Tutate Roundup 2014 P6 SA2/Prelims

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Practise may not make perfect, but it definitely makes for more As! For students taking PSLE, what better practice than SA2? Couple that with smart revision based on tailored assessment – choose the right papers for your child to work on, with the right balance of topics.

Bearing this in mind, the Tutate Roundup is back! Weak in modelling questions? Looking to work on grasping basic concepts? Want to take on a challenge with the toughest questions? Read on for our full analysis.

How does the Tutate Roundup Work?

Utilising the same methodology of our Roundup for SA1, based on the 3 steps of Categorise, Rate and Analyse, we present you with a comprehensive look at last year’s (2014) SA2 Primary 6 Math school papers, breaking down the results according to Quality, Difficulty, Topical and Use of Modelling

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How Do I Use These Results?

The table below summarises the key takeaways from the results:

Category Purpose
Quality Best for general revision or final round of practice.
Difficulty Best for instructional discussion when you have time to sit down with your child.
Cross-Topic Best for testing the child’s ability to apply concepts
Model Best for training a child to be efficient during the exam.  Also good for getting a more visual and deeper understanding of the concept.

 What topics should I focus on?

Screen Shot 2015-07-23 at 1.58.42 pmIf you are pressed for time and want to focus on what’s important, take a look at the pie chart below.

This chart shows the weightage of each topic as defined in the MOE syllabus.  Note that the chart does not add up to 100% because some questions have more than one topic.  Based on the average of 12 papers, Geometry and Measurements take up the largest percentage of questions – 21% each, followed by Fractions with 14%. Decimals and Algebra take up the lowest.

Of course, Measurements and Geometry cover a wide range of sub-topics; time, area and perimeter are under Measurements while angles, symmetry and shapes fall under Geometry.

One topic to take note of would be Geometry. Comparing between the pie charts for SA1 and SA2, there were 11% more questions that involved Geometry. We highly recommend this to be a key focus in your child’s revision.

How can I track my child’s performance?

You can use Tutate if you want to see how your child does on these papers or simply want to find out his or her strength or weaknesses. Tutate can be downloaded from the Apple store for free. There are 8 past year papers you can try for free. Just complete the paper and the Tutate analytics will be sent straight to your email.

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