THE PROGRESSIVE PROGRAM
LOWER SECONDARY: 11 TO 14 YEARS
Lower Secondary Mathematics plays a crucial role in developing pupils’ mathematical knowledge, problem-solving abilities, and logical thinking skills. The curriculum is designed to build upon the foundational concepts introduced in primary school and foster a deep understanding of mathematics, preparing pupils for further studies and real-world applications. Pupils explore a wide range of mathematical topics, including number systems, algebra, geometry, statistics, and probability. The curriculum focuses on the following key areas:
Number: Pupils develop their understanding of number systems, including whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and percentages. They develop their skills in arithmetic operations, estimation, and mental calculations. Pupils also explore number patterns, prime numbers, factors, multiples, and powers.
Algebra: Algebraic thinking and problem-solving are emphasised during Lower Secondary Mathematics. Pupils learn to use algebraic notation, solve equations, simplify expressions, and work with formulas. They explore linear and nonlinear functions, graphs, and inequalities, developing their ability to analyse patterns and relationships.
Geometry and Measures: Geometry introduces pupils to the properties and relationships of shapes and figures. They learn about angles, triangles, quadrilaterals, circles, and 3D shapes. Pupils explore properties of shapes, measurement, and geometric constructions. They also apply trigonometry to solve problems involving angles and sides of triangles.
Statistics and Probability: Pupils engage with data analysis, probability, and statistics. They learn to collect, organise, and represent data using tables, graphs, and charts. They develop skills in interpreting data, calculating measures of central tendency and spread, and making predictions using probability concepts.
Problem-solving and Reasoning: Throughout the curriculum, pupils are challenged with problem-solving tasks that require them to apply mathematical concepts in real-life scenarios. They develop their logical reasoning skills, critical thinking abilities, and the ability to communicate their mathematical reasoning effectively.