# 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

including addition and multiplication.

Note: Jamb students if you actually study all this areas you will

smash your mathematics at once.

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