SS1 Mathematics Scheme of Work

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About SS1 Mathematics Scheme of Work

In Nigeria, the Senior Secondary School 1 (SSS1) unified scheme of work for Mathematics aims to establish a robust understanding of key mathematical concepts and skills crucial for higher education and practical problem-solving. Students move from the Junior Secondary School’s basic arithmetic to more advanced topics. 

The Lagos state unified scheme of work for Mathematics in SSS1 encompasses algebraic processes, geometry, trigonometry, and statistics. It focuses on enhancing students’ analytical thinking, logical reasoning, and the practical application of mathematical principles. The s is designed to prepare students for more complex problem-solving and further studies in fields such as science, engineering, and other disciplines that require strong quantitative abilities.

Assessment Guide

In senior secondary school 1, students are assessed in Mathematics based on the school’s prerogative. However, typically, they are evaluated through tests or quizzes (Continuous Assessment Tests) and end-of-term exams.

Grading follows a scale from A to F, with A representing excellent performance, typically scoring around 70% or 80%, and F indicating failure, usually below 50% or 45%.

SS1 First Term Scheme of Work for Mathematics

 Mathematics Scheme of Work for Senior Secondary Schools 1(SSS1)
 ClassS.S.S 1
 TermFirst Term
1Number Base System(1) Conversion from one base to base 10 (2) Conversion of decimal fractions in one base to another. (3) Performing arithmetic operation in number base. (4) Application to computer programming
2Modular arithmetic(1) Revision of arithmetic operations. (2) Conceptual view of modular arithmetic. (3) Simple operation of modular arithmetic and it application to life
3Indices(1) Revision of standard form. (2) Introduce examples on indices (3) Law of indices: (a) × = (b) ÷ = (c) ( )y= etc. (4) Application of laws of indices to problem solving.
4Logarithms(1) Definition of logarithm (2) Deducing logarithm from indices and standard from. (3) Graph of =10 (4) Reading of logarithm and antilogarithm tables.
5Effective use of logarithm tables in calculations(1) Use of logarithm tables in calculations; division, powers etc. (2) Application of logarithms in capital market etc.
6Simple Equations and variations(1) Change of subject of formula, involving roots, brackets, powers. (2) Subjects of formulaand substitution. (3) Types of variation; direct etc. (4) Application of variation.
7Quadratic equation(1) Revision of factorizations of integers (2) Factorization of quadratic expressions and equations. (3) Solution of quadratic equation of form ab=0 either a=0 or b=0.
8Formation of quadratic equations with given roots.(1) Formation of quadratic equation with given roots. (2) Drawing quadratic graph. (3) Obtain roots from a quadratic graph. (4) Applications of quadratic equation to real life situation.
9Logical Reasoning(1) Simple statement (2) Meaning and examples of simple statement. (3) True or false negation of simple statement.
10Logical operations and their symbols(1) Compound statement:-meaning and types (2) Logical operators and symbols. (3) List of logical operators and symbols: compound statement, conjunction, conditional statement etc


SS1 Second Term Scheme of Work for Mathematics

 TermSecond Term
1Constructions 1(1) Construction of angles and triangles. (2) Bisection of special angles 30o, 45o, 60o and 90o. (3) Apply the construction principles to problems–solving.
2Constructions 2Construction of: (1) An angle equal to a given angle-4 sided plane. (2) Locus of moving points equidistance from tow lines, 2 points etc.
3Proofs of some basic theorems(1) Proof of sum of angles in a triangle is 180o. (2) The exterior angle of a triangle is equal to the sum of two opposite angels. (3) Application of the proven theorems to solving problems on angles.
4Deductive proofsRiders include: (1) angles of parallel lines. (2) angles in a polygon (3) congruent triangle (4) properties of parallelogram (5) intercept (6) theorem
5Trigonometric ratios(1) State the trigonometric ratios of a right-angled triangle. (2) Solving problems involving the use of trigonometric ratios.
6Derived Trigonometric Metric Ratios of Special Angles 30, 45 and 60 degrees(1) Trigonometric ratios of:-Angle 30-Angle 45-Angle 60 degrees (2) Application of trigonometric ratios to problem-solving.
7Application of Trigonometric Ratios to Problem Solving(1) Application of trigonometric ratios of special angles to simple problems. (2) Sine, cosine and tangent of angles between 0 and 360 degrees.
8Trigonometric Ratios WRT Unit Circle.Trigonometric ratios related to the unit circle.
9Graphs of Sine of AnglesGraphs of Sine of Angles
10Graph of Cosine, Tangent of Angles.(1) Graph of cosine of angles. (2) Graph of tangent of angles.


SS1 Third Term Scheme of Work for Mathematics

 TermThird Term
1Mensuration ILength of arcs of circles.
2Mensuration IISectors and segments.
3Area of a Sector and Segment(1) Area of sectors of a circle (2) Area of segment of a circle (3) Relationship between the sector of a circle and a surface area of a cone.
4Surface area of solidsSurface area of solids: (a) cube, cuboids (b) cylinder, cone (c) prism, pyramids using the standard formula.
5Volume of solidsVolume of solid: (a) cube, cuboids (b) cylinder, cone (c) prism, pyramids using the formula appropriately.
6Area and Volume of Frustum(1) Surface are and volume of frustum of a cone and pyramid. (2) Surface area and volume of compound shapes.
7Statistics: Data presentation(1) Collection of meaningful data, tabulation and presentation
8Frequency Distribution(1) Frequency distribution. (2) Linear graph, bar grapes and histograms
9Pie ChartPie Chart
10Frequency polygonFrequency polygon


Recommended Mathematics Textbooks for Senior Secondary School 1

The recommended Mathematics textbooks for SSS1 include but are not limited to the following:

  • Transformation Mathematics  by Chinemeze Austin E. Nwabunwanne – University Press Plc 
  • Excellence in Mathematics Contributor/Reviewer by M.O Giwa Cambridge University Press
  • Spectrum High Standard Mathematics  by Gabriel A, Oulmi M, Nwachukwu U. et al -Spectrum Books Ltd SS 1-3 
  • New General Mathematics by M.f Macrae. AO Kalejaiye, ZI Chima, GU Garba – Pearson Education Limited SS 1-3 
  • Extension Modern Mathematics by Frank Yeboah, olusanya osunre et al – Extension Publication SS 1-3 
  • All Schools Mathematics by Ofojebe Tochukwu Sunny – Best Printer 
  • New School Secondary Mathematics for Senior Secondary Schools  
  • Daily Mastery of Mathematics and English for SS1-3   by Aremu B and Ariyo S.O. – Joytal Printing Press     

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