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P5 and P6 word problems can be rather challenging.

With UPA in solving word problems, pupils will be able to handle 4 and 5 marks questions on Whole Numbers, Fractions, Decimals, Ratio and Percentage.


UPA is an effective method to handle challenging word problems!


Primary 4

Term 1

Model in Problem Solving 1 (MIPS)
  • The 4 Operations
  • Groups & Sets
  • Before-Change-After Scenarios
  • Part-Whole Concepts
  • 2-Variables Scenarios
  • Remainder Scenarios
  • Whole Numbers
Term 2

Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS)

  • Spatial Visualisation
  • Angles
  • Perpendicular & Parallel Lines
  • Geometrical Figures
  • Area & Perimeter
  • Composite Figures

Term 3Model in Problem Solving 2 (MIPS)
  • Before-Change-After Scenarios
  • Single Unchanged Questions
  • Difference Unchanged Questions
  • Total Unchanged Questions
  • All Changing Questions
  • Repeated Scenarios
  • Equal Scenarios
  • Excess & Shortage Questions
  • Total Value --> Number x Value
  • Decimals
Term 4Model in Problem Solving 3 (MIPS)
  • Before-Change-After Scenarios
  • Single Unchanged Questions
  • Difference Unchanged Questions
  • Total Unchanged Questions
  • All Changing Questions
  • Repeated Scenarios
  • Equal Scenarios
  • Excess & Shortage Questions
  • Total Value -> Number x Value
  • Whole Numbers, Fractions, Decimals



Primary 3

Term 1

Model in Problem Solving 1 (MIPS)
  • The 4 Operations
  • Groups & Sets
  • Before-Change-After Scenarios
  • Part-Whole Concepts
  • 2-Variables Scenarios
  • Whole Numbers
Term 2

Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS)

  • Spatial Visualisation
  • Angles
  • Perpendicular & Parallel Lines
  • Geometrical Figures
  • Area & Perimeter
  • Composite Figures
  • Measurement - length, mass & volume
  • ​Time 
  • ​Money

Term 3Model in Problem Solving 2 (MIPS)
  • Before-Change-After Scenarios
  • Single Unchanged Questions
  • Difference Unchanged Questions
  • Total Unchanged Questions
  • Data Analysis - Graphs​
Term 4Model in Problem Solving 3 (MIPS)
  • Before-Change-After Scenarios
  • Single Unchanged Questions
  • Difference Unchanged Questions
  • Total Unchanged Questions
  • Repeated Scenarios
  • Equal Scenarios
  • Revision


Units and Parts Approach (UPA) for P5 & P6

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Primary 5

Term 1

Units Parts Approach I (UPA)
  • Before-Change-After Scenarios
  • Single Unchanged Questions
  • Difference Unchanged Questions
  • Total Unchanged Questions
  • All Changing Questions
  • Repeated Scenarios
  • Equal Scenarios
  • Excess & Shortage Questions
  • Total Value --> Number x Value
Term 2

Units Parts Approach II (UPA)

  • Before-Change-After Scenarios
  • Single Unchanged Questions
  • Difference Unchanged Questions
  • Total Unchanged Questions
  • All Changing Questions
  • Repeated Scenarios
  • Equal Scenarios
  • Excess & Shortage Questions
  • Total Value --> Number x Value

Term 3Learn the Types of Math Heuristics
  • Systematic Listing
  • Guess & Check
  • Assumption
  • Working Backwards
  • Look for Patterns (Investigative Math)
  • Number Sequence
  • Diagram Sequence
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Units Parts Approach (UPA)
Term 4Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS)
  • Spatial Visualisation
  • Area & Perimeter
  • Rearrangements of parts
  • Drawing lines
  • Visual clues
  • Overlapping parts
  • Difference in area
  • Units Parts Approach (UPA)
  • Whole Numbers
  • Fraction
  • Decimal
  • Percentage
  • Ratio
  • Rate
  • Volume



Primary 6

Term 1

Units Parts Approach I (UPA)
  • Before-Change-After Scenarios
  • Single Unchanged Questions
  • Difference Unchanged Questions
  • Total Unchanged Questions
  • All Changing Questions
  • Repeated Scenarios
  • Equal Scenarios
  • Excess & Shortage Questions
  • Total Value --> Number x Value
Term 2

Units Parts Approach II (UPA)

  • Before-Change-After Scenarios
  • Single Unchanged Questions
  • Difference Unchanged Questions
  • Total Unchanged Questions
  • All Changing Questions
  • Repeated Scenarios
  • Equal Scenarios
  • Excess & Shortage Questions
  • Total Value --> Number x Value

Term 3Learn the Types of Math Heuristics
  • Systematic Listing
  • Guess & Check
  • Assumption
  • Working Backwards
  • Rate & Speed​
Term 4Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS)
  • Spatial Visualisation
  • Area & Perimeter
  • Rearrangements of parts
  • Drawing lines
  • Visual clues
  • Overlapping parts
  • Difference in area
  • Units Parts Approach (UPA)
  • Geometry
  • Cubes
  • Whole Numbers
  • Fraction
  • Decimal
  • Percentage
  • Ratio
  • Rate