Mathematics is a precise and concise means of communicating patterns, relationships, ideas and values in a quest for a deeper and better understanding of the world around us. It requires observation, representation, investigation and comparison of patterns in social and physical phenomena.
Mathematics in the Caribbean responds to the broad spectrum of needs of the Caribbean community. Caribbean people need to be mathematically literate as this will enable them to identify and understand the role that mathematics plays in the world, make sound judgements, and engage in mathematical thinking that meets the needs of their current and future life as constructive, concerned and reflective citizens. The Mathematics programme of study is, therefore, designed to help Caribbean students to develop mathematical-literate competencies such as thinking and reasoning; mathematical communication; argumentation; modelling; problem posing and solving; representation; the use of symbols, tools and technology. On completion of this course of study, students will be equipped to use mathematics for the enhancement of their environment, as well as for the empowerment of self, country and region, in order to be more competitive in an ever-changing world environment.
The Mathematics programme generally recognizes that Mathematics teaching and learning may be enriched by approaching content and teaching and learning activities through the use of concrete examples and experiences, as well as, through real-life experiences. If implemented as suggested, the programme would equip all Caribbean students for the world of work or further study, and in general, for lifelong learning.
The syllabus is arranged in five modules namely:
|MODULE 1||NUMBER AND NUMBER SENSE|
|MODULE 2||CONSCIOUS CONSUMER|
|MODULE 3||SPACES IN THE ENVIRONMENT|
|MODULE 4||MEASURING AROUND US|
|MODULE 5||DATA HANDLING|