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Below is the syllables for Mathematics Below:

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__JAMB 2017 UTME Mathematics Syllables__

The aim of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) syllabus in Mathematics is to prepare the candidates for the Board’s examination. It is designed to test the achievement of the course objectives, which are to:

(2)develop precise, logical and formal reasoning skills;

(3)develop deductive skills in interpretation of graphs, diagrams and data;

(4)Apply mathematical concepts to resolve issues in daily living.

(2)develop precise, logical and formal reasoning skills;

(3)develop deductive skills in interpretation of graphs, diagrams and data;

(4)Apply mathematical concepts to resolve issues in daily living.

TOPICS/CONTENTS/NOTES | OBJECTIVES | ||

5. Trigonometry: (a)trigonometrical ratios of angels; (b)angles of elevation and depression; (c)bearings; (d)areas and solutions of triangle; (e)graphs of sine and cosine; (f)Sine and cosine formulae.SECTION IV: CALCULUS I. Differentiation: (a) limit of a function (b) Differentiation of explicit algebraic and simple trigonometrical functions – sine, cosine and tangent.2. Application of differentiation: (a) rate of change; (b) Maxima and minima.3. Integration: (a)integration of explicit algebraic and simple trigonometrical functions; (b)Area under the curve.SECTION V: STATISTICS 1. Representation of data: (a) frequency distribution; (b) Histogram, bar chart and pie chart.2. Measures of Location: (a)mean, mode and median of ungrouped and grouped data – (simple cases only); (b)Cumulative frequency.3. Measures of Dispersion: Range, mean deviation, variance and standard deviation.4. Permutation and Combination: (a)Linear and circular arrangements; (b)Arrangements involving repeated objects.5. Probability: (a)experimental probability (tossing of coin, throwing of a dice etc); (b)Addition and multiplication of probabilities (mutual and independent cases). |
Candidates should be able to: i.solve problems involving closure, commutativity, associativity and distributivity; ii.Solve problems involving identity and inverse elements.Candidates should be able to: i.perform basic operations (x,+,-,÷) on matrices; ii.calculate determinants; iii.Compute inverses of 2 x 2 matrices.Candidates should be able to: iii.identify various types of lines and angles; iv.solve problems involving polygons; v.calculate angles using circle theorems; vi.Identify construction procedures of special angles, e.g. 30º, 45º, 60º, 75º, 90º etc.Candidates should be able to: i.calculate the perimeters and areas of triangles, quadrilaterals, circles and composite figures; ii.find the length of an arc, a chord, perimeters and areas of sectors and segments of circles; iii.Calculate total surface areas and volumes of cuboids, cylinders. cones, pyramids, prisms, spheres and composite figures; iv.Determine the distance between two points on the earth’s surface.Candidates should be able to: Identify and interpret loci relating to parallel lines, perpendicular bisectors, angle bisectors and circles.Candidates should be able to: i.determine the midpoint and gradient of a line segment; ii.find the distance between two points; iii.identify conditions for parallelism and perpendicularity; iv.Find the equation of a line in the two-point form, point-slope form, slope intercept form and the general form.Candidates should be able to: i.calculate the sine, cosine and tangent of angles between - 360º ≤ Ɵ ≤ 360º; ii.apply these special angles, e.g. 30º, 45º, 60º, 75º, 90º, 1050, 135º to solve simple problems in trigonometry; iii.solve problems involving angles of elevation and depression; iv.solve problems involving bearings; v.apply trigonometric formulae to find areas of triangles; vi.Solve problems involving sine and cosine graphs.Candidates should be able to: i.find the limit of a function ii.Differentiate explicit algebraic and simple trigonometrical functions.Candidates should be able to: Solve problems involving applications of rate of change, maxima and minima.Candidates should be able to: i.solve problems of integration involving algebraic and simple trigonometric functions; ii.Calculate area under the curve (simple cases only).Candidates should be able to: i.identify and interpret frequency distribution tables; ii.Interpret information on histogram, bar chat and pie chart.Candidates should be able to: i.calculate the mean, mode and median of ungrouped and grouped data (simple cases only); ii.Use ogive to find the median, quartiles and percentiles.Candidates should be able to: Calculate the range, mean deviation, variance and standard deviation of ungrouped and grouped data.Candidates should be able to: Solve simple problems involving permutation and combination.Candidates should be able to: Solve simple problems in probability (including addition and multiplication). |

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