The study of mathematics is mandatory from Year 7 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
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.
We use a number of resources to assist and support student learning, including online mathematics programs:
Students also require the following equipment to support their learning in mathematics:
Scientific calculator, grid book, ruler, protractor, pens and pencils.
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.
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: