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CARIBBEAN EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL
This document CCSLC/M/03/2009 replaces CCSLC/M03/2006 issued in 2006. Please note that the syllabus was revised and amendments are indicated by italics and vertical lines.

CARIBBEAN CERTIFICATE OF SECONDARY LEVEL COMPETENCE

Mathematics Syllabus
First Issued 2006
Revised 2009

Effective for examinations from May/June 2012

C orrespondence related to the programme of study should be addressed to:

Please check the website,

The Pro-Registrar
Caribbean Examinations Council
Caenwood Centre
www.cxc.orgKingston 5, Jamaica, CXC’s
37 Arnold Road, for updates on W. I.

syllabuses.

Telephone: (876) 630-5200
Facsimile Number: (876) 967-4972
E-mail address: cxcwzo@cxc.org
Website: www.cxc.org
Copyright © 2010, by Caribbean Examinations Council
The Garrison, St. Michael BB 14038, Barbados
CCSLC /M/03/2010

CXC CCSLC/M/03/2010

This document CCSLC/M/03/2010 replaces NSP/M03/2006 issued in 2006. Please note that the syllabus was revised and amendments are indicated by italics and vertical lines.

First Issued 2006
Revised 2010

Please check the website, www.cxc.org for updates on CXC’s syllabuses.

CCSLC /M/03/2010

Contents
Contents
RATIONALE ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………......1 AIMS …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………...1 GENERAL OBJECTIVES…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………...…….…………………………...2 COMPETENCIES TO BE ASSESSED……………………………………………………………………………………………….…………………………………………..........2 ORGANIZATION OF THE PROGRAMME………………………………………………………………………………………………………….………………………..……...3 NOTE TO THE TEACHERS……………….………………………………………………………………………………………………………….………………………..……….3 ASSESSMENT GUIDELINES….…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………...……………..…………..3 ELIGIBILITY FOR CCSLC……..….……………………………………………………………………………………………..………………………………………………..……5 FORMAT OF THE ASSESSMENT….………………………………………………………………………………….………………………………………………………..……8 MODULE 1 - NUMBER AND NUMBER SENSE……………………………………………………………………………...…………………………………………………..10 MODULE 2 - CONSCIOUS CONSUMER ……………..………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..................27 MODULE 3 - SPACES IN THE ENVIRONMENT ……………………………………………………………………..………………………………………………..................40 MODULE 4 - MEASURING AROUND US….……….…………………………………….……………………………………………….………………………………………46 MODULE 5 - DATA HANDLING ………………..………..…….……………………………………………………………………………….………………………................53 APPENDIX I - LEARNING GRID.………..………..…….………………………………………………………………………………………………………...............................59

CCSLC /M/03/2010

Caribbean Certificate of Secondary Level Competence
INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION
The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) in consultation with policy makers and educators in CXC Participating Territories identified the need for a new programme that would respond to the changing demands of the education sector. A major development has been the move by all territories to universal secondary education, and to enable persons with a wide range of abilities to benefit from educational provision at this level. The decision to implement programmes to achieve universal secondary education is based on an understanding that the region needs a well educated and trained labour force for an increasingly competitive global environment. A sound secondary education foundation is imperative for further education and training and for entry in the world of work.

Several territories, having recognised the need for a programme that would meet the new needs in secondary education, had embarked on the development of national programmes. However, through consultations at the regional level, policy makers and educators recognized that a regional intervention by CXC would have several benefits including cost-effectiveness, standardsetting, portability of certification and regional and international recognition. CXC has responded. Through the consultative processes employed in syllabus...
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