### TANZANIA SECONDARY BASIC MATHEMATICS CURRICULUM

**1. Introduction**

This Basic Mathematics course is for Form I - IV
secondary school students. It is a revised version of the syllabus issued in
1988 and has been designed to be covered in four years.

This revision is the result of evaluation
and surveys done on the teaching of Basic Mathematics in secondary schools
conducted from 1981 to 1995 by the Tanzania Institute of Education in
collaboration with other institutions. The revised content and design has
also taken care of many seminar recommendations on the teaching of
mathematics given by teachers, inspectors and other mathematics experts from
1981 to 1995. The changes made are intended not only to improve the teaching
and learning of mathematics and to achieve the national goals of education
but also to make mathematics more relevant to the country scientific,
technological and social development aspirations.

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