In Mathematics, our aim is to foster and promote the Mathematical interests and talents of all students. Lower school courses in Years 7-10 follow the Australian Curriculum syllabus. Numeracy is our focus and involves making decisions and problem solving.
Classroom tasks link Mathematics to real life and practice with word problems. We aim first and foremost to teach for understanding. Functional numeracy means that we incorporate Mental Maths into daily lessons. There are opportunities for students to develop their mathematical skills and knowledge using the content strands (which describe what is being taught) of the Australian Curriculum;
NUMBER AND ALGEBRA
Students apply number sense and strategies for counting and representing numbers whilst applying their number and algebra skills to solve problems and communicate their reasoning.
MEASUREMENT AND GEOMETRY
Students develop an understanding of size, shape, relative position and movement of two-dimensional and three-dimensional objects in space.
STATISTICS AND PROBABILITY
Students recognise and analyse data and draw inferences. The Mathematics Learning Area integrates e-learning tools into the teaching and learning program, mainly via Connect. All students are actively encouraged to work both independently and collaboratively in order to become confident in their everyday use of Mathematics. Students are encouraged to actively engage in problem solving to consolidate and extend their previous knowledge and experiences.
Our dedicated staff provide meaningful, positive and engaging learning experiences in a supportive environment, to maximise the achievement and allow students to develop a positive attitude toward Mathematics and to become lifelong learners.
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