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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**

- To develop fluency in computation skills without relying on the usage of calculators.
- 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.
- To provide the opportunity to develop in learners the ability to be methodical, to generalize, make conjectures and try to justify or prove them.
- To be able to understand and work with number system.
- To show Mathematics as a human creation by including the history of Mathematics.
- To promote accessibility of Mathematical content to all learners. It could be achieved by catering for learners with different needs.
- 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.
- To prepare the learners for further education and training as well as the world of work.

**Syllabus Grade 4, 5 and 6**

- Whole numbers: counting, ordering, comparing, representing and place value(3-digit numbers)
- Number sentences
- Whole numbers: addition and subtraction(3-digit numbers)
- Numeric patterns
- Whole numbers: multiplication and division (1-digit by1 digit)
- Time
- Data handling
- Properties of 2-D shapes
- Whole numbers: multiplication and division (2-digit by 1- digit)
- Whole numbers: counting, ordering, comparing, representing and place value (4-digit numbers)
- Whole numbers: addition and subtraction(4-digit numbers)
- Common fractions
- Length
- Whole numbers: multiplication (2-digit by 2-digit)
- Properties of 3-D objects
- Geometric patterns
- Symmetry
- Whole numbers: addition and subtraction ( 4-digit numbers)
- Whole numbers: division (3-digit by 1- digit)
- Capacity/volume
- Common Fractions
- Whole numbers: counting, ordering, comparing, representing and place value(4-digit numbers)
- Whole numbers: addition and subtraction(4-digit numbers)
- Viewing objects
- Properties of 2-D shapes
- Data handling
- Numeric patterns
- Whole numbers: addition and subtraction (4-digit numbers)
- Whole numbers: multiplication (2-digit by 2-digit)
- Number sentences
- Transformations
- Whole numbers: counting, ordering, comparing, representing and place value (4-digit numbers
- Whole numbers: addition and subtraction (4-digit numbers)
- Mass
- Properties of 3-D objects
- Common fractions
- Whole numbers: division (3-digit by 1-digit)
- Perimeter , area & volume
- Position and movement
- Transformations
- Geometric patterns
- Whole numbers: addition and subtraction (4-digit numbers)
- Probability

**Syllabus Contents Grade 7-9**

- Number, Operations and Relations
- Patterns, Functions and Algebra
- Space and Shape (Geometry)
- Measurement
- Data Handling

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

- Functions
- Number patterns, sequences, series
- Finance, growth and decay
- Algebra
- Differential calculus
- Probability
- Euclidean geometry and measurement
- Analytical geometry
- Trigonometry
- Statistics

Curriculum Grade 5 and 6 (Intermediate Phase)

Curriculum Grade 7 to 9 (Senior Phase)

Curriculum Grade 10 to 12 (FET Phase)