ICSE Class 9 Maths Syllabus

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There will be one paper of two and a half hours (ii) Quadratic Equations in one variable duration carrying 80 marks and Internal Assessment of 20 marks.

The paper will be divided into two sections, Section I (40 marks), Section II (40 marks).

Section I: Will consist of compulsory short answer questions.

Section II: Candidates will be required to answer four out of seven questions.

Commercial Mathematics

  • (i) Value Added Tax Computation of tax including problems involving discounts, list-price, profit, loss, basic/cost price including inverse cases.
  • (ii) Banking Recurring Deposit Accounts: computation of interest and maturity value using the formula:
    I=P n(n+1)/(2×12)×r/100
    MV = P x n + I
  • (iii) Shares and Dividends
    • (a) Face/Nominal Value, Market Value, Dividend, Rate of Dividend, Premium.
    • (b) Formulae
      Income = number of shares × rate of dividend × FV.
      Return = (Income / Investment) × 100.
      Note: Brokerage and fractional shares not included
  • 2. Algebra
    • (i) Linear Inequations Linear Inequations in one unknown for x ∈ N, W, Z, R. Solving
      Algebraically and writing the solution in set notation form.
      Representation of solution on the number line.
    • (ii) Quadratic Equations in one variable
      (a) Nature of roots
      Two distinct real roots if b 2 – 4ac > 0
      Two equal real roots if b2 – 4ac = 0 No real roots if b2 – 4ac < 0
      (b) Solving Quadratic equations by: Factorisation Using Formula.
      (c) Solving simple quadratic equation problems.
    • (iii) Ratio and Proportion
      • (a) Proportion, Continued proportion, mean proportion
      • (b) Componendo, dividendo, alternendo, invertendo properties and their combinations.
      • (c) Direct simple applications on proportions only.
    • (iv) Factorisation of polynomials:
      • (a) Factor Theorem.
      • (b) Remainder Theorem.
      • (c) Factorising a polynomial completely after obtaining one factor by factor theorem.
        Note: f (x) not to exceed degree 3.
    • (v) Matrices
      • (a) Order of a matrix. Row and column matrices.
      • (b) Compatibility for addition and multiplication.
      • (c) Null and Identity matrices.
      • (d) Addition and subtraction of 2×2 matrices.
      • (e) Multiplication of a 2×2 matrix by
        a non-zero rational number
        a matrix.
    • (vi) Arithmetic and Geometric Progression
      • Finding their General term.
      • Finding Sum of their first ‘n’ terms.
      • Simple Applications.
    • (vii) Co-ordinate Geometry
      • (a) Reflection
      • (i) Reflection of a point in a line: x=0, y =0, x= a, y=a, the origin.
      • (ii) Reflection of a point in the origin. (iii) Invariant points.
      • (b) Co-ordinates expressed as (x,y), Section formula, Midpoint formula, Concept of slope, equation of a line, Various forms of straight lines.
      • (i) Section and Mid-point formula (Internal section only, co-ordinates of the centroid of a triangle included).
      • (ii) Equation of a line:
        Slope –intercept form y = mx  c Two- point form (y-y 1) = m(x-x 1)
        Geometric understanding of ‘m’
        as slope/ gradient/ tan where is the angle the line makes with the positive direction of the x axis.
        Geometric understanding of ‘c’ as the y-intercept/the ordinate of the point where the line intercepts the y axis/ the point on the line where x=0.
        Conditions for two lines to be parallel or perpendicular. Simple applications of all the above.
    • 3. Geometry
      (a) Similarity Similarity, conditions of similar triangles.
      • (i) As a size transformation.
      • (ii) Comparison with congruency, keyword being proportionality.
      • (iii) Three conditions: SSS, SAS, AA. Simple applications (proof not included).
      • (iv) Applications of Basic Proportionality Theorem.
      • (v) Areas of similar triangles are proportional to the squares of corresponding sides.
      • (vi) Direct applications based on the above including applications to maps and models.
      • (b) Loci
        Loci: Definition, meaning, Theorems and constructions based on Loci.
        (i) The locus of a point at a fixed distance from a fixed point is a circle with the fixed point as centre and fixed distance as radius.
        (ii) The locus of a point equidistant from two intersecting lines is the bisector of the angles between the lines.
        (iii) The locus of a point equidistant from two given points is the perpendicular bisector of the line joining the points. Proofs not required
      • (c) Circles
        (i) Angle Properties
        The angle that an arc of a circle subtends at the center is double that which it subtends at any point on the remaining part of the circle.
        Angles in the same segment of a circle are equal (without proof).
        Angle in a semi-circle is a right angle.
        (ii) Cyclic Properties:
        Opposite angles of a cyclic quadrilateral are supplementary.
        The exterior angle of a cyclic quadrilateral is equal to the opposite interior angle (without proof).
        (iii) Tangent and Secant Properties:
        The tangent at any point of a circle and the radius through the point are perpendicular to each other.
        If two circles touch, the point of contact lies on the straight line joining their centers.
        From any point outside a circle two tangents can be drawn and they are equal in length. If two chords intersect internally or externally then the product of the lengths of the segments are equal. If a chord and a tangent intersect externally, then the product of the lengths of segments of the chord is equal to the square of the length of the tangent from the point of contact to the point of intersection. If a line touches a circle and from the point of contact, a chord is drawn, the angles between the tangent and the chord are respectively equal to the angles in the corresponding alternate segments.
        Note: Proofs of the theorems given above are to be taught unless specified otherwise.
        (iv) Constructions
        (a) Construction of tangents to a circle from an external point.
        (b) Circumscribing and inscribing a circle on a triangle and a regular hexagon.
      • 4. Mensuration
        Area and volume of solids – Cylinder, Cone and Sphere. Three-dimensional solids - right circular cylinder, right circular cone and sphere: Area (total surface and curved surface) and Volume. Direct application problems including cost, Inner and Outer volume and melting and recasting method to find the volume or surface area of a new solid. Combination of solids included.
        Note: Problems on Frustum are not included.
      • 5. Trigonometry
        (a) Using Identities to solve/prove simple algebraic trigonometric expressions
        sin 2 A + cos 2 A = 1
        1 + tan 2 A = sec 2A
        1+cot 2A = cosec 2A; 0 ≤ A ≤ 90°
        (b) Heights and distances: Solving 2-D problems involving angles of elevation and depression using trigonometric tables.
        Note: Cases involving more than two right angled triangles excluded.
      • 6. Statistics
        Statistics – basic concepts, Mean, Median, Mode. Histograms and Ogive.
        (a) Computation of: Measures of Central Tendency: Mean, median, mode for raw and arrayed data. Mean*, median class and modal class for grouped data. (both continuous and discontinuous).
        * Mean by all 3 methods included:
        (b) Graphical Representation. Histograms and
        Finding the mode from the histogram, the upper quartile, lower Quartile and median etc. from the ogive.
        Calculation of inter Quartile range.
      • 7. Probability
        • Random experiments
        • Sample space
        • Events
        • Definition of probability
        • Simple problems on single events

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