Mathematics provides students with essential mathematical skills and knowledge in three strands: number and algebra, measurement and geometry and statistics and probability.
Alongside these strands are five key proficiencies which develop mathematical understanding, fluency, reasoning, modelling and problem-solving.
At St. Peter’s we aim to:
- Encourage students to develop a love of Mathematics
- Expose students to different ways to learn mathematics through whole class activities, partner work, small group work and individual tasks
- Provide hands-on activities for students to manipulate materials to solve problems and reflect on what they have learnt
- Provide opportunities for students to develop a deep understanding of mathematical concepts rather than just learning rules
- Equip students with the ability to pose questions, solve problems and explain their mathematical ideas with confidence
- Use a range of assessment tools to identify each student’s strengths and areas of need
- Provide additional support and implement structures for students as required. This may occur both in and out the classroom through intervention and extension programs such as Maths Intervention, Mathematical Olympiad Program (MOPS)