The study of mathematics is mandatory from Kindergarten to Year 10.
By studying mathematics, students develop knowledge, skills and understanding of mathematical concepts and their use within the classroom and beyond.
The syllabus consists of the following strands:
- number and algebra
- measurement and geometry
- statistics and probability.
In Year 11 and 12, the study of mathematics is optional. Courses offered include:
- Mathematics Advanced (from 2019)
- Mathematics Extension 1
- Mathematics Extension 2
- Mathematics Standard 1
- Mathematics Standard 2.
Mathematics provides comprehensive and innovative programs that cater to the needs of all students with the view of developing and expanding their knowledge, skills and interest so that they may become more successful in their future chosen pathways. These pathways range from trade orientated work to highly abstract and creative courses at university level. Our Mathematics programs include a variety of practical tasks and online resources and videos to further comprehension, as well as more formal skill acquisition and practice.
As part of the Euclid project we have worked alongside Primary schools to foster further development within our programs and encourage a fluency and extension of learning. We are also currently focusing on numeracy and problem solving so that students can recognise and develop greater skills and strategies in approaching this work. Problem solving skills and cooperative engagement in tasks are seen to be essential requirements for students within today's workplaces.
Assessments include: differentiated tests; assignments with specific applications to the real world and/or incorporating practical activities; student-generated presentations or worksheets; activities via online specific sites; and formal examinations.
Teachers within the Mathematics Faculty are enthusiastic in their approach to the subject area and aim to communicate that enthusiasm to students.
Mrs Kerrie Jenkins (Relieving Head Teacher)
Ms Deonne Morris
Mr Danny Sananikone