Our goal is to develop the numeracy of our students to equip them for daily activities, and for their future work and civic life.
We teach our students the fundamental concepts and language of Mathematics. These concepts and terms are grouped in
- Number and Algebra
- Measurement and Geometry
- Statistics and Probability.
This knowledge and the skills which our students learn provide a basis for learning mathematical specialities and
professional applications in later years.
We aim to develop students’ reasoning, problem solving and understanding of the content of the Mathematics curriculum by:
- Developing a sense of enjoyment of Mathematics and an appreciation of its fascination and power
- Having high expectations and providing strong support in all aspects of mathematics
- Supporting students to actively build new knowledge from experience and prior knowledge
- Promoting Mathematics as an activity requiring observation, representation and application of patterns
- Teaching the reasoning skills and strategies to use Mathematics effectively in society
- Enabling students to solve problems individually and collaboratively
- Equipping students with the vocabulary to effectively communicate mathematical ideas
- Developing students’ confidence in the use of mathematical tools and strategies in order to assist them to investigate mathematical ideas
- Encouraging students to appreciate the relationship of Mathematics to social and technological change
- Presenting ample opportunities where students are encouraged to discuss and articulate their learning.
Pre- and post-assessment tasks are used to plot student progress and learning trends. This is an ongoing process which
informs planning and teaching.