## Try these Primary School Math Questions

24 Feb

1) There were 17.9 litres of water in a basin and litres of water in a pail. Eng Seng poured in an equal amount of water into each container. Now the amount of water in the basin is 4 times that in a pail. How much water did Eng Seng pour into each container? Give your answer in litres and millilitres. Ans

2)18. A coin box contained 20-cent coins and 50-cent coins in the ratio 3 : 2. When ten 20-cent coins were taken out, exchanged for 50-cent coins and the money returned into the box, the ratio of the number of 20-cent coins to the number of 50-cent coins was 7 : 10. Find the sum of money in the coin box. Ans

Don’t miss out on our special discount, use the discount code “feb29”. You get a discount of $29 for the Starter (3 months) or Achiever (12 months) package.Click here to join. As member of this site, you will get a $20 discount voucher for one 2016 holiday class at Math Arena.

## March Holiday NMOS Training starts on 14 March 2016

18 FebThe National Mathematical Olympiad of Singapore ( NMO∑ ) is an annual national competition organized by the NUS High School of Mathematics and Science since 2006 . Follow this link from NUS High. The schedule is stated here for your convenience.

**COMPETITION SCHEDULE**

PRELIMINARY ROUND
(Written) |
Date: 29^{th} June 2016, Wednesday
Venue: Respective Primary Schools |
All registered participants |

SPECIAL ROUND
(Written) |
Date: 26^{th} July 2016, Tuesday
Time: 3:30 – 5 pm Venue: NUS High School |
By invitation |

Working on mock papers and questions will give pupils greater exposure to the topics and questions most relevant to the competition.

**14-17 March (Mon to Thu)**

**P4 level: $320 10:30 am to 01:00 pm**

**P5 level: $360 03:00 pm to 05:30 pm**

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**For March holiday program, it will be preparatory work for the NMOS competition.**

**In June holiday program, the content structure is entirely mock paper training.**

*The purpose of our lessons is to build a firm foundation for students.*

*The purpose of our lessons is to build a firm foundation for students.*

** The tougher mock paper questions are actually not “difficult” as they are simpler concepts coming together. Students who find themselves unable to cope with tougher questions actually still have issues at their foundation. ***Once the foundations are strong, questions they used to find “challenging” are no longer an obstacle to them 🙂*

*Once the foundations are strong, questions they used to find “challenging” are no longer an obstacle to them 🙂*

## March Holidays 2016 SMOPS Training

18 FebThe Asia Pacific Mathematical Olympiad for Primary Schools (APMOPS) is an annual national competition organized by Hwa Chong Institution since 1990. Follow this link from HCI. The schedule is stated here for your convenience.

**COMPETITION SCHEDULE**

SMOPS
(APMOPS ROUND 1) |
Date: 9^{th} April 2016, Saturday
Venue: HCI |
All registered participants |

APMOPS Invitation Round
(& Prize Presentation) |
Date: 28^{th} May 2016, Saturday
Venue: HCI |
By invitation
(Top 4% or top 150 of Round 1) |

Working on mock papers and questions will give pupils greater exposure to the topics and questions most relevant to the competition.

**14, 16, 18 March (Mon, Wed & Fri)**

**3:00 pm to 5:30 pm**

**Fee : $285**

**For March holiday program, it will be mock paper discussion (on methods, workings and circuit training on strategies) for the SMOPS competition.**

### -Mock papers only (3 sets)

### Students are to complete each set before attending subsequent session.

## Happy Chinese New Year!

6 FebMath Arena will be resuming lessons **from next Friday, 12 Feb 2016 onwards**. There is **no lesson from 8 to 11 Feb (Mon, Tue, Wed & Thu)** as Math Arena will be closed from 7 Feb (Sun) to 11 Feb.

Have a great weekend!

Enquiries? WhatsApp to us at **8121 6628**, or email to us admin@matharena.com.sg.

## Learning Fraction, Ratios, Percentages Fundamentals 2

3 Feb

We continue our discussion on learning fraction, ratios and percentages by studying the question below;

**This is a P6 SA2 question. It is relatively simple. How would you solve it?**

Nellie plans to make 340 bands to sell at a bazaar. Each day, she will make 4 more bands than the previous day. She plans to complete the bands in 5 days. How many bands does Nellie plan to make on the first day?

Using algebraic notation would be a neat way to present it. However for primary school students, we could also use a unit to communicate the same idea.

Check out the video solution here