There are 2 main sections in the book.
Section 1: Visual Text Comprehension
The section on Comprehension Visual Text is different from Comprehension (Open-Ended). A visual text has images and words to convey meaning. These help to make the meaning of the information clearer for readers. Examples of visual texts are: web pages, flyers, posters, advertisements, brochures, newsletters.
The following common types of questions in Comprehension Visual Text are explained in this section: (a) Important details, (b) Reasons, (c) Evidence, (d) True statement, (e) Punctuation. 10 full tests in Comprehension Visual Text follow this section.
Section 2: Comprehension Cloze
Comprehension cloze is a test of pupils’ ability to comprehend a text. There are 15 deletions in the text. The missing words are from different word classes. The following are some useful strategies on comprehension cloze covered in this book: (a) Collocations, (b) Contextual clues, (c) Connectors, (d) Grouping, (e) Synonyms, (f) Antonyms (g) Pronouns. 10 tests in Comprehension Cloze follow this section.
Primary 3 English: Mastering Comprehension (Open-Ended) Skills is an essential tool for primary school students who want to excel in their English comprehension skills. This book provides a comprehensive guide to mastering open-ended comprehension skills, with clear explanations, guided exercises, and practice papers.
The teaching and explanation section provides clear and concise notes on the demands and expectations of open-ended comprehension questions, as well as relevant examples to help students understand the concepts. The guided exercises section then allows students to apply their newly acquired knowledge and skills, providing immediate feedback and guidance for improvement.
The common errors to avoid section is particularly useful, as it highlights the common pitfalls students should avoid when answering open-ended comprehension questions. By being aware of these errors, students can avoid making the same mistakes in their examinations, ultimately improving their overall scores.
In addition to the teaching, guided exercises, and common errors sections, the book also includes 10 full practice papers. These papers test students on their comprehension skills, allowing them to apply what they have learned in a more realistic exam setting. An answer key is also provided, allowing students to check their work and learn from their mistakes.
This book is suitable for both classroom use with teacher supervision and for independent learning at home. By completing the teaching section first, students can gain a solid foundation of the concepts and techniques required for open-ended comprehension questions. They can then proceed to the full practice papers with greater confidence and knowledge.
Overall, Primary 3 English: Mastering Comprehension (Open-Ended) Skills is a valuable resource for students who want to improve their English comprehension skills and achieve better results in their examinations. With clear explanations, guided exercises, and practice papers, this book provides students with the tools they need to master open-ended comprehension questions and excel in their studies.
Mastering Mathematics was conceptualised and developed to provide pupils in primary schools with an organised approach to revising Primary Mathematics through comprehensive practices from the basic to the challenging. All topics in the Primary Mathematics syllabus issued by the Ministry of Education, Singapore, are covered and brief learning outcomes of each topic are clearly spelt out so pupils know what is expected of each topic in the curriculum.
Examples are given in the form of worked questions in the exercises to give pupils a clear reference on how each type of question should be answered.
Hints for selected questions are provided to scaffold the pupils’ mathematical thought processes. An answer key is also given at the end of the book for pupils to assess their own answers so that they can learn from their mistakes. Parents and teachers can make use of this as well. To obtain maximum benefit from this book, pupils should complete the exercises in Section A to strengthen their basic skills, concepts and processes before attempting the questions in Section B.
This book has been written for pupils to use:
- In the classroom with teacher supervision; and/or
- At home, for independent learning or with parental guidance.
This is a practice book with more than 800 intensive questions ranging for basic to challenging, based on the Primary 3 Mathematics syllabus. The book is designed to help students systematically revise the topics learnt in school. Each graded intensive practice comprises of short questions and problem sums on every topic to prepare for the examinations. The questions are challenging and require higher-order thinking skills. Detailed answers and explanations are provided for all questions to facilitate students to work on their mistakes and misconceptions. This book will serve as an excellent tool for students in their preparations for tests and examinations.
This book is written based on the latest MOE Mathematics syllabus. It provides students with comprehensive revision and practice for the actual continual and semestral assessments held in schools.
Each book in the series contains 8 Assessment Papers:
- 2 sets of Continual Assessment 1 (Specimen Papers 1 and 2)
- 2 sets of Semestral Assessment 1 (Specimen Papers 3 and 4)
- 2 sets of Continual Assessment 2 (Specimen Papers 5 and 6)
- 2 sets of Semestral Assessment 2 (Specimen Papers 7 and 8)
Each paper in this book comprises 3 sections: Section A, Section B and Section C. Section A contains 20 multiple-choice questions, Section B contains 20 short-answer questions and Section C contains 5 structured/long-answer questions.
All answers are provided. Worked solutions for the questions in Section C are also provided to help pupils who have difficulties solving these sums.
The aim of this book is to engage students and instil a passion in them when they learn science. It is important to enjoy learning science with a ‘kick’ in a challenging manner to nurture mini scientists!
Some questions in this book are in line with the syllabus issued by the Ministry of Education, Singapore, such as questions that involve critical thinking and picking out hidden hints. These result in students being challenged. Extra information might be given in questions where students are required to read between the lines and pick out exactly what the question is asking for.
At times, these ‘extra, unnecessary information’ may be in the style of a comprehension passage that involves interesting science facts. The question(s) asked will be linked to the syllabus and students are required to look for hidden hints to answer them.
Other questions that are in line with the MOE syllabus are inference-based. This means that from a diagram, graph or table, students should be able to infer a trend, such as cause and effect. Students will also need to predict what would happen if one of these factors changes.
Other questions are out of the syllabus but students can infer the answer from information given by using their problem-solving skills. Additional information or clues will be given and students can use this information to answer questions.
Challenging questions include application-based questions. Application teaches students how the science concepts they learn can affect them. It also exposes students to new inventions for a better tomorrow.
The book contains 8 specimen papers. These specimen papers are written based on the Primary 3 examination papers set by schools. Each specimen paper contains the following sections: Grammatical Case, Proverbs, Adjectives/Adverbs, Meaning of Words, Personal Pronouns/Verbs, Sound Differentiation, Visual Text Comprehension, Comprehension MCQ, Comprehension Cloze and Comprehension Open-Ended.
The specimen papers in this book will help Primary 3 students learning Tamil prepare well for their school assessments and examinations.
This book aims to help students build on their vocabulary and grammar skills to score well in their examinations. Split across 38 weeks of the school year, they can use this book weekly to supplement their school work. The grammar and vocabulary in this book are carefully selected to expose students to words commonly seen at their level. This book also aims to build up students’ confidence to facilitate their learning. This Primary 3 book will provide revision for all components of the English paper.
This book is specially written to provide students with the essential knowledge and skills to excel in the Comprehension components of the English Language examination paper. Having gone through the various types of Comprehension passages, students will be able to gain the confidence they need to handle tests and examinations. Answers to all the exercises are provided. Once students have a better understanding of what examiners are looking for in the Comprehension components, they will have a better chance of scoring higher.
This book contains Tamil language exercises required for every Tamil student. Each exercise is based on the Tamil language syllabus for Primary 3. The book is divided into sections on proverbs, semantics, phonetic distinction, adjective and prepositions. There are also five exam papers at the end of the book that will prepare students well for their school exams.
The Second Edition of the Primary 3 English Practice Papers is a compilation of the latest practice questions in alignment with the latest English Language syllabus and assessment guidelines issued by the Ministry of Education.
The practice tests in this book aim to be a one-stop and comprehensive guide for Primary 3 students. The questions are specifically hand-picked for their value in teaching students important concepts and assessment techniques. They include contexts that are aligned to the Big Books used in English lessons in schools that adopt the STELLAR curriculum.
The book consists of 10 practice papers with full answers for both Writing and Language Use & Comprehension. These examination papers aim to teach students important concepts and help students to discover weaknesses in their answering techniques which they may not be aware of.
This book is aimed at improving the language skills of Primary 3 students through explanation and practice.
Each vocabulary unit is presented in two parts: a quick guide comprising basic notes followed by a set of practice exercises. Notes are provided in a simple way while items reviewed in the practice exercises aim to reinforce student’s language acquisition. The exercises allow students to test their acquired knowledge while strengthening their grasp of the English Language.
While this book complements the language items tested at Primary 3 in schools today, it can also be used independently as it offers a wealth of useful and relevant material for practice.