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Primary 5 Mathematics

Workshop 2017

Objectives of this workshop

- Use questioning to guide your child in Mathematical

problem solving.

- Familiarization of the new exam format

Exam Format for Std Math Paper Booklet Item Type Number of

question Number of marks per question

Number of marks

Duration

1 A MCQ 10 1 10 1hr

5 2 10

B Short Answer

5 1 5

10 2 20

2 Short Answer

5 2 10 1hr 30 min

Structured / Long Answer

12 3,4,5 45

Total 47 100

Paper Booklet Item Type Number of question

Number of marks per question

Number of marks

Duration

1 A MCQ 10 1 10 1hr

10 2 20

B Short Answer

10 2 20

2 Short Answer

10 2 20 1hr

Structured / Long Answer

6 3,4 20

Total 46 90

Exam Format for Fdn Math

Mathematical Framework

What do you understand by

guiding questions?

Rationale of using guiding

questions

• Show connections to information given

• To comprehend the question in a

systematic way

• Empowering our child to solve the word

problems independently

• Allow child to think aloud

• Monitor your child’s understanding of

the question

Guiding Questions

Pre (The “What”)

What do you understand from the first

sentence?

What is the best way of representing the

information?

Repeat this for every sentence.

During (The “How”)

What strategies can you use?

How do you make use of the information?

Post (The “Why”)

Why is the answer given reasonable?

Could you have used an alternative

method?

Can you use this method for other word

problems? What type of word problems?

Let us navigate our child’s learning. Only then, they will empower their own learning.

Q1. Willy had some money in his wallet. He spent

30% of the money on his telephone bill. He spent

the remaining amount of money on a bag and a

shirt in the ratio 5 : 2.

(a) What fraction of the money was spent on the

shirt?

(b) Given that he spent $30 on his shirt, how much

did he have in his wallet at first?

Q1. Willy had some money in his wallet. He spent

30% of the money on his telephone bill. He spent

the remaining amount of money on a bag and a

shirt in the ratio 5 : 2.

(a) What fraction of the money was spent on the

shirt?

(b) Given that he spent $30 on his shirt, how

much did he have in his wallet at first?

bill

Remaining amount

bag shirt

?

$30

Q2. Matin saved 60% of his salary. He spent the

remaining amount of money on his bills and food

in the ratio of 1 : 3.

(a) What fraction of his salary was spent on his

food?

(b) Given that he spent $612 on his food, what

was his salary?

Q2. Matin saved 60% of his salary. He spent

the remaining amount of money on his bills

and food in the ratio of 1 : 3.

(a) What fraction of his salary was spent on his

food?

(b) Given that he spent $612 on his food, what

was his salary?

savings

Remaining amount

bills food

?

$612

Q3. Cassandra had some money in her purse. She

spent 25% of the money on a gift for sister. She

spent the remaining amount of money on a dress

and a watch in the ratio 2 : 3.

(a) What fraction of the money was spent on the

dress?

(b) She spent $60 on the dress. How much did she

have at first?

Q3. Cassandra had some money in her purse.

She spent 25% of the money on a gift for sister.

She spent the remaining amount of money on a

dress and a watch in the ratio 2 : 3.

(a) What fraction of the money was spent on the

dress?

(b) She spent $60 on the dress. How much did

she have at first?

gift dress watch

?

?

Summary

• Using questioning to guide your child

- allow them to learn more effectively

• Empower child to solve the word problems

independently

Q & A

Thank You