# Mathematics Examination

### Details of the Exam

• #### Number of Items

Knowledge: 16
Comprehension: 20
Reasoning: 14
Total: 50

1hr 15min
• #### 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

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.