Testing will be on the CSEC Mathematics Syllabus at Secondary Level.
These competences are necessary for success in advanced study at SALCC.
Materials Provided by SALCC
Examination booklet, Formula Sheet and Answer Sheet.
Materials Needed by Candidates
Pencil and eraser for shading.
Pen for writing name and candidate number where necessary.
Calculators are NOT permitted;
Neither in the exam room, nor during taking of the actual test.
Skills to be tested
Differentiate the characteristics of different types of numbers – real numbers, prime numbers, composite numbers, and integers.
Demonstrate various ways of representing and converting real numbers.
Perform basic mathematical operations on real numbers.
Search for patterns given diagrams, tables, and sequences.
Compare and convert quantities given percentages, ratios, proportions, unit conversions and rates including exchange rates.
Analyze and solve routine and non-routine problems on consumer transactions involving simple interest, profit and loss, discount, hire purchase and wages.
Identify the relations between sets including the union, intersection and complement of sets and record using the proper notation.
Calculate perimeter, area, volume, capacity, distance, speed, and their unit of measurements.
Use formulae to find the perimeter, area, and volume of basic geometric shapes.
Calculate measures of central tendency – mean, median and mode.
Analyze and interpret data displayed in variety of ways – raw data, tables, simple graphs and as probabilities.
Represent relationships between quantities using variables, simple equations, and inequalities.
Analyze, simplify, and factorize completely algebraic expressions and equations.
Develop solutions to simple linear equations, quadratic equations and simultaneous equations involving two unknowns algebraically.
Illustrate the concept of a function and differentiate it from a relation using mappings, tables, and graphs.
Determine the intercepts and gradients of simple linear functions, parallel lines and perpendicular lines.
Evaluate a function and the inverse of a function.
Apply the properties of 2D plane shapes (triangle, circle, parallelogram, and trapezium) to routine problems.
Determine the image of an object given 1 or 2 geometric transformations (translations, reflections).
Solve simple problems on angle of elevation and bearings.
Perform basic operation involving the concept of a matrix and the basic operations that can be performed on simple 2×2 matrices (addition, subtraction, scalar multiplication, and matrix-matrix multiplication).
Determine position and displacement vectors given points on the cartesian plane.