Secondary School Lesson Notes and Scheme of Work

SS3 First Term Further Mathematics Lesson Note and Scheme of Work

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SS3 First Term Further Mathematics Lesson Note and Scheme of Work


Week 1: Introduction to Further Mathematics

Lesson Note:


Introduce the importance of Further Mathematics in SS3.

Review essential concepts from SS2.

Discuss the course outline and expectations.

Scheme of Work:


Algebraic manipulation and simplification.

Introduction to complex numbers.

Revision of quadratic equations.

Week 2: Complex Numbers

Lesson Note:


Explore the concept of complex numbers.

Perform operations with complex numbers.

Solve equations involving complex numbers.

Scheme of Work:


Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of complex numbers.

Solving quadratic equations with complex roots.

Week 3: Matrices and Determinants

Lesson Note:


Introduce matrices and determinants.

Perform basic operations on matrices.

Explore properties of determinants.

Scheme of Work:


Matrix multiplication and inverse.

Determinants of 2×2 and 3×3 matrices.

Week 4: Vectors

Lesson Note:


Define vectors and vector operations.

Discuss vector components and magnitude.

Solve problems involving vector addition and scalar multiplication.

Scheme of Work:


Vector addition and subtraction.

Scalar and vector products.

Week 5: Trigonometry

Lesson Note:


Review basic trigonometric ratios.

Explore advanced trigonometric concepts.

Solve trigonometric equations.

Scheme of Work:


Sine and cosine rules.

Trigonometric identities.

Week 6: Calculus – Differentiation

Lesson Note:


Introduce the concept of differentiation.

Explore rules of differentiation.

Solve problems involving derivatives.

Scheme of Work:


Basic rules of differentiation.

Applications of derivatives.

Week 7: Calculus – Integration

Lesson Note:


Introduce the concept of integration.

Explore rules of integration.

Solve problems involving definite and indefinite integrals.

Scheme of Work:


Basic rules of integration.

Applications of integrals.

Week 8: Further Calculus

Lesson Note:


Explore advanced calculus concepts.

Discuss applications of calculus in real-world scenarios.

Scheme of Work:


Differential equations.

Optimization problems using calculus.

Week 9: Probability

Lesson Note:


Introduce probability concepts.

Discuss basic probability rules.

Solve problems involving probability.

Scheme of Work:


Probability distributions.

Conditional probability.

Week 10: Statistics

Lesson Note:


Review basic statistics concepts.

Explore advanced statistical methods.

Solve problems involving statistical analysis.

Scheme of Work:


Measures of central tendency and dispersion.

Regression and correlation.

Week 11: Revision Week



Comprehensive review of all topics.

Practice exercises and past questions.

Clarification of doubts.

Week 12: Examination Week



Conduct final examinations.

Evaluate and grade student performances.

Week 13: School Dismissal Week



Provide feedback on examinations.

Discuss overall performance.

Issue report cards.

End-of-term closure activities.

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