Programs

Mathematics (A.S)

The main emphasis of this course is on developing the ability of students to start with a problem in non-mathematical form and transform it into mathematical language. This will enable them to bring mathematical insights and skills in devising a solution, and then interpreting this solution in real-world terms. This is done by exploring problems using symbolic, graphical, numerical physical and verbal techniques in the context of finite or discrete real-world situations. Students also engage in mathematical thinking and modeling to examine and solve problems arising from a wide variety of disciplines including, but not limited to, economics, medicine, agriculture, marine science, law, transportation, engineering, banking, natural sciences, social sciences and computing.

The course incorporates the use of appropriate and relevant technology. The two units offered employ a stepwise logical approach using mathematical reasoning, principles and patterns to develop models, test conjectures and judge validity of arguments and conclusions. The mathematical concepts explored establish the importance of reasoning, counting, modeling and algorithmic thinking.


ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Candidate MUST have Five (5) subjects at CXC General Proficiency including Mathematics,English

Associate of Sciences – Mathematics


General Education Requirements

Communication Studies Caribbean Studies
COMM1001 Module 1 - Gathering and Processing Information
COMM1002 Module 2 - Language and Community
COMM1003 Module 3 - Speaking and Writing
CCST1181 Module 1 - Caribbean Society and Culture
CCST1182 Module 2 - Issues in Caribbean Development
CCST1183 Module 3 - Investigating Issues in the Caribbean



Core Courses
APPLIED MATHEMATICS UNIT 1: STATISTICAL ANALYSIS
AMAT1171 MODULE 1: Collecting and Describing Data
AMAT1172 MODULE 2: Managing Uncertainty
AMAT1173 MODULE 3: Analyzing and Interpreting Data

APPLIED MATHEMATICS UNIT 2: MATHEMATICAL APPLICATIONS
AMAT2171 MODULE 1: Discrete Mathematics
AMAT2172 MODULE 2: Probability and Distributions
AMAT2173 MODULE 3: Particle Mechanics

PURE MATHEMATICS UNIT 1: ALGEBRA, GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS
PMAT1131 MODULE 1: BASIC ALGEBRA AND FUNCTIONS
PMAT1132 MODULE 2: TRIGONOMETRY, GEOMETRY AND VECTORS
PMAT1133 MODULE 3: CALCULUS I

PURE MATHEMATICS UNIT 2: COMPLEX NUMBERS, ANALYSIS AND MATRICES
PMAT2131 MODULE 1: COMPLEX NUMBERS AND CALCULUS II
PMAT2132 MODULE 2: SEQUENCES, SERIES AND APPROXIMATIONS
PMAT2133 MODULE 3: COUNTING, MATRICES AND DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS


Electives
Choose one Unit from any other CAPE® syllabus