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Maths

During the course of their studies in mathematics students should:

  • Develop confidence and competence in applying mathematics in a range of situations.
  • Develop positive attitudes towards their involvement in mathematics.
  • Develop their capacity to apply their numeracy and mathematics skills.
  • Work individually and collaboratively to solve a range of mathematical problems.
  • Learn to communicate by using the language of mathematics.
  • Learn to apply techniques and use tools which reflect modern mathematics

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENTS

Learning mathematics is an engaging and active process where students:

  • Construct their own mathematical meaning through interaction with the ideas they hold and alternative ideas held by others; and interact with their physical and social environments, and with technologies, manipulative equipment and texts
  • Have their concepts challenged by experiences and interactions with their physical and social environments, and by mathematics itself
  • Are encouraged and supported to take risks and persevere with new or different ways of thinking and doing things, and see making mistakes as an important part of their learning
  • Participate independently and collaboratively through authentic experiences, discussion and debate, planning and taking action towards a better future, and reflecting upon their mathematical activity in a range of contexts

All students are exposed to Mathematical technology such as using graphic calculators and interactive Mathematics programs including Mathletics.

Students are encouraged by the school to extend themselves in competitions such as Australian Maths Trust and ICAS (University of NSW) Maths competitions held Australia-wide.

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