P6 PSLE Maths (Volume)
Updated: May 18, 2020
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A cubic Tank X has 2 inlets. Inlet A takes 10 hrs to fill up an empty Tank X. Inlet B takes 8 hrs to fill up an empty Tank X. At 9.10 am, Tank X is empty and only Inlet A is opened. At 10.10 am, while Inlet A is kept opened, Inlet B is then opened. 16/9 hrs after 10.10 am, Tank X is filled with 500 litres of water. Find the base area of Tank X.
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[Prepare Your Child For The Upcoming PSLE Exams]
Over the years, the Primary School Math syllabus has undergone changes. Most notably, the syllabus places more emphasis on developing students’ problem-solving abilities and and thinking skills when they are doing questions which require them to ‘think out of the box’.
Rote learning (memorizing by constantly doing the same practice over and over again till perfection) may not be sufficient in order to ACE that Math Exams!
Hence, today, the honing of one’s ability to see and approach 1 question from many perspectives, SUPPLEMENTED BY concepts from several topics AS WELL AS trying out creative problem solving methods to answer that particular question is the norm.
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