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# Rationale:

Students today require stronger mathematical knowledge and skills if they are to survive in this rapidly changing world. With this in mind, we are seeking to integrate innovative teaching strategies that are more compatible with the technological advances of the day. All these changes will require a shift in the teaching and learning of Mathematics. Therefore, for students to be well-informed citizens of this new millennium, the Mathematics teachers will have to ensure that each student has an opportunity to be competitive in this technological oriented workforce. Also, the Mathematics teachers will respond to these changes and prepare our students to cope, that is, to become mathematically literate, develop an understanding of how number theory or system is used in our daily lives and all the other topics and sub-topics. Students need to be able to conjecture, analyze reason logically, and, ultimately, conclude. As confidence develops, the student should be better able to enjoy the process of learning and develop an enthusiasm for mathematics and its value in their everyday life. This new found appreciation for the beauty and order of mathematics, as well as its relation to other aspects of life outside of the classroom will make what used to be a boring, taxing experience, a pleasant challenge. The classroom, then, is the determining factor. Every effort must be made by educators to ensure mathematical success. The development of positive attitudes by choosing, engaging and stimulating activities which are both interesting and challenging is the key for loving Math.

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## Fourth Form Yearly Plan: August-May Cycle/Time Frame

AugustSeptember
Week 1

Topic
Sets

Sub-topic
1) The set of Sets Union Intersection Disjoint sets Set builder notattion 2.) Venn Diagram Problems Shaded regions Number of elements in two sets Number of elements in three sets 3.) Unit Test

Goal
1. Demonstrate the ability to use number properties to solve problems. 2. Develop the ability to use patterns, trends and investigative skills.

References
Handouts

Week 2

Mathematics A Complete Course with 3. Demonstrate the ability rational CXC Questions Volume approximation of real numbers. One Chapter 1 4. Generate a term of a sequence given a rule 5. Use properties of numbers and operations in computational tasks 6. demonstrate the ability to use set language and concepts http://www. math.wichit a.edu/histor y/activities/ numbertheo ryact.html#pe r-num

Week 3

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Week 4 Statistics

4.) Types of data Discrete Continuous Grouped ungrouped 1. Differentiate between types of data 2. Construct a frequency table for a given set of data 3. Determine class features for a given set of data 4. Use given formulas to calculate the features of a given set 5. Be able to construct statistical diagrams to represent data. 6. Be able to determine when to group raw data. Mathematics A Complete Course with CXC Questions Volume One Chapter 8 Mathematics A Complete Course with CXC Questions Volume Two Chapter 12

Week 5

## 5.) Frequency tables Grouped and ungrouped data

October

Week 1

1. Statistics Contd

## Class intervals Width Limits Boundaries Midpoint Size

Unit Test

2.

Statistical

7. Be able to interpret

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Week 2

diagrams Pie charts Bar graphs Line graphs Histograms Frequency polygons 3. Measures of Central tendency (Raw data and ungrouped data) Mean Median Mode Frequency curves Types of frequency curves The Normal Curve The negatively skewed curve The positively skewed curve

statistical diagrams 8. Be able to determine the Measures of central Tendency for raw data, and ungrouped data 9. Be able to draw the Bell Curve for a given set of data 10. Determine if a curve is normal, positively skewed or negatively skewed.

Handouts Mathematics A Complete Course with CXC Questions Volume One Chapter 3 Textbook

Week 3

4. Week 4

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Unit Test

November
Week 1

Statistics Contd 1. Mean of Grouped data Normal method Assumed Mean Method Coded value method 2. Cumulative Frequency Tables (CFT)and Cumulative Frequency Curves (Ogive) Grouped data Ungrouped data 3. Estimating the Median and Mode from Grouped Data Using CFT and Ogive 11. Use different methods to calculate the mean of grouped data. 12. Construct a cumulative frequency table for grouped and ungrouped data 13. Draw a Cumulative Frequency Curve (Ogive) 14. Construct a Cumulative Frequency Table for a set of grouped data 15. Draw a Cumulative frequency Curve (Ogive) from a CFT. 16. Determine the median of a set of grouped data from an Ogive Mathematics A Complete Course with CXC Questions Volume One Chapter 3

Week 2

Week 3

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## Week 4 4. Estimating the mode from grouped Data

17. E able to construct a Histogram from a set of Grouped Data 18. Determine the mode from a histogram for a set of Grouped Data

Unit Test

December
Week 1

Statistics Contd

1) Measures of Dispersion Range Interquartile range Semi Interquartile Range Standard Deviation

19. Determine the measures of Dispersion for raw, Ungrouped and grouped data.

Handouts Mathematics A Complete Course with CXC Questions Volume One Chapter 8 http://www.shodor.org/int eractivate/tools/

Week 2 2) Determine the Inter-quartile Range and Semi Interquartile Range or Grouped data Mr. Dionicio Pott MCHS 2011-2012

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Unit Test

January
Week 1

## Review Exam week

Week 2

Handouts Mathematics A Complete Course with CXC Questions Volume One Chapter 8 20. Determine the standard Deviation of a set of data. 21. Determine the proportion or percentage of the sample above or below a given value from raw data, table or cumulative frequency 22. Identify the sample space for sample experiment 23. Determine experimental and theoretical probabilities of events. http://www.shodor.org/int eractivate/tools/

Statistic Contd

1. Determine the standard Deviation for Raw Data, Ungrouped Data and Grouped Data. Normal Method Coded Value method

Week3

Probability

2. What is probability 3. Set of possible outcomes 4. Mutually Exclusive Events Two Mutually exclusive events Three

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Week 4

Mutually exclusive events Multiplicati on Law of probability 5. Independent Events and dependent events The Addition Law of probability

February
Week 1

Geometry 1. Points, lines, segments, rays, curves, plane. Angle 2.Parallel and perpendicular lines. 3. Lines of symmetry. 4.Angles.

Handouts

Week 2

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Week 4

## 7.Pythagoras theorem Unit test

March
Week 1 Trigonometry 1.Trigonometric ratios 1.Determine the trigonometric ratios in types of triangles 2.Use trigonometric ratios to solve problems based on measures in the physical world 3.Use the cosine, sine and tangent rules in the solutions involving triangles Handouts Mathematics

Week 2

## 2.Sine cosine and tangent

Week 3

3.Bearing

4.Represent the relative position of two points given the bearing of one point with respect to the other 5.Solve problems involving bearings

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Week 4

## 4.Trigonometric problem solving

6.Solve practical problems involving height and distance in three dimensional situations

Unit test

April
Week 1 Vectors and Matrices

## 1.Vector, Magnitude, direction, line segment, scalars. 2.Vector algebra

1.Explain concepts associated with vectors 2.combine vectors 3.express a point as a position vector starting at the origin.

Week 2

## 3.Displacement and position vectors; coordinates

Mathematics A Complete Course with CXC Questions Volume One Chapter 4 http://www.edhelper.com/ math/measurement_unit10 .htm http://www.edhelper.com/ metric_system_wordprobl ems1.htm http://www.edhelper.com/ metric_math642.htm

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May
Week 1

## Vectors and Matrices

1.Concepts of matrix, row, column, order, types, types of matrices and their use.

1.Develop awareness of the existence of certain mathematical objects, such as matrices, that do not satisfy the same rules of operation as the real number system. 2.explain concepts associated with matrices.

Handouts Mathematics A Complete Course with CXC Questions Volume One Chapter 9

Week 3

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## Mr. Dionicio Pott MCHS 2011-2012

Grading System A 90 100 % B+ 85 89% B 80 84 % C+ 75 79% C 70 74 % D+ 65 69% D 60 64% F 0 59% Supplementary text books: Mathematics for Caribbean Schools Book 3. J B Cannon. Althea A Foster and et al. Certificate Mathematics: A revision Course for the Caribbean. A Greer & C.E Layne Heinemann Modular Mathematics for London AS and ALevel. Pure Mathematics 1. Geoff Mannall & Michael Kenwood Mathematics: A Complete Course with CXC questions Volume 1 . Raymond Toolsie BSc Mathematics to the Sixteen Plus. John Holt www.Graphcalc.com www.edhelper.com www.teach-nology.com www.zdnet.com http://www.curriculum.org/tcf/teachers/projects/algebra/Final%20Worksheets/01%20The%20Ex ponent%20Laws.pdf (Laws of indices) http://www.google.com.bz/search?client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla%3AenUS%3Aofficial&channel=s&hl=en&q=+Commutative+and+Distributive+law++worksheets&bt nG=Google+Search (PDF) Worksheet 1.10 Further Algebra

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