- Namusoke Jeniffer
- In Bethany High School
Mathematics should be visualised as the vehicle for aiding a student to think, reason,
analyse and articulate logically. Apart from being treated as a subject of its own, Mathematics should be related to any subject involving analysis and reasoning.
To help the student:
- develop manipulative and computational skills;
- understand basic fundamental concepts and their applications;
- acquire skills of clear mathematical expression and logical mathematical reasoning.
To enable the student to:
- develop interest in Mathematics and appreciate both its beauty and as an aid to other disciplines.
- develop an understanding of the relationship between mathematical variables.
- acquire knowledge and understanding of the terms, symbols, concepts, principles,
processes and proofs.
- develop the necessary skills to work with:
- mathematical tables;
- computers; where available.
- develop the ability to interpret algorithms for problem-solving.
- apply mathematical knowledge and skills in solving everyday life problems.
There will be two papers, each of which will contain questions on any part of the syllabus and the solution of any question may request knowledge of more than one branch of the syllabus.
Paper 1: (2 ½ hours)
It will consist of two sections, A and B. section A will contain ten short compulsory questions, carrying 40 marks. Section B will contain seven questions. Candidates’ will be required to attempt five questions, carrying 60 marks.
Paper 2: (2 ½ hours)
It will consist of two sections, A and B. Section A will contain ten short compulsory questions carrying 40 marks. Section B will contain seven questions. Candidates will be required to attempt five questions, carrying 60 marks.
- S.I Units will be used in questions involving mass and measure of length; the use of the centimetres, litre and hectare will continue.
- The 24-hour clock will be used for quoting time of a day, for example 3:15 a.m will be denoted by 03 15 hours, 3:15 pm by 15 15 hours.
- Candidates will be expected to be familiar with the solidus notation for the expression of compound units. E.g. 5 m/s for 5 metres per second or 5 ms-1; 1.36x 104 kg/m3 or 1.36×104 kg m3 for 1.36×104 kilograms per cubic metre
- Mathematical tables may be used (UNEB four figure tables are recommended).
- Calculators may also be used. They could be simple or scientific but must be silent and non programmable.