CXC CSEC Math Topic: Computation


                                                    CXC CSEC General Proficiency math topic:   

                                                                     COMPUTATION

 

CONTENT: Manipulation of real numbers, fractions, decimals and percentages; average, ratio, proportion, rates; squares adn square roots; use of tables and calculators; approximations and estimations.

 

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES: The student should be able to:

 

1.

Perform any of the basic operations with rational numbers, namely, whole numbers, fractions and decimals.

 

2.

Convert from one set of units to another, given a conversion scale;
(for example, convert local currencies to those currencies most commonly encountered in the Caribbean)

3.

Convert fractions and percentages to decimals and vice versa;

 

4.

Approximate a value to a given number of significant figures and express any decimal to a given number of decimal places;

 

5.

Write any rational number in standard form
(scientific notation)

 

6.

Calculate any fraction or percentage of a given quantity;

 

7.

Express one quantity as a fraction or percentage of another;

 

8.

Compare two quantities in a given ratio;

 

9.

Divide a given quantity in a given ratio;

 

10.

Solve problems involving:

(a)      fractions

(b)      decimals

(c)      percentages

(d)     ratio, rates and percentages

(e)     squares and square roots

(f)      averages

 
 
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read (having problems with trigonometry) need help

i can do any algebra but i have problems doing "trigonometry" topics such as ANGLES, when & where to use PYTHAGORAS THEOREM, & most of all the TRIANGLES

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