Mathematics Examination

Details of the Exam

  • Multiple Choice Items Only

  • Number of Items

    Knowledge: 16
    Comprehension: 20
    Reasoning: 14
    Total: 50
  • Exam Length

    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

    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.

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