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By: dolphin (offline)  Monday, April 14 2008 @ 05:12 AM CDT (Read 1420 times)  

Introduction of Calculators in Primary 5 and 6 Mathematics

Calculators will be allowed for the first time for P5 Maths in 2008 and for PSLE Maths in 2009.Will the introduction of calculators make Maths easier for children?

Current problems may be restricted due to tedious manual calculations. Weaker students may be able to use Guess and Check methods to arrive at a solution. The introduction of calculators may shift the focus to more questions requiring higher order thinking skills, thus making Maths even more difficult. What’s your view?

Wish to seek help from members who had taken the Maths exam during CA1 2008, to post some questions(sect C) which appeared in the CA1 Maths paper. This will certainly benefit those who’ll be taking the revised format for the first time in the coming SA1 exam

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By: jas.soliano (offline)  Thursday, August 26 2010 @ 01:29 PM CDT  

Though calculators are allowed in examinations now, the sums can still be worked out with manual workings. The calculator is best used as a checking tool. Although you can guess n check by trying out numbers, students will not be given method marks if there aren't workings and answer marks may not be given if methods are wrong.

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