# Current JAMB Syllabus For Mathematics (+PDF)

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## See JAMB Mathematics syllabus

This JAMB syllabus for Mathematics is to prepare you for the JAMB exam by testing you in the following Mathematics topics:

### SECTION I: Number and Numeration

1. **Number bases:**

- operations in different number bases from 2 to 10;
- conversion from one base to another including fractional parts.

2. **Fractions, Decimals, Approximations and Percentages:**

- fractions and decimals;
- significant figures;
- decimal places;
- percentage errors;
- simple interest;
- profit and loss percent;
- ratio, proportion and rate;
- shares and valued added tax (VAT).

3. **Indices, Logarithms and Surds:**

- laws of indices;
- standard form;
- laws of logarithm;
- logarithm of any positive number to a given base;
- change of bases in logarithm and application;
- relationship between indices and logarithm;
- Surds.

4. **Sets:**

- types of sets.
- algebra of sets.
- Venn diagrams and their applications.

### SECTION II: Algebra

1. **Polynomials:**

- change of subject of formula.
- factor and remainder theorems.
- factorization of polynomials of degree not exceeding 3.
- multiplication and division of polynomials.
- roots of polynomials not exceeding degree 3.
- simultaneous equations including one linear, one quadratic;
- graphs of polynomials of degree not greater than 3.

2. **Variation:**

- direct
- inverse
- joint
- partial
- percentage increase and decrease.

3. **Inequalities:**

- analytical and graphical solutions of linear inequalities;
- quadratic inequalities with integral roots only.

4. **Progression:**

- nth term of a progression.
- sum of A. P. and G. P.

5. **Binary Operations:**

- properties of closure, commutativity, associativity and distributivity;
- identity and inverse elements (simple cases only).

6. **Matrices and Determinants:**

- algebra of matrices not exceeding 3 x 3;
- determinants of matrices not exceeding 3 x 3;
- inverses of 2 x 2 matrices [excluding quadratic and higher degree equations].

### SECTION III: Geometry and Trigonometry

1. **Euclidean Geometry:**

- Properties of angles and lines.
- Polygons: triangles, quadrilaterals and general polygons;
- Circles: angle properties, cyclic quadrilaterals and intersecting chords;
- construction.

2. **Mensuration:**

- lengths and areas of plane geometrical figures;
- lengths of arcs and chords of a circle;
- Perimeters and areas of sectors and segments of circles;
- surface areas and volumes of simple solids and composite figures;
- the earth as a sphere: longitudes and latitudes.

3. **Loci:**

- locus in 2 dimensions based on geometric principles relating to lines and curves.

4. **Coordinate Geometry:**

- midpoint and gradient of a line segment;
- distance between two points;
- parallel and perpendicular lines;
- equations of straight lines.

5.**Trigonometry:**

- trigonometrical ratios of angles;
- angles of elevation and depression;
- bearings;
- areas and solutions of triangle;
- graphs of sine and cosine;
- sine and cosine formulae.

### SECTION IV: Calculus

1. **Differentiation:**

- limit of a function.
- differentiation of explicit algebraic and simple trigonometrical functions –
- sine,
- cosine,
- tangent.

2. **Application of differentiation:**

- rate of change;
- maxima and minima.

3. **Integration**:

- integration of explicit algebraic and simple trigonometrical functions;
- area under the curve.

### SECTION V: Statistics

1. **Representation of data:**

- frequency distribution;
- histogram, bar chart and pie chart.

2. **Measures of Location:**

- mean, mode and median of ungrouped and grouped data – (simple cases only);
- cumulative frequency.

3. **Measures of Dispersion:**

- Range, mean deviation, variance and standard deviation.

4. **Permutation and Combination:**

- Linear and circular arrangements;
- Arrangements involving repeated objects.

5. **Probability:**

- experimental probability (tossing of coin, throwing of a dice etc);
- Addition and multiplication of probabilities (mutual and independent cases).

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