Mathematics

General Objectives

  1. Know and use mathematical concepts and principles.

  2. Read and interpret a given problem in appropriate mathematical terms.

  3. Organize and present information /data in tabular, graphical and /or diagrammatic forms.

  4. Know and use appropriate notation and terminology.

  5. Formulate a mathematical argument and communicate it clearly.

  6. Select and use appropriate mathematical techniques.

  7. Understand the significance and reasonableness of results.

  8. Recognize patterns and structures in variety of situations and draw inductive generalizations.

  9. Demonstrate an understanding of, and competence in, the practical applications of mathematics.

  10. Use appropriate technological devices as mathematical tool.



Students of form 2 will be expected to:

  • To relate verbal and symbolic sentences and use the principles of logic to analyse these sentences. This section requires the study of the sets N, Z, Q, R; prime numbers; factors; multiples.

  • To develop spatial awareness, the ability to draw clear diagrams to represent information given in two dimensions and three dimensions and the ability to apply trigonometrical techniques to problem solving. This requires the study of basic geometrical properties of plane figures (e.g. triangles, quadrilaterals, circles etc); (x;y) coordinate system; sine cosine, tangent of acute angles; Pythagoras theorem.

  • To enable students to use mathematics to analyse random events, to introduce concepts that will prove useful in further studies of probability and inferential statistics, to develop techniques to describe and analyse sets of data. This section requires the study of the concepts of a universal set , intersection , union, complement, number of elements in a set, Venn diagrams; the collection of data and its representation in a bar charts, pie charts etc.

  • To develop understanding of function which can be applied to many practical situations. This requires the study of the concepts of Number and Algebra.

  • To acquaint students with a number of concepts and methods associated with discrete mathematics. This requires the study of Cartesian coordinates and algebraic manipulation.

Students of form 3 will be expected to:

  • To develop spatial awareness, the ability to draw clear diagrams to represent information given in two dimensions and three dimensions and the ability to apply trigonometrical techniques to problem solving. This requires the study of basic geometrical properties of plane figures (e.g. triangles, quadrilaterals, circles etc); (x;y) coordinate system; sine cosine, tangent of acute angles; Pythagoras theorem.

  • To develop and enhance the understanding of function which can be applied to many practical situations. This requires the study of the concepts of Number and Algebra, graphical representation etc

  • To enhance awareness of the statistical method and to provide possible tools for further use.This section requires the study of Probability and Statistics. It also requires access to , and use of, a calculator with statistical functions including linear regression.

  • To introduce the concept of slope ( rate of change) of a function which is fundamental to the study of differential calculus, so that students can apply the concept of derivative of a function to solve practical problems. This requires the content and notation of Functions.

Students of form 4 will be expected to:

  • Develop logical and creative thinking in mathematics

  • Develop mathematical knowledge, concepts and principles

  • Employ and refine the powers of abstraction and generalization

  • Develop patience and persistence in problem ?? solving

Objectives of form 4 students

  • Know and use mathematical concepts and principles

  • Read and interpret a given problem in appropriate mathematical terms

  • Organise amd present information/data in tabular, graphical and/or diagrammatic forms

  • Know and use appropriate notation and terminology

  • Formulate a mathematical argument and communicate it clearly

  1. Select and use appropriate mathematical techniques

  2. Understand the significance and reasonableness of results.