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# List of Topics in The New Senior 1 Math Syllabus (Competency Based Curriculum)

Starting in 2020, the Government of Uganda through the National Curriculum Development Centre launched the new competency based curriculum. The competency based curriculum replaces the old curriculum and is aimed at producing learners with the necessary competencies required in 21st century work and life.

Mathematics is one of the compulsory subjects learners will do throughout their 4 years of lower secondary school. While mathematics like all other subjects has always been learnt in the limits of the 4 walls, Senior1.org gives you a rich online experience where you can learn at your pace and convenience.

Senior1.org believes that every learner should be exposed to as many options as possible and that’s why lessons can be accessed online via YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and even TikTok. In the video below, Mr. Musamali Moses rounds up what is contained in the senior 1 Mathematics syllabus, how lessons will be handled, what is expected of learners and how assessment will be done.

## List of Topics in the New Senior 1 Math Syllabus

• CHAPTER 1: NUMBER BASES
• Identifying numbers of different bases on an abacus
• Place values using the abacus
• Converting numbers
• Operation on numbers in various bases
• CHAPTER 2: WORKING WITH INTEGERS
• Introduction
• Natural Numbers
• Differentiate between natural numbers and whole numbers/integers
• Use Directed Numbers (Limited to Integers) in Real-Life Situations
• Use the Hierarchy of Operations to Carry Out the Four Mathematical Operations on Integers
• Identify Even, Odd, Prime and Composite Numbers
• Find the Prime Factors of any Number
• Relate Common Factors with HCF and Multiples with LCM
• Work Out and Use Divisibility Tests of Some Numbers
• Least Common Multiple (LCM)
• CHAPTER 3: FRACTIONS, PERCENTAGES AND DECIMALS
• Describe different types of fractions
• Convert improper fractions to mixed numbers and vice versa
• Operations on fractions
• Subtraction of fractions with same denominators
• Subtraction of fractions with different denominators
• Subtraction of mixed fractions
• Subtraction of fractions with different denominators
• Multiplication of fractions
• Multiplying mixed fractions
• Division of mixed fractions flip and multiply
• Convert fractions to decimals and vice versa
• Identify and classify decimals as terminating, nonterminating and recurring decimals
• Convert recurring decimals into fractions
• Convert fractions and decimals into percentages and vice versa
• Calculate a percentage of a given quantity
• Work out of real-life problems involving percentages
• CHAPTER 4: RECTANGULAR CARTESIAN COORDINATES IN 2 DIMENSIONS
• Plotting Polygons (shapes)
• CHAPTER 5: GEOMETRIC CONSTRUCTION SKILLS
• Construction of Perpendicular lines
• Using a Ruler, Pencil and Pair of Compasses, to Construct Special Angles
• Describing Locus Question
• Relating Lines and Angles to Loci
• Construction of Geometric Figure
• CHAPTER 6: SEQUENCE AND PATTERNS
• Describing the general rule
• Generating Number Sequence
• Formulae for General Terms
• CHAPTER 7: BEARINGS
• Angles and Turns
• Bearings
• CHAPTER 8: GENERAL AND ANGLE PROPERTIES OF GEOMETRIC FIGURES
• Identify Different Angles
• Angles on a Line and Angles at a Point
• CHAPTER 9: DATA COLLECTION AND PRESENTATION
• Types of Data
• Collecting Data
• CHAPTER 10: REFLECTION
• Reflection in the Cartesian Plane
• CHAPTER 11: EQUATION OF LINES AND CURVES
• Fundamental Algebraic Skills
• Function Machines
• Linear Equations
• CHAPTER 12: TIME AND TIME TABLES
• Telling the time
• 12-hour and 24-hour clocks
• Timetables

SENIOR1.org is Uganda’s number one online eLearning platform dedicated to the senior1 learner under the new Competency Based Curriculum. We are a team of passionate digitally competent teachers providing learners with knowledge and skills that will make them excel at work and life in the 21st century.

Senior1.org provides unique online classes virtually to lower secondary school learners under the new competency based curriculum. At senior1.org, all subjects in the new curriculum are taught by teachers experienced in delivering lessons using digital tools and have undergone training in implementing this new syllabus. All lessons at senior1.org are delivered using a range of tools including this website, YouTube, Zoom and Google Classroom.

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