Grade 8 and 9

In Grade 8 and 9 all pupils are required to take Mathematics as a subject.

  • A mark of 40% has to be achieved to pass Mathematics.
  • The use of calculators in these grades are minimised as pupils tend to rely on them rather than learning important principles. The focus in these grades should be on the process and the techniques that are needed rather than the answers.

Grade10, 11, 12

In Grade 10, 11 and 12 pupils needs to choose between Mathematics and Mathematical Literacy. A pupil is required to pass Mathematics (40%) in Grade 9, in order to choose Mathematics as a subject in Grade 10.

  • A mark of 30% is required to achieve a pass mark in Mathematics.
  • All modules in Mathematics are compulsory:
    • Paper 1: Algebra, functions, patterns, graphs and calculus.
    • Paper 2: Trigonometry, analytical geometry, Euclidean geometry and statistics.

Streaming

All grades are placed in classes according to their previous year’s marks. This allows teachers to gear their lessons towards a specific class. All classes cover the same work and write the same test on the same day.

 Maths Olympiad

 Pupils take part in the South African Mathematics Olympiad. The first round is written in March. The junior division consists of separate papers for grades 8 and 9 and the senior division of one paper for grades 10 to 12. Each paper consists of 20 questions with multiple-choice answers and learners have one hour to complete the paper.

Learners who attain 50% or higher in the first round qualify for the second round which is written in May. There are separate papers for the juniors and seniors. This time the grade 8 ad 9 learners write the same paper. Learners have two hours to complete twenty questions.

Support lessons

Support lessons are offered to all learners. Please refer to the Academics page for the latest support schedule.

Support lessons are not revision sessions and are there to assist learners with specific problems they have identified in work already covered. Learners are encouraged to inform teachers when they will attend lessons.

Advanced Programme Mathematics

Advanced Programme Mathematics can be taken as an extra subject. It assists gifted students with any mathematical or financial course at tertiary level.

In Gr. 10 the subject will be taught by Ms Collie on a Wednesday morning 6:30 -7:30.

In Gr. 11 Mr. Hall will be teaching the subject on a Monday and Thursday morning 06:30 - 07:30.

In Gr. 12 the subject is taught by Mr Neervoort on Monday and Thursday mornings 06:30 - 07:30.

 Grade 10, 11 and 12 Work Plan

To assist learners to plan their year and revise for tests & exams, the following is a rough work plan for Gr. 10 – 12 for 2014. Please note that minor changes could occur:

GRADE12: 2014 WORK PLAN - MATHEMATICS

Term 1:

  • Remainder Theorem
  • Calculus:
    • f’ from 1st Principles
    • f’ short – cut
    • cubic graphs
    • max / min problems
    • Calc. of motion
    • Logarithms
    • Graphs & Inverses
    • Trigonometry:
      • Basics
      • Compound angles
      • Equations

Term 2:

  • Trigonometry: 2 & 3D
  • Sequences & Series
  • Data Handling & Statistics
  • Analytical Geometry
  • Euclidean Geometry

Examinations on all work covered so far in Gr. 11 & Gr. 12

Term 3:

  • Finance (annuities)

Prelims:

On the whole syllabus in Gr. 11 & Gr. 12

Final Examinations:

On the whole syllabus in Gr. 11 & Gr. 12

GRADE11: 2014 WORK PLAN - MATHEMATICS

Term 1:

  • Fractions
  • Long division
  • Quadratic equations
  • Simultaneous equations
  • Word Problems
  • Inequalities
  • Nature of roots
  • Number System
  • Exponents (Logarithms)
  • Number Patterns
  • Analytical Geometry

Term 2:

  • Euclidean Geometry
  • f(x) notation, domain, range
  • Graphs:
    • Draw
    • Applications
    • Find equation
    • Finance

Examinations on all work covered so far

Term 3:

  • Statistics
  • Trigonometry
  • Data Handling

Examinations on all work covered during the year.

GRADE10: 2014 WORK PLAN - MATHEMATICS

Term 1:

  • Products & Factors
  • Fractions
  • Equations
  • Simultaneous equations
  • Word Problems
  • Inequalities
  • Number System & Exponents
  • Surface Area & Volume
  • Geometry:
    • Revision
    • Properties of Quadrilaterals

Term 2:

  • Geometry: Mid - point theorem
  • Analytical Geometry
  • Finance
  • Graphs:
    • Straight line
    • f(x) notation etc
    • Parabola
    • Exponential
    • Hyperbola

Examinations on all work covered so far

Term 3:

  • Graphs: Mixed with shifts
  • Trigonometry
  • Graphs: Trig with others
  • Statistics

Examinations on all work covered during the year.

 

 

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