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# Grade 10 Mathematics Modules Distance Learning

The Grade 10 mathematics modules (also called modular strands) provided in this article are for students who are studying at a FODE in the provincial centres. We arrange the 6 mathematics modules and topics to make it easier for students to use. We feel that it is an important outline to use as a study guide or when revising for the Grade 10 mathematics examination.

The Grade 10 distance learning mathematics units continue from the Grades 7 and 8 units. That is why it is important to understand the lower primary modular strands before moving on to Grade 9 and 10 maths.

Take a look at the checklist for Grade 7 and Grade 8 modular units (strands and sub-strands) we outline here.

In Grade 10 Mathematics, there are 6 material aids or PDF books for students. Each modular unit corresponds to the core mathematics strands students study via the distance learning mode.  And further broken down into sub-strands, FODE info page.

## Grade 10 maths distance learning units and topics

Grade 10 Unit 1: Basic Numeracy Skills

• numbers
• estimation
• directed numbers
• number sequences and patterns

• percentage and money
• ratio and proportion
• rates
• borrowing money

Grade 10 Unit 3: Basic Algebra

• expanding algebraic expressions
• factorising algebraic expressions
• powers and indices
• equations

Grade 10 Unit 4: Functions and Graphs

• statistical graphs
• linear or straight-line graphs
• systems of equations

• angles and triangles
• pythagoras’ theorem
• polygons and circles
• introduction to trigonometric ratios

• indirect measurement
• scale and similarity
• area
• volume

## Grade 10 maths modular units and topics

The mathematics syllabus, units, topics and content structures of the mainstream schools and distance learning modes of learning have little differences.

The main difference is that the main schools have teachers there 2-4-7 – all the time to teach and guide the students. Whereas, distance learning such as the FODE concept is self-paced where students learn at their pace.

The syllabus topic for Grades nine and ten in mainstream schools can be found here.

## Know the distance and open learning units

In the FODE course booklet, each strand is divided into 4 sub-strands and each sub-strand consists of 5 to 7 lessons – 6 strands and 24 sub-strands altogether. 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 10 assignments and assessments

Each strand has one assignment. For the 6 main modular strands in the Grade 10 FODE course, students will do 6 assignments. Here is FODE’s expectation:

You will study Strand 1 and do Assignment 1 at the same time. Then you will study Strand 2 and do Assignment 2 at the same time, and so on up to Strand 6 and Assignment 6.

When you have completed your assignment for each strand, 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.

Students who wish to get practise maths questions and answers can download them here. Get the question booklet: Grade 10 past exam papers, PDF. Though the papers are from the mainstream schools, they are also the best questions to practise for your mathematics examination at the end of Grade 10.