The Mathematics curriculum aims to develop students' mathematical thinking, understanding, competence and confidence in the application of mathematics, their creativity, enjoyment and appreciation of the subject, and their engagement in lifelong learning.
The subjects currently offered by the Mathematics faculty include:
YEAR 7 & 8 - Mandatory
YEAR 9 & 10 - Mandatory
The Stage 5 course provides several endpoints for the continuum of learning in mathematics. While all students are expected to achieve the outcomes of the Stage 5.1 level, a majority will proceed to master the outcomes at the 5.2 level and, of these, a selection will continue to achieve success in the 5.3 level.
YEAR 11 & 12 - Higher School Certificate Courses
Teaching and learning in mathematics involves technology at all stages. Students are encouraged to demonstrate their knowledge using various forms of assessment. Assessment tasks include off-site assignments, computer research projects, production of instructional games as well as formal examinations. Students are encouraged to subscribe to the Maths online program to assist them in their home learning and comprehension.
Competitions for talented mathematicians
Students are encouraged to enter a range of mathematics competitions, according to their ability. Excellent results have been achieved in competitions such as:
Support for students who find mathematics difficult
A range of strategies are adopted to assist students who find mathematics challenging.
Primary school enrichment
The Mathematics faculty is actively involved in providing enrichment opportunities to visiting primary school students. Middle school students from KCAHS mentor primary school students in a range of activities both in and outside the classroom.