# Mathematics (JAMB)

#### MATHEMATICS

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#### GENERAL OBJECTIVES

JAMB Syllabus for Mathematics
The aim of this 2021 JAMB Mathematics Syllabus for Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), is to
prepare the candidates for the Board’s examination. It is designed to test the achievement of the course objectives,
which are to:
(1) acquire computational and manipulative skills;
(2) develop precise, logical and formal reasoning skills; ### Matrices and Determinants

Topics:

(a) algebra of matrices not exceeding 3 x 3;
(b) determinants of matrices not exceeding 3 x 3;
(c) inverses of 2 x 2 matrices [excluding quadratic and higher degree equations].

## SECTION III: GEOMETRY AND TRIGONOMETRY

### 1. Euclidean Geometry

Topics:

(a) Properties of angles and lines
(b) Polygons: triangles, quadrilaterals and general polygons;
(c) Circles: angle properties, cyclic quadrilaterals and intersecting chords;
(d) construction.

### 2. Mensuration

Topics:

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

### 3. Loci

Topic:

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

Topics: