Mathematics provides students with access to important mathematical ideas, knowledge and skills that they will draw on in their personal and work lives. The curriculum also provides students, as life-long learners, with the basis on which further study and research in mathematics and applications in many other fields are built.
Through learning mathematics in school, students will: –
- demonstrate essential mathematical and numeracy skills necessary for successful employment and functioning in society
- solve practical problems with mathematics, especially industry and work-based problems
- develop specialist knowledge in maths that provides for further study in the discipline
- see mathematical connections and be able to apply mathematical concepts, skills and processes in posing and solving mathematical problems
- be confident in one’s personal knowledge of mathematics, to feel able both to apply it, and to acquire new knowledge and skills when needed
- be empowered through knowledge of mathematics as a numerate citizen, able to apply this knowledge critically in societal and political contexts
- develop understanding of the role of mathematics in life, society and work; the role of maths in history; and maths as a discipline – its big ideas, history, aesthetics & philosophy.
- The Mathematics domain is an essential component of the Victorian Curriculum F-10
- All students at our school will study a sequential Mathematics course based upon the learning foci contained within the Victorian Curriculum.
- Student’s individual abilities must be measured at the commencement of each unit of work, and learning opportunities must be provided that cater for the identified needs of each student.
- Student progress in all dimensions of Mathematics will be reported in half and end of year academic reports, as well as be reported in the school’s annual report.
- Mathematics study for each student will be not less than 5 hours per week.
- A Mathematics program budget will be developed by staff and resourced by school council.
- A staff member will be allocated the responsibility of coordinating the school’s Mathematics program, including a whole school family maths evening and NFA testing and activities.