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Mathematics

What is Mathematics? Mathematics is a language that makes use of symbols and notations for describing numerical, geometric and graphical relationships. It is a human activity that involves observing, representing and investigating patterns and qualitative relationships in physical and social phenomena and between mathematical objects themselves. It helps to develop mental processes that enhance logical and critical thinking, accuracy and problem solving that will contribute in decision-making. Mathematical problem solving enables us to understand the world (physical, social and economic) around us, and, most of all, to teach us to think creatively.

Specific Aims

  1. To develop fluency in computation skills without relying on the usage of calculators.
  2. Mathematical modeling is an important focal point of the curriculum. Real life problems should be incorporated into all sections whenever appropriate. Examples used should be realistic and not contrived. Contextual problems should include issues relating to health, social, economic, cultural, scientific, political and environmental issues whenever possible.
  3. To provide the opportunity to develop in learners the ability to be methodical, to generalize, make conjectures and try to justify or prove them.
  4. To be able to understand and work with number system.
  5. To show Mathematics as a human creation by including the history of Mathematics.
  6. To promote accessibility of Mathematical content to all learners. It could be achieved by catering for learners with different needs.
  7. To develop problem-solving and cognitive skills. Teaching should not be limited to “how” but should rather feature the “when” and “why” of problem types. Learning procedures and proofs without a good understanding of why they are important will leave learners ill-equipped to use their knowledge in later life.
  8. To prepare the learners for further education and training as well as the world of work.

Syllabus Grade 4, 5 and 6

  1. Whole numbers: counting, ordering, comparing, representing and place value(3-digit numbers)
  2. Number sentences
  3. Whole numbers: addition and subtraction(3-digit numbers)
  4. Numeric patterns
  5. Whole numbers: multiplication and division (1-digit by1 digit)
  6. Time
  7. Data handling
  8. Properties of 2-D shapes
  9. Whole numbers: multiplication and division (2-digit by 1- digit)
  10. Whole numbers: counting, ordering, comparing, representing and place value (4-digit numbers)
  11. Whole numbers: addition and subtraction(4-digit numbers)
  12. Common fractions
  13. Length
  14. Whole numbers: multiplication (2-digit by 2-digit)
  15. Properties of 3-D objects
  16. Geometric patterns
  17. Symmetry
  18. Whole numbers: addition and subtraction ( 4-digit numbers)
  19. Whole numbers: division (3-digit by 1- digit)
  20. Capacity/volume
  21. Common Fractions
  22. Whole numbers: counting, ordering, comparing, representing and place value(4-digit numbers)
  23. Whole numbers: addition and subtraction(4-digit numbers)
  24. Viewing objects
  25. Properties of 2-D shapes
  26. Data handling
  27. Numeric patterns
  28. Whole numbers: addition and subtraction (4-digit numbers)
  29. Whole numbers: multiplication (2-digit by 2-digit)
  30. Number sentences
  31. Transformations
  32. Whole numbers: counting, ordering, comparing, representing and place value (4-digit numbers
  33. Whole numbers: addition and subtraction (4-digit numbers)
  34. Mass
  35. Properties of 3-D objects
  36. Common fractions
  37. Whole numbers: division (3-digit by 1-digit)
  38. Perimeter , area & volume
  39. Position and movement
  40. Transformations
  41. Geometric patterns
  42. Whole numbers: addition and subtraction (4-digit numbers)
  43. Probability

Syllabus Contents Grade 7-9

  1. Number, Operations and Relations
  2. Patterns, Functions and Algebra
  3. Space and Shape (Geometry)
  4. Measurement
  5. Data Handling

The main topics in the Mathematics (FET) Curriculum (Grade 10 to 12)

  1. Functions
  2. Number patterns, sequences, series
  3. Finance, growth and decay
  4. Algebra
  5. Differential calculus
  6. Probability
  7. Euclidean geometry and measurement
  8. Analytical geometry
  9. Trigonometry
  10. Statistics

Curriculum Grade 5 and 6 (Intermediate Phase)
Curriculum Grade 7 to 9 (Senior Phase)
Curriculum Grade 10 to 12 (FET Phase)