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  • Number and Algebra 
  • Measurement and Geometry 
  • Statistics and Probability

The mathematics syllabus for Year 7 - 10 is mandated by the NSW Education Standards Authority. It outlines what students are to be taught.

Mathematics at Waratah

Our Mathematics courses aim to create confidence and enjoyment in completing mathematical activities. Students develop an awareness of how Mathematics can be used to solve problems in everyday life and contribute to the development of society. 

The Mathematics courses also aim to develop knowledge, skills and understanding in the following areas:

  • logical, flexible, fluent and original thinking
  • computation and problem solving skills
  • appropriate language for the effective communication of mathematical ideas and experiences
  • an ability to recognise mathematical patterns and relationships
  • a variety of methods for calculation and problem solving
  • an awareness of the basic structure of mathematics by an appreciation of the nature and inter-relationship of the various strands of mathematics.
All students study the same mandoatory mathematics courses in Year 7 and 8. In years 9 & 10, there are 3 courses available depending on student's strength in Mathematics 5.1, 5.2 and 5.3.

Learning resources

We use a number of resources to assist and support student learning, including online mathematics programs:



Study ladder 


Equipment required 

Students also require the following equipment to support their learning in mathematics:

  • Scientific calculator, grid book, ruler, protractor, pens and pencils. 

Maths help

Our Mathematics teachers offer additional maths support every morning from 8:15 - 8:45am in Room 16. Students can get help with their maths homework, designing summary sheets, exam revision and Mathspace exercises. 

Extension opportunities

Students with a passion for mathematics may choose to study our Math in the Real World elective in Year 7 and 8 as part of our EXCEL elective program

Accelerated courses are available in Year 9 & 10.

Mathematics in Senior High School

In Stage 6 (Year 11 and 12), the study of mathematics is optional. Courses offered include:
  • Mathematics Extension 2 (Year 12 only)
  • Mathematics Extension 1
  • Mathematics Advanced
  • Mathematics Standard 2
  • Mathematics Standard 1 (Optional HSC examination)
  • Mathematics Life Skills.

Visit the Jesmond Campus website for more information on Year 11 & 12 Mathematics.