PSLE Maths Question Turned into a Meme by Various Companies, Including OCBC & IKEA

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Lest you’ve been dwelling under a cave, you would surely be familiar with the recent PSLE “fiasco”, wherein the maths paper proved so formidable that several students were actually reduced to tears.

Here’s one of the questions:

Suffice to say; it was no easy walk in the park.

Indeed, the maths paper was such a killer that some students were allegedly driven to the brink of utter defeat;

As they were allegedly left crushed and utterly demoralised.

PSLE Maths Question Turned into a Meme by Various Companies, Including OCBC & IKEA

A wise old man once said: “Laughter is the best medicine.”

And though the Joker is surely a prominent exception, one can’t help but the phrase would apply to these distressed primary 6 students.

Or at least, that’s what we hope these memes would do.

Just yesterday (3 October 2021), a Facebook user posted a collation of memes on the social media platform.

For the record, these weren’t just random memes; they were all created based on the aforementioned math question.

OCBC Bank, for instance, posted the following:

And Singapore General Hospital turned up with this:

Sengkang Neighbourhood Police Center, too, saw an opportunity to plug in their anti-scam campaign.


As Singapore Land Authority did too:

Meanwhile, even the Ministry of Finance was eager to join in.

Grab, too, had something to say.


IKEA have a simple solution for all these coins:

Image: Facebook (IKEA)

Alongside several other known “faces”:


Indeed, numerous recognised entities joined in on the venture, as they sought to relieve some of the stress that affiliated students have been facing thus far. These include:

  • Land Transport Authority
  • My Plus Life
  • DBS
  • MoneyOwl
  • Hai Kee Soy Sauce Chicken
  • Klook
  • IKEA
  • SMRT

As well as many more.


“We have to start teaching our children that no matter what happens, be it good or bad,” the Facebook user, who shared the memes, wrote.

“Life still goes on.”

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Featured Image: Facebook (DHL Singapore; Grab; Watsons; OCBC Bank; Ministry of Finance (Singapore))

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