PSLE MATHEMATICS
For Examination from 2009
PURPOSE OF THE EXAMINATION
The purpose of the Mathematics examination is to assess pupils’ attainment in mathematics at the end of primary education with respect to the objectives of the 2007 Mathematics (Primary) syllabus.
ASSESSMENT OBJECTIVES
Pupils should be able to:
 recall specific mathematical facts, concepts, rules and formulae, and performstraightforward computations. (Knowledge)
 interpret data and use mathematical concepts, rules and formulae, and solveroutine or familiar mathematical problems. (Comprehension)
 analyse data and/or apply mathematical concepts, rules and formulae in acomplex situation, and solve unfamiliar problems. (Application & Analysis)EXAMINATION FORMAT
The examination consists of two written papers comprising three booklets.
Paper 
Booklet 
Item Type 
Number of questions 
Number of marks per question 
Weighting 
Duration 
1 
A 
Multiplechoice 
10 
1 
10% 
50 min 
5 
2 
10% 

B 
Shortanswer 
10 
1 
10% 

5 
2 
10% 

2 
Shortanswer 
5 
2 
10% 
1 h 40 min 

Structured / Longanswer 
13 
3, 4, 5 
50% 

Total 
48 
– 
100% 
2 h 30 min 
Notes
 Both papers will be scheduled on the same day with a break between the two papers.
 Paper 1 comprises two booklets. The use of calculators is not allowed.
 Paper 2 comprises one booklet. The use of calculators is allowed.
Item Types
Multiplechoice Question
For each question, four options are provided of which only one is the correct answer. A candidate has to choose one of the options as his correct answer.
Shortanswer Question
For each question, a candidate has to write his answer in the space provided. Any unit required in an answer is provided and a candidate has to give his answer in that unit.
Structured / Longanswer Question
For each question, a candidate has to show his method of solution (working steps) clearly and write his answer(s) in the space(s) provided.
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