The information on this page is for students in Singapore sitting for the Singapore PSLE mathematics from 2018.

**PURPOSE OF THE EXAMINATION**

The purpose of the Singapore PSLE Mathematics examination is to assess pupils’ attainment in mathematics at the end of primary education with respect to the objectives of the Primary Mathematics syllabus.

**ASSESSMENT OBJECTIVES**

Pupils should be able to:

*Recall*specific mathematical facts, concepts, rules and formulae, and perform straightforward computations. (Knowledge)*Interpret*data and use mathematical concepts, rules and formulae, and solve routine or familiar mathematical problems. (Comprehension)*Analyse*data and/or apply mathematical concepts, rules and formulae in a complex situation, and solve unfamiliar problems. (Application & Analysis)

**ASSESSMENT OBJECTIVES**

Pupils should be able to:

AO1

Recall mathematical facts, concepts, rules and formulae; perform

straightforward computations and algebraic procedures

This AO includes basic numerical and geometrical properties, basic skills of

measuring, units of measurement, comparing and ordering numbers and

quantities, and retrieving information in statistical and geometrical forms.

AO2

Interpret information; understand and apply mathematical concepts and skills

in a variety of contexts

This AO includes data interpretation and spatial visualisation.

AO3

Reason mathematically; analyse information and make inferences; select

appropriate strategies to solve problems

This AO includes reasoning inductively and deductively, analysis of

relationships among quantities and geometric figures and making inferences

from mathematical data or results.

**EXAMINATION FORMAT**

The examination consists of two written papers comprising three booklets.

**Notes**

1. Both papers will be scheduled on the same day with a break between the two

papers.

2. Paper 1 comprises two booklets. The use of calculators is NOT allowed.

3. Paper 2 comprises one booklet. The use of calculators is allowed.