This page contains Technical Mathematics CAPS Document for FET Phase Grade 10 – 12 (Grade 10, Grade 11, and Grade 12).  This is the most important information for Teachers and Learners, that guides the progress of the Technical Mathematics subject curriculum for the FET Phase as per the South African Department of Education standards.

Specific Aims of Technical Mathematics for Grade 10-12 learners

  1. To apply mathematical principles.
  2. To develop fluency in computation skills with the usage of calculators.
  3. Mathematical modelling is an important focal point of the curriculum. Real life technical problems should be incorporated into all sections whenever appropriate. Examples used should be realistic and not contrived. Contextual problems should include issues relating to health, social, economic, cultural, scientific, political and environmental issues whenever possible.
  4. To provide the opportunity to develop in learners the ability to be methodical, to generalize and to be skilful users of the Science of Mathematics.
  5. To be able to understand and work with the number system.
  6. To promote accessibility of Mathematical content to all learners. This could be achieved by catering for learners with different needs, e.g. TECHNICAL NEEDS.
  7. To develop problem-solving and cognitive skills. Teaching should not be limited to “how” but should rather feature the “when” and “why” of problem types.
  8. To provide learners at Technical schools an alternative and value adding substitute to Mathematical Literacy.
  9. To support and sustain technical subjects at Technical schools.
  10. Technical Mathematics can only be taken by learners offering a Technical subject (mechanical, civil and electrical engineering).
  11. To provide a vocational route aligned with the expectations of labour in order to ensure direct access to learnership/ apprenticeship.

The document contains the prescribed learning content as well as the weekly and annual teaching plans for Technical Mathematics for FET Phase (Grade 10, Grade 11, and Grade 12), which includes:

  • Weekly Lesson Plans / Teaching Plans
  • Informal Assessments
  • Daily Assessments
  • Moderation and Marking of Assessments
  • Tasks and Projects
  • Investigations
  • Practical Work, and
  • Demonstrations

The document gives a clear indication of what topics and learning outcomes are required for Term 1, Term 2, Term 3, and Term 4.

Download the Technical Mathematics  CAPS Document for FET Phase Grade 10 – 12

Below you can download the Technical Mathematics CAPS Document for FET Phase (Grade 10, Grade 11, and Grade 12) in pdf format.

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