Mathematics first term Scheme of work for Nigeria senior secondary school ( SSS2) students.
Week 1: LOGARITHMS
i. Revision of logarithm of numbers greater than one.
ii. Characteristics of logarithm of numbers greater than one and less than one and standard form of numbers.
iii. Logarithm of numbers less than one, multiplication, division, power and roots.
iv. Solution of simple logarithmic equations.
v. Accuracy of results of logarithm table and calculator.
Week 2: APPROXIMATION
i. Rounding up and down of numbers to significant figures, decimal places and nearest whole numbers.
ii. Application of approximation to everyday life.
iii. Percentage error.
Week 3: ALGEBRAIC FRACTIONS
i. Simplification of fractions.
ii. Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of algebraic fractions.
Week 4: ALGEBRAIC FRACTIONS II
i. Equation involving fractions.
ii. Substitution in fractions.
iii. Simultaneous equations involving fractions.
iv. Finding the value of unknown to make a fraction undefined.
Week 5: SEQUENCE AND SERIES: Arithmetic Progression (A.P)
i. Meaning of sequences indicating first term (a), common difference (d) and the nth term of an Arithmetic Progression (A.P) and calculating the nth term of an A.P.
ii. Arithmetic mean and sum of an A.P.
iii. Practical problem solving involving real life situation on arithmetic mean of an A.P.
iv. Practical problem solving involving real life situation on sum of A.P.
Week 6: SEQUENCE AND SERIES II: Geometrical Progression (G.P)
i. Meaning of Geometry Progression (G.P) indicating first term (a), common ratio (r) and nth term of a G.P, and calculation of nth term of G.P.
ii. Geometric mean and sum of terms of G.P.
iii. Sum of infinity of G.P.
iv. Practical problem involving real life situation on G.P.
Week 7: QUADRATIC EQUATION
i. Revision of factorization.
ii. Finding what should be added to an algebraic expression to make it a perfect square.
iii. Quadratic equation using completing the square method.
iv. Deducing the quadratic formula from completing the square, and its application to solving problems.
Week 8: QUADRATIC EQUATION II
i. Word problem leading to quadratic equation.
ii. Application of quadratic equation to real life situation.
Week 9: SIMULTANEOUS LINEAR AND QUADRATIC EQUATION
i. Revision of simultaneous linear equations.
ii. Simultaneous linear and quadratic equations by elimination method.
iii. Simultaneous linear and quadratic equations by substitution method.
iv. Graphical method
v. Word problem leading to simultaneous linear and quadratic equation.
Week 10: GRADIENT OF A CURVE
i. Revision of a straight line graph.
ii. Gradient of a straight line.
iii. Drawing tangent to curve.
iv. Determination of gradient of a curve.
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