std4 math syllabus


Latest STANDARD 4 – FOUR (STD 4) MATHEMATICS (MATH) SYLLABUS for Kenyan primary education. In line with KCPE demands and sourced from KIE- Kenya Institute of Education


1.       Whole numbers

1.1. Place value and total value

1.2. Reading and writing numbers in symbols and in words

1.3. Multiple and factors (divisors) of numbers

1.4. Divisibility tests for 2, 5 and 10

1.5. Odd and even numbers

2.       Fractions

2.1. Fraction as part of a whole and part of a group

2.2. Equivalent fractions

2.3. Comparing fractions

3.       Decimals

3.1. Place value of decimals

3.2. The decimal notation

4.       Operations

4.1. Whole numbers

4.1.1.        Addition of up to 5 –digit numbers

4.1.2.        Subtraction of up to 5 –digit numbers

4.1.3.        Multiplication of a 2 –digit number by a 1 –digit number

4.1.4.        Multiplication of a 2 –digit number by ten and multiples of ten

4.1.5.        Division of a 2 –digit number by a 1 –digit number through repeated subtraction

4.1.6.        Division of up to a 3 –digit number by up to a 2 –digit number

4.1.7.        Number patterns involving basic operations


i)                    Develop the long form notation of division and relate it to repeated subtraction

ii)                   For number patterns, use simple sequences involving basic operations in a whole number

5.       Fractions

5.1. Addition of fractions with the same denominator

5.2. Multiplication of a whole number by a fraction

5.3. Multiplication of a fraction by a whole number

6.       Decimals

6.1. Addition and subtraction of decimals

7.       Measurement

7.1. The centimeter as a unit of measuring length

7.2. Measure and estimate length in centimeter and metres

7.3. Convert metres to centimeter and vice versa

7.4. Addition and subtraction involving length in metres and centimeters

7.5. Multiplication and division involving length in metres and centimeters

8.       Perimeter

8.1. Perimeter as distance all round

8.2. Perimeter of squares and rectangles

9.       Area

9.1. Direct comparison of surfaces

9.2. Area of squares and rectangles through counting in unit squares

9.3. Area of rectangles and squares as product of the number of rows and columns


Develop the concept of area through tiling

10.   Volume

10.1.         Volume of cubes and cuboids by piling

10.2.         Volume of cube and cuboids by counting unit cubes in a stack


The stack should be made using cubes and cuboids

11.   Capacity

11.1.         Measuring and estimating capacity

11.2.         Addition and subtraction involving litre, half litre and quarter litre

12.   Mass

12.1.         Measuring and estimating mass

12.2.         Adding and subtracting mass in kilograms (kg). Half kilograms (1/2kg) and quarter kilograms (1/4kg).

13.   Money

13.1.         Conversion of shillings to cents and vice versa

13.2.         Operations involving shillings and cents

13.3.         Shopping activities involving change and balance

14.   Time

14.1.         The minute as a unit for measuring time

14.2.         Reading and telling time to the minute

14.3.         Conversion of minutes to hours, hours to days, days to months and months to years and vice versa

14.4.         The calendar.

15.   Geometry

15.1.         The angle

15.2.         The right angle

15.3.         Comparison of angles

15.4.         Acute and obtuse angles

15.5.         Making patterns

16.   Algebra

16.1.         Use of letters for numbers

17.   Tables and graphs

17.1.         Collection of data

17.2.         Recording data

17.3.         Making simple tables


Use three columns tables to include ‘quantity’ ‘tally mark’ and ‘number of items’.

Maurice Nyamoti,
Dec 30, 2014, 3:22 AM