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The study of mathematics is mandatory from Kindergarten to Year 10. 

By studying mathematics, students develop knowledge, skills and understanding of mathematical concepts and their use within the classroom and beyond.

The syllabus consists of the following strands:

  • number and algebra
  • measurement and geometry
  • statistics and probability.

In Year 11 and 12, the study of mathematics is optional. Courses offered include:

  • Mathematics Advanced (from 2019)
  • Mathematics Extension 1
  • Mathematics Extension 2
  • Mathematics Standard 1
  • Mathematics Standard 2.

Maths courses aim to create confidence and enjoyment in doing mathematical activities. Students develop an awareness of how maths can be used to solve problems in everyday life. They also learn of its contribution to the development of society.

Maths course also aim to develop knowledge, skills and understanding in the following areas:

·         Logical, flexible, fluent and original thinking;

·         Computation and problem solving skills;

·         Appropriate language for the effective communication of mathematical ideas and experiences;

·         An ability to recognise mathematical patterns and relationships;

·         A variety of methods for calculation and problem solving;

·         An awareness of the basic structure of mathematics by an appreciation of the nature and inter-relationship of the various strands of mathematics.


For more information please contact Andrew McKay, Head Teacher Math/Scienceon 6872 2522.