# 2024 WASSCE Elective Mathematics Topics, Structure and More

The 2024 WASSCE Elective Mathematics paper will be written on Tuesday, 3rd September, 2024. Let’s take a look at the topics for the exams.

These topics were selected based on previous years’ questions. Also, some of these topics were selected from the WAEC and GES syllabus. It should be noted that WAEC will set questions around the topics listed below. All candidates are advised to go through the topics very well and study other topics that may not be listed below.

**TOPICS **

1. Correlation & Regression

2. Binary operations

3. Functions & Partial fraction

4. Binomial expansion

5. Logarithms/Indices

6. Polynomial

7. Basic calculus

8. Circle theorem

9. Matrix

10. Sequence and Series

11. Statistics (Probability, combination permutation)

12. Vectors & Mechanism

13. Kinematics

14. Calculus (differentiation & integrate)

**NB: Candidates are advised to learn other topics that may not be listed in this article**.

## 2024 WASSCE Elective Mathematics Structure

Candidates will spend 2 hours and 30 minutes on the essay type questions and spend 1 hour, 30 minutes on the objective test paper. The paper will begin at exactly **8:30 am.**

This examination subject has been grouped into two papers namely; Paper 1 and Paper 2.

**PAPER 1**

This paper will include forty multiple-choice objective questions covering the whole Elective Mathematics curriculum. Candidates will have one hour to answer all questions for a total of 40 marks. The questions will be drawn from the following sections of the syllabus:

**30**questions on pure mathematics**4**questions about statistics and probability**6**questions about vectors and mechanics

**PAPER 2**

Will consist of two sections, **A** and** B,** to be completed in two hours for a total of 100 marks.

**Section A** will consist of eight compulsory elementary-level questions worth 48 marks. The following questions will be distributed:

- 4 questions on pure mathematics
- 2 questions about statistics and probability
- 2 questions on vectors and mechanics

**Section B** will consist of seven challenging problems divided into three sections: Parts I, II, and III are listed below:

- Part I: Pure Mathematics consists – 3 questions.
- Part II: Statistics and Probability – 2 questions
- Part III: Vectors and Mechanics – 2 questions

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## Try Your Hands On These Questions

**1**. a. A point **P** divides the straight line joining **X**(1, -2) and **Y**(5, 3) internally in a ratio 2:3. Find the

(a) coordinates of **P**.

(b) equation of the straight line that passes through **N**(3, -5) and **P**.

b. Simplify: 1−25−3−1+25+3

**2**. Without using mathematical tables or calculator, find, in surd form (radicals), the value of tan22.5∘.

**3**. The ages, (in years), of a group of 18 adults have the following statistics, ∑x²=745 and ∑x²=33951.

(a) Calculate the:

(i) mean age,

(ii) standard deviation of the ages of the adults, correct to **two** decimal places.

(b) One person leaves teh group and the mean age of the remaining 17 is 41 years.

Find the

(i) age of the person who left;

(ii) standard deviation of the remaining 17 adults, correct to **two** decimal places

**4**. a. Solve 3sin^2teetha + 2costeetha = 2.

b. Show that 3sinx +sin2x/ 1+3cosx + cos2x = tanx

**5.** a. Find from the first principle, the derivative of f(x)= (x+3)^2

b. Given that x^3 y – 4x +3y = 12. find dy/dx at (-3,0)

c. If 1/2(x^2+ y^2) = bxy. find where b is a constant, find dy/dx

**6**. a. Find the equation of the tangent of the curve y=4x(x^2 – 12) at its maximum point.

b. The radius of a circle is 12cm. Find, leaving to the answer in terms of (pi), the rate at which the area is increasing when the radius is increasing at the rate of 0.2cms^-1.

**7**. a. The position vectors of A and B are a=3i-j and b=2i+3j respectively. Find, correct to 2 significant figures, |4a-2b|

b. Given that m=3i+5j, n=2i-j and r=5i+17j, find |4m-3n-r|.