# The Short Mathematics Syllabus (MAB)

The short mathematics program aims to provide students with the opportunity to gather, process and interpret mathematical concepts and use these in a variety of life situations and at tertiary level. The tuition will provide the students with a clear understanding of the role of mathematics in the development of society and its relevance in everyday life experiences.

### MAB2 Problem Solving and Equations

This course involves using and forming functions, function graphs and solving equations in both theoretical and practical situations.
Keskeiset sisällöt: linear relationship and proportionality, forming equations, solving equations and simultaneous equations graphically and algebraically, second-degree polynomial functions and solving quadratic equations.

### MAB3 Geometry

This course involves describing and interpreting shapes and objects and using the properties of plane figures and three dimensional objects to solve geometrical problems.
Keskeiset sisällöt: similar figures, right triangle trigonometry, Pythagoras’ theorem,
finding volumes and surface areas of shapes and objects, using geometry on the coordinate plane.

### MAB4 Mathematical Models

This course focuses on forming and using linear and exponential models and solving equations related to these.
Keskeiset sisällöt: linear and exponential model forming, solving exponential equations, solving exponential equations using logarithms, sequences in mathematical models.

### MAB5 Statistics and Probability

This course involves interpreting, organizing and using statistical information and applying the basic probability laws for solving problems.
Keskeiset sisällöt: interpreting and processing statistical data, regression and correlation, understanding and using the basic probability laws, permutations and combinations.