Mathematics Scheme of Work for Primary 5

Mathematics Scheme of Work for Primary 5

Mathematics is an essential subject in the education curriculum of any country. It is essential for children to have this facility in their academic and day-to-day life.” Mathematics is also important because it helps children develop essential critical thinking, problem-solving and logical reasoning skills. The schemes of work refer to a systematic plan for mathematics. Mathematics is a subject which strictly follows its routine, and the scheme of working reflects all embedded activities from origination till end.

The topics contained in the First Term Mathematics Scheme of Work for primary five are whole numbers, Fractions, Multiplication and division. Others include addition and subtraction as well as open sentences. It will help the students to understand the numbers in thousands and millions, using prime numbers, and improve their percentage and ratio skills. multiplying 3-figure numbers, division of any number by 10-20–90 -100 -200 subtraction and addition with whole numbers open sentences etc! Ⓒⓛ

The second term of the Mathematics Scheme of Work for Primary 5 covers topics like Money, Length, Weight/ Mass, Time and its conversions Temperature in 0 C Area Volume/ Capacity. This scheme will help students to compare the Nigerian naira with other currencies, solve problems on profit and loss, find the perimeter of regular shapes weight problems, and average speed and also aim at developing their skill in volume cut bids, capacity

The Mathematics Scheme of work for primary 5 third term which include:· Earth’s structure/plane shape / 3 – 3-dimensional shape/ circle · Data presentation, measure of central tendency and tossing coins and throwing dice. The objectives are to know the shape of the Earth, develop quantitative aptitude in lines, triangles and 3-D shapes; area covered by a circle and circumference with radius or diameter. Bar graphs and pictograms also need to be followed along with chance events like coins tossing and dice throwing.

First Term Mathematics Scheme of Work for Primary 5

1Whole Numbersi.   Meaningful courting in thousands and millions. ii. Quantitative reasoning iii.  Identification of prime number less than 100.
2Fractioni)   Percentages ii)  Ratio
3Fraction Contd1)   Quantitative reasoning on ratio
4Multiplication1)  Multiplication of 3 –digit numbers by a 3 -digit numbers
5Multiplication Contd.1)  Multiplication of numbers by zero and one. ii)  Multiplication of decimals by whole numbers iii)   Multiplication of decimal fractions by whole numbers.
6Division1)    Division of number by 10,20 ——————90 ii) Quantitative reasoning on division
7Division Cont’di)  Division by 100 and 200
8Addition and Subtractioni)   Addition and Subtraction of whole numbers involving three or more digits. ii)  Addition and subtraction of mixed fractions and mixed numbers iii)  Quantitative reasoning on addition and subtraction of fractions. iv)   Addition and subtraction of decimal fractions.
9Open SentencesOpen Sentences Quantitative reasoning on open sentences

Second Term Mathematics Scheme of Work for Primary 5

1MoneyCompare Nigeria naira to pounds sterling, dollars, Ghana cedes and pesewas sierra Leone’s Leone and cents etc ii. Money: Social transactions, Home Bankpost office, market. ii.  Quantitative Reasoning on Money transactions. iii.  solve profit and loss iv.  Simple interest, commission and discount in Social places
3.LengthLeaners should be able to find the perimeter of regular shapes such as square, rectangle perimeter of regular shapes e.g. Square, rectangle, trapezium and polygone
4Length Cont’dCircumference of a circle of given radius. ii.  Circumference of a circle with given diameter
5WeightWord problems on weight involving kg and g. ii. Quantitative reasoning on weight    
6TimeAverage Speed
7TemperatureFamiliarity with temperature of objects and towns in degrees (celsues) 0c)
8AreaArea of a right angle triangle
9Area continuedArea of a right angle triangle
10VolumeVolume of cuboids and cubes Volume of cuboids V=L x B x H Cubic unit
11CapacityLitres as cm3 1 litre = 1000 mc3

Third Term Mathematics Scheme of Work for Primary 5

2Structure of EarthShape of Earth.
3Structure of EarthComparison of Volume Of Sphere to that of cuboid
4Plane ShapeI   parallel and perpendicular lines ii  Triangles equilateral, isosceles and right-angled iii  quantitative aptitude on parallel and perpendicular lines and triangles
53- dimensional shapeI     cube and cuboid ii    Quantitative reasoning related to 3-dimension shapes iii    Pyramid of a square and triangle bases iv    Quantitative reasoning related to 3-dimensional shapes- pyramid
6CircleI   circle ii  radius iii Diameter  iv Quantitative reasoning in radius and diameter
7CircleI    circumference ii    quantitative reasoning on circle
8Data presentationI   further work on bar graphs and pictogram  ii  use tally and tables
9Measure of central tendencyI  mode of a given data ii Quantitative reasoning on mode  
10Measure of central tendencyI  Mean of data ii  Quantitative reasoning on mean
11Tossing coins and throwing of dieI  tossing of coins and throwing of dice ii  other chance events  


Nigeria Mathematics Scheme of work for Primary 5 is a detailed and elaborate plan on the curriculum to be covered, as well as the teaching methodology, and learning assessment. This is so that children can develop vital mathematical skills, such as critical thinking, problem-solving and reasoning. The syllabus should be divided into 3 terms and each term covering a list of topics with its objectives. Adopting this scheme of work teachers can make sure that the children acquire a firm grounding in math and are well-equipped to face the challenges of their higher education.

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