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Mathematics JAMB Syllable 2024

JAMB SYLLABLE FOR ALL COURSES

JAMB SYLLABLE FOR ALL COURSES

JAMB SYLLABLE FOR MATHEMATICS. The aim of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination syllabus is to prepare the candidates for the Board’s examination. It is designed to test their achievement of the course objectives. In this article.  I will be giving you a complete list of jamb syllables for all courses.

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MATHEMATICS

GENERAL OBJECTIVES

 

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:

  • acquire computational and manipulative skills;
  • develop precise, logical and formal reasoning skills;
  • develop deductive skills in interpretation of graphs, diagrams and data;
  • apply mathematical concepts to resolve issues in daily living.

This syllabus is divided into five sections:

  1. Number and Numeration.
  2. Algebra
  • Geometry/Trigonometry.
  1. Calculus
  2. Statistics

DETAILED SYLLABUS

 

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SECTION I:  NUMBER AND                            NUMERATION.

1.             Number bases:

(a)        operations in different number  bases from 2    to 10;

(b)       conversion from one base to another including fractional parts.

 

 

2.             Fractions, Decimals, Approximations and Percentages:

(a)        fractions and decimals;

(b)       significant figures;

(c)        decimal places;

(d)       percentage errors;

(e)        simple interest;

(f)         profit and loss percent;

(g)       ratio, proportion and rate;

(h)       shares and valued added tax (VAT).

 

3.             Indices, Logarithms and Surds:

(a)        laws of indices;

(b)       standard form;

(c)        laws of logarithm;

(d)       logarithm of any positive number to a given base;

 

 

Candidates should be able  to:

i.          perform four basic operations (x,+,-,÷)  ii. convert one base to another.

 

 

 

 

Candidates should be able to:

i.    perform basic operations

(x,+,-,÷) on fractions and decimals; ii. express to specified number of significant figures and decimal places;

iii.     calculate simple interest, profit and loss percent; ratio proportion and rate;

iv.     Solve problems involving share and VAT.

 

 

 

Candidates should be able  to:

i.         apply the laws of indices in calculation;

ii.       establish the relationship between indices and logarithms in solving problems;

iii.     solve problems in different bases in logarithms; iv.  simplify and rationalize surds;

 

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(e)     change of bases in logarithm and

application;

(f)      relationship       between indices   and

logarithm;

(g)    surds.

 

4. Sets:

(a)     types of sets

(b)    algebra of sets

(c)     venn diagrams and their applications.

 

 

 

 

 

 

SECTION II: ALGEBRA.

 

1.  Polynomials:

(a)    change of subject of formula

(b)   factor and remainder theorems

(c)    factorization of polynomials of degree not exceeding 3.

(d)   multiplication and division of polynomials

(e)    roots of polynomials not exceeding degree 3

(f)     simultaneous equations including one linear one quadratic;

(g)   graphs of polynomials of degree not greater than 3.

 

 

 

 

2. Variation:

(a)     direct

(b)     inverse

(c)     joint

(d)     partial

 

3. Inequalities:

(a)     analytical and graphical solutions of linear inequalities;

(b)    quadratic inequalities with integral roots only.

 

4. Progression:

 

(a) nth term of a progression (b) sum of A. P. and G. P.

 

 

 

 

v. perform basic operations on surds.

 

 

 

 

 

Candidates should be able to:

i.         identify types of sets, i.e  empty,  universal, complements, subsets, finite, infinite and disjoint sets;

ii.       solve problems involving cardinality of sets;

iii.     solve set problems using symbol;  iv.   use venn diagrams to solve problems involving not more than 3 sets.

 

 

 

Candidates should be able to:

i.         find the subject of the formula of a given equation;

ii.       apply factor and remainder theorem to factorize a given expression;

iii.     multiply and divide polynomials of degree not more than 3;

iv.     factorize by regrouping difference of two squares, perfect squares and cubic expressions; etc.

v.       solve simultaneous equations – one linear, one quadratic;

vi.     interpret graphs of polynomials including applications to maximum and minimum values.

 

 

Candidates should be able to:

 

i.      solve problems involving direct, inverse, joint and partial variations;

ii.    solve problems on percentage increase and decrease in variation.

 

Candidates should be able to:

i.   solve problems on linear and  quadratic       inequalities; ii.   interprete graphs of inequalities.

 

 

Candidates should be able to:

i. determine the nth term of a progression; ii. compute the sum of A. P. and G.P; iii. sum to infinity of a given G.P.

 

 

 

 

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5.      Binary Operations:

(a)     properties of closure, commutativity, associativity and distributivity;

(b)    identity and inverse elements (simple cases only).

 

 

 

6.      Matrices and Determinants:

(a)     algebra of matrices not exceeding 3 x 3;

(b)    determinants of matrices not exceeding 3 x 3;

(c)     inverses of 2 x 2 matrices

[excluding quadratic and higher degree equations].

 

SECTION III:  GEOMETRY AND         

                           TRIGONOMETRY.

 

1.                Euclidean Geometry:

(a)     Properties of angles and lines

(b)    Polygons: triangles, quadrilaterals and general polygons;

(c)     Circles: angle properties, cyclic quadrilaterals and intersecting chords; (d) construction.

 

 

2.                Mensuration:

(a)       lengths and areas of plane geometrical figures;

(b)      lengths of arcs and chords of a circle;

(c)       Perimeters and areas of sectors and segments of circles;

(d)      surface areas and volumes of simple solids and composite figures;

(e)       the earth as a sphere:-  longitudes and latitudes.

 

 

 

3.       Loci:

locus in 2 dimensions based on geometric   principles relating to lines and curves.

 

 

4.       Coordinate Geometry:

(a)     midpoint and gradient of a line segment;

(b)    distance between two points; (c) parallel and perpendicular lines; (d) equations of straight lines.

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

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 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.

 

 

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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:

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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