​CBSE 2017-18 Syllabus Class-10 : Mathematics


CBSE Class-10 Syllabus 2017-18


Subject: Mathematics

The Syllabus in the subject of Mathematics has undergone changes from time to time in

accordance with growth of the subject and emerging needs of the society. The present
revised syllabus has been designed in accordance with National Curriculum Framework
2005 and as per guidelines given in the Focus Group on Teaching of Mathematics which
is to meet the emerging needs of all categories of students. For motivating the teacher
to relate the topics to real life problems and other subject areas, greater emphasis has
been laid on applications of various concepts.
The curriculum at Secondary stage primarily aims at enhancing the capacity of students
to employ Mathematics in solving day-to-day life problems and studying the subject as
a separate discipline. It is expected that students should acquire the ability to solve
problems using algebraic methods and apply the knowledge of simple trigonometry to
solve problems of height and distances. Carrying out experiments with numbers and
forms of geometry, framing hypothesis and verifying these with further observations
form inherent part of Mathematics learning at this stage. The proposed curriculum
includes the study of number system, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, mensuration,
statistics, graphs and coordinate geometry, etc.
The teaching of Mathematics should be imparted through activities which may involve
the use of concrete materials, models, patterns, charts, pictures, posters, games,
puzzles and experiments.
The broad objectives of teaching of Mathematics at secondary stage are to help the
learners to:
• consolidate the Mathematical knowledge and skills acquired at the upper primary
• acquire knowledge and understanding, particularly by way of motivation and
visualization, of basic concepts, terms, principles and symbols and underlying
processes and skills;
• develop mastery of basic algebraic skills;
• develop drawing skills;
• feel the flow of reason while proving a result or solving a problem;
• apply the knowledge and skills acquired to solve problems and wherever possible,
by more than one method;
• to develop ability to think, analyze and articulate logically;



Courtesy: CBSE