
• Finding area of composite figures made up of rectangles, squares and triangles
Volume of Cube and Cuboid
• Finding volume of solid figures in cm3 and m3
• Drawing of cubes and cuboids on isometric grid
• Finding voume of liquid and understand relationship between ℓ (or ml) and cm3
Angles
• Angles on straight line
• Angles at a point
• Vertically opposite angles
• Finding unknown angles
Triangle
• Properties of isosceles triangles, equilateral triangles, right-angled triangles
• Finding unknown angles without additional construction of lines
Parallelogram, Rhombus and Trapezium
• Properties of Parallelogram, Rhombus and Trapezium
• Finding unknown angles without additional construction of lines
Average
• Concept of Average – Total value / Number of data
• Understanding relationship between average, total value and number of data

### Lesson plans

Weekly Materials
• ##### Comprehensive Concept Papers

Detailed concept papers cover the fundamental topic concepts and guided solutions, allowing students to solidify their understanding of the topic.

• ##### Problem-Solving Sets

Robust problem sums enable students to solidify understanding of key concepts through consistent practice, and tackle challenging questions with ease.

• ##### Mind Stretcher Power Codes

Students learn Mind Stretcher's effective problem-solving strategies and heuristics to solve commonly-tested exam questions fast and accurately.

• ##### Cranium Crackers

Only for High Achiever – students learn advanced content such as Mind Twisters and Math Olympiad questions to further stretch their abilities.

Homework Booster
• ##### Homework Booster

Supplementary worksheets with teacher-guided solutions are provided weekly on Mind Stretcher's E-Study Buddy platform for additional self-practice.

Progress Tracking
• ##### Assessment Checkpoints

Mind Stretcher's Checkpoints are run quarterly to simulate exam conditions, practice time management, and do papers similar to school assessments.

• ##### Student Progress Reports

Mind Stretcher's Progress Reports analyse strengths, weaknesses and benchmark students within our cohort, which is larger than a few schools combined!

Exam Preparation
• ##### Error Analysis

Analyse common student mistakes and concept misunderstandings, and learn how to avoid them.

• ##### Trending Questions

Stay abreast of questions set in examinations; we monitor and analyse trending question types and incorporate them into our revision materials.

• ##### Revision Notes

Comprehensive revision materials that summarises and reinforces important content for exam preparation.

A/HA distinction

Worksheets consist of additional challenging questions and practices.

• ##### Cranium Crackers

Higher-order thinking questions such as Mind Twisters and Math Olympiad questions are introduced to further stretch students' abilities.

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Journey through our Primary Mathematics course

P5 & P6 Mathematics

In Primary 5 and 6, students have to gear up for the rigour of the PSLE mathematics examinations, and contend with longer and more complicated word problems, which require more intermediate steps. Students will need to apply higher order thinking skills, and heuristics to effectively tackle these questions.

Our Primary 5 and 6 mathematics programme will equip students with the tool-kit to achieve success in the PSLE. We reinforce students’ ability to comprehend and analyse the word problems, and deconstruct solutions into simpler, and more manageable steps, which students can easily understand. The full repertoire of Mind Stretcher Power Codes will be imparted to students, so that they have all the necessary heuristics at their finger-tips, to solve various types of problems. To sharpen their examination techniques, students will also get access to trending examination questions, and an analysis of commonly-made mistakes by students.

### What our students & parents say about us

Mrs Shum is a very dedicated teacher. She has given me detailed feedback to improve my writing and her lessons are very engaging. I really appreciate the personalised feedback which helps me identify areas I should work on more. She goes the extra mile to share interesting facts every lesson which has helped expand my general knowledge in so many ways. With Mrs Shum's tips and MS Worksheets explaining how to master various components, I'm able to answer questions with greater confidence. Lastly, Mrs Shum cares deeply about our emotional well-being, and she always reminds us that trying our best is more important than the results.

Isabelle
I would like to thank the Chinese Language teacher very much for her effort, concern and encouragement for my child! He is very happy to be in her class and has enjoyed the Chinese Language lessons very much. He has tried his very best in the PSLE examination last year 2022 and his Chinese has improved. The constant encouragement from his Chinese Language teacher makes a difference and goes a long way!  Thank you Mr Kuek and all the teachers very much who has taught him and shared during the online bootcamp and the webinars! We really appreciate the effort, time, love and understanding put into preparation of the examination booklets and materials and staying behind after the online lessons to answer the students' questions! Wishing all the teachers and staff a very Happy blessed year 2023 ahead!

Parents of U Hian
Dear Mrs Shum, thank you so much for all the guidance and support you’ve given me since i joined ms. Since i joined at a pretty late stage, i didn’t expect myself to acquire so much valuable knowledge that allowed me to learn English from a whole new perspective, as well as to perceive life in many different aspects. Thank you for always being so generous in sharing with us your personal experiences that engaged us during class, and making English such a fun subject for us explore the wonders of it! Thank you for taking the extra mile to further support me in English Literature as well, it really has been very useful!! It has truly been an eye-opening experience learning from you and I will remember these lessons as part of the unforgettable memories of learning in this subject❤️🥰

Rosanne
Mrs Shum is a caring teacher who is concerned about her students and their well-being. She has helped me improve in my English and has always been very caring towards me. She stresses on our mental health and has encouraged us a lot. Her teaching is amazing and i love how she shares interesting facts related to the topic we were studying and she exposed us to the basics of general paper too. To add, Mrs Shum gives specific feedback on our work which allowed us to know what we can improve on. The MS comprehension worksheets were also of great help as they allow me to know how to answer certain questions in a straightforward manner. Mrs Shum marks quite strictly which also further prepared me well for the O-levels where the marking is usually more lenient. As a result, I learnt how to do better and could gauge where i stand. Mrs Shum also made me realise that i was better in personal recount essays which allowed me to do well in the O-levels. Overall, MS worksheets were of great help and useful with specific tips and strategies. Thank you so much.

Sevvel Selvam
Hi Ms Mavis, I would like to thank you for the teaching. Your lessons are engaging and I can always focus on it. I still remember vividly your patience when answering all my questions. Even though I have a lot of questions, you still answer them using your best effort which I appreciate very much. You are a great teacher 👍 Thank you very much and wish you a great year ahead !

Tao Weiqi
Dear Mr Alvin, Just want to text you to say "Thank you for all you have done for all the kids! Elvyn scored AL6 for his 2022 PSLE!“ A special mention to Teacher Meili, Teacher Audrey, Teacher Ryan and 丁老师。Not only were they never annoyed by his endless questions and constant requests for ways to improve himself, they guided him and encouraged him to do more and better. We are so blessed to have met all of you! I had introduced friends to send their kids to MS and will surely help to promote MS in the future too!

Mother of Elvyn Ee
I am really happy to be Teacher Shannel's student as she had helped me to improve my Maths. I was struggling in Maths before I became her student. Teacher Shannel always explains the questions in a way that makes them easy to understand. I got 21 out of 25 for my test and all these became possible after attending her lessons! I really hope that she can remain as my teacher year after year!

Just to give feedback on Math teacher-Mr Siva Kumar. He is a dedicated teacher and with patience. My daughter is very happy with his method of teaching and always gives good comments on him. I can see my daughter's improvement as well. That's important to me.

Parent of Nwo Jie Er Charlotte
Mr Yan is very responsible and responsive teacher. We are blessed to have him as my son's Math teacher at Mindstretcher. My son has attended his class since Primary 4 and he will be happy to continue his learning journey with Mr Yan for P5 and P6.

Parent of Chen Zilin

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