# Jamb syllabus for mathematics, to help Candidates

The syllabus is divided into five sections there are:
1. Number and Numeration.
2. Algebra
3. Geometry/ Trigonometry.
4. Calculus
5. Statistics.
1. NUMBER AND NUMERATION.
A. Students should be to:
operate with different number bases from 2 to 10, and convert from one
base to another including fractional parts.
B. Make use of fractions and decimal, changing to to significant
figures, decimal places, percentage errors, Simple interest, Profit
and loss per cent, ratio, proportion and rate.
C. Indices, Logarithms and Surds:
Candidates should be a ble to apply the laws of indices in
calculation, establish the relationship between indices and logarithms
in solving problems, solve problems in different bases in logarithems
simplify and rationalize surds.
D. Sets
Candidates should be able to indentify types of sets, eg empty,
subsets e.t.c, solve set problems. Use Venn diagrams.
2. ALGEBRA
A. Polynomials
Candidates should be able to find the subject of the formula of a
given equation, apply factor and remainder theorem to factorize a
given expression, multiply and divide polynomials, factorze, use
graphs in solving.
B. Variation
Candidates should be able to solve problems as regards to variation
C. Inequalities
Candidates should be able to solve inequalities questions.
D. Progression
Candidates should be able to solve all questions in progression.
E. Binary operations
solve problems involving commutativity associativity e.t.c.
F. Matrices and Determination
Again candidates should be abe to perform basic operations e.g plus,
minus on matrices, calculate determinats, compute inverses of 2
matrices.
3. GEOMETRIC AND TRIGONOMETRY.
A. Eulidean Geometry:
Candidates should be able to indentify various types of lines and
angles, solve polygones problem, calculate angles using circle
theorems, indentify construction procedures of special angles e.g 30
degree, 45 degree e.t.c.
B. Mensuration:
Candidates for Jamb should be able to calculate the perimeters and
areas of triangles, quadrilaterals, circles and composite figures, be
able to find the length of an arc, a chord and areas of sectors and
segments circle, surface areas, and volumes.
C. Loci:
Candidates should be able identify and interpret loci relating to
parallel lines, perpendicular bisectors angle bisectors and circles.
D. Coordinate Geometry:
Jamb candidates should be able to determine the midpoint and gradient
of line segment, find distance between two points, identify conditions
for parallelism and perpendicularity, find equation of line in the two
point form e.t.c.
E. Trigonometry
Jamb candidates should be able to do all maths work in trigonometry
such as ratios, angles of elevation and depression and bearing, graph
work, and sine and cosine formulae.
4. CALCULUS:
A. Differentiation:
Jamb candidates should be to find the limit of a function,
differentiate explicit algebraic and trigonometric functions, sine,
cosine and tangent.
B. Application of differentiation:
Jamb candidates should be able to perform all maths work invoiving
application of rate of change, maxima and minima.
C. Integration:
Jamb candidates should be able to solve problems of integration
involving algebraic and simple trigonometric functions, calculate area
under the curve.
5. STATISTICS
A. Represention of data:
Jamb candidates should be able to identify and interpret frequency
distribution tables, histogram, bar chat and pie chat.
B. Measures of Location:
Calculate the mean, mode and median of ungrouped and groupe d data.
C. Measures o dispersion:
Jamb candidates should be able to calculate the range, mean
deviation, varience and standard deviation of grouped and ungrouped
data.
D. Permutation and Combination:
Solve simple problems involving permutation and combination.
E. Probability:
candidates should be able to solve simple problems in probability