Mathematics


We support all students to learn and apply their knowledge in three key areas: Number & Algebra, Measurement and Geometry, and Statistics and Probability. Students move through these strands progressively from Foundation to Year Six - from level 1 to level 10, and even level 10a for those requiring additional mathematical challenges.

 

Lessons are focussed on problem solving, real life situations and through games to bring concepts to life. Students are supported in their individual needs, and encouraged to explore ideas to find solutions.

 

Number & Algebra

 

Students learn how to apply number sense and strategies for counting and representing numbers, and understanding how operations are connected. They are supported to recognise patterns, understands the concepts of variable and function, and to apply their skills to conduct investigations, solve problems, as well as communicating how they solved the problems!

 

Examples:

  • Number and place value
  • Fractions and decimals
  • Real numbers
  • Money and financial mathematics
  • Patterns & algebra
  • Pythagoras and trigonometry

 

Measurement & Geometry

 

As students move through the curriculum they develop an in-depth understanding of size, shape, relative position and how two dimensional and three-dimensional figures move. They define, compare and construct figures and objects. For measurement they are able to measure quantities, choose appropriate units of measurement and learn area, speed and density.

 

Examples:

  • Using units of measurement
  • Shape
  • Geometric reasoning
  • Location & transformation
  • Linear and non-linear relationships

 

Statistics & Probability

 

Our curriculum supports students to analyse data and draw inferences. They collect, represent, summarise and interpret data from a variety of sources. Students learn to recognise variation, assess how likely something is to occur, and make reasoned judgements and decisions about data.

 

Examples:

  • Chance
  • Data representation and interpretation