“The ability to make informed decisions and to interpret and apply mathematics in a variety of contexts is an essential component of students’ preparation for life in the 21st century.” (Mathematics K-10 Syllabus, p.13)
This Key Learning Area of study is informed by the NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum Mathematics K–6.
The Mathematics K – 6 Syllabus is organised into four strands – one process strand, Working Mathematically, and the three content strands: Number and Algebra, Measurement & Geometry, and Statistics & Probability. Working mathematically encompasses processes that are embedded into the other three strands through the content.
Each year students from Years K-6 participate in a one-on-one Mathematics Assessment Interview with their teacher in order to obtain information about students’ strengths and challenges in the areas of place value, counting, addition & subtraction and multiplication & division. This information enables teachers to meet learners at their point of need and to build upon Number skills that are fundamental to learning new concepts.
The School’s ‘Numeracy Plan’ documents our beliefs, strategies and processes for effective teaching and learning in this Key Learning Area.