PQE 022 – Basic Mathematics – Course Contents

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PQE 022 – Basic Mathematics – Course Contents

NB – The course has been sub-divided into each category of teachers. You are advised to prepare for all categories

PQE 022. Basic Mathematics
Category D: Category C: Category B; Category A:
NCE Teachers Graduate Teachers Master Teachers Doctoral Teachers
Application of Binary numbers, conversion from base 2 to base 10 and vice versa; sets definition, notation and diagrams; basic
operations on factional and whole numbers; Fractions, decimals, and approximations; indices and surds;
graphs; change of subject of formulae.
Expansion and factorization of simple algebraic expressions; simple algebraic equations and methods of solutions; simple word problems; ratios, percentages, simple and compound interests; variations (direct and inverse).
Units of measurement for money, length, mass, weight, area, volumes; calculations of areas and volumes of 2 and 3 dimensional shapes e.g. triangle, square, rectangles, cylinder.
Properties and classification of 2 and 3 dimensional shapes; types of angles, horizontal, vertical, parallel and perpendicular lines; representation of data – pictogram, bar and pie charts. Frequency distribution – histogram and cumulative frequency distribution; mode, median and mean; range, mean deviation, and standard deviation; simple probability and application.
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