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Grade 11 Distance Learning Modular Units

Students in Grade 11 either study General Mathematics (Gen Maths) or Advanced Mathematics (Adv Maths). The Grade 11 distance learning modular units for Gen Maths and Advs Maths differ slightly in layout and content depth.

In General Mathematics, the emphasis is on the main mathematics topics learnt in Grades 9 and 10. Whereas in Advanced Mathematics, the students are introduced to new (or extended) and other introductory topics they are likely to study in Grade 12 and universities.
The upper primary and secondary mathematics syllabus structure is from the

  • core maths content
  • > Modules/units
  • > topics, and
  • > learning objectives.

Knowing the modular Distance Learning Modular Units and topics is vital. It helps the students to know what’s coming up in the next lesson. It can be helpful as it puts learning in perspective.

We feel that it is an important outline to use as a study guide or when revising for the Grade 12 General and or Advanced Mathematics examination at the end of the year. See that table for the Gen Maths and Adv Maths contents.

Grade 11 ‘General’ and ‘Advanced’ Maths modular units


The table summarises the mathematics modules studied at Grade 11 open and distance learning.

General Maths Modular UnitsTopicsAdvanced Maths Modular UnitsTopics
1: Number and Application1.1. basic numeracy
1.2. laws of indices
1.3. surds
1.4. units of measurements
1. Number and Application1.1. basic numeracy
1.2. units of measurement
1.3. ratio and proportion
1.4. basic algebra
2: Managing Money 1 (money 2 in Grade 12)2.1. percentages
2.2. earning and spending money
2.3. investments
2.4. budgeting and loans
2. Graphs and Function2.1. algebraic expressions
2.2. linear equations & inequalities
2.3. quadratic equations
2.4. graphs of functions
3: Statistics 1 (Statistics 2 in Grade 12)3.1. exploring data
3.2. measures of central tendency
3.3. measures of spread or dispersion
3. Managing Data3.1. statistics
3.2. permutation and combination
3.3. probability
4: Geometry4.1. basic geometry concepts
4.2. congruency and similarity
4.3. circles
4.4. solid geometry
4. Geometry4.1. basic geometry concepts
4.2. congruency and similarity
4.3. circles
4.4. solid geometry
5: Trigonometry5.1. trigonometric ideas
5.2. solution of right triangles
5.3. solutions of oblique triangles
5.4. maps, contours and vectors

Grade 11 modular units: mainstream schools vs distance mode

The mathematics syllabus for mainstream schools and distance learning have some minor differences. But, the key maths concepts are similar in structure.

It is perhaps significant to note that Gen Maths and Adv Maths have an influence on the school leavers’ choices for tertiary institutions.

The Advanced and General Mathematics syllabus units and topics for Grades 11 and 12 in mainstream schools can be downloaded via the links.

advanced mathematics topics
Adv. Maths and Gen Maths Core Units | Download via the link above

Distance learning modular units for Advanced Maths and General Maths

In the FODE course booklet PDF, there 5 General maths and 4 Advanced maths modules. Each modular unit is divided into 4 topics ( and some 3 topics) and each topic is subdivided into teaching topics.

The resource material contains the:

  • Exercises,
  • Practice Questions, and
  • a Summary of Lessons.

Note that the answers to the Practice Questions are usually given at the end of the main strand.

Grade 11 open learning assignments and assessments

Each module has one assignment. For the 5 main modular units in the Grade 11 FODE course, students will do 5 assignments. Here is FODE’s expectation:

Students will study Module 1 and do Assignment 1 at the same time. Then, they will study Module 2 and do Assignment 2 at the same time, and so on up to Module 5 and Assignment 5.

When you have completed your assignment for each modular unit, you must submit it immediately for marking.

FODE is flexible about when to submit your completed assignment. But as a self-paced student, you should aim to complete your work and submit it promptly to your study centre for marking.

Students who are studying at a registered Study Centre must give their completed assignments to their Supervisor for marking. Other students who study at home or in the provinces must send their completed assignments to their Provincial Study Centres for marking.

The study centres are also where students follow up on their assessment marks.

Grade 11 & 12 Advanced and General Mathematics exam questions and answers

The mathematics content taught at Grades 11 and 12 do in mainstream schools and distance learning modes are similar. There is not much difference. Students can use the past Advanced and General mathematics exam questions and answers as revision questions.

See below how you can get the past maths exam questions.


Students who wish to get practice maths questions and answers can download them here. Get the question booklet: Grade 12 AM and GM past exam papers, PDF. Though the papers are from mainstream schools, they are also the best questions to practise for your mathematics examination.

We encourage you to download them and practice them at your own time. Leave a comment below if you need help.

The ‘latest’ Grade 12 mathematics exam papers are password-protected. We will release their password before the Grade 12 mathematics examination. Check them out.

Grade 11 mathematics learning gaps

The mathematics topics continue from Grades 9 and 10. That is why it is important to understand the lower secondary mathematics topics before moving on to Grades 11 and 12. Not mastering the necessary maths skills in Grades 9 and 10 can be a concern. But, there are resources available here.

Hint: Take a look at the checklist for Grade 9 and Grade 10 modular units (strands and sub-strands) we outline here. Make a checklist and compile questions under each topics. Do the questions and check the answers – this is the best way to practise!

In Grade 11 Mathematics, there are 5 material aids or PDF books for students. Each module corresponds to the core mathematics unit students are expected to study via the distance learning mode. And further broken down into topics, FODE info page.

A FODE student success story

We feature an inspiring story from a FODE student who made it through flexible, open and distance education. His name is George. He left his village and came to Port Moresby without completing Grade 9.

George enrolled at FODE and made his way into mainstream boys’ secondary school in Port Moresby, went to the University of Papua New Guinea, and graduated with a bachelor’s degree.

If you are looking for a success story, here is George’s story.

FODE application and enrollment info

We compiled some information about application and enrollment for distance education at FODE. The article contains specific details about how to apply, and provides further information on Grades 7 – 10 course programs. Click here.

The information is for the new students. If you have already enrolled at FODE, you can use the resources we provide here for study and revision purposes.

We hope you find this resource useful as you strive to get the education you deserve. PNG Insight Mathematics is an independent website.

We do not represent the Department of Education or FODE. We provide the resource here as learning guides only.

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