Mathematics is structured to maximize individual learning; hence classes are arranged to provide all students to build breadth and depth. Classes are also structured to promote the development of cross curricula skills including English, technology and time management.
Students study the mathematic domains outlined by the Victorian Curriculum document which will include: Number, Space, Structure, Measurement, Chance and Data and Working Mathematically. The work in each of the classes will differ depending on the students abilities within the class although the focus will be to identify student’s pre-existing ideas and then implement effective teaching strategies to support students to develop more sophisticated mathematical understandings.
The intent of the mathematics curriculum is to provide the opportunity to maximise student learning. This requires the use of a range of different tasks including those which are hands on, use computer programs and/or application assignments that relate the skills and concepts they are learning to the “Real World”, exploring the usefulness of mathematics. Through this we aim to improve students attitudes towards the subject by making learning relevant to their lives, providing students with the skills to work mathematically.
The secondary Maths Mate homework program provides a weekly revision sheet which covers the curriculum. Secondary students will use a text book which is hired from the College throughout the year.