Numeracy


In Mathematics, students spend time with the whole class in mental maths activities and games and learning new concepts. They then spend time exploring and building an understanding of mathematics in groups, including focused learning time with the teacher. We provide a variety of hands-on materials to assist and engage students in their learning of new concepts and mathematical strategies. Students are given many opportunities to apply their mathematical knowledge and learning to real life situations.

Students are encouraged to explain and challenge their mathematical thinking.

Aims:
• To have students acquire mathematical skills and knowledge so they can deal confidently and competently with daily life
• To develop knowledge and skills in using mathematics for employment, further study and interest
• To understand the dynamic role of mathematics in social and technological change.DSC_0576_10899

Implementation:
• Students will undertake a sequential learning in Mathematics based the National Curriculum; Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry, and Data and Probability.
• Learning in Mathematics will be timetabled for a minimum of 5 hours per week.
• A series of assessment practices, including the Early Years Numeracy interview, to will be used to monitor the progress of students. This will also provide school wide data that will be reviewed on a yearly basis.
• Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) will be incorporated into the program on a regular basis, including the use of Mathletics for both school and at home.