Form Four Basic Mathematics Examination Format

### Form Four Basic Mathematics Examination Format

041 BASIC MATHEMATICS (For Both School and Private Candidates)

1.0 INTRODUCTION

This reviewed format focuses on competences rather than content only. One remarkable feature in this revised format is that the topic on Kinematics has been omitted and a topic on Accounts has been introduced.

The general objectives of the Basic Mathematics examination are to test whether

2.1 Mathematical competences among candidates in solving practical problems in daily life have been developed. 2.2 Mathematical concepts can be applied by candidates in interpreting situations at local and global levels. 2.3 Candidates are able to use mathematical knowledge, techniques and life skills for studying mathematics and related subjects. 2.4 Candidates have been adequately prepared for higher studies.

3.0 GENERAL COMPETENCES

The general competences tested in the Basic Mathematics examination will include the candidates’ ability to: 3.1 think critically and logically in interpreting and solving problems. 3.2 use mathematical language in explaining and clarifying mathematical ideas. 3.3 apply mathematical knowledge and techniques in other fields.

Form Four Basic Mathematics Examination Format

4.0 EXAMINATION RUBRIC

There will be one (1) paper of three (3) hours duration. The paper will consist of sections A and B. Section A will comprise ten (10) short answer questions carrying six (6) marks each. Section B will comprise six (6) long answer questions carrying ten (10) marks each. Candidates will be required to answer ALL questions in section A and four (4) from section B. In this section, candidates will be required to clearly show all workings.

5.0 EXAMINATION CONTENT

Form Four Basic Mathematics Examination Format

5.1 Numbers/Fractions, Decimals and Percentages/Approximations 5.2 Exponents/Radicals/Logarithms 5.3 Algebra / Sets 5.4 Coordinate Geometry / Vectors 5.5 Geometry / Perimeter and Areas / Congruence and Similarities 5.6 Units / Rates and Variations 5.7 Ratio, Profit and Loss 5.8 Sequences and Series 5.9 Trigonometry / Pythagoras Theorem 5.10 Quadratic Equations 5.11 Linear Programming 5.12 Statistics 5.13 Three Dimensional Figures/Circles/The Earth as a Sphere 5.14 Accounts 5.15 Matrices/ Transformations 5.16 Probability/Relations/Functions